Now that Christmas is over, I can share with you a project that my sister-in-law commissioned me to do for her. My sister-in-law, Judy, asked me to create a photograph of herself, her brother, her sister and mother with their father (who died in the Vietnam War) as a Christmas present for her siblings and mother. Judy wanted her father to appear as though he was keeping watch over her family.
I created this photograph, using Photoshop CS5. This Christmas project involved several iterations. I am supposed to tell you that my nephew, Jared, kept challenging me and that I stepped up to the plate with all but one challenge. In my first iteration I placed Judy’s father’s nose over the curio cabinet. Jared challenged me to remove the curio cabinet and window from the Thanksgiving Day photograph. I surprised myself when I accomplished that task without much difficulty! Jared also mentioned changing the background color. I opted not to do this, as I do not have much experience with capturing every strand of hair in my selections. Keeping the wall color as is made hair selection a simple task!
By the way Judy was pleased with the resultant photograph. I am happy that I was able to create a treasure for her family to enjoy.