Friday, January 21, 2011

The Other Woman

Most people spotted three of the four ringers we used yesterday: Chun Li, Yao Ming and Bruce Lee. Nobody recognized the other woman.

The lovely Lucy Liu.


Small-Print Tutorial - the Making of a Caricature Actress

The first step is to find an image that you don't mind staring at for the next hour of your life.
Preferably one with a simple background that's easy to remove.
Clone the original picture (<Layer><Duplicate Layer> or Shift+Ctrl+D).
Add an alpha channel (<Layer><Transparency><Add Alpha Channel>).
Make sure the original image is invisible (click it's eyeball in the layer window). Back in the cloned layer, use the Fuzzy Select Tool, the Free Select Tool, the Eraser Toll and the delete key to clear away the background.
Use the free select tool to outline Lucy's head. <Edit><Cut> (Ctrl+X) and <Edit><Paste> (Ctrl+V) into a new transparent layer.


Use the scale tool (<Tools><Transform Tools><Scale> or Shift+T) to grow her head.

Use Free Select to copy bits of her hair and shoulder to fill the gaps. (I used separate Hair and Shoulder layers - that way you can move them from the back to the front of the stack of layers until you get the desired effect.)
In the head layer, I used Free select to copy each of her eyes in turn, and then scaled them up and moved them into place before pasting back onto her head.


For the final image, I messed about with colors and added a willow pattern background.


Try it yourself on a loved (or hated) one.

34 comments:

  1. So that's who it was!! heheh... lucy liu...

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  2. It was Lucy Liu I didn't notice XD
    I wouldn't ever use the tutorial bit it is pretty cool to know.

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  3. I would snow plow her in the middle of july

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  4. Nice tutorial, a cool trick to use on the photos of people you hate or want to pull a trick on. And yes, I didn't notice it was Lucy Liu either. :D

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  5. i know who she is...

    holla back

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  6. She is like a brats doll now :)

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  7. Laughing at the comment above that states she is like a BRATZ doll now. LOL!

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  8. The top picture of her makes her look very unappealing to me.

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  9. Hmm... My head on Angelina Jolie's body or her head with my body? Oh, let's make this easier--just make it all Angelina Jolie!

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  10. She kinda looks like Kim Kardashian now....

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  11. I must come out of the Dark Ages and learn how to do this..

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  12. She looks like a big time alien now!

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  13. LL is on;y half Chinese, no fair!

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  14. huh, shes alright but she would look better with my balls on her chin.

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  15. Cool blog man, following and supporting!

    http://illuminatinwo.blogspot.com

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  16. Ahh, I would have never guessed her!

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  17. i would never had guessed her.

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  18. thats really cool. I like photo tricks

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  19. Yeah I was wondering who that was too.

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  20. no way! i couldnt recognize lucy liu
    nice turtorial by the way

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  21. "Why a turtle? Shouldn't it be a crab? "

    i wish i had enough school spirit to know...

    thanks for the comment

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  22. Can't believe I missed her...I love me some Lucy Liu

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