Saturday, May 28, 2016

You can't keep me down forever!

For my first post in nearly two months, I show you the results of some recent Photoshop work.  One is completely new and the other is a revision.  Both took less than 30 minutes to complete earlier this week.

First is the revision.  In my 2014 book, I depicted a "graduation photo" of Brandy after taking ballroom dancing classes with Lena Peacock in a space I would have opened up on North Carolina Route 96 just north of Meadow.  Although this was a good photo montage, I found some ideas to make it better.  For one thing, I now have a font (Edwardian Script) that was not available to me at the time.  Also, I wanted to change the text caption orientation so that it is printed around the chandelier in the backdrop picture of the ballroom.  (I also could have cropped the picture to remove the chandelier, but some captions would have been omitted.)  In addition, I changed Blake's doppelganger from a bookish, bespectacled young man to a more athletic figure, actually Campbell baseball player Matthew Barefoot.

Here's what it looks like now:

The new montage has some exciting news from the Barefoot family universe: Bubba Brister, blues/gospel singer and friend, is getting married!  His belle is Ashley Creech, actually "played" by Megan Leigh Naylor, a bride-to-be who lives in Harnett County, NC.  As for Brister, his face replaces that of Garrett David Godwin, Naylor's future husband.  The base ad appeared in a special edition of The Daily Record and I used the snipping tool to make it a distinct file.  Some cloning and new text later, and voila!

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