Photoshop 101

Here's the story.

The trip to the barber last weekend turned out EXACTLY the way I wanted it to be - a real good trim.

So I got bored and wondered - what if I had a more exciting haircut...virtually.

After two minutes of photoshopping I uploaded the picture onto my msn avatar.



Within a couple of minutes - I received unintentional responses that virally multiplied into one of the most fascinating pranks i've ever pulled on my friends - and yourselves alike.

Here are some of the 'encouraging' responses received on MSN.

Victim #1
estherlauderlyn says:
hahaha noooooo im laughing at... my friend =D
estherlauderlyn says:
ehhhh dont have to be that drastic lahhhh
estherlauderlyn says:
i didnt say it was THAT bad!
estherlauderlyn says:
now i know why you were so moody just now.

Victim #2
joanne says:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
joanne says:
whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
joanne says:
that's like major change
joanne says:
you look bald from here la
joanne says:
got other angles?

Victim #3
biscuit says:
eeeeksss
biscuit says:
that's your NEW HAIRCUT?
biscuit says:
you look balddd

Victim #4
Yap says:
wahh liao ehhhh
Yap says:
so damn short
Yap says:
suddenly your face become sooooooooo big.

Victim #5
Timothy Tiah says:
WOIII
Timothy Tiah says:
WHAT HAPPENED?!?!
Timothy Tiah says:
noooo
Timothy Tiah says:
grow it back
Timothy Tiah says:
grow it back!!!

Victim #6
Carmen says:
what have you done to your hair?
Carmen says:
hahahhaaa
Carmen says:
omg
Carmen says:
you must be out of your mind
Carmen says:
you just look weird


And other responses on this blog.

Anyway here is the enlarged version of the 'haircut'.


This is what I started work with.


Through the two minute editing process - I've found some passion in life to photoshop hairstyles. Designer for hire, anyone? :)

11 comments:

  1. sweat!
    *put back the pair of fallen eyes*

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  2. you were supposed to credit me for something.

    traitor.

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  3. Hey, wasnt pranking me intentional? :p

    And I so knew it was photoshopped ok! So in true fact, I didnt fall for it :p you just insisted that it was the real thing, I was afraid that it would make you feel even worse if I kept on prodding if it was photoshopped :p

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  4. JOEL THANKS JOANNE GRACIOUSLY for virally spreading the prank on her blog.

    It was fun wasn't it.

    caffenny: eye balls you mean.:)

    Okayy...I know my photoshop skills isn't that great. But try not to reemphasize, can? Looking for potential design employers here.

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  5. vincent: i think you should reinstall your windows live again. its virus-infected.

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  6. phew, u got me there... :P

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  7. Hahahahah that is a brilliant prank haahhahhhaaa.... Made me smile for the day :P

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  8. hey joel, knowing you for years i don't think you'll go back to your 1998 'apek' hairstyle oke! btw way just discovered your blog. mind if i link you?

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  9. Ahaha! Victim #5 was so funny!

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