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Old 02-08-2006, 01:26 PM
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My chin looks ugly :)

Hi everybody,

it's been a while, I admit...

Today I need a little help here with a picture of myself taken by my girlfriend some time ago.

What I dislike is obviously my chin and neck. I am pretty slim though, but on this photo I look like an elephant! To be honest, I have no idea about where to go from now fixing this Can anybody help?

Oh btw, I want to make me a bit zombie, like the second picture I attached. Like?
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:31 PM
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you want to be a bit zombie but you're worried about your chin not looking pretty?! heh.
I dont think there is a quick fix for your problem, you need to redefine your jawline and neckfolds - without looking painted or strange.
TBH if I were you I'd zombiefy yourself first, then worry about it.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:20 PM
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just to illustrate my point.... see once you're zombified, the funny neck thing, isnt so much of an issue.
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:11 PM
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hehehe, nancy, you do crack me up at times

for the distortions, you're going to have to resort to things like 'barrel distortion', 'pincushion', 'fisheye'.... especially that last one. close close-ups like this often go 'fisheye'.

i used fisheye, pincushion and lensdistortion to correct for some of it. i also used mesh warp to correct for the nose. hard to get these exactly right without knowing having something to compare to, but i'm guessing i didnt do too badly.

i also used a warp brush to fine tune a few things left over.

on the neck, i used clone, push, airbrush and just wiped the folds and added back some shading. it's a rough job and i was just going for something to show you as an example, not a finished quality product.

on the chin, i cloned in just a tiny bit more and used push to smooth the edge just a bit.

and just as a bonus i did a color balance.

but as nancy says, doing all those corrections and then zombie-fying the whole seems superfluous. wouldnt the folds and skews just add to the effect? nonetheless, it's a good exercise in distortions.

craig
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:42 PM
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Both of you are right, BUT

As soon as you show this pic to anyone they'll say "hey, not bad. How does it look without the zombie stuff". And tadaaaaa, there goes ny chin...
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:57 PM
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PreZombie Touch up

I used the Patch Tool on Patrick's chin creases.
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Old 02-08-2006, 04:13 PM
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I look like an elephant all the time and I hear no complains LOL
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:27 PM
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Studioj,

check if you have problems clicking with your mouse. If you try to click and smash the whole desk instead you probably ARE an elephant
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:49 PM
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Studioj,

check if you have problems clicking with your mouse. If you try to click and smash the whole desk instead you probably ARE an elephant
LMAO...skip
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:18 PM
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Aieeeeeeeh!!! Run for the hills!!! His neck looks baaaad!!!

Bart
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