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By EnigmaPhoto
OK.. I've been wanting to upload this for ages but always been hesitant.

However, a post earlier this week has prompted me to get it on EPZ. This was one of my attempts at using Painter with Photography. Not completely original as it's based on a illustration I saw.

The model was shot in the studio on a chroma green background. I already had the shot in mind. I had to set up the light and gels to match the final shot (in my mind at least). So the redness on the skin is really there using gels on a beauty dish. The rest of the lighting is small soft boxes and a snoot (made from cinepaper).

Digitally speaking;

The background was initially put together from other shots (mainly clouds) which was then bent into this shape. The rest of the shot (rocks, volcano, mountains in the background, etc.) was drawn in using corel painter.

The model was wearing different underwear so all that is digitally added too.

I also added some dodge and burn to the skin to add drama.

I've been told by many other photographers in London not to give to much away but I think that it would be against the ethos of EPZ... so there you go.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: mad-dogs, Stace, andrewrit and 22 more


mad-dogs 18 2.2k England
13 Aug 2008 11:46PM
Excellent image with great attention to detail.
Stace Plus
12 2 2 England
13 Aug 2008 11:56PM
Beautiful image,
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
14 Aug 2008 12:08AM
Amazing amount of work, the result is great though.
BERTRAM 12 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2008 7:39AM
And you have done it brilliantly.
sketch 13 1.5k United Kingdom
14 Aug 2008 8:07AM
Superb as ever Dean, another beautiful image

sarah x
ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2008 8:11AM
Nice work done in photoshop......
I can not see where you cut paste and cleaned up edges.....
The Girl is sharp and clear......
Background works really well....
You done a lot of work and done a great job with it......
Well done......
garth01 14 64
1 Sep 2008 6:27PM
Thanks for sharing your tips on how you did this shot,not that I will be able to reach this level but great to know all the same.Gareth.
14 Oct 2008 8:02PM
Fabulous work, really good,
pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 11:56AM
Thanks for sharing method it always makes DM pictures more interesting to me. You have done a great job of the manipulation and created an imaginative result.

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