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December 21, 2004
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Stay In My Past by theperfectlestat Stay In My Past by theperfectlestat
Note me for a Print.

You know those painful relationships that just won't end? No matter how hard to try to get away? They always do something to rope you in... Tears, repeated phonecalls, get pregnant... Yah. Those people. I'm sure there's a poem somewhere in this pic... I just haven't found it yet.

Photo is courtesy of Dave3of4, who allowed me to use a photo from his gallery. Thanks. ^_^ The rest is my own... Done in Photoshop, using only standard brushes, although I'll probably make some brushes and touch it up later. I'm not completely happy with it yet... but I can say that about everything in my gallery, so, here it is anyhow. ;P

Took about 2 hours with interuptions, RPing, and taking stock photos. ^_^

**EDIT** People have accused me of copying someone else's work here.... I didn't. Sure, there's similar stuff out there. Bite me. And no, I don't want to see the work you think I've copied.

**EDIT 2** Bah. Messed with the shadows. I'm not quite happy with it yet.

**EDIT 3 (feb 1 2005)** I got some good feedback on this image and used some of your advice. The polaroids have been edited a little to give them a more 'natural' texture... I just adjusted the contrast and brightness a little on the polaroid layers, and, since they are actual photos of polaroids (the frame part at least), the natural texture started to show up. They're still a little flatter than I'd like, but there's not a whole lot I can do about that at this point. I'd like to get ahold of a higher resolution copy of the picture of the guy and redo the whole picture, but we'll see what happens there. Thanks for all your great feedback. ^_^

**EDIT 4 (dec 5 2005)** Due to the number of people asking to use this image, and the much larger number of people not asking and using it, I've put a bunch of ugly copyrights on it. I hate it as much as you do.

**EDIT 4 (March 11 2007)** Got tired of all the watermarks and people bitching about them. Bitch about the ONE watermark there now, and I'll go overkill again. So shut up. :D
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olo-floof Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Great idea. The hands reaching out from the photographs makes the whole concept work.
nitew0lf1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
tuto plz
matth001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Do you have a tutorial on how to make this?
AnoniMVictor Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
only 2 h ... i think it tooked more than 4 ... verry nice and interesting , manipulation ... sorry for bad english
midasdesign08 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
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jewhonks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
so freak'n awesome
eRRoR-factory Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing bro
zebrra18 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is stunning!!!
flamingtaco007 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
this is great!
Oniramaa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
how can i do that???? it's fantastic... plz contact with me...
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