Photo Editing 4 posts

The Family they always wanted

Posted Mar 2014

My Photo Manipulations make it happen


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I like myself

Posted Mar 2014

Don't make my nose too big. Caricature Artists hear that all the time.

I wish people didn't say that. Because big noses are beautiful. Embrace yourself. Stand up and be proud. As I do:

I used to think that my nose was too big. I admired the people with cute little pug-noses. So I manipulated my photo to see how I'd look with a cute little nose.

Ooooh. That's ridiculous. I would look like I was in the Grinch family if I made my nose smaller. It's a good thing that I could check it out in a photo before doing anything wild like ick sir-jury.

But just wondering. What if the bottom of my face got smaller along with my nose. Here's what I came up with:

That would look okay. But I still don't think I would look better than the real me with the bigger nose (and the longer face). Not better. Just Different.

Perhaps I should stick to just making people skinny and removing zits. But just one more make-me-look-better try. This time I decided to perk myself up. I made my teeth and eyes and hair just a little brighter. I like this one:

This experiment clearly shows that my nose is not too big. It's just right for my face.


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Rewriting the Past

Posted Mar 2014

All right. Okay. Yes. I'm getting started here on those Photo Manipulations. This picture was so much easier to handle than the first Sample that I made back on March 11, 2014. Because it was an old photo which was all scratchy and undetailed. So easy. It looks like this lady used to be quite slim.

YES. PHOTO MANIPULATIONS CAN BE USED FOR YOUR OLD PHOTOS AS WELL AS FOR YOUR CURRENT PHOTOS. YOU CAN PRINT THEM OUT OR YOU CAN USE THEM ONLINE.


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Make me Look Thin

Posted Mar 2014

Oh. I gained weight this past year. Aghk. So what to do? What to do? I already eat 'healthy' and go to the gym three or four times per week. What to do? I'm going to try to limit myself to 3-meals per day. No eating in between.

And meanwhile, I'm going to play with this photo that shows me looking more solid than ever. I'm suddenly able to commiserate with the many people who come to me for a Caricature and say "Make me look thin." I had previously thought that that was ridiculous. If you're not thin, and I make you look thin, my drawing wouldn't look like you. I might as well be drawing a picture of someone else. That's what I used to think. But now I'm understanding. This isn't going to be me forever. And it wasn't me two-years-ago. I'm really a thinner person.

In fixing my photograph, I realized that this sort of work could help people feel happier with their own photographs. So they wouldn't look like the fattest one in the group if they're going through a time like I am. They could look thinner in the pictures from their parties. They could look thinner in the pictures from their vacations. They could look thinner in the pictures that they want to post online.

And it could help overweight people visualize themselves thinner in case they've never seen themselves that way. That could be the first step in helping them know that Yes ~ It Is Possible for You to be Thin.

So now I am happy to offer Photo Manipulations in addition to the other Artwork that I already do. I can make you thin. Here's what I did to me:

I would do it all by email. We'd make arrangements for you to send me whatever photos in which you want to look thinner. I would make the changes, and email the new photo back to you as jpegs. Of course, you'd have to Contact me Before sending me your photos. optidust@gmail.com To make sure I have the time to take on the project. Photo Manipulations.

The new picture would be emailed to you. You could then do whatever you want with it. Either use it digitally on-line Or print it out.

BTW ~ Just for fun, I left something funny in this photo manipulation of me. Can you find it? (I'll tell you the answer in a new post on June 11, 2014. Check back at caricatureexpress.com then.)


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To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
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