Saturday, January 10, 2015

Voted Most Likely To...{Strawberry Singh's Second Life Yearbook Smile Challenge!}

I almost never have a chance to do Strawberry's meme's but this one I could not put on the back burner. Because no Second Life yearbook is or could be complete without a shot of Gia! So I had to get in a quickie *snickers*. You can find her Second Life Smile Challenge Meme on her blog! Instead of going with a gothy lil look, I decided to dig into my actual roots. Since I'm an 80's kid, I went with the 80's theme! I spent the greater portion of my life loathing the 80's but that's because I was exposed to a lot of the corniness of it. As an adult now, I've embraced that corniness and am also able to see so many more sides to the 80's that I actually love. (Of course I am talking about the goth and punk scene here! lol)

So as for the smiling part. I know I saw many people posting tips on Strawberry's blog on how to get your avatar to smile and woah! I didn't know it was such an issue. I take so many pin-up pictures and whatnot so I kind of got into my own swing of things. I've never tried the mesh smile even sounds creepy lol but what I do...mind you, I do NOT claim to be a photoshop professional, I more so claim to be a photoshop screw up that can occasionally luck out and land a few things right lol. So anyway, what I do is simply take two pictures. I use the 'Anypose Expression' Hud which can be found  for free on the marketplace. So I take a picture with me smiling and another one, without changing windlights or the pose, only I unclick the smile option. I then go into photoshop, open both my pictures. I am going to keep and edit the one with the smile on it and only use the other for the eye adjustment. The expression HUD and any smile HUD in Second Life just makes for creeper smiles and wider eyes can fix that. Yes I heard you can make a shape for that but, ain't nobody got time for that! Much easier for me to use the clone stamp tool in photoshop on the non-smiley picture, click on a certain point near the eyes, switch pictures, then clone those more natural looking eyes over the smiley face. I hope that made a little sense. In the above photo, all I did was make a copy of my eyelashes and edit the copied lashes to fit my squinty eyes.
I would love to do tutorials one day but, I so don't feel like any kind of pro to be offering tips or tricks. I kind of just do whatever works for me and hope it entertains you!
By the way...I wasn't voted 'most likely' to do anything, we had quotes. What I was remembered for was being that girl in the science room that laughed hysterically when that one kid read the word 'organism' as 'orgasm' and was sent to the office for knowing what 'orgasm' meant. Oh c'mon! We were in seventh grade!!

Skin: [PF] <Crystal> - Doll V2
Hair: Lamb. Stacy - Black Pack
Ears: Unisex [Mandala]Steking_Ears_Season 5
Eyeshadow: #adored - vanessa eyeshadows - full pack
Lipstick: [PF] Shine Lipstick (Pink) - GROUP GIFT
Manicure: DP - Koffin Nails - Chipped Nails

Top: ^v^DRBC^v^ I Love the 80s Nena Top (Group Gift July)
Pants: Blueberry - Xale - Mesh Skinny Jeans - Midnight

Necklace: *DECO - Recycled Necklace*
Bracelet (left hand): RONSEM* Rubber Bangle (group gift)
Bracelet (right hand):*Reign.- Boho Watch- Pink

{Imeka~}Katie- Pose Pack
Bubble Gum: .click. Bubbly Love