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Review of chapter "Past and future." from TouchoftheWind
Review:
I loved the first one...the way you blended the pics at the top were brilliant!
Comments from author:
Oh wow! Thanks TouchoftheWinds. These manips represent my earliest attempts with photomanipulation. I think they are even before I had photoshop... I haven't looked at them for years, and I can certainly see the learning curve from then till the more recent stuff. But it is great to get some love for the older stuff.

Tals
Review By [TouchoftheWind] • Date [12 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Past and future." from GirlFriday
Review:
Wonderful manips. In fact, I love them so much that I'm now off to read the fic. Which, admitedly, I was planning to do quite a while ago, but got sidetracked...
Comments from author:
Thanks Kamikazee! Another unsuspecting reader lured into my trap *evil cackle* Nah, just kidding. Hope you enjoy the story too.

Tals
Review By [GirlFriday] • Date [25 Jul 04] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Dawn, sgc." from CPTSkip
Review:
Cool! Now this picture of Dawn looks like an alien butt kicker. Lol!
Comments from author:
Thanks! Yeah, she looks the part of a fighter, all right.... lol. Tals
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [4 Jun 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "What lies beyond the gate." from CPTSkip
Review:
I like it, but shouldn't Dawn be down at the bottom with the rest of the SG1 team?
Comments from author:
I suppose you're right, but.... Well, you have to look at the symbolism - The stargate = a gate, and Dawn is standing inside the stargate, and behind a half-open iron gate. Uhh, heavy symbolism. lol.... good thing I'm not taking myself way to serious! *grin*.

Thanks for your review. Tals
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [4 Jun 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Dawn, sgc." from sparrowhawk
Review:
I love this, it's perfect for your fic.
I can't wait for the next part, just like I can't wait for the next part of your fic.

Keep up the great work

Rogue
Comments from author:
Thank you so much. I just thought it'd be nice to share some of the pics I've got floating in my mind, when I write the story, with you guys. I'm glad you like Dawn, this is pretty much how I see her (with the constraint of having to use real pics.) Older, thougher, shoulderlenght hair...

Glad you liked it. Tals
Review By [sparrowhawk] • Date [31 May 04] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "What lies beyond the gate." from Thedruid
Review:
And BTW, what program are you useing for these?
Comments from author:
I used the trial version of Microsoft Photodraw. It's a very good program with an excellent crop tool... I can only recommend it. I just don't know if I have the money to go and buy it. sigh...

Tals
Review By [Thedruid] • Date [30 May 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Dawn, sgc." from Thedruid
Review:
Nice phot manupluiation. Only nit-pic is that you have to match the skin tones on the head and hands more, it almost looks like those hands are from some male.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Yeah, I had trouble adjusting the colour. But just for reference, the hands do belong to a picture of Sam, so they are definitely female. But her skin tone is lighter. Unfortunately my trial version of the photprogramme expired so I can't change the pictures I have.

Tals
Review By [Thedruid] • Date [30 May 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Dawn, sgc." from lyapunov
Review:
Cool, it opened this time! Liked the first one a lot, the second didn't look much like Dawn i felt, but that's probably just me, still a good pic though. What programs do you use to create these pics?
Comments from author:
Thanks. Dawn isn't supposed to look like the dawn from the show, that's the whole point, she is supposed to look like an adult. the image is from a screencap of the ep. 'wrecked'. Glad you liked the pics. The programme i'm using is the trial version of Microsoft Photodraw. Very good program. You need a good, adjustable crop tool for stuff like this. Not one hat can only crop set shapes. (squares, etc.)

Tals
Review By [lyapunov] • Date [30 May 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Dawn, sgc." from WhiteWolf
Review:
I think her head is too small, the hands ar too big compared to the head.
Comments from author:
That's so weird, I was worried that her head was too big. But with no photo programme at the present time, I can't really change anything. And it just feels right to me to post these pictures (3 when it's finished) as a comment of sorts to my story. They aren't perfect, but it's the best I can do, and I hope they ad something to my story. But I definitely like the first one best.

But I just had to have one with Dawn in the proper uniform. Other than that, the story is still my main focus, this is just for kicks. You can only do that much with pics (well, I can, at least) with the story it's my own imagination setting the boundaries, with this you have to work with whatever pics you've got. Hope you still enjoyed it.

Tals
Review By [WhiteWolf] • Date [30 May 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Dawn, sgc." from MarcusRowland
Review:
It's good, but I think the hair is a bit too red for Dawn. If your paint program has something like a brush that darkens existing colours that would fix it.
Comments from author:
I used one of tose trial programs which are free for 30 days. (and it expired... sniffles.But I managed to do about six pics all in all, whic I'm planning on putting here. Three for Dawn and sgc.) so I can't really change it. I used the smudge tool to drag her hair over the uniform, and in the picture the lighting gave her hair a red sheen. But other than that, I'm happy with the result. especially that her shorter hair looks somewhat believable.

Thanks for the review. Tals
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [30 May 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "What lies beyond the gate." from trinfaneb
Review:
Very nice looking. I've played around with Photoshop just enough to know how hard it is to get something that good :)
Comments from author:
Thanks. Yeah, it's annoyingly difficult sometimes, but it's just such a great feeling when you get it right, so I had to keep trying, you know? Thanks for your review.
Tals
Review By [trinfaneb] • Date [29 May 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "What lies beyond the gate." from (Recent Donor)kvk
Review:
Very nice. Makes a great "movie poster" for your fic.

kvk
Comments from author:
Thanks! Yeah, I felt like making something visual to go along with my story, make it more real...(and btw, I love your pics.) Tals.
Review By [(Recent Donor)kvk] • Date [29 May 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "What lies beyond the gate." from Lemming
Review:
I'd say great, but I do have a small issue... you squished the stargate.... :(
Otherwise, I wish I was that good


~Lemming@
Comments from author:
Yeah, the gate is a little wonky, but details, details.... lol.
And believe me, I have made some terrible pics before I got this result. Just try and try again.
Thanks for your review. Tals
Review By [Lemming] • Date [29 May 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "What lies beyond the gate." from lyapunov
Review:
It wouldn't open. Sniff.
Comments from author:
Sorry about that. I've just tried to open it myself (without being logged on) and it worked just fine. So I have no idea what the problem is. Maybe you just got unlucky.
Tals.
Review By [lyapunov] • Date [29 May 04] • Not Rated
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