Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

This week’s photo isn’t magical in and of itself, but the editing that I did to it feels like some sort of voodoo magic that produces amazing pictures. It’s for the WPC found here

I edited this picture with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) a free program that’s just like photoshop. I know a lot of people probably already know how to do stuff like this, but this is the first time I’ve done anything so complicated and I feel really excited by the result! What do you think? Old hat or still a fun technique?

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It’s not a “true” color isolation, as there’s yellow in with the red, but I really like this effect.


That means… I can post about anything.

Since I uploaded a youtube video today showing the world how to do a better makeup beard (I already did a more simple tutorial here for the less adventurous), I thought I’d share it with y’all since I know you’re all dying to get a beard like this one:

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Watch and enjoy:

Let me know what you think, I’m really excited about the results and think this beard eyebrow combo could pass off as a guy from even a face-to-face encounter, which makes it perfect for street theater, film, television or fancy dress.  Or you could just wear it around the house…

Do you have a “go to” beard for character work and cosplay?  Let me know!