Low profile

This week's self portrait is Monochrome. Didn't work out as I'd intended as it was harder than I thought sitting in a darkened room with a wireless remote in one hand and stopping the dogs jumping all over me with the other hand. Because it was so dark, I had to hold the same pose for quite a few seconds. Also the text should have wrapped around the contours of the face but I could not grasp the finer points of displacement maps and Elements. Not the most flattering picture, but hey ho, I was chuffed with the lighting, if not the text!
Nicely done!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Very effective. .
posted February 4th, 2018  
wow, impressive, the light is great too!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Your overlay works well with a low profile. I would have thought there would be a slight smile on your face with dogs jumping all over you!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Works very well! I like it!
posted February 4th, 2018  
that's nicely creative and a great self-portrait!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Well done, great lighting!
posted February 5th, 2018  
A very interesting effect with the text overlay.
posted February 5th, 2018  
This works so well, love the light and shadows. would love to have seen you batting away the dogs, which probably made them more determined to join you:)
posted February 5th, 2018  
Wonderful self portrait! Well done!
posted February 5th, 2018  
Great self portrait and the lighting is really nice. I'm not sure of the technique you were using, but the writing could have been put in as a texture and then erased off of you in the programs I use. I think you can get away with it going over you because of your expression, but it might look better being able to see you without it. mho
posted February 5th, 2018  
Great light and idea.
posted February 5th, 2018  
Fabulous...Fav
posted February 5th, 2018  
Wonderful
posted February 5th, 2018  
What an intriguing photo, I love it. Makes you look very important and serious! I like the lighting too.
posted February 5th, 2018  
I think this works well!
posted February 5th, 2018  
A very creative image, well done :)
posted February 5th, 2018  
Very clever editing.
posted February 5th, 2018  
@olivetreeann Thanks for your suggestion Ann. I was attempting a typography portrait but failed miserably. I kept the overlay because I needed something to partially hide behind!
posted February 5th, 2018  
@casablanca Serious maybe, but important never! Thank you:))
posted February 5th, 2018  
I like the idea behind this and the writing works well.
posted February 5th, 2018  
well, missy, this is a great portrait. if you must know i've been aiming for such a shot for like forever but have never been successful because apparently my face doesn't have the right shape. i'd like to see how you set up your lighting but most importantly if you want to share that text wrap around technique you were attempting i'd be grateful as i would like to try it and maybe i could hide my lines next time. aces!
posted February 5th, 2018  
@summerfield That is so kind of you - just wish I looked as good as you do! This came about because I'd been faffing around with low key shots, went into the back room and noticed the light from the hallway. Just used the hall light and sat in the back room in semi darkness near the doorway playing with longish exposures. Re the text, I've found loads of Photoshop tutorials for typography portraits but can't find one for Elements. Am sure there is one out there somewhere. It's all to do with the Filter and Displace buttons. It also disguises the features very well! If I find out any more info I'll let you know.
posted February 5th, 2018  
@fbailey - i'll have a look see in my pse later tonight. if i find something useful i'll let you know, too. thanks muchly!
posted February 5th, 2018  
Fascinating imagery...
posted February 5th, 2018  
Nice selfie and processing
posted February 5th, 2018  
bep
Just fascinating!
posted February 5th, 2018  
Fab!
posted February 7th, 2018  
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