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4.36 / 5.00

Sep 14, 2012 | 11:58 PM EDT
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Made this for class.

Based on this photo: 45487
(Photograph taken by: Elena Serebryakova)

*Update* So anyways I've been getting alot of backlash from using a referrence photo and not crediting the person. And again I apologize for not crediting the original photograph.

That said, I did not simply doctor the photo.
I attempted to recreate the original photograph through digital painting.
Here's the .psd file: /dump/item/31da412edcbfe3 97366a0db30a65270d



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Mark this review as abusive (cos I'm referring to some previous reviews), but I'm annoyed.

Tneconno, Opposition, quit tooting your horns.
A simple TinEye comparison will show you that a) the hair doesn't match up perfectly and that b) the background is slightly different (cos an actual person isn't THAT meticulous, while a filter is).

... having said that, it is a flat-out copy of a photograph and, while it is good enough to trick people into thinking it's a photomanipulated image, it would be best for ALL to mention your reference.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

the photographer is Elena Serebryakova. in the future if you have to do more of these duplication assignments, even if you do not know the photographer to credit, please write in the description that it is an image drawn entirely from photographic evidence (esp. if its a single photo like this case). also, while ng makes posting links directly unclickable - here is an english web profile she has for said image.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

I downloaded the .psd file and checked it out, just out of curiousity. No offense but I think your claim that you haven't "doctored the original" is a blatant lie, as for one: the photo is included in the file. You also even have a layer called "Lineart copy", which is basically an outlined version of the photo, the snowflakes are drawn right on top of the original ones with some minor additions and that blue "background" layer seems added afterwards to further deny any sort of copying. That's pretty cheap man. However, you still did a great job with the colors, the actual painting job is done quite well. It would simply be more impressive if you painted this either completely freely or just by LOOKING at the reference photo. That, however, takes much skill.

These are all accusations based on my personal impression of your .psd file though. It just seems very fishy to me. I still give you 3 stars for the end result, because as I said you did a great job coloring it while being able to maintain a realistic look.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I agree with the many comments below.
But I think you deserve some credit for your time/
If this was an actual drawing, it would've been cool.


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

I'm a photo editor myself, but this is hardly anything to toot a horn at, anyone could easily photoshop an image to make it look like a painting (I've been doing it since I was seven, actually...); I don't think it's fair for this to be on the front page, or even for your class to give you a remotely decent score (let's say your in photo editing class, or something). Looking at the original picture, the original is already edited to the max (or at least taken with a kickass camera) so there's nothing you could do to improve the picture or not. This is just cheap rip off for attention, even if you do credit the artist or not.

I could take this very picture of yours and gray scale it in black and white, now, should I get a good grade for that in my class, or even a front page?