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You should see the other girl

By markst33    
All bruising, swellings and cuts added in PS. Had the idea for this kind of a shot for a while now. My original thought was with a guy but when I did the recent shoot with Lou I seized the opportunity to do a different kind of shoot with her. When I explained what my idea was she was all up for it.

We generally use PS to make things beautiful, to remove blemishes and spots, brighten eyes and whiten teeth, soften skin and remove stray hairs. So I decided to go the other way. I just need to shoot a suitable background now to make a good composite with it.

As usual all constructive C&C's welcome.

Tags: Portrait Models People Digitally manipulated Lou Sporty Portraits and people Humour and fun Themes Sports and action

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PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
20 Dec 2015 3:06PM
she has gone mad it appears.. Grin and she wants to exact some kind of revenge.. ok.. do it and make it even.. Grin
paul_indigo 19 259 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2015 3:19PM
I think the missing touch is scuffs or marks on her gloves.
markst33 13 78 2 Ireland
20 Dec 2015 3:31PM
Good idea Paul Smile
mudge 20 1.0k 75 England
20 Dec 2015 3:35PM
I find it hard to believe that she would get cut up like that, if her opponent was wearing the same type of heavily padded gloves! Would be more realistic using bare knuckles or lightly bandaged hands!

The PS work is first class, and most realistic!
mudge 20 1.0k 75 England
20 Dec 2015 3:45PM
Have uploaded 2 mods. in Mono
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1966 England
20 Dec 2015 9:09PM
I'm finding it really hard to get past the serious-looking PS injuries.

Clearly, it's outstanding processing, but the image isn't going to be to many people's taste, i suspect.

I reckon the trick is to work out what sort of look has what effect on viewers: catfights may give some a kick, but this is grim-looking.

This takes nothing away from what Lou and you have achieved, though.
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4333 Canada
20 Dec 2015 9:19PM
Your own mono mod with the background is very good, - the best of the bunch.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2015 9:48PM
Good stuff. That's more like the end product of a studio shoot. Props and a story not just a standard age old glamour pose. I like it. Might crop to square taking a touch from the left.

The degree of apparent physical damage is not really relevant,surely. This is an image for effect. Never been a boxer, but have seen the results and the damage can be very much greater than this, but that was in the male sport.

Really nice to see a studio shot with a story.

markst33 13 78 2 Ireland
20 Dec 2015 10:46PM
Only discovered today I could actually upload my own mods Willie Smile
markst33 13 78 2 Ireland
20 Dec 2015 10:53PM
@Dudler - Don't know if your a fan of MMA or UFC but women now compete in this. I like boxing and MMA but I would not watch 2 women beating 7 bells out of one another. I appreciate the dedication endurance and sacrifice which these athletes make to get themselves ready for these fights.

And these are the level of injuries which can quite easily occur even with gloves. I think the key to this image is to place it as a composite in a suitable background as I did with the mono. However the mono reduces the impact of the injuries due to the fact that it is mono.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1966 England
21 Dec 2015 9:00AM
No, I don't watch either MMA or UFC, and have watched maybe two boxing matches on TV in my life. (Though I admire the physical fitness and acting ability of professional wrestlers, I do have to admit.)

I appreciate the dedication and endurance of those who participate, and I entirely understand why you produced this, but feel that I will not be the only person who is too squeamish to really enjoy the result.

And that was what I tried to say: technically, it's highly accomplished and very brave (especially for Lou), and it will be a bit of a niche image.
markst33 13 78 2 Ireland
21 Dec 2015 9:35AM
Once I find a suitable background to composite it, I will enter it into a monthly comp and an international salon. So I'll let you know how I get on Smile

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