Plastic Surgery

Now let's combine the ideas from Chapter 15, “Collage,” with the Healing Brush to perform some surgery on yours truly (Figure 16.182). We'll attempt to transform my everyman nose into a Hollywood masterpiece, worthy of the best Beverly Hills doctor that money can buy (Figure 16.183). The general concept for performing plastic surgery is to isolate areas, rotate/transform them into a new position, and then blend in the seams so that nobody can tell that we messed with the image. Here's the play by play:

Figure 16.182. The author, awaiting a nose job. (©2005 Gary Isaacs)

Figure 16.183. After a little surgery, my nose is much slimmer. ...

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