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Saturday, August 14, 2010

the wonders of photoshop


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gawd. what's with all the comments about how i'm not like XX and i should not be comparing myself to her? I AM NOT. I AM JUST REFERRING TO THE WAY XX PHOTOSHOPS PICTURES ALL THE TIME, THUS IT'S ALA XX STYLE. so if i say i'm wearing a dress that's Paris Hilton-inspired, i'm imitating her or trying to be like Paris Hilton?

and i am seriously quite annoyed by people dissing my photoshop skills. FYI, i use photoshop to create artwork for a living and i believe i'm much more proficient than most people at photoshop. just because i dont prefer to OVER photoshop my photos doesnt mean i CANNOT.

all the below were painted from scratch with photoshop by me. THANKS.

i jolly well post up my own artwork on my own blog if i want to. what's so wrong about that? at least i'm proud of them. screw off. you don't have to come here and read my self-justifications.







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i swear photoshop is my best friend.
without photoshop, this blog wouldnt exist, or at the very least it wouldnt have any pictures of me on it. LOL.
so yes. thank god for photoshop.

and since i have nothing better to do on a friday night,
i went to photoshop an old picture of mine for fun!!! back when i was still trying to lose weight la and still quite rather not thin.

ya, i'm THAT boliao.

BUT actually, i dont think i looked all that different from last time la, cos all my fats werent really on my face. mostly everywhere else -_-
and i lost about like 10kg. (only) even though i know i look scarily big last time, the difference is only 10kg. ONLY. (i want to lose 3 more kg, but it's impossible, at the rate i'm eating. wtf.)

okay, side tangent over,
so here’s the original photo, taken in like maybe 2007?



it's not that bad a picture. i look fairly okay in it, and lighting is decent la.
but actually if you want to see how the set up looked like,
it looked like this:


ya, like WTF right. hand-held standing lamps. hahahaha.

so i did some photoshop magic with this picture,
and i turned it into this:



i know what you're going to say,
like WHERE'S THE DIFFERENCE RIGHT.
but the trick with photoshop is to make it look natural, even though you've done a shitload of digital manipulation to your face.
and actually there's hell lot of difference.

so just to reiterate my point, here's the before & after in an animated gif:



see.
i did plastic surgery on my nose,
sharpened my face,
enhanced my eye makeup,
and gave myself fake eyelashes.

i especially like the nose.
think if i ever did plastic surgery, i'd definitely want to do my nose. cos i inherited my father's big flat nose instead of my mother's aristocratic nice sharp nose. life is unfair. oh and i removed my eye bags. i also dont mind removing my eye bags in real life, but for now, photoshop will suffice.

SO YOU SEE. PHOTOSHOP IS KING.

then later people are going to start saying "oh so all those photos of yourself and on TVD are all photoshopped la false representation of clothes blah blah..."

obviously i'm not so free to go and photoshop every single one of them to this extreme please.
cos it does take time and effort and skill you know.

and best part about EP1 must be the e-portrait mode which is mad love.
DONT NEED PHOTOSHOP. because it automatically smooths out your skin for you liao!!!
plus of course make up is your other best friend.







all non-photoshopped and straight from the EP1 then batch edited in photoscape to add the frame and to brighten up the pictures abit. yayness. love technology nowadays. imagine if we were still stuck in the film era. i swear i'd burn away all my ugly photos to remove all traces of ugliness.

the end of my bo liao post.
happy weekend to you too!

ps. i seriously think that fat can grow on noses. DOESNT MY NOSE LOOK SMALLER NOW COMPARED TO LAST TIME?? or maybe it's just good camera angle. hmmm. i've been pondering over this issue for some time now. arent our noses just cartilage and bone? how come will look thinner/fatter one?

pps. OH YA, dont forget to check out TVD's SALES post! superthecheapprices.

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21 comments

  1. oh my, not only do you have no originality by doing up a post similar to what xiaxue has done donkey years ago (and you actually make reference to her), you have lousy photoshop skills too, no wonder can't tell much difference and it still looks natural. bleh.

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  2. i thought the point of photoshopping is to look natural even after PS? almost the same as having plastic surgery and requesting the surgeon to make your face look unnatural. you nuts or what? LOL

    and i'm sure 18912497637946394 bloggers out there have a post that is about photoshop. who are you to control the content of the blog when you are no one.

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  3. hmm. it's just a passing comment, who are you to control the content of my comment anyway? :)

    and nobody said anything about controlling the contents of yina's blog. she's free to blog/copy/inspire from anyone else's style/writing/blogpost contents. and in my honest opinion her PS skills aren't as good as xiaxue's what, i think that's a very fair comment.

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  4. you shouldn't compare yina to xiaxue anyway. wat a joke! yina doesn't need much photoshop/plastic surgery to make herself beautiful.

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  5. happened to chance your blog and I like your artwork! :)

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  6. dont bother about those stupid comments.
    those nonsensical people should really take a look at your artwork to know that they're just slapping themselves in their own faces. shame on them!!

    and thumbs up for the gif hahahha i was comparing the pictures loh -.-"

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  7. even if you are rather proficient at photoshop (since you claim to do it for a living), you dont have to go to the extent of showing us your 'artwork created from scratch' right???
    gawddddd, isnt this like self justification to the max or smth.
    yea and stop riding on the fact that just cus you lost weight and doesn't look like a hippo now, not impressive anyway, we're sick of seeing your before and after.

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  8. Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]
    even if you are rather proficient at photoshop (since you claim to do it for a living), you dont have to go to the extent of showing us your 'artwork created from scratch' right???
    gawddddd, isnt this like self justification to the max or smth.
    yea and stop riding on the fact that just cus you lost weight and doesn't look like a hippo now, not impressive anyway, we're sick of seeing your before and after.

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    why shouldnt i go to the extent of showing my own art work? can't i? i love my artwork, and there's nothing wrong with showing it off. and yes i AM pissed off that someone is saying that i have lousy photoshop skills and i just want to prove that person wrong. CAN'T I? why dont YOU just get a life and go do something productive yourself.

    and really, no one forced you to come here and feel sick of looking at my "before and after"s. go away.

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  9. Hi Yina! You do photoshop your own pics right...those self portraits. I am comparing your pictures on your blog vs those on your friend's blog. Your face shape looks so different.
    I am looking at http://kristineyun.livejournal.com/?skip=8 (26th July 2010 post). Your face is really much rounder than those pics you post on your own blog.

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  10. To the first commentor:

    It NOT just a passing comment when you leave a barrage of insults to Yina on her blog post where it's left there for everyone to see. Get it?

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  11. if you are so annoyed by it, you should just ignore it instead of self-explaning to other people to prove your photoshop skills are good, the best way is to be gracious and move on with a new blog post, so people would'nt fan the fire with more of your skills.

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  12. If yina can't take criticisms or is afraid to let the whole world read comments left by her haters, she should just lock her blog or disallow ppl to leave comments. By making it a public blog with comments enabled and restricting ppl on what they should post or shouldn't, is just plain ironic.

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  13. your work is great! very pretty in fact! :D

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  14. ignore. it is just enna enna up to her usual mischief again. enna enna is so free to comment many times on every single blog post.

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  15. HAHAHAHA sorry, even though i don't know what i bother but this so funny that i just had to write something. =P i don't understand why people that are sick of reading ur blog will even bother to come. go read something else dude! no one wants you and your negativity here anyway =)

    and i think any person with a normal intellect will understand the meaning of "ala xiaxue's style". you said: "oh my, not only do you have no originality by doing up a post similar to what xiaxue has done donkey years ago (and you actually make reference to her)" - you are obviously being derogatory in a personal way. totally not just a passing comment.

    who's comparing yina to XX anyway? 1) she didn't claim to be a pioneer of the style. so why mention the "donkey years" thingy?
    2)in fact she goes further to reference the style of the blogpost. so what is wrong with referencing XX? u make it sound like she has the cheek to mention xx after plagarising her. LOL. people do references all the time, in academic papers, in many many areas. that doesn't mean they think they are better than the 'original'! oh, but then again, of course you wouldn't know anything about academic papers =D

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  16. *why i bother (oopsie!)

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  17. hi yina, i think your ps skills are really professional (: whats impt is that you have confidence in yourself, thats true beauty isnt it? ((:

    btw, if you dont mind sharing, how did you manage to lose 10kg (over how long?)?! is it a combi of diet + exercise? i'm impressed!

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  18. hey yina! beautiful artwork! i really got a shock when you say you did it from scratch (no offence) cause theyre really really beautiful! keep posting them!

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  19. Holy crap ! HOW DID YOU LOSE LIKE 10kg ?!?!?!?!?! o:

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  20. I think your photoshop skills are awesome :> the art pieces are srsly good! and omg, 10kg? how did you do it??

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  21. Yesyes, PLEASE TELL US YOUR SECRET TO LOSING 10kg ?!?!
    I NEED THAT TOO.

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