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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.

 

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

 

Song 757:

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Taken on July 24, 2009