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The Last Story by Eyes-0n-Me The Last Story by Eyes-0n-Me
This is my 1st photomanipulation, I'm trying to learn how to do b/c I really like this kind of art^^ This one is something like a present for our friend Hironobu Sakaguchi!^^ Hope he'll like it!
Squall as Zael /Elza
Rinoa as Calista / Kanan

Photo by :iconknami:
Texture by :iconpareeerica: [link]
Edit by Squall ~
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I like it! Couple shots are hard to do! Good chemistry here!
The posing is good too, I like that its not a typical 80's back to back shot. I have found back-to-back shots are better when they're not quite symmetrical, and are a little staggered.

I like the lighting too, its bright, which makes the whole shot bright. Great detail on the costumes too, you can tell you have put thought into that.

I also like how the weapons cross each-other, but the sword is in front of the black, which makes it pop out more showing that detail.

A couple of things I'd tweak a bit, the masking around the two models, I'd make that either more clean (sharper), or I'd make it much more of a glow. If you have photoshop, I'd use the enhanced masking techniques, were you can modify the masks some more. use pen tool to draw paths that you can mask for the sharp edges, like the sword.

One more, which is more personal opinion really.
The background, I'd somehow make it more 3d if you can. Like show they're standing on something, maybe some form of depth, like shadows or something? could use your original background, to show they're standing on something? But again, thats just personal opinion, there's a place for this style too.

All and all, very good shot. Well done!
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metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Is that the killer cutter+5? personally the Killer Cutter is one of my fave weapons! I JUST NEED THAT FREAKIN' SALAMANDER BONE!
Cessorix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
magnificent dress phenomenals.
LightningTheArtist Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
e vabbè..... *senza parole*
ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome!!!
furesiya Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I cant wait to finally play this game :iconlazepoolplz:
You guys did great with these designs <33
pareeerica Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Great work. Congrats on your 1st photo manip. (I cringe when I see my first

Very handsome male model. :w00t:

In regards to constructive criticism too, I agree with the below comment, perhaps a bigger glow would have been a little better.

Shadows & lighting come with time with an image that you want to appear as if real, but for this one, which is more of a poster style, it works well.

Keep up the great work & thanks for showing me your creation :)
Rimma911 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haruhina143 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
as always still the best cosplayers ever wonderful job
Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Very nice.
And Squall, is that an actual tattoo by your left hip, or makeup?
ClefJ Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fairly solid photomanipulation! Good idea using a white outer glow.
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