Hey! I'm just gonna stick everything in here to make life easier, but I wanted to show off some of the things I can do, if anyone is interested at all lol.
I'm going to put them in different posts for different sections and then anything new I'll add both to the appropriate post and to the thread. That's how I always do graphic threads, so I hope that's okay.
Within each category they'll be posted in production order. All of my creations are done on GIMP (Graphics Imaging Manipulation Programme) - I recommend it to anyone. Does just about everything Photoshop does but is free to download.
I also might put in bits of writing and such in here from time to time, so I put that in the title too...
Here are my manips which go so far as they can't really be called photo-manipulation and are more just collages to make up whole new images:
This is something I did for a website I'm making. The website is the information site of a series of books I'm writing with a friend. It's a vampiric fiction series called L'Aura du Soleils and this is an image of the main couple of the first trilogy, Tyran and Roxanne. I made this image out of about twelve different images. The guy is made up of eight of those, the girl's hair three, the bed sheet three - some of them overlap. This was my very first attempt at doing something like this.
I totally love this guy. The same co-writer I'm working on the above series with, I'm also writing a greek mythology cross present day series with about a band of warriors who are the physical manifestation of the seven deadly sins. Each book is focused on one of the warriors. This one is Theus, Daimon of Greed. In the story he is basically Prometheus (human history added to the name over centuries - he is originally just Theus) with a lot more storyline and complexity, which is why he has the scar by his liver. This took about four hours to do as I had difficulty finding a male back that worked with the angle of the head, the image of which I already had. In the end I got a very pixellated, water-marked photograph that had a tattoo down his arm, so I had to redo just about all of the skin of Theus' body, as well as adding the black band tattoo around his wrist. The head was attached and the gun and piercings added later. I also had to change the trousers from cream flannel to black leather, and add the scar.
And this is my third and most recent attempt at a photo-manip of this proportion for my character on here obv. Xcen was really fun to do but took a long time (about 6-7 hours I worked on her). Those of you with a keen eye, I'm sure, can work out where all the pieces come from. Xcen is made up of about five final fantasy girlies. Her main base is Lightning. She is Lightning (XIII) from the top of her head to just above her knees. At her knees are attached a customized version of Yuna's (X-2) boots. The braid I made myself but the end of the braid and her arms, as well as the undershirt to her outfit are Tifa's (VII). The waistcoat is a shortened version of Lightning's (XIII) which I just chopped up, and the trimming at the bottom of it and on the arm piece are from Yuna's (X-2) skirt. The belts around her middle, under the waistcoat are from the front of Lulu's (X) dress, and the pouches on her waist are Rikku's (X-2). The buckle on her waistcoat is from Vaan's (XII) top/necklace. The bands around her leg and boot are also cut out from Lightning's (XIII) outfit. The gunblade, daggers and earrings, I added myself. I also changed the eye colour and the skin tone.
Photo-Manips are here. I either use them for logos or for signature images for roleplaying forums:
The original image for this creation was the girl sitting in navy blue pants, big black/blue false eyelashes, surrounded by white and nothing more. I changed the eyelashes and nails on her fingers and toes, edited the pants, and surrounded her in all that you see as well as constructing the misty wings from scratch.