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2Jan/1227

My Photography: Best of 2011

Most photos shot using:
Nikon D300s DSLR
Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 Lens

Music:
Aphex Twin - Xtal
Jan Jelinek - Them, Their

14Mar/101

Bug Eyed Photography Tutorial

YOU WILL NEED:

  1. A digital camera
  2. A tripod or flat surface
  3. Photoshop

STEPS:

  1. Put your camera on your tripod and face it towards your subject
  2. Take two pictures in Manual mode, one with your eyes looking up and one with them looking down. Keep your head as still as possible.
  3. Open up your photos in Photoshop and stack them on top of each other as layers.
  4. Next, create a Layer Mask on the top layer, select a black soft brush, and paint over an eye.
  5. Your done!

If you found this useful, you can always submit your results to the PhotoExtremist Flickr Group so others can see 🙂

Have fun!

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3Oct/091

Scanner Art: How to Melt your face by Scanning it With A Scanner

You can easily make surreal face art just like these using your scanner. You can also use hands, pencils, and other various objects. Simply push the scan button and move your face along with the scanner light line. When you move your head along with the line, it will become stretched.

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Pretty gruesome huh? The more you practice, the more you'll be making faces look completely mutated. These images came straight out of my scanner and have not been photoshopped in any way. You can see that the black background isn't 100% black. You can fix this in Photoshop by clicking on Image > Adjustments > Selective Color, once there, select Blacks as your color, and then move the slider to the right. This will darken your background substantially. If it isn't looking 100% black to you, click Image > Auto Contrast, and then try doing it again. It should work after Auto Contrast.

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Have fun! Another way to make scary faces is to manipulate your face in CS4 using Content Aware Scaling.

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