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cock3tail Sep 21, 2005 8:13 PM

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Hi, Thanks to all who helped with the red eye earlier. Now I would like to add a single red teardrop falling from the red of the eye. All help appreciated. Thanks.

creeduk Sep 22, 2005 7:24 AM

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To get the tear from the red of the eye I close the eye a little more for realism as it needs to come from the lower lid (of course it would come nearer the duct really by the nose but this works for art :)

creeduk Sep 22, 2005 7:27 AM

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or a bit deep with a littlemore translucent look.

DanielT2 Sep 23, 2005 10:49 AM

I think it looks disturbingly like blood.

Plus, a more realistic look would be for the teardrop to be coming from the very inside corner of the eye. That is where the tear ducts are, and one single drop would look much more realistic coming from there. Try it.

mommy_culleton Sep 23, 2005 1:41 PM

I agree with the "blood" look. I suppose it's a matter of what story you are trying to tell with this photo.

The placement of the tear drop could be at either the inside OR the outside edge of the eye. I depends on how the head is tilted. In this case, I vote for the outside because it looks like the head is tilted a bit to that side.

Reminds me of an old song "I've got tears, in my ears, 'cause I'm lying in my bed on my back, crying over you....."


Luxowell Sep 23, 2005 2:43 PM

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meh... not too good... but i got busy after about 2 minutes of working on it.

i was constantly annoyed by the fact i was making a tear that didn't originate from the tear duct :)

Stevekin Sep 23, 2005 3:29 PM

Personally, I think it is the very fact that cock3tail requested the teardrop to come from the red of the eye and in red, to match the eye, that makes it look as false as it does.

Nothing wrong in the request, just makes it difficult to producea realisticlook.

Now, if the teardrop was a natural colour, ie, transparent, with no colour, and in the corner, as creeduk pointed out already, it would be realistic.

For the purpose requested though, it looks pretty damn good ;)

creeduk Sep 23, 2005 4:11 PM

Thanks Steve :-)I am glad some one else read the request and my comments :G

cock3tail Sep 23, 2005 5:57 PM

Thanks all.Even though it doesn't look to be real,that is exactly the effect I was after.You are all very talented people.:cool:

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