So after seeing the group photo of the kids and learning that my li'l niece did NOT have a good day that day .... and it showed I gave myself the task of editing the photo so my Mom and Sis could have a photo worth framing. I had to search my sisters fb photos for a good pic of my niece then worked on it for 2 days getting her face just right. Mind you, I had just started using GIMP again after almost 4 yrs. of not using it or editing a single photo. Man I was rusty!! One of the big problems was the lighting. The reference photo of her face I was superimposing was in dark, grainy light. I had to match her skin warmth to that of the other kids. The matching and blending of her skin tone caused me to have to, in a sense, re-create her hairstyle a bit. Using my pencil brush and color dropper tools, I penciled in more bangs, a new crown, and side strands of hair. Then carefully blending all the colors together with my smudge and blurring tools. I had to re-create her entire mouth using my pencil tool and color dropper tool (picking from the colors in the original photo). And , going from her smile in the reference face pic I was superimposing, re-create everything....lips, teeth, gums, shadows. It wasn't that easy because the original photo was very fuzzy up close. Once the colors were in place I went smudge happy, lol. Then I went to fixing her dress. I used my free select tool to get the bottom 1/2 of her dress, then copied and pasted it then using the scale feature dragged the pasted portion down. Then it was having to blend and match up the colors and lines of the dress. Again using the color dropper, pencil and paintbrush, with a little airbrush, too, and the some blending. Then it was on to the other kids.... Defining my older nephews jawline and smoothing out some teenage blemishes. Taming down my daughters fly aways in her hair, smoothing out her double chin (which poor thing she inherited but didn't get until she gained the baby weight). I even copied and pasted and blended in portions of her hair to bring her neckline in a bit more. And then my adorable li'l grandson .....he was scowling and looking off at something, lol. So I superimposed his head from another pic that was taken that day and blended and smudged his head into his chubby li'l neck. My youngest nephew didn't need much work, just a li'l smudging and I was done with him. I'm still waiting to hear back from the family what they think. Soooooo... in the meantime I decided to put the kids into an entirely different setting. So I planted them on the beach. Funny story with the beach pic.......you wouldn't know that the original pic had a baby elephant from Thailand playing in the sand. With my magic GIMP tools I literally took out an elephant! I copied, pasted and blended in a new sky and treeline. Then added the kids in, softening the edges around their clothes and hair. And copying, pasting and blending in tufts of sand around their shoes. I then added in a bucket and shovel from a pic I found online and pasted in the sand in the bucket and, with some shading, made it look like it was spilling out after tipping over. So let me know what you think.... I'm including the original photo, my nieces face reference pic, the after photo and the beach photo. I look forward to what you say :-D Take good care and God Bless!