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Copyright: Philip Gerald (philip) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 31 N: 186] (1350)
Genre: Gens
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2011-01-22
Catégories: Expérimental, Ambiance, MM [Manipulation Majeure], Portrait
Appareil photographique: Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G AF-S
Exposition: f/10.0, 1/250 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale, Workshop
Date de soumission: 2011-03-30 13:36
Vue: 2947
Favoris: 2 [voir]
Points: 10
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
This is another variation of my Cracked image. Someone said that image reminded them of an Avatar character so I decided to make it as much like Avatar as possible. The original image was taken in a studio setting, I'll post the original as a workshop. As always, you're welcome to View My Site.

For Jimmy:

It's pretty simple. You'll need an image that would work for the texture of the cracked skin...maybe a stock photo of cracked paint or an image you take (a close up image with a lot of detail).

You'll need to take the image of the cracked paint and overlay it as a separate layer from your portrait. I took the part of the cracked paint image and laid it over half of the face then made a duplicate of that half and flipped it horizontal so it would be identical on both sides of the face. After that I used a layer mask to remove the paint image from the ears, eyes, hair and eyebrows etc.

Once you have the texture only on the parts of the face that you want it, you'll set the paint layer blend mode to "luminosity" so that it essentially turns from an image of paint into a more natural texture. Then turn the layer opacity down until it looks good to you.

From that point I added a channel mixer layer to give it the blue hue. I used a layer mask to remove the channel mixer hue effect from the eyes. Then I made a new layer and painted over the eyes with a green color and set the blend mode to either "color" or "overlay" can't remember which off the top of my head.

The distortion in the ears, larger eyes and larger nose were all done with the liquify filter tool. I then added little white specks with the paint brush tool, various sizes. Then I created a layer below the white specks and used a slightly larger brush and made it a baby blueish color. I went over the little white specks and made baby blue specks to give them a glowing effect. That's pretty much it, hopefully that all made sense.


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Hello Phil

Would like to know about the process you used for such a facinating image. Nice and over the top. pp work is flawless


Nice presentation, the result is pretty amazing. Thanks for the note explaining the step you followed to achieved that image.

Hi Phil, this is an amzing shot and now I feel relly software illiterate. I do sort of follow your note but I guess I'm a long way off this sort of thing. Oh yeah my 15 yr old says thats sic! Fiona

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  • Tim Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 18 N: 240] (1139)
  • [2011-04-02 23:34]

Nice job Phil! I likes it...

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  • what Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 11] (354)
  • [2012-09-15 0:45]

Hi Philip,
I like it, very nice shot.

Best regards

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