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Broken Girl

By TanyaH
A result of OTT faffing Smile Both of the images have been taken on my phone camera (a Samsung Galaxy J5) and combined in Snapseed. The rest is done in Photoshop (LookUp Table adjustment layers), some layer masking and I enhanced the colour of the irises (irisi?! What the heck is the right term for a pair of iris?) and Google Nik (god knows what I used - a fair few bits and pieces until I liked what I saw ...).

I do like the result though, even if it is a bit dark at the bottom. But hey - sometimes life's like that ...

Tags: Dark Girl Digitally manipulated Digital art Broken Sinister Portraits and people

Voters: BigAlKabMan, titchpics, NotLostinFrance and 47 more


7 Sep 2017 4:18PM
I like it Smile
7 Sep 2017 4:33PM
Can't beat a little bit of OTT faffing Smile
Love it!
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2017 4:48PM
Thanks both Smile
And Hudson, thank you for your user award!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
7 Sep 2017 4:52PM
Great bit of work, Tanya! Smile I've tried something like use, using textures (cracked mud works well) and Displacement Maps in PS Elements Smile The plural of iris is irises, according to my dictionary... Wink
Trev Smile
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
7 Sep 2017 5:00PM
great pixel art notch
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
7 Sep 2017 5:05PM
Love to see these experiments, Tanya.
Dark and brooding but with life in the eyes.
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2017 5:06PM
Thanks Trev, Oliver and Peter. I should have just said 'eyes', shouldn't I? Would have been a hell of a lot easier Grin
Ah well ...
And Colin - thanks for your user award!
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2017 5:13PM
Always worth experimenting - it certainly was in this case.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
7 Sep 2017 5:47PM
Really nice
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
7 Sep 2017 11:12PM
Well done. It has worked really well.
Owdman Plus
6 6 25 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2017 11:25PM
Nice concoction Tanya, my award. You seem to have the same approach to using photoshop/NIK etc. as I do. I never know what I've used, just mess around until you like the end result. Smile

8 Sep 2017 12:09AM
Great processing... I like what I see too. Perfect bit of colour in those eyes.
cheers walt
8 Sep 2017 5:22AM
excellent portrait
bluesandtwos 12 532 1 England
8 Sep 2017 9:05AM
Mojo well and truly found, and back with a vengeance! You are good No.2 of 2. And your pictures are so up my street that you could easily just pop in and collect a stash of Lardy cakes, I'll get Jo to cook a batch (or two) on saturday. No awards to give blah blah blah, but you know what I mean! And it really is great to have you back SmileSmile

TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2017 9:40AM
Norm, Walt and Richard - thank you so much for your user awards, it means a lot Smile And yes, Norm, I know what you mean. Sometimes, for me, processing itself has to be a random, scatterbrush approach in order to reach beyond the 'norm' (no pun!) and find something else ...

And Dave, thank you. Though judging by the amount of lardy cakes you owe me, I'll be the size of a house! Ho hum - no change there, then Grin Anyway, yeah - I've dusted off the mojo, giving it a bit of loving attention and a pep talk and I'm good to go now ... so beware Wink
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
8 Sep 2017 9:49AM
I reckon you posted this because of the number of times I've written 'less is more' about processing over the last few months. Karma, that's what it is.

Unless, of course, yo usimply do it better than most.

I am tempted to crop at the bottom, make it landscape and lose the dark area.

Subtle, dark, and mysterious...
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2017 9:53AM
The dark bit is a bit unforgiving, I must admit, so that's a good suggestion to crop the bottom. And you know me, John - I don't do "less is more" Grin
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
8 Sep 2017 11:00AM
I know one or two models who don't really do that. But that's another story...

clevercloggs 17 251 15 Netherlands
3 Mar 2020 10:55AM
interesting, i feel the dark bit in the bottom adds value to the composition, and mystique.
if you remove it the image becomes a straightforward portrait.
you made the eyes pop and that in a bl&w..Grin. well done for that

TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2020 10:58AM
Thanks Robert Smile

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