17 thoughts on “The Photo That Wouldn’t Defeat Me

  1. Bumblebee February 15, 2014 / 9:00 am

    your patience paid off! And now we feast our eyes on this delectable ensemble! I just noticed it says ‘Flog Me!’ up there lol, how about a Bravo! instead ^^

    • PeepSideshow Darkward February 15, 2014 / 9:04 am

      lol all Bravo!’s gratefully accepted ❤

      Sometimes the end is worth the means 😉

  2. caoimhelionheart February 15, 2014 / 10:40 am

    Ah now see? For that I wouldn’t have reshot. I’d have either painted or copy pasted. Like today’s picture. When I looked at it closely my left arm was going thru the middle of my thigh. But I had 20 mind to get dressed for work.. so I painted a bit of sleeve down the inside of the pant, copied my right hand, flipped it and freeform moved it and.. well. Good enough for 6am on a Friday. But lighting? That’s not my thing… >. < I have to go back and re shoot stuff all the time bc my lighting was off. That is a gorgeous dress Peep. ♡

    • PeepSideshow Darkward February 15, 2014 / 10:46 am

      lol there is NO way I could copy, flip and freeform move a hand – not only because they were in completely different positions, but because, well, um….those skills are just beyond me! I’ve JUST learned how to paint over blotchy skin and I’m working on getting better than that. I did, however, just finish one photo from my collage yesterday then copy the different nail colours for the different images. I was quite pleased, if I do say so myself 😉

      Oh, and I can see YOU in that dress, btw 😉 ❤

      • caoimhelionheart February 15, 2014 / 12:07 pm

        Oh! I want you to show me how to do that and where you got that great nail pose too! And if you hear some in your closet later just don’t look!

      • PeepSideshow Darkward February 15, 2014 / 12:45 pm

        We seem to have quite a few common things in the closet, but feel free to pilfer, my sweet Cao ❤

        Credit for the pose is at the bottom of my post, but I think I may have gotten that on MP instead of in the store.

        Get a Bambooooo! It makes stuff like painting SO much easier! Just create a new layer, select a soft brush, adjust your opacity and flow as needed, use the colour picker to get the right tones (sampling often) and then, use the smudge to blend. Et voila! Ugly blotches be gone! \o/

    • PeepSideshow Darkward February 15, 2014 / 10:47 am

      Oh…the hands were in a different position in the original because I used a different pose. I only switched to this one for the reshoot because it was the one up next in my HUD and I didn’t risk finding the first one!

  3. spunknbrains February 15, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    That just seems like a lot of work (referring to the comments)! If it takes me longer than 30 minutes to process a picture these days, I just don’t bother. Though the results of your picture is great, lovely shot. I still can’t bring myself to buy hands… maybe it’s because everyone has the same hands.

    • PeepSideshow Darkward February 15, 2014 / 2:24 pm

      It really doesn’t take long to do – a couple of minutes, but I don’t do it on every picture and I only use it when the blotchiness is really bad. Then again, I’m no Skip Staheli 😉

      I never go without the hands; a lot of people do have them, but I look at it this way – a lot of people wear the same skin and most folks don’t pay too much attention to hands. And the difference in photos is what really sold me – no more weird angles on the wrist bones or choppy fingertips, bloated thumbs or webbed fingers. I has saved me ages in processing by switching to the Slink hands. I have only recently used anything other than the Casual hands and I love that you can use a different style for each hand – it can make a huge impact on a pose.

      I just have to remember to take off any extras I add 😉

  4. Rwah February 16, 2014 / 12:53 am

    AS per usual you are great. I am like you, I can’t flip free form and paint (still working with a mouse here lol) and I really do not like re-doing a shot. It somehow makes it feel like.. homework? But sometimes you have to do it. And the result is grand sweet Peep.

    I still remember my first slink start up problems *coughs* and before I will try 2 different version hands in a shoot will be a while off I think. Specially since I dread close ups. Again wonderful picture Peeps.

    • PeepSideshow Darkward February 16, 2014 / 7:57 am

      lol all I can say is thank goodness you had those start up problems – your experience helped me solve mine so that I could get the appliers to work! ❤

      • Rwah February 16, 2014 / 8:55 am

        the box in a box quest! I will never forget hahaha

      • PeepSideshow Darkward February 16, 2014 / 9:09 am

        lol neither will I! They would still be languishing in my inventory if not for your timely tip ❤

      • Rwah February 16, 2014 / 12:01 pm

        I think there all still some people hiding and/or diving away when they see me coming. I have literaly harrassed everyone, bar Sidian herself obviously about those hands.
        I was a noob. Still am, but now I am aware noob ^^

      • PeepSideshow Darkward February 16, 2014 / 12:38 pm

        I can’t classify myself as a noob, but it took one to sort me out ❤

        I think you've graduated, Rwah 😉

  5. Rwah February 16, 2014 / 12:54 am

    *Peep. Bah.

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