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This is for the Fix My Pic Please group,

from an original by J. Oliviera, titled, Self-portrait.


I really thought this was such a beautiful portrait. Her pose and expression are quite stunning. It sort of reminded me of a flower. I used a shot of a calla lilly, and manipulated it it fit the form of the model. I used the lasso tool to select the different portions of the lilly, then scaled and distorted them. I had a soft feather on the lasso so the portions would blend easier, and touched up with the air brush eraser.


I applied the calla lily as a screen mode, and another portion as normal. I made the seam at the fold in the lilly to help hide it. I used the lasso tool and slected quickly the inverted triangle the fold in the flower forms. I used this selection (with a strong feather) to copy from the portrait layer. I pasted this above the opaque portion of the lilly and adjusted the opacity, and blended it some.


When I had the form the way I liked it, I flattened the image and duped it 4 times. I added green to one, red and magenta to another, and yellow to a third...all with the color balance function. I applied a layer mask (hide all) to each of these and painted on the mask with white to allow the color to come through. I adjusted the opacity on each of these layers too.


Thank you very much pupila, for letting me work on your beautiful portrait.




This image was also part of the Name That Song group:


Song 757:

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Taken on July 24, 2009