1st: Vid with Alex and Alan
Getting 1st for this really meant a lot to me. Was A LOT work, but it was worth it! :)
18/20 Twin Cohesiveness
This photo is amazing, Vid! I love how you added the “Seeing Double?” line, and, how you did what would be considered a mens magazine, I was expecting something like Cosmo, so this was a pleasant surprise! I like the outfits, but they are kind of boring. All in all, wonderful photo!
10/-10 Requirements Met
20/-20 Twin Cohesiveness (Do they look good together)
Woww, Alex and Alan are looking soo hawt in this, *drool* They're styled perfectly for GQ and I honestly have no complaints except that it's a little blurry around some edges but it's soo minor. Your typography looks so legit and like a real magazine. If I had like one small suggestion would be to have the text on the right be right-aligned as opposed to left-aligned so it would frame the image better. But otherwise, this is pretty much flawless, amazing work Vid~!
I think this is the best and biggest edit I've ever done! It also may be the most successful, because it's exactly what I envisioned! Almost flawless! I get giddy just to looking at it! :D
Since my twins are guys and I had just finished looking at a GQ cover on my hunt for celeb news, I thought it would be neat to do a sim version of that magazine. Now my past magazine have look like crap on crap, so I wasn't expecting it to look much like it. Still I if I was going fail, I thought why not fail with gusto and try your biggest edit ever! Never did I imagine that I would actually get it to look like the real freaking deal! OMG?! How did I do that? I'm still in amazement!
This is how it looked before I did all that editing...
The rest of the editing was a breeze. I have a lot experience with adding words to pictures and such. Then editing the faces were nothing. Alex's facial expression was pretty much perfect, but Alan's no smiling mug needed sprucing up. I tweaked it just enough that it look he was naturally smiling. I also arched the eyebrows a bit. As for the hair, that was a pain in the ass. No so much Alex's slick back cc hair, but Alan's EA hair. That hair looks ok in CAS, but outside of CAS it look like a freaking blob. I didn't want his hair any shorter and I wanted it somewhat slicked back, so I worked with what I had. I erased the bottom half of it while getting rid of the outline, so I end up redesigning the hair somewhat anyway. I also added a strand on the side to make it a bit more realistic. Never done that either before. I had more strands in the front too, but they looked stupid. lol
As for the wording on the mag, I used the actual GQ magazine logo, the catchphrase, and read different covers to get an idea on what should be some of the captions. I made them up myself, but I wanted them sound like something they would put on a cover. Putting "Seeing Double" was just me being clever and cutesy since that's the title of the comp.
The poses were randomly chosen after literally trying out different ones in game. I did want Alex's arm around Alan, but I couldn't find a good pose set for guys that didn't have one looking away or smiling too much. I'm really happy with the ones I ended up with.
I think the only thing I would change would be their clothes. I agree it was a somewhat boring choice, but once I started editing I left it like that. If I had the choice to do it over, I might of had them in dark blue suits with black shirts. The shirt I end going with was my way of having them dressed up, but not too dressed up. I also brought the shirt for 75 points, so I was kind of determined to use it. lol It was also the closes thing I could get a shirt in my head which had a undone tie and rolled up sleeves. I can't really see recoloring it any other color since my choice background color was grey. Still having a more complex outfit did cross my mind. Oh well.
Will work on having less smudging next time too.
For the next assignment I had to show their connection as twins. Basically showing them doing something together that bonds them. I did my picture yesterday (it's after 12 here) and it's based off my mock assignment. I was kind of worried I wasn't going get it done or it would look like rushed crap, but I'm quite pleased with it. :)
Oh and I'm officially done all my comps pics! Woooo! I also got 1 more sim day till my oldest vamp grows up and the bakery, so piccies soon! :D
P.S. I joined another comp! That makes 3 again, but I'm finished the assignment for that too. Yayz! :P