I’d planned to get more photos edited today than I was able to in the end, so I had to choose what to work on when I got started around 3 PM in the afternoon. I had two wig reviews I wanted to write up for the Real Life Wigs blog, and decided to start with those; in the end I only got the pics edited for one of the two and wrote up the review for it before shuffling on over here to update. So, most of today’s photos will be focused on that one wig, which is the short red one I had on in the levitation photo I posted yesterday (I also didn’t have time edit any more of the arty shots, but all things in time I guess).
I don’t think the wig review pics are all that thrilling, but I did like this one shot so I’ll share it first:
I like the makeup here, as well as the editing job I did on my skin. And that damn hair is just too cute. I Pixlr’ed a few shots to make them do more than just say “here’s a new wig,” so that’s what’s coming up next:
Sometimes there’s a problem I’ve had forever that suddenly solves itself in my head in such an immediate and perfect manner I can’t help but wonder why I didn’t figure it out sooner. That happened with Pixlr today. The software has a lot of really cool textures I’ve always wanted to use except for one problem – they are really obvious borders, and I pretty much hate borders unless they are super-subtle. Some of Pixlr’s borders are so cool that I use them on occasion even though I’ve always wished I could just get the texture part without having the stark border on there, and this afternoon it hit me like lightning – just add the effect and then go crop the shot to take out the harsh border and DUH you’ll be left with just the texture or overlay. WHY didn’t I think of this years ago instead of either not using a certain effect because it was a border, or adding a border to a photo that I really didn’t want? Who knows. But I’m glad I finally figured this out.
I also liked this one because I don’t smile much in my photos, and I actually pulled it off here without looking phony like my smile usually does.
This last one is the wig I still need to review but didn’t get around to today; the shot was originally completely blurry like it is in the final result, but for some reason its out-of-focus-ness appealed to me.
I again was able to use the cool texture from one of Pixlr’s borders and then crop the border out; I think it gives the effect that I am looking out a window (or that someone is looking through a window at me). I think of the three I Pixlr’ed today, this one’s my favorite. Also, love that wig too.
More later – happy Monday everyone!