27 December 2010

Birth of an Avatar

I seriously doubt I will ever be this good with Photoshop but this just shows you what can be done when you put your mind to it. 

Like many people, Peter Ammentorp saw Avatar andimmediately wanted to see what he would look like if he was a Na'vi, the sapient humanoid indigenous inhabitants of the fictional moon Pandora in the movie.

Out came the laptop and a little while later he had been transformed from a human to one of the Na'vi - a true avatar if ever there was one.  I know that there are many online applications out there in which you can upload your own photograph and with a few clicks you have your own avater (even though mine, when I tried it, made me look like I was suffering from some deadly disease).

It is much, much better if you have the skill to go in to Photoshop and make your own.  So, hats off to Mr Ammentorp and a thank you as well, for uploading his process on to Vimeo.  He makes it look so easy I might even have a go again myself.  On second thoughts...