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Mini Me 1 - The Confrontation

January 29, 2009
Mini Me - 01 (crop)

by erikrasmussen, on Flickr")Anyone who has ever read The Indian in the Cupboard or The Borrowers has imagined what it would be like to be small enough to fit on someone's hand, and also what it would be like to have a pocket-sized human friend. I've decided to do a couple "Mini Me" images to hone my Photoshop skills and because altering reality in Photoshop is so darn fun. The perfectionist in me is dissatisfied with the reflections around the edges of the cutout. At first I had just a white background, then I tried a gradient background, but it still wasn't right. Then I had the idea to go with a blurry "somewhere inside the house" background, which didn't look right until I threw one of those amateur photography flash shadows on it....which then required that Mini Me cast a shadow on the big hand, etc. In the end, I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Mini Me - 01

Hi there!

Mini Me - 01 (crop)

by erikrasmussen, on Flickr")

Cropped close-up.

Suggestions for other scenes are welcome.