Let Gentle Waters Touch My Skin

My wife got this Vichy Cosmetics Tester from the drug store. It is a postcard sized print of a lady with translucent hands like gel with a tiny pouch of cream. It sits in the bathroom just so that I can see it every day. I wanted to find out how the picture was done for some time and thought it was 3D generated (which it probably is). I managed without 3D rendering. I used a path, grey color, dodging and burning, the good old photoshop plastic wrap filter, and lots of little pieces of water.

 

My special thanks go to Steve Caplin, a photoshop god, who showed me how to use the plastic wrap filter in his book "How to cheat in Photoshop".

 

Stock is from Niniel Stocks on Deviantart.

20,570 views
34 faves
28 comments
Taken on February 6, 2011