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By cattyal  
I decided I wanted another go with this mask tonight. I had planned on using the fan to liven the hair up but it wasn't strong enough - so change of plan.

Out comes the sax - take a load of shots - realise something isn't quite right - ah no mouthpiece.

Shuffle across the room to where the case is and fumble around until I can find the mouthpiece - yes I still had the mask and shades on.

Take another load of shots and say phew - I'm getting hot in all this kit so take it all off and wander back to the pc with the card.

Great - the mouthpiece is on upside down - I'm not about to get all dressed up again so I did that tweak on the pc Smile

Three layers - original, grunge texture, original again, blend top layer to soft light 100%, the grunge layer exclusion 100% and the bottom layer left alone. Select myself and gaussian blur to remove texture but leave colour, add a bit of texture to my hands as they're not very wrinkly. The resize and sharpen top layer, merge and here you go.

Tags: General Saxophone Digitally manipulated Mask Portraits and people

Voters: Mayfly, kitsch, Dave_Collier and 11 more

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kitsch 13 439 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 8:30PM
fantastic result!! the hair looks great as it is & your pose/arms/position in the frame or crop/processing...all brill Smile


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cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
28 Oct 2010 10:26PM
Thanks Jo - and everyone else Smile

I tried to 'play' it but the beard kept getting tangled up and it was way too messy - far easier just to hug it!
User_Removed 11 1 8 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 11:48AM
Jeeeese!... are ZZTop still going?

A real cracker Alison.

cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
29 Oct 2010 11:58AM
Thanks Al

Well I seem to recall seeing Billy Gibbons on the CSI the other evening so presumbly he's at least still going Smile

I'm not sure that ZZ Top ever wore bike jackets - a suit jacket would probably have been more appropraite - along with a cowboy hat or baseball cap!

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