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Old Jul 3 2009, 04:58 AM   #1
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Right, Steven called it and Spacedog (with a little help from Jube ) provided "the material" [que in ominous sounding music]

First, the straightforward challenge: shop in a shark. It was surprisingly hard to find a shark I could use. The majority of the pictures on the internet are of sharks under water and I needed one coming out of it.
First thing to do on these kind of pictures is get the horizon level again (as it was in the real world) sorry Spacedog. Then enlarge the canvas because I felt I didn't have enough room for the shark to jump and I didn't want him in the shallow water in the front of the picture which would have been totally unnatural. I filled in the extra canvas with some more blue sky (using the clone tool) and shopped in the shark. Then came the "tedious" work of copying surf, foam etc. until it looked at least a little natural Here it is:



From the beginning I also had the idea to do one with an orca and here too it wasn't easy to find a good, usable pic. So, in the end it didn't become as blatant as the shark one but more subtle in which Jube's sone is clearly amazed more then anything else. Of course this was easier as I had the Photoshop file to start with and didn't have to shop so much foam and surf. You can use this pic to compare the two.



But what made me think of this in the first place was the association I made with Jaws and I couldn't help myself, I had to do the one below...

[que in ominous sounding music again]

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Old Jul 3 2009, 08:14 AM   #2
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That's fantastic Hans! I expect Spacedog will want a copy of that.
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That's just brilliant.
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Old Jul 4 2009, 02:40 AM   #6
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Wait until Junior sees it. Thanks mate. Junior wants to go to the aquarium again so will see if we can get some "sharks" for you. It maybe awhile though because that might not be included in the next Melbourne trip as we're planning my mum's birthday at my cousins' place in Melbourne. But Jube has a few days off so if junior can bribe her, you might get one or two.
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Hans...Up to your old tricks again I see...this is so good it's terrifying.......
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