Not quite a lichtenstein - Day 74

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    Bloody hell, this was far too hard to try and reproduce. I've been attempting to make a newer version of Lichtenstein painting for Take a Class with Dave & Dave and have had absolutely no success following a rather excellent-looking Photoshop tutorial.

    I'm using the GIMP and most of those actions are called something else, or just don't exist at all.

    I'm sure it's possible to do the same, but Google really didn't bring me much luck. I've spent ALL EVENING doing this!

    I do like it though, even if I didn't quite manage to clone out that huge zit on my chin


    OK, replaced it with a slightly better version. I just had two versions of my original before applying the Newsprint filter to the bottom, then merging the two by reducing the opacity of the top layer.

    That's it - I'm done! I should have made it far more cartoony, but after spending about four hours on it already I really haven't the energy

    Easily my best photo from the last week, so this is also my entry for Week 10 of 52 Weeks

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    1. Officially a Mom 98 months ago | reply

      I think this is awesome.

    2. nanna lind 98 months ago | reply

      but it´s very close to him... very well done!

    3. Ceece56 98 months ago | reply

      i'd say it's pretty close! this is a hot shot.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    4. rutty 98 months ago | reply

      Ooooh! This made it up to 333 on Explore!

      Thanks for all the comments and the faves. Even though I found it particularly frustrating to create I'm really glad that I did it. I'll be sure to have another go some other time - some of the possible effects are pretty cool :¬)

      -- (?)

    5. evilmightyacorn 98 months ago | reply

      So what is this GIMP I keep seeing mentioned?
      You really did a fantastic job on this one. I know how you feel though about being frustrated and wanting it to be sooooooooo close to the original. I've seen a lot of that expressed with this "assignment" but I absolutely adore the photos that have come out of this one!

    6. rutty 98 months ago | reply

      Ah, the GIMP ;¬)

      It's an open source program that does many of the same things that Photoshop does, but for free. It's quite powerful, but a bit tricky to get the hang of, although I'm sure that Photoshop isn't that easy to use either.

      It's worth trying out if you don't want to shell out for a commercial package, although picassa might be worth trying out too ;¬)

    7. Jeff* 98 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Your Best Self Portraits (1 per week), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    8. lrayholly 98 months ago | reply

      I think you did a great job here!

      Seen in Take a class with Dave & Dave (?)

    9. jessie~ "global non-compliance" [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

      i love this... gorgeous.

    10. Rachel.::.K 98 months ago | reply

      Even if it isn't perfect, it's wicked cool.

    11. SmileyTD 98 months ago | reply

      I love this!! :D You did a wonderful job.

    12. luvlight 98 months ago | reply

      This is great and Pop-like-LichWarhol.
      Makes me think of a poem i wrote:

      an ordinary
      middle-aged guy
      in a cheap suit
      smoking a few butts
      on a six minute break
      from his dreary nine-to-five
      going bald

    13. mejuan 95 months ago | reply

      AMAzing. ....jc

    14. morkmeyes 93 months ago | reply

      is that alfie?

    15. joelophoto... 88 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art Bandits, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    16. Pete Nawara 87 months ago | reply

      you should paint it.

    17. anartist on flickr 70 months ago | reply

      You got it! And we'd love to have it in "in the manner of...".
      Please add it to the group,

    18. DaveKav 58 months ago | reply

      Can't argue with the name of the group you did this for and love the effect you created here

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