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Juliet? by almightyblah Juliet? by almightyblah
Oooh, one of my first (successful) stabs at a photo-manip! ...Would this still be considered a manipulation if most of the work I did was towards changing little details (ie, mostly colour work)? I'm not so familiar with the manip category...

Original photo can be seen here.

I was inspired to do a Romeo & Juliet themed piece, where I would use a female model and edit the photo to make her appear dead (when Juliet fakes her death and Romeo believes her to be actually dead and chugs some poison)... But then I realized I don't have any female friends to model for me. Sooo... lets all pretend Juliet was a redhead, okay?

I think I'll redo this piece at some point in the future; I'll go into greater detail (makeup, costumes, backgrounds, the works) - and I'll use a model that isn't, y'know, me. I'm really getting tired of using myself... It's not easy being the model and the photographer at the same time, y'know.

Ah well... Until then, enjoy. ;P
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just happened to stumble upon this, but there's an anime adaptation on Romeo and Juliet and in the series, Juliet is a redhead. I believe there were at least two occasions in the series where she was called a redhead as an insult.
phantomcake Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Student Writer
wow! you're so beautiful!

btw, I think Juliet ws a redhead! by far the most beautiful hair colour!
almightyblah Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :blushes:

And I kind of imagined her as a redhead, to be honest - though, I can't remember if it was because I read she was, or just wanted her to be... It's been a while since I read the play.

Definitely the best hair colour, by far! hahaha :giggle:
Jualkyn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
omgg can you tell me how you made it like this? Photo manip or w.e..from using your original picture

and this is absolutely beautiful. You are gorgeous :)
almightyblah Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I used Photoshop 7.0, and took advantage of the sponge tool on my face (desaturate), and the burn tool for more definition (eyes, lips, the right side of my face, sections of my hair, etc.). I also had to fiddle with the levels and the colour balance - and I fixed minor details (like, I made my eyebrows thinner, for example).

As a final touch I used this really cool technique to give it a softer, almost misty look. To do that all you need to do is duplicate the main image so you have two layers with the exact same picture on it. Then under filters select "gaussian blur" from the blur options, and set it at about 6-8, blurring only the top layer. Once that's done, go into "blending options" on the blurred layer (you get there from right-clicking on the layer), and change it's opacity. The blurred layer should be set to a very low percent, barely visible ontop of the original image - and voila, you have a softer-looking image!

And thank you so much! :blushes:
Mikouya Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Ah Tiko, you are so gorgeous. You make Juliet look like a dog... I bet if Romeo ever met you they'd have to rename the play "Romeo and Sarah"...

If you ever want a female model, I will make myself available for you!! I love modelling, I do it for my friend (who is a photographer) all the time!
almightyblah Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, you're such a sweetie - you made me giggle. :giggle:
And Romeo would be nearly four years younger than me, seeing as he was supposed to be 16 in the play. I mean, I know with Nick being a year and a half younger than me, you'd think I'd go for it - but I'd feel like a cradle robber if I did! Plus, the whole suicide thing is a bit of a turn-off.

And I'm definitely going to have to get you to model for me sometime! :excited:
Mikouya Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
I adore modelling -- I've been getting really really into photography lately.

Especially that I have new hair now, it'll be awesome! ^____^
almightyblah Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
mamophoto Featured By Owner May 10, 2007   Photographer
Great photo
almightyblah Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you think so. :)
wow. this is a gorgeous photo. you really do look like juliet here. (well, at least how she looks to me) and seriously, you are beautiful.
almightyblah Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thank you so much! That really means a lot to me... :aww:
Serith-Moren Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Do you know how beautiful you are?
almightyblah Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Khalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm! The pale skin and lips make the hair look absolutely stunning!
almightyblah Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ironically, the hair was the only thing I left untouched. The colour editing was done to everything other than the hair!
...I love my hair. :XD:

And thank you!
davidrak Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work with colours :-)
almightyblah Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
thecheatlord Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006   Photographer
Who gave you that idea? hmmm? x)

Oh yes, my little Hamlet thing with that picture of Ophelia you saw before!
almightyblah Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Man, I couldn't remember your account (stupid me, I should have figured) - I wanted to name-drop you and be like "Gary is my inspiration!"... but without a link that doesn't really work.

So here you go:
Gary, ~thecheatlord, inspired me to do this piece with his talk of Hamlet.

Happy? ;P
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Dec 14, 2006, 4:09:27 AM