Apologies for my absence. I’ve been a bit under the weather the last few days, but I’m perking up and nothing made me feel better than the new release from *ARGRACE* called HIKARI. It’s wet. Yep, it really does look like wet hair! I paired it with one of my very few must-haves from Summerfest ’14, this bathing suit from Valentina E. All I needed to do was dive into the ocean and start snapping!
Well, not exactly. While the hair does look wet, the suit and my skin didn’t. Fortunately, I recently watched a video tutorial on using the Plastic Wrap filter in the Photoshop Filter Gallery to mimic wet surfaces. Once I had done my basic edits, I applied the filter followed by a layer mask to remove and lighten parts of the effect, tossed in a few extra water droplets and came up with the final image. This is the first time I have used this filter and added water drops with a brush and I was rather pleased with the result. You can flick over to my Flickr stream to see a higher resolution photo.
Time to go towel off now…who wants to dry my back? 😉
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Swimsuit: Valentina E. :V.e. Carmen Ruffled One Piece Swimsuit S Orchid by ValentinaEvangelista (available at Summerfest ’14 until July 13 2014)
Necklace: Cae :: Promise :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
Earrings: Cae :: Promise :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: *ARGRACE* HIKARI – Auburn by rika Oyen
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT Terre MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri
Pose: oOo Studio sexpot_five by Olaenka Chesnokov
Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD