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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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:iconolo-floof:
olo-floof Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Great idea. The hands reaching out from the photographs makes the whole concept work.
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:iconnitew0lf1:
nitew0lf1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
tuto plz
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:iconmatth001:
matth001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Do you have a tutorial on how to make this?
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:iconanonimvictor:
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
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:iconmidasdesign08:
midasdesign08 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Featured Here: [link]
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:iconjewhonks:
jewhonks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
so freak'n awesome
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:iconerror-factory:
eRRoR-factory Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing bro
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:iconzebrra18:
zebrra18 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is stunning!!!
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:iconflamingtaco007:
flamingtaco007 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
this is great!
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:icononiramaa:
Oniramaa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
how can i do that???? it's fantastic... plz contact with me... torch.gr@hotmail.com
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:icontaco-the-penguin:
Taco-The-Penguin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!!!! :D
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:iconcheetahamsloth:
CheetaHamSloth Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
peeeerfect ;)
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:iconthylacyanide:
Thylacyanide Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it :D very well done, un
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:iconjeremy-chambers:
Jeremy-chambers Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is art! good job
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:iconabstractiseverything:
AbstractisEverything Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have a piece similar to this except it has cats:D
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:iconoctoberpumpkins:
octoberpumpkins Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
wow, this is awesome!!
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:iconnilesbabe2013:
nilesbabe2013 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student Photographer
omg this is beautiful. I really love this picture, it has soo much meaning in it. (:
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oOGreenGirlOo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
looks great!
awesome job:D
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:iconrabigyin:
RaBigYin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Excellent work!
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:iconoru-khan:
Oru-Khan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
somehow..
i feel like that..
its exactly how i feel..
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:iconsafiaa:
safiaa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
like it!! what do we call this manipulation??
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:iconlobogeminis:
lobogeminis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
great work.
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:iconverseprose:
Verseprose Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
this is an awesome work :wow:
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:iconspeedboo:
speedboo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
i spent an hour looking for this picture. i had seen it once and was like that's awesome. I forgot the name and looked thank god i found it.
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:iconhiro2satu:
hiro2satu Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very nice mate
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:iconbluetears15:
BlueTears15 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Just....incredible...Wow. Thats an amazing picture right there.
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:iconn0b0dyxiii:
N0b0dyXIII Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009   Photographer
Great composition :)
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:iconboscobass:
boscobass Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
WooW! Love it!
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:icontheperfectlestat:
theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconazulablue:
azulablue Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
very lovely! :heart:
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:icontheperfectlestat:
theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconazulablue:
azulablue Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
you're very welome :D
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:iconnumbxthexpain:
numbxthexpain Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
i like the idea!

its nice and he has this powerful sad expression
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:icontheperfectlestat:
theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmsmarymak:
MsMaryMak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
This is amazing!!!! I love it, so wonderful.
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:icontheperfectlestat:
theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconanacriszim:
anacriszim Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
this is so - WOW!
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:icontheperfectlestat:
theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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down-hearted Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist
awesome. i really love it. it's a great idea. the facial expression of the man is amazing. well done!
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:iconkaustavmeister:
kaustavmeister Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Photographer
did you actually use polaroid brushes fo this?
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:icontheperfectlestat:
theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No. The polaroids are photos as well. The only brushes I used were standard Photoshop brushes, if I remember correctly.
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KarinaGlamorous Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is amazing hun!
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:icontheperfectlestat:
theperfectlestat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconomgitzvicky:
omgitzvicky Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Woaaaaah..
this is amazing!!!
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
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:iconnouthin:
nouthin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome concept..
u give me some idea..
thanks a lot
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:iconblueramix:
blueramix Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Love It ......
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:iconbellat:
bellat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
OHMYGAWD!this is amusing!
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:iconsuicidekills:
suicidekills Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
PERFECT!
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:iconinsane-p:
insane-P Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
i like it very much....but I don't know how you made this picture...
could you please send me a link or something where I can learn about it?

Love this pic...
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capricornchick Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
i love it !!!!!

and yes u need to come up with a poem for this....gosh, it is good!
can see the story behind it...lovely...
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