Saturday, September 7, 2013

Two for the road

On my recent trip to San Francisco with my parents, I was able to take Photoshop with me.

The first one is something I started there and am still in the process of finishing here.  It will be a publicity photo of the Barefoot Boys Southern gospel quartet (Popeye, Harvey, Landon Jr. and Ralph from left to right).  Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time with the background photo of Texas music ministers Buddy and Bonnie Baldridge since trying to figure out the correct backdrop with cloning and erasing has proven very difficult.  For now, the picture has a blank background as I try to figure out what to do next.  (If Popeye looks like a cartoon, the reason is that the original picture is poor scanned quality.  The blur tool improved the image somewhat, but the distortion came back when I gave Popeye a full face, without the hat that he has wore in previous images.)

The other one is a done deal and all of it took place in "The City."  It's another picture of the Barefoot Moms' Club as it puts on a 1920s-era "flapper party" set in a speakeasy.  Speakeasies were special bars set up during the legal prohibition of alcohol in the United States, which lasted from 1920 to 1933.

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