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Bloody Mary.

By EmmaG_M
Bloody mary is based an american urban legend.

Story goes that if you say her name 3 times into a mirror she will appear and drag you in and torture you for all eternity Wink

I put the image into paintshop pro x2, duplicated and converted the top layer to black and white, I then brought the red and her eyes back in with the eraser, the effect I was going for was selective colour without it being glaringly obvious, much more subtle.

I wanted her to look like she would appear as an apparition in a mirror so I blacked out the background altogether. I also upped the contrast to make her skin whiter. I tried cloning out the hair over her left eye but it just wasn't happening so I left it.

I'm quite happy with the result.

As ever all thoughts appreciated!

Tags: General Digitally manipulated

Voters: pieaddict, andy210966, BlueRoom and 3 more


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andy210966 11 4 119 Wales
17 May 2009 11:47AM
Nice fun shot - you might want to think about adding a low opacity layer of whoever is looking into the mirror - though it may start to look a little cluttered worth a go though I think!

Andy

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BlueRoom 13 73 20 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 11:50AM
A very striking image. Your technique and use of contrast is extremely effective.

Eric
Morpyre Plus
14 1.6k 8 Wales
17 May 2009 12:04PM
great looking image with strong impact and certainly portrays your intended message well.

i really like the manipulation work you have done here - good strong colours and tones

would be interesting to see a variation using andy's suggestion

peter "morpyre" turner

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