What Kind Of Man Inserts Himself Into Old Print Ads??
What kind of man inserts himself into old print ads? A humorous illustrator. Uh… me, for example. And look at the admiring glances I’m getting!!
It all began when I stumbled across an old Playboy Magazine promo (see below). The temptation was too much.
I was only going to paste in my head for a quick joke, but decided to get fancy and see how “seamless” I could make it. I used Photoshop’s Liquify tool to caricature myself, complete with pencil neck. What’s scary is how natural the shoulders looked after I Liquified them to fit the neck.
I’m not sure what the guy’s holding. Googling “Beacon’s” did not produce any helpful results. But it looked like it could be a portfolio case– and after adding a stenciled hint and lots of coffee stains, it did look like one!
I added new copy at the bottom, and splashed on a few coffee stains there as well. After blending all the changes into the darkish original, I flattened the image and brightened the whole thing with a simple Curves adjustment. Here’s the Before and After:
What do you think? Is it a successful photo manipulation? Am I blessed with more
than my share of manly charm? Hope you’ll leave a comment.
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