Hipster Pirate - created by rturnbow


Hipster Pirate
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(294 days ago)

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avatar BWR
BWR says:

Not much of the source was used but I do think some elements of this chop are strong. The car is pretty much perfect. The lighting and tone fit right in. Honestly it doesn't even look Photoshopped - it looks pretty real. My biggest problem is the chest, shoes, and crown. They are too warm in tone and do not have that "hazy" look of the rest of the shop. A few things that may work. Put them all into a group if you can. Then clip an Exposure Adjustment Layer and mess with the "Offset" slider - probably to the right to make it hazy. Be careful, this slider is WAY sensitive and you may have to do it very little. Now, since the crown is even less hazy, you may have to do another Exposure Offset on it alone. Then try to maybe make it more blue or even blue-green in tone. A color Adjustment Layer may do the trick. If you want to get nit picky, you may want to flip the hat horizontally so that it's properly aligned. If you don't or can't do that, maybe some warp may make it fit better. Really good job with the shadows on the car and chest - plus points for that. Since the ground is wet, maybe some reflections from the car and chest? I really don's know how they would look but it's worth a shot even it they are VERY subtle. Also if you want to get even more nit-picky, take a dark brush sampled from a dark color in the road. Brush it ever so gently at a low opacity to take out some of the shine in the road that is around the chest. I am suggesting this because the light is being filter in through the trees and the chest would block that light some, so you would not have that road shine.

author says:

You are are right, very little of the source was used since there's not much there to work with outside of all the out of focus portion. After deciding to use the pawn as a peg leg, and the crown as treasure, the contest kinda gave way to the bigger idea of a new-day hipster pirate. I know I could do so much more with this, but not sure I want to take the time. I really appreciate your comments, they are good, and there is a huge challenge with adding new components to a hazed background pic. Thanks much!

(293 days ago)


avatar BWR
BWR says:

The road brushing I suggested should be done under the shadow layers.

avatar Drivenslush

He'd never be able to drive that car if it has a clutch... FLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (couldn't resist)

author says:

Now see there, you've gone and criticized my disabled pirate...calling HR, calling HR!

(293 days ago)


Bwhaaa haa haa haa

(292 days ago)


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