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Old 12-09-2001, 07:19 PM
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restoring christmas

giving any photoshop/psp generated gifts this Christmas?

I've got several projects underway: retouch of a wedding photo for my kids, a cotton patch reunion recombination of 3 - 70+ yr. olds who grew up picking cotton together (only 2 posed in the patch), several family tree things where i'm restoring as i add the generations. ink will prob. still be wet when i present.

but if you're sufficiently sneaky with camera or old photo thievery, there is no shortage of gift solutions this vocation/avocation provides. a good thing
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Old 12-09-2001, 07:40 PM
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I was going to make some manipulated photos as comical gifts. Showing the recipients face in unique and funny settings etc.
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Old 12-09-2001, 08:16 PM
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I don't know if there's time left for mugs, t-shirts, mousepads, etc. (all the traditional things we put photos on) but there's plenty of time left to make those "flipbook" albums (the popularity of which I'll never understand, but I certainly can't deny). A flipbook burned to a CD-ROM included in a card (or tucked inside another present) would be an excellent present.

There's also freeware screensaver-making software out there.

But certainly non-computer-requiring presents would have a wider appeal.
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Old 12-09-2001, 08:19 PM
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I've made a collage of photos of my mother in-law for my sister-in law for Christmas. The photos start from just before she was married in her early 20's to just before she passed away in her 80's. My sister in-law already has the collage as we won't be seeing her at Christmas time and was thrilled with it. She suggested I use it on my web site as part of my port folio. If you would like to see it's here.
http://www.photorenovate.com/collage.html
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Old 12-09-2001, 09:03 PM
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All very good ideas, none of which I've been busy on. Sandra, that's a very nice collage you did of your mother-in-law. It's something that will certainly be appreciated.

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Old 12-09-2001, 11:02 PM
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hey sandra

that's a good idea, i've been thinking about doing something like that too. i think it's endlessly fascinating to see records of the growth and changes in a face over time, and you've got most of the gamut for your mother-in-law; no wonder you sis-in-law treasures it.
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Old 12-10-2001, 07:34 AM
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I never heard of a "flipbook". Can you enlighten me?
What I have been doing for some gifts is
making heirlom(sp?)ornaments from snapshots that I "cleanup". You can get some really nice oval metallic frames now and with a pretty bow and the retouched photo they look real nice.

Sandra,

A beautiful collage. What a great gift idea for very special people.
I did something on a smaller scale once for a friend that I've had since childhood. I have pictures of the both of us taken through the years. Another nice thing might be to do this with a couple .
Need a few more hours in the day this month. My husband asked me yesterday if I have some kind of sentimental attachment to the month of November since I still had that calendar page up on my desk!

Paulette

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Old 12-10-2001, 07:39 AM
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Sorry, they're really called "FlipAlbums", and the link is here
(and I see our own Mick Brown has an endorsement quote there)
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Old 12-10-2001, 07:47 AM
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Thanks Doug.
Took a quick look at it and plan to go back to it later. What a good way to archive a family history or a special event.

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Old 12-10-2001, 08:10 AM
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If you (or anyone) decide to get it, and if Amazon's price is acceptable, I'd appreciate it if you'd use this link to purchase it.
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