Cheshire Chair

© Nancy Grace Chen

Cheshire Chair

Uploaded: March 20, 2006


Thanks to Charity Ann Taylor's husband Ethan for the title!


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe March 20, 2006

I think it looks great! What a cute creation!! #412197

Nancy Grace Chen March 20, 2006

Thank you, Carolyn! #2553299

Charity Ann R. Taylor March 20, 2006

Ok... it's a little freaky. Cool.... but freaky. How exactly did you do it, if I may ask?? You amaze me with what you do with pictures. What programs do you have??

Yeah, I so I think I would title it something about "The Comfort of an Old Chair". But that's really too long, I suppose. #2553341

Nancy Grace Chen March 20, 2006

Thanks for the comment, Charity! :) I think I like for my Digital Art to be slightly freaky for some reason... haha. I use Photoshop 6.0 ('ancient version!') almost exclusively. I have occasionally used other plugins in the past.

Well... took a pic of the chair, then took a picture of myself using sort of the same perspective, and then a pasted my eyes and mouth onto the chair. Erased around the edges. Burned a little on the right side so the lighting matched. (Since the light is coming from the left side, the right side should be darker.) Added the cat and some shadows (one of the keys to making a composite image not look 'cut and pasted'). Then I did the usual stuff, Curves and color adjustments. Wasn't a very complicated one, actually.

Hope that was informative. I just came up with a title sorta. Still thinking! Thanks again for stopping by... :)

Nancy #2553409

Charity Ann R. Taylor March 20, 2006

LOL! I thought that the cat was in the chair to begin with! Wow. You really are incredible. Did you take classes to learn to do this stuff, or have you just taught yourself?? I'm just teaching myself (as you pretty much know), so I'm wondering if there is hope for me, or if I need to go take some classes. #2553484

Nancy Grace Chen March 20, 2006

Oh good! I'm glad you were 'tricked' by the cat. I was afraid I hadn't done a good job with it. I tried to get the cat to sit in the chair, but she just wouldn't, so I had to take another pic of her and paste her in.

Nope, I haven't taken any formal photography classes. I'm sure there are benefits to doing so, but I learn a lot better by experimenting, looking up info when I need it, and studying other people's photos that I like. Every person needs different things though. There is definitely hope for you, silly! You're already showing lots of potential. You just have to find out what's best for you!

Nancy #2553514

William Moore March 20, 2006

beautifully done #2553925

Nobu Nagase March 20, 2006

Perfect for a TV character, a talking chair!!!
Your digital work is always great Nancy! #2553989

Judy S. Fung March 20, 2006

Cute image and nice work, Nancy! #2554407

Charity Ann R. Taylor March 20, 2006

Ethan (my husband) thinks that you need to title this "Cheshire Chair". Ok, I know I didn't spell that correctly, but you can fix it. Anyway, I thought I would pass that on to you. (grin) #2554441

Nancy Grace Chen March 20, 2006

Oh YES!! That is PERFECT!! Tell Ethan I said thanks!

Thank you for the compliments, William, Nobi, and Judy!

Nancy #2554889

Charity Ann R. Taylor March 20, 2006

Nancy, I passed on your thank you. He said that you would be receiving his bill shortly. (grin) #2555033

Nancy Grace Chen March 20, 2006

hah, hah, hah!
:) #2555453

Susan T. Evans level-classic March 20, 2006

This really put a smile on my face Nancy, terrific work. How do you do this???? #2555572

Nancy Grace Chen March 21, 2006

Thanks, Susan, glad it made you smile! I explained above (it's the 3rd comment) how I did it. Hope you find it educational. :)

Nancy #2557928

Megan Smith April 08, 2007

Very cute!!! #4144763

April 03, 2009

Fantastic frame:>) #7367490

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 07, 2010

Love the image and its title!
Well done... Made me smile!
~♥~lisa #8364571

Mary K. Robison February 20, 2010

Outstanding and creative finalist, Nancy!
Congratulations! #8402585

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 23, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist!
Love it!
~♥~Lisa #8411168

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