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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It was fun to create this one:

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    Don't ask me "how". The steps through PS were too random for me to even remember... :oops:

    I now see that something went quite wrong on her forehead ... it is a greyish green :shock: !
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    The eyes look great, but as you say, the forehead (and around her mouth) are an odd colour.
     
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    I think its oddly cool. Nice work Corinna!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It started to look this cartoonish when I used the Channel Mixer, took out all red and only played with the blues and greens (I later upped saturation on her lips and returned the hair to a warmer colour, but I did that separately). It is only now in this tiny version that I find the former "cool" tones so "dirty" ... hmph. That had not been the plan.

    Though I must admit the forehead also looks greyish-green in the larger version ... oh well. But after a while of playing around with this photo, I went for the "wrong" colours (just did not plan to "go dirty" with it...).

    The eyes had become a little blue in the process, I repainted the whites to white later.
     
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    Well, I must say you have a unique approach to contrast...red hair with green skin, :D but on the other hand it certainly gives the image a very surrealistic almost horror movie look. It certainly has visual impact.

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If there is a "horror movie effect" that you see, then you and I see the same, for when I had reached THAT point, I thought by myself, "Whoa! This is sooo 'coooool' now, it FREEZES you!" :D

    If only I had memorized my steps on the way from the original photo to here so I'd be able to purposefully REPEAT the process :roll: --- alas! It was just playing around.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Somehow I feel tempted to look for another Sabine-portrait in which she gives me "the stare" and try to re-create the effect, this time memorizing what all I did to get from a very normal photo to these "funny" colours!
     
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    Great look and fantastic eyes! The slightly off colour bits didn't register too much until I looked closer after reading the comments, very cool Corinna!
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    you could easily reduce the green .... but being LaFoto you would not want to ;)
     
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    Haunting image ...... eyes are amazing ..... great as always Corinna.
     
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    heh heh the first thing that struck me with this was the 'green' tinge and I love the image. It does have a surreal edge and the tight framing works well.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The original photo is not as tightly framed, you even see some background behind her face (in the upper left corner) ... but when the play with levels, and Channel Mixer, and selective saturation and what all I did (and forgot about :roll: ) had reached this point, I felt quite strongly that there must not be any background any longer, it was only "in the way", not helping at all. So I cropped the pic tighter.
     

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