Shrek Image Mashup (Musical Theatre Promo)

Hey, Tony. See this photo of Shrek?

Here, stand by this window, with the light on the left side of your face. Now, give me a closed-mouth smile. And tilt your head a little.


Okay, that looks good. But I’ve got a spare hour or so.
As a child of the 70s, I fondly recall the Bill Bixby / Lou Ferrigno “Incredible Hulk” TV show.

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Hmm… when I line up the eyes and the chin, the mouth and nose don’t match.
My copy of GIMP (an open-source alternative to PhotoShop) has some tools for distorting images.  Let’s enlarge that eye… and let’s do a perspective distort on the head…
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Okay, not bad.


Next steps: move the chin and mouth down, re-align the nose, and add an extra horn. For a final touch, clean up the enlarged eye. (I copied Shrek’s iris, and partially laid it out over Tony’s real eye.)

Okay, that’s getting even better — though the image needs some smoothing and polishing.
That, and the final presentation, took another hour.

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