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Challenge: Update Your Avatar (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: room
Date: Jan 15, 2012
Aperture: f/7.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2012

That was a fun, photos + edit 3 hours before the deadline, wish I would have decided to enter sooner and made the effect more realistic!

Thank you everyone for that amazing score and great comments, I never expected this last minute entry to do so well!

A few people wanted to know how I got the effect so here it is… basically I splashed paint on a white cardboard, took a photo of it, and used that as a template to make a rough “brush”, painting in more circular spots, erasing a few streaks, duplicating the drops in different sizes, and distorting a few of the drops. Then, I “splashed” the paint drops multiple times in several transparent layers, altering the shape of the brush as well as the direction. I loved how the effect made it look like the shirt was disintegrating! My Original idea however was just to splatter the background, but it didn’t look quite right, so the effect I got was a complete accident =)

For those interested, here is the one without the splash Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_994474.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 90
Avg (all users): 7.9563
Avg (commenters): 8.5217
Avg (participants): 7.6034
Avg (non-participants): 8.1200
Views since voting: 5641
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 183
Comments: 43
Favorites: 17 (view)


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02/24/2012 06:30:36 AM
I love this. It looks like you're breaking apart into nothing. It reminds me of the Nothing from NeverEnding Story.
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01/24/2012 10:34:03 PM
Wonderful! I'm jealous of this type of vision. Thanks for sharing the process.
Congratulations. Well deserved.
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01/24/2012 09:36:52 PM
It's interesting that, when the picture is viewed as would normally be seen (i.e. as a thumbnail/icon), the dissolving effect is even more striking!
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01/23/2012 11:24:10 PM
Funnily enough, this was my favorite of the challenge. :) Great work, and awesome finish!
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01/23/2012 04:55:58 PM
Wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial and congrats on your ribbon!
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01/23/2012 03:51:29 PM
THAT'S how you did this?? Wouldn't have guessed. That is super cool. Congrats on the blue!
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01/23/2012 11:34:16 AM
Congratulations, its a smashing image.
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01/23/2012 11:19:31 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. It is a really nice portrait on a great portrait made more interesting with the splatter. You can ribboned in the last three challenges (all Expert Editing). Very nice work.
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01/23/2012 10:46:56 AM
I loved this shot, very creative, a brilliant avatar idea. Well done.
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01/23/2012 09:40:44 AM
Very imaginitive! Congratulations to you!
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01/23/2012 09:24:57 AM
Once again!!! Congrats.
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01/23/2012 04:27:32 AM
What FocusPoint said, very reminescent of Joey. Great work and grats on the blue!
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01/23/2012 03:39:59 AM
Congratulations on the blue! Great shot.

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01/23/2012 01:45:44 AM
Fabulous, Justin. Congrats on the blue
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01/23/2012 12:35:10 AM
Somehow reminded me of Joey's style...

an EXCELLENT photo :)
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01/23/2012 12:13:59 AM
You are always great at cooking something up at the last minute Justin, love it! Congrats!
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01/23/2012 12:07:56 AM
nice. direct and dispersed. Congratulations on the blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2012 09:34:36 PM
Wonderful dispersal.
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01/21/2012 05:26:54 PM
More like splattered. Nice.
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01/20/2012 09:51:25 PM
Very interesting effect. Killer eyes
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01/19/2012 08:31:40 PM
This all looks kind of "sci-fi-ish"
Good thing for you i love sci-fi :)
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01/19/2012 12:39:35 PM
great, but in a thumbnail there will be nothing left 7
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01/19/2012 08:01:49 AM
It helps when you have the perfect face to work with :)
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01/19/2012 07:40:30 AM
I like that a lot, works really well.
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01/18/2012 02:42:39 PM
Interesting. Not sure if this is what you were going for, but what I see in this is your shirt bursting apart. Pretty cool.
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01/18/2012 09:08:29 AM
I absolutely love this... I'll be amazed if it doesn't blue. Superb retouching on his face and the splash looks like his shirt is disintegrating. Ten from me.
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01/17/2012 10:21:09 PM
I really like the editing here. If you have steps and are willing to share I am all ears. This is great. See you on the front page. Hopefully on top.
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01/17/2012 11:57:32 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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01/16/2012 11:20:51 PM
Splashing confetti! Great color
bump
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01/16/2012 06:43:19 PM
wow, marvellous picture. in my top 2 for this challenge definite ribbon winner, same as male portrait but cant remember name or go look it up hehe but well done, love the effect, but the eyes make it.
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01/16/2012 05:41:19 PM
amazing!!! I am speechless...
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01/16/2012 05:04:04 PM
Yep, really good job. 8
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01/16/2012 02:43:12 PM
Great effect, besides the very nice portrait! Ribbon contender material... Congrats!
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01/16/2012 12:32:48 PM
This is great,certainly in my top five.
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01/16/2012 11:52:40 AM
This is brilliant. You need to post a step by step guide for this!
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01/16/2012 11:42:47 AM
Very cool effect!
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01/16/2012 11:28:17 AM
You always manage to use the limitless boundaries to your fullest. This is just outstanding. 10 from me.
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01/16/2012 10:30:31 AM
Well done. I believe I saw a tutorial done on this somewhere...not sure. I hope you'll help us figure out how you pulled this off. Love the effect!!
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01/16/2012 09:02:12 AM
21.gif elsapo? Quite easily a front page contender. Excellently done, hope you posted details on how you did this...been wanting to do something like this for quite some time.
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01/16/2012 07:17:20 AM
Amazing!
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01/16/2012 04:36:47 AM
You are great with PP!
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01/16/2012 03:23:22 AM
by far the best entry in this challenge. if you don't win, it will be a huge upset!
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01/16/2012 01:09:39 AM
Thats sweet man ! +++ 10
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