Let Gentle Waters Touch My Skin

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    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.

    Gabriel_Not, Toni_V, Sigi K ॐ, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. mikesim 39 months ago | reply

      nice portrait!

    2. 1201 Photography 39 months ago | reply

      Wow! Love your execution of this idea. Inspiring :)

    3. orangeUboard 39 months ago | reply

      brilliant. great work.

    4. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 39 months ago | reply

      This nice pic was seen in ***Everything you want, whenever you want.
      www.flickr.com/groups/1584151@N23/
      Thanks for sharing it with the group.

    5. CowGummy 39 months ago | reply

      stunning work. The processing is absolutely flawless.

    6. Bronzino2009 39 months ago | reply

      ¡Qué original!
      Me encanta, es bellísima.

    7. nlwirth 39 months ago | reply

      nicely done! reminds me of an x-men transformation

    8. Seth Dunne 39 months ago | reply

      That's awesome, nice job.

    9. Syber76600 [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

      Visto en All beautiful shots and many more.
      sarah-brightman-fairy
      Todas las cosas son hermosas a los ojos

      sinceros.

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    10. Sevillaman 39 months ago | reply

      Great work!

      Visto en All beautiful shots and many more.
      sarah-brightman-fairy
      Todas las cosas son hermosas a los ojos sinceros.

    11. Brian Preen 39 months ago | reply

      I enjoy these worked on images when combined with artistic flare, even more so because they are beyond my patience !!!

    12. fotodiman 39 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work on PSD ! Congrats !!!

    13. smith.rickg 39 months ago | reply

      Superb work. Your comprehension of "How to cheat in Photoshop" appears to be spot on. Lovely picture!

    14. bauingenieuse 39 months ago | reply

      genial gemacht. mag ich sehr!

    15. gravitat-OFF 39 months ago | reply

      ein super guter Effekt. Der Trick ist wahrlich gelungen.

    16. ChernobylBob 39 months ago | reply

      Really nicely done. I don't think it could have turned out much better.

    17. oO Tobias Oo 39 months ago | reply

      wundervolle komposition!!! tolle arbeit!

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