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Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2007

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Three pictures combined. One of me (same portrait as other portfolio pictures), one of a brick wall and another of a root growing up a wall outside my house.

Set the blending method to Soft Light and vary opacity. Then raise contrast, desat to about -70% and boost the cyans in color balance to make it look colder.

Burn selective areas (midtones, 30%, soft brush) and dodge also. Push blacks in selective color and neutrals too. Contrast and a bit of levels. High dose of USM to make the cracks more pronounced, and theres a lot of other little bits of messing around that I think i've missed, but this should give you a fair idea.

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11/06/2007 04:50:20 PM
Really terrific. I love the layering. Suits the shot and the expression perfectly.
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10/07/2007 09:09:40 PM
Wow, this is fabulous! The shot itself is amazing, love your intense look, great eyes! Then there's the processing, which adds so much. I'm rarely a fan of texture on faces, but this works so well, creepy and inviting all at once :-)
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09/11/2007 06:04:10 AM
Scary - and fabulous!
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09/09/2007 03:25:01 PM
wow, a very cool photo. i like it alot. great job
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09/09/2007 02:42:56 PM
I agree the neck is a little off putting - maybe push it back a bit to black. The face is cool.
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09/09/2007 12:28:06 PM
nice job...the face is awesome but the neck looks kinda weird.
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