Curiosity kills Cheesie. Yes yes yes you all want to know. Yes yes yes i will post the “before” pictures. But if i don’t blog tomorrow, means you all have killed me already. Please pool some funds and buy me a nice spot in Nilai Memorial Park.
Granted. I’ve decided that everyone is entitled to impeccable porcelain skin, super thick eyelashes, smooth, silky, glossy hair, spare-tyre-free abs and mile-long legs.
Therefore. For those who have yet to realize the power of digital surgery, i’m here to show how you may stretch your legs to whatever extent you like. Literally.
Truth to be told. My face was naked when i took the pictures, because i was in a hurry to get the blog post done (while my ideas are still flesh and while i still naively believed that it’s plausible for me to look like the hottest Taiwanese vain-pot singer), so i didn’t bother to even put a scrap of make up on my face.
Yes you read it right. All make up was done digitally. Amazing, isn’t it?
Ok. View at your own cheesretion.
Let’s skip a few steps and start with the one with digital make up on my face already (sorry i can’t show my naked face. Bad skin week. Unless you wanna see the breakfast you ate this morning, on your computer keypad again).
The BEFORE picture.
Oh yea my legs are shorter than Paris Hilton’s miniskirt.
Step 1: The Basics
1. Remove any potong steam object with Stamp Tool.
2. Liposuction. Remove excess fat on any part you like with Liquify.
3. Whiten skin and with Replace Color and hue & saturation
Step 2: Enhancement
1. Add a tattoo using Art Brushes.
2. Adjust lighting using Burn to create shadows.
3. Create Hair extension using Hair Brushes.
Use any brush pattern you like. It’s too small to be seen clearly anyway. Reduce Opacity to blend into the skin.
Add more hair. Choose the Hair Brush that suits your hair.
*All the brushes can be downloaded from Deviantart.
The first level of Photoshopping is completed. It’s up to you if you wanna do anything to the background.
Step 3: Background Changing
1. Remove background with the Magic Wand Tool.
2. Use the Gradient Tool to create a denim-color background.
3. Adjust color.
Make sure you take your picture against a plain background so it’s easier to remove the background.
Create Gradient layer.
Adjust the color using Dodge and Burn to blend the gradient nicely, as well as create shadows.
Step 4: Super looooooong legs!
There are a lot of ways to do this but this is what i found the easiest.
1. Shrink the body (for extra leg room). Or you can move yourself to a bigger canvas.
2. Use Marquee Tool to select your legs.
3. Cut and Paste.
4. Streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch. 😀
Use Transform to shrink. Make sure you press Shift while shrinking.
Select the part you wanna extend. Then you have to do the amputation. Muahaha.
Cut and paste. Join the limbs together.
Stretch it! This part is tricky though. If both your legs are parallel, It should be no problem. However, as you can see that my left leg is bending, while you stretch it, the lower part of the left leg will become thicker (read: FAT. 0.o). Therefore, you need to do another Liquify job after stretching to slim it down.
if you the fancy super duper mega ultra long leg effect, you can cut the calves to stretch them a little more.
Repeat the steps.
Finally, add logo.
The final art. Ahem.
*Enhanced picture. Balanced the leg and uhm, stretch it yet a tad longer.
Well. Just to make my point.
Congrats! You are now qualified Digital Surgeons and now all of you can send your pictures to Levi’s for model application. Please send a copy to me! 🙂
If you wish to see the animated process of transformation, click HERE. Warning: Not a 56k friendly image.
One last piece of advice. Don’t photoshop too much if you can. It’s addictive and you may like what you see in your computer screen more than you do in the mirror.
P/S: Erm, don’t pester me about digital make up. It’s really easy. Just burn and dodge here and there, and some stamp tooling (i prefer that to healing brush).