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Carrie Fisher Princess Leia

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Published: November 17, 2012
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A Star Wars Episode IV Publicity still of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, I gave it a new background to get the right aspect ratio, some cleaning & enhancements due to the nearly 40yr old age before finishing of with several effects including glow & vignette.

UPDATE:- Due to 2 sellers on Ebay selling my enhancements/customization without permission (These are fun not meant for profit) I have done this new version done fresh from the donor image. This time I have put into practice everything I have learned since I did the initial version exactly 3 years ago & have replace the plain background with a stone effect one.

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2560x1440px 2.54 MB
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PaintShop Pro 16.00
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Akse-p19Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Dave, I wanted to use the reference image of Princess Leia for a mural tribute in Manchester UK but cannot find who took this picture to ask permission, is that you who took this picture? If not do you know who is the photographer who did? Thanks. Eric
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Dave-DaringHobbyist Photographer
All I know for sure is it is a publicity still shot for the First film in 1977, probably British because all the soundstage stuff was shot at Elstree in Herts.
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Akse-p19Professional Traditional Artist
Ok thanks for the info!
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g1ft3d-artProfessional Traditional Artist
Hello Dave! i want to know if you allow me to use this image to make an artwork based on princess leia?
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Dave-DaringHobbyist Photographer
Sure no probs.
Strachanovich's avatar
Fantastic. Top Marks!
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ohTHATseanHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this looks very cool. Saw it on io9 which led me here
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Dave-DaringHobbyist Photographer
I am glad you like it, 50/50 customization & enhancement. I wanted good quality Star Wars wallpapers I could not find them so I made them.
warmunkeh's avatar
I love it, but is there any way you could make a better, less obtrusive watermark?
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Dave-DaringHobbyist Photographer
the water mark is designed to be hidden by the task bar when used as a wallpaper. I used just to have signatures but after people started erasing them & posting my walls as their own I decided that a semi transparent full width mark was the only way to defeat them so no I cannot remove the watermark.
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That would explain why I didn't see it on my computer.  I've had this as one of my favorite wallpapers for weeks.  It's nice to know where it came from.  You've done an outstanding job, and I thank you.
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Dave-DaringHobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
warmunkeh's avatar
The problem there is that I use small taskbars my friend, so they end up being obtrusive in the sense that half of it still shows up.
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Sorry...English fail. Could you please consider making a less obtrusive watermark - I'd appreciate it if you did.
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FlinxeroneStudent Traditional Artist
She was so gorgeous all of us kids (under 12 back in 1977) had a crush on her. I wish she had taken better care of herself, I think she's doing that now.
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Dave-DaringHobbyist Photographer
Yep I was 12/13 when 1 film came out I remember cycling 4 miles to go and see it.

DD
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FlinxeroneStudent Traditional Artist
Yeah, you're a few more years older than I am. My class mates and I would try to get any newspaper articles on any of them, no shortage of that. Then, one day, someone from class brought in an article and it was about Mark Hamill being in a terrible auto incident. We (kids) were genuinely shocked and dismayed. This might have been around late 1977.
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Dave-DaringHobbyist Photographer
I live in the UK we had to wait several months for Star Wars after it was released before it got to the uk, the 70's the bad old day only 4 TV channels no, no net & we had to wait 6 months for the movies to get across the Atlantic. Memories.

D
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FlinxeroneStudent Traditional Artist
Oh, by the way, The Coronet on Geary Blvd. no longer exists.
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FlinxeroneStudent Traditional Artist
Really? Why that long of a wait? I thought the movie was released, simultaneously, world wide? I wish I had the habit, back then, of carrying a camera, for I would have taken many shots of that one day my aunt and relatives were driving along Geary Blvd. and saw this unbelievably long line at The Coronet theater, a line stretching past two blocks. *I have never seen anything like that, remember, I am about aged 9 years.

I was in the back seat of my aunt's Chevrolet shouting excitedly and gleefully and she had no clue. I kept smiling and shouting: 'It's Star Wars, aunt Grace!' She would respond by saying: 'What?' I was laughing and marveling at the sight, my aunts confusion. Damn....I miss those days. I really do.
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Stunning. Very nicely done.
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