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by Duck
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Cartoon-like editing
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Cartoon-like editing

I have a friend, Rainey, that does some occasional modeling for me. She wanted some photos of herself and her girlfriend, Will, in cosplay outfits. During the session I knew I wanted to do some kind of composite, I just didn't know exactly how I was going to do it or in what style. Needless to say, ...
by Duck
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bird Behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Bird Behavior

Some years back (2009) my next door neighbor owned a small truck. One summer he bitched and complained about "them lousy birds crapping down the sides of his doors." Some of it just behind the side mirrors coincidentally. We both wondered why just in those spots. We also wondered why just his truck ...
by Duck
Mon May 25, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: masked couch potato
Replies: 18
Views: 343

Re: masked couch potato

Wow, wow and double wow. The transformation of this is fantastic. I will echo what others have stated and say your creativity is something worth keeping an eye on. Overall I love the textures that have come out in the revamp. I'm also really digging the beam of light cutting through the dark. I woul...
by Duck
Fri May 22, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: masked couch potato
Replies: 18
Views: 343

Re: masked couch potato

To me, there is something disturbing in this image. Lurking in the scribbles is a fetus with a man's face or lice larvae on a microscope slide. Maybe even a microscopic bacteria or the dust bunny under that couch Piet mentioned... The multiple layers do add a sense of translucency to the image, even...
by Duck
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Fountain sodas
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Fountain sodas

Charles Haacker wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:46 pm
I for one would be very interested. Elsewhere I'll show a picture of mine. :lol:
I'll have to do a little bit of cleaning first. I've been rather lax while this Covid isolation has been in effect. :)
by Duck
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Fountain sodas
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Fountain sodas

With the existing shot, the trick is to find a balance of color among the various glasses without looking 'staged'. By switching the Mountain Dew with the Root Beer I would create the needed contrast on the end and reduce the lost feeling. However, that would put the two dark colas like bookends. Ma...
by Duck
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Fountain sodas
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Fountain sodas

I like the perspective but something about the background bothers me, I think the color is too close to the soda, but it could just be me. S- The tabletop was chosen to match that of the restaurant's but yes, the sodas on the far end do tend to get lost. I actually want to redo a soda shoot. Hopefu...
by Duck
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Comic Brii Hiltz
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Comic Brii Hiltz

Thank you Minnie. Achieving this effect is relatively easy with only a few adjustment layers and mask effects, with some pen tool line work tossed in. :D
by Duck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Comic Brii Hiltz
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Comic Brii Hiltz

Bri is a friend on mine I met many years ago. She has been doing stand-up for five or six years (or so) now. I offered to do a photo session with her to get her some marketing material for her (i.e. both of us). From that session I took this one image and decided to do some abstract design to make a...
by Duck
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update

Beautifully said, Steve. It really is easy to get self involved in what's going on. The survival mode kicks in and so many other things end up taking less and less priority. While the threat of COVID-19 is real and affecting us in a very personal way the truth is that eventually this will pass. Mayb...