Wednesday, December 02, 2009

And The Winner Is…

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Thank you to everyone who entered the free prize draw. There were 15 entries in total

Using an online random selector, the winner chosen was the blogger, Kiwi Chick

With the photo she sent, she wrote,
“Would love to see how you can enhance the attached photo - some wrinkle removal would be great. I'd also like to crop my mum out of the picture at some point - not because I don't love her - more so that I have got a photo of just me (without too many wrinkles) to save.”

Here is a video showing the selection and the transition.



If this has sparked any thoughts of potential gifts for loved ones, then do get in contact (email address on my profile).
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25 comments:

Ché l'écossais said...

Zipped through the video and had a wtf moment at 1:10, you should try it, it comes as a bit of a shock.
I must say you put my PS skills to shame.
Maybe it's time I upgraded from 7.0.
I'll send you a pic as soon as I can come up with something decent.

Kim Ayres said...

Ché - it makes more sense if you listen to tha commentary that goes along with it :)

Gillian said...

I wish you could remove all my wrinkles like that!!!!

Kim Ayres said...

Gillian - I don't see any wrinkles in your avatar...

Allen Capoferri said...

Congratulations Kiwi!

Falak said...

That I must say was really cool!

cannwin said...

che... it's pretty funny when you zip through it

Kim... nice work and once again... nice voice. ;)

Pat said...

I'm very impressed. I hope Kiwi was pleased.

Charlie said...

I could do the same thing if you allowed me 12 or 13 years to learn the program, and I found some talent somewhere.

Nice job.

KC said...

Wow! I am very impressed with what can be done - although I am slightly embarrassed to see my face plastered on the internet like that. hahahahaha

Thanks Kim!

hope said...

You are too cool!

Sadly, Mom didn't come through with the much anticipated [and dreaded if I'm honest] photos from Thanksgiving.

Ah well, perhaps you'll have a Christmas contest. :)

mapstew said...

Great work, as usual!

(And thanks for the all your help.)

:¬)

Library girl said...

OMG - all I could think (apart from 'Nup, spider eyes are not a good look') was "Wow. What an awesome voice". Ooh ... now I'm blushing ...

udderinggoat said...

Doh! I didn't win but congrats Kiwi Chick and nice job Kim!

Gillian said...

check out my other pix tho.

starrlife said...

Wonderful job there. Congratulations to Kiwi Chick- you look great!

karatemom said...

Hey kim you did a great job..and I enjoyed the commentary ...however..

I did not see my name on your example of where you put the names in the random selector and I did submit my photo very early into your contest.

so I do not think I was even in your draw :(

Kim Ayres said...

Thank you all for your appreciative comments :)

KC - this is why I tried warning people any image submitted would appear on the blog :) Thanks for being up for it :)

Hope - I did wonder if I was going to get a photo from you

Library Girl - it's usually only Americans and Canadians who fall for an English accent. I didn't think it was all that pleasant to Autralian ears...

Gillian - there still aren't any to speak of!

Karatemom - Aha... I see what's happened. You are the only one who entered via Facebook, and you didn't email me a hi-res image. When I was collecting the names together, I went through my gmail inbox. Send me a hi-res version of the image and I'll take a look at it

karatemom said...

yeah I submitted by facebook but you told me IF I won the draw I would have to then submit you a high resolution photo..

So I was just awaiting the outcome before resending.

but its all good no worry.

Mary Witzl said...

Wow, that is incredible! And the video was very well done too. (But I'm glad you left off the make up!)

Stella said...

Amazing Kim!!!!

Chastity Flyte said...

This is great! Clever man. Bet you can change a plug too!

Kim Ayres said...

KarateMom - I accept I was in the wrong here, so if you want to send me a hi-res image, I'll have a go at it for you :)

Mary - Maggie never wears make-up, so I couldn't ask her for advice either...

Stella - thank you :)

Chastity - I can indeed. But don't ask me to put a shelf up...

Helen's Angel said...

Very impressive Kim. And I was shocked at the voice. I thought you were going to be Scottish. Why did I think that? Is it public that you live in Scotland or am I dreaming?

Kim Ayres said...

It all depends how much of my blog you've read. In various places it's mentioned that while I have lived in Scotland for over 20 years - my wife and children, stepchildren and grandchildren are Scottish, and I feel more home here than anywhere else in the UK - I was born in England and have English parents. This has given me the accent I have