Me, et al.

© Gerald Pope

Me, et al.

May 03, 2005

Very very cool effect--you did a great job of it #244475

May 03, 2005

Love the effect! Great photo!

Kim #1316504

Stephanie Lyons May 03, 2005

Love the work that you put into this shot Gerald! You show a great sense of humor - especially the spy in the lower corner! Too funny! #1316616

Monika Sapek level-classic May 03, 2005

So funny to look at! Great poses, great facial expressions, and great control over shadows… A really fine work, Gerald!
Monika
#1316833

Kathryn (Love) Scheet May 03, 2005

great sp!!! makes me think of multiplicity redefined! #1316836

Ronald Balthazor level-addict May 03, 2005

Very well done--creative, labor intensive, and humorous, Gerald. #1317277

Gerald Pope May 03, 2005

Wow, thanks for the comments! This is what I like to do when my wife goes out of town and I get bored!
GP #1317303

Elizabeth Somes May 03, 2005

fun! fun! :) #1317346

Lori Boggetti May 04, 2005

This has got to be a winner. You really did a great job...as a photographer and a model! #1318133

Claudette Foote May 04, 2005

Love the work that you put into this shot Gerald....Love the effect! Great image....awesome!!!!!!!! #1318201

Terry L. Ellis level-classic May 04, 2005

This is very well done, Gerald!! Quite humorous, too. #1319230

Cathy Stancil June 06, 2005

Excellent PS work on this really fun shot Gerald ! #1439044

Katherine K June 21, 2005

Fun-Cool-Creative... not to mention VERY FUNNY!!!! Great work! #1501846

Melissa L. Zavadil June 21, 2005

What a fun image! Great PS skills here! Congrats on your finalist!!! #1501901

Gerald Pope June 22, 2005

Wow! Thanks for all the wonderful comments! #1506858

Stephanie Lyons June 22, 2005

Yay! Congratulations on this excellent finalist Gerald! #1507322

Mata Patan June 28, 2005

Poor your parents if they had all those twins!!! LOL!!!
Nice and very creative shot!!! I can imagine you posing in all that ways, lol!!!
Congratulations on this cool POTD!!! #1529257

Evy Johansen level-classic June 28, 2005

:-) Very fun and very cool image, Gerald! Love it! Many congratulations on your well deserved POTD - and Finalist!!! #1529263

Melissa L. Zavadil June 28, 2005

Congrats on your POTD!! This really does show excellent PS skills!!!! Great job!! #1529284

Leanne M.E. Boyd June 28, 2005

Very cool Gerald! Congratulations on your POTD! #1529297

Bonnie C. Lackey June 28, 2005

LOL, Gerald! Congratulations on your skills, on your sense of humor and imagination and on your POTD! #1529310

Dorothy Neumann June 28, 2005

This is so clever and imaginative! Well done! #1529311

Many Feathers June 28, 2005

Excellent! Gave me an idea for a self portrait and how I can ALL our birds (some don't like each other), in the photo...

Thanks for the inspiration!


MF #1529476

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic June 28, 2005

Gerald

Congrats on your POTD.

It a huge honor to receive this award.

Very nice creative image.

Kerby #1529524

Judy S. Fung June 28, 2005

What a fun image! Congrats on your POTD, Gerald! #1529561

Chris Ebben June 28, 2005

Very well done, good imagination & creativity, keep up the good work=^..^= #1529623

Souha Dooly June 28, 2005

Great work Gerald !! Congrats on your POTD !!well done ; ) #1529717

Mary L. Graham June 28, 2005

Awsome Gerald I love it!! Congrats on you potd!! =) #1529729

Tammy McAllister June 28, 2005

Fantastic Work Gerald! Congratulations on your finalist and your POTD recognitions. Wish I'd a thought of this!
Tootles #1529806

Debra Booth June 28, 2005

Great job on this wonderful composite, Gerald! Congrats on your POTD and finalist! #1529873

Laura Clay-Ballard June 28, 2005

fabulous post work! One day I might be able to be as good as you! really wonderful! congrats on potd. #1529887

June 28, 2005

Stand up ovation! congrats to you! #1529896

Susan L. Vasquez June 28, 2005

This is so much fun! Great expressions but what really makes this work is your attention to detail, especially when adding shadows. Well done and congratulations. #1529927

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic June 28, 2005

WOW - this is a FANTASTIC image, Gerald!! Maybe your wife should go out of town more often, if this is what you get up to while she's gone...only kidding of course!! ;o)

I agree with all your other wonderful comments - but, especially the one from Susan V (just above me!), regarding your attention to detail when adding shadows!! EXCELLENT PS work altogether on this composite - unfortunately, at this stage I can only dream of being as proficient as you OBVIOUSLY are in PS!! ;o)

Keep up the GREAT work, Gerald, and, hearty congrat's on the Finalist recognition, AND, for this image being chosen as today's MOST deserving Photo Of The Day!! :o) #1529977

Joy Rector June 28, 2005

Congrats on your POTD #1530001

Judith G. Secco June 28, 2005

Fantastic work!! Congratulations. #1530017

Virginia L. Allison June 28, 2005

Great work. I agree with Carolyn..I would love to be the proficient (or even close) in PS. I am just learning it..I don't think I'll ever get to this point. Great job and Congrats. #1530026

Julie Christiansen June 28, 2005

Gerald, this is so cool. I want to try this with my son. He's to leave for the Navy soon and this would be a great image to have of him. Can you tell me how??
Thanks, Julie
#1530028

June 28, 2005

This is freakin' awesome! U have inspired me to try something new!

Thanks!
Melissa #1530029

Donna Dunbar June 28, 2005

This is fantastic, and a very well deserved POTD!!!! #1530030

Bob Duncan June 28, 2005

Awesome work.
I can,t wait to try this. #1530054

Lisa Clark June 28, 2005

Great imagination. Love the P.S. work. Congratulations on POTD #1530060

June 28, 2005

One of the greatest pieces of art I have ever seen. (That's a compliment.)

Nice job,

Sam #1530115

Heather Harpel June 28, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, it's well deserved. I agree with all the comments, love the facial expressions, your PS work is amazing, very imaginative, etc, etc. I have to comment especially on the PS work, though, because it all looks so real! You did a really spectacular job. I love it, it's a great and humorous POTD to start my morning with. Thanks! #1530139

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 28, 2005

What a great image! This looks very time consuming, but it came out great! Congrats on you POTD! #1530148

Michael McCook level-classic June 28, 2005

Way Cool, Gerald!!!! Looks like you started a new trend. I'm certainly going to try it!!! Congrats on a very well deserved POTD!!! #1530254

Terry L. Ellis level-classic June 28, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Gerald! It's really quite wonderful! #1530267

Blanca Acosta June 28, 2005

coolest! and such simple solution...once your creativity has thought about taking such pic.
congrats! #1530360

Chris Macer June 28, 2005

Congrats on the POTD! Very creative and fantastic PS!! #1530365

Liz June 28, 2005

Great picture and so smoothly pieced together. Love it! Any tips on the seamless photoshop work? Congrats on your POTD #1530389

Mary N C. Taitt June 28, 2005

Fabulous job, congratulations. I agree with Lori, you did great as both the model and the phtographer and also the PS manipulator!! Amazing job! Good work! #1530407

Athena Carey June 28, 2005

Brilliant and hysterical. Excellent attention to detail. I immediately looked for shadows and was thrilled to find them! I love it. Congratulations.

Athena #1530420

Roger Bernabo June 28, 2005

Super shot and wonderful creativity #1530458

Karen Beri June 28, 2005

Hi Gerald, Congratulations on your POTD! This is just awesome work!!!
WOW!!!! #1530478

Stevie M. Sturla level-deluxe June 28, 2005

Great shot, Gerald. Bravo! #1530547

Karma Wilson June 28, 2005

I seldom have time to comment anymore, but this is just too cool!

Karma #1530658

Wendy Jones June 28, 2005

This is a hilarious photo -- I love it! Great job in PS. Congrats on the POTD! #1530791

Theresa M. VanderStaay June 28, 2005

This is too funny. Just love it. Looks like something my son would do. You have great talent in PS. The detail is fantastic, right down to each shadow!!!Keep up the great work. #1530838

Mary E. Heinz June 28, 2005

This is defnitely a work of art....
wonderful. #1530882

Anne-Sophie Lenoir June 28, 2005

really cool, Gerald! #1530938

June 28, 2005

wow great concept and great photo editing on the workshop! #1531025

June 28, 2005

This is very funny. Excellant photoshop work. A real winner. #1531089

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe June 28, 2005

A fun idea and fantastic execution; even the shadows look authentic. Congratulations, Gerald on your well-deserved POTD!! #1531093

Lani Allen June 28, 2005

outstanding creativity! Must have taken awhile to achieve this, well worth the time and talent! #1531243

Mimi Katz June 28, 2005

Totally great photo - great idea and execution! #1531271

Kristen McKain June 28, 2005

Haha.
This is so great. I've wanted to try something like this for a long time, but I'm not skilled enough in PS.
Fantastic. - Congrats to you! #1531281

Lori Carlson June 28, 2005

What a riot Gerald! This is just way too cool. Hope your wife is in town to celebrate! :0) CONGRATS on this outstanding work!! :0) #1531306

Rachel Barner June 28, 2005

How funny! It reminds me of Norman Rockwell. Great work on being uniquely you.

#1531318

Elisabeth A. Gay June 28, 2005

This is really a cool, in fact awesome, image!! Very well done and congrats on POTD!
Ann #1531346

Joan Soles June 28, 2005

This is so cool! Congrats on your POTD! #1531382

bob cornelison June 28, 2005

Congrats on POTD!
This is a well done shot that has alot to look at.
Looks like a bunch of clones hanging out together and they are watching a home movie they have seen over and over...except for the one!
The only thing missing is an empty pizza box and some bottles of beer! LOL!
~:O)

#1531413

Kathleen R. Struckle June 28, 2005

Awesome!! Congrats on POTD!! #1531420

June 28, 2005

thats a good photo. Not the best but good. Congrats on potd #1531440

Linda Shapiro June 28, 2005

Identical octuplets...how fun! I laughed out loud and scared my cat when I opened this winner. Creative and funny, but dead serious work to make it happen. Bravo! #1531510

Jenny Bosmans June 28, 2005

Congratulations Gerald!! Fantastic creativity!! Love it!! #1531607

June 28, 2005

Very good idea and wonderful job, Gerald! Congratulations! #1531675

Robert Blankenship June 28, 2005

Congrats Gerald, What a super job of image edditing! Wonderful concept also! Your my ps hero! #1532101

Terrill Province June 28, 2005

Okay, dude, you're just having a little too much fun when the wife's away... the clowning (cloning) around just has to stop! However, thanks for sharing this image and congrats on the POTD ~ it totally made mine. :) Super work! #1532140

Gerald Pope June 28, 2005

Wow. I can't thank you all enough for the wonderful coments and compliments! This is deinitely an honor.

There have been several requests for some "how to" tips, and I will gladly put some together. I do not however have time to do that today. Feel free to check back later in the week and I will get them posted. Thanks again!
-GP #1532178

June 28, 2005

Oh Bravissimo! Bravissimo! Wonderful work! Love the humor!
10 points! #1532280

Anita Taylor June 28, 2005

Oh, how fun! This is just awesome! This must be the computer version of cloning ;) #1532515

Joyce ONeil June 28, 2005

Made me smile! Great job!! #1532553

Luhut Napitupulu June 28, 2005

This is cool...Creative and excellent photo techniques! The expressions shown added more value to the picture...it is awesome..I am admiring your works, Gerald! Congrats on your POTD!

#1532722

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic June 28, 2005

Congratulations on your win and picture of the day. Great photo effect. #1533107

June 29, 2005

Great piece that's quite inspiring! #1533931

June 29, 2005

I first looked at the picture and thought "Nice" but not "Wow". Later in the day, since I can't stay off of this sight, I noticed it again and thought, that looks like the same person! Then the great name got my attention and then--- the "Wow" hit me!

A picture that keeps grabbing ones attention is a work of art and you have it in that photo!

Great job! #1534971

Laura E. OConnor June 29, 2005

LOVE this! GREAT SP!!! Nice work and congrats on your POTD! #1535022

June 29, 2005

Gerald this shows great imagination, humor, talent. Great job, loved it. #1535350

Debbi Smirnoff June 29, 2005

Wow, I love this!!! You are really clever!!
Debbi #1536024

Holly Gedert June 29, 2005

I love it for many reasons ... the biggest reason is that it made me laugh. Creator, model, photographer, and developer are all rolled into one talented being. #1536583

Gerald Pope June 29, 2005

Thanks again to all of you! I am still quite surprised by the responce to this picture!

Here are a few "how-to" tips for this kind of shot...

It actually isn't as hard as you might expect if you start off correctly.

1) When taking the pictures, use a tripod and don't change the position of the camera, the camera settings, or the lighting in between shots. The only thing that should change is the location of the person in the pictures. It is extremely easy to blend these pictures together in Photoshop when they have been taken in this way.
2) To compile the photos in Photoshop, start with one picture as the background.
3) Then add another picture with the subject in a different position on top of the background as a new layer.
4) Next, simply erase the portions of the top layer to reveal the subject in the original background shot. Very little detail work is needed to blend these pictures since everything in the pictures will line up correctly with each other. You don't have to cut each person out with microscopic detail because the background has not changed!

5)This can simply be repeated with multiple layers.

*Important* THIS PROCESS IS VERY QUICK AND EASY SO LONG AS THE SUBJECT IN THE PICTURES DOES NOT OVERLAP HIM/HERSELF IN THE VARIOUS LAYERS OF THE COMPOSITE PICTURE. (It's ok for them to overlap, it just requires more detail work.)

6) If the subject is overlapping him/herself, then blending the photos is a little more challenging. The best advise I can give is to zoom in on these overlapping areas, select a small eraser tool, and patiently remove anything that is not suposed to be there.
Note: It is usually extremely difficult to get hair to look natural if you have to blend it in this way. You tend to end up with a cardboard cutout look. The easiest solution is to avoid situations where a person's hair/head is overlapping themself in one of the other layers. If it can't be helped the it just takes a lot of patience and practice.

7) Once you have compiled your photos, you may notice that there is light in areas that you would expect to see a shadow. Use the burn/dodge tool to add shadows in whatever areas you would expect to see them.

8) (This is one of the most important steps) PRACTICE. There are many different ways to do this kind of project, and the best way to learn is to get familiar with all the fun little tools that come with these programs and practice.

I hope this is helpful.
Have fun!

-GP #1536938

Gerald Pope June 29, 2005

Thanks again to all of you! I am still quite surprised by the responce to this picture!

Here are a few "how-to" tips for this kind of shot...

It actually isn't as hard as you might expect if you start off correctly.

1) When taking the pictures, use a tripod and don't change the position of the camera, the camera settings, or the lighting in between shots. The only thing that should change is the location of the person in the pictures. It is extremely easy to blend these pictures together in Photoshop when they have been taken in this way.
2) To compile the photos in Photoshop, start with one picture as the background.
3) Then add another picture with the subject in a different position on top of the background as a new layer.
4) Next, simply erase the portions of the top layer to reveal the subject in the original background shot. Very little detail work is needed to blend these pictures since everything in the pictures will line up correctly with each other. You don't have to cut each person out with microscopic detail because the background has not changed!

5)This can simply be repeated with multiple layers.

*Important* THIS PROCESS IS VERY QUICK AND EASY SO LONG AS THE SUBJECT IN THE PICTURES DOES NOT OVERLAP HIM/HERSELF IN THE VARIOUS LAYERS OF THE COMPOSITE PICTURE. (It's ok for them to overlap, it just requires more detail work.)

6) If the subject is overlapping him/herself, then blending the photos is a little more challenging. The best advise I can give is to zoom in on these overlapping areas, select a small eraser tool, and patiently remove anything that is not suposed to be there.
Note: It is usually extremely difficult to get hair to look natural if you have to blend it in this way. You tend to end up with a cardboard cutout look. The easiest solution is to avoid situations where a person's hair/head is overlapping themself in one of the other layers. If it can't be helped the it just takes a lot of patience and practice.

7) Once you have compiled your photos, you may notice that there is light in areas that you would expect to see a shadow. Use the burn/dodge tool to add shadows in whatever areas you would expect to see them.

8) (This is one of the most important steps) PRACTICE. There are many different ways to do this kind of project, and the best way to learn is to get familiar with all the fun little tools that come with these programs and practice.

I hope this is helpful.
Have fun!

-GP #1536942

July 02, 2005

I love this!
I will just have to try this out. Wonderful imagination and great work.
This had to take several days to complete the special effects.
Isn't PhotoShop great?! #1546200

Megan Leech July 24, 2007

This is SO cool! I could look at it all day! Nice work! #4550358

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