Ice Girl by billyboy

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Image started as a portrait of my daughter. Used Photoshop’s chrome filter and layer blend mode effects to get ice look. In fact, the image in the lower layer was my beach image Sanibel which explains the subtle turquoise and blue tones. The chrome filter always works best in layer blend mode cause it’s a monochrfome filter (at least in my medeival version of PS it was :-) and needs color contrasts to make it look convincing. I tried several base images before finding the one that worked best. The bubbles in the leg were from an old neg I found of a macro of a fizzy drink I did yonks ago, and the drips were one of the splash droplets from my Big Fishing that I cloned. For the wet stain under the foot I just selected an area and increased the level.

Flames were from a log fire in Portugal, icicles on the head from a Kodak Instamatic shot taken 25 years ago. Detail can be better seen in click to view larger!

… and for anyone who’s interested, this is the original picture… Ice Girl all thawed out as a teenager!

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February, 2012

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  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentover 7 years ago

    I love this!!

    Absolutely incredible – straight in the faves!

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldover 7 years ago

    !!!!!!!! Amazing Billy!!!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    Brilliant execution – such stunning work Billyboy. Very impressive!

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 7 years ago

    Many thanks Cathie, Belinda and Paul!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 7 years ago

    What an amazing job you’ve done here billyboy! Fabulous work!

  • claire jones
    claire jonesover 7 years ago

    this is fanastic. has this been in a photo magazine, i am sure i have seen it before? great work anyway

  • Aaron .
    Aaron .over 7 years ago

    Bill – this is really unusual and unusul is right up my alley. Chrystaline and sharp – i like the barely containe maleavolence of the flames under her jacket, it adds a real contrast.

    PS – Welcome to RB brother, I’m lovin’ your work. (Noticed your axe in your avatar, what you got there ?)

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 7 years ago

    Thanks Mel, cjay & Flamejob… cjay, this was in issue 24 of Photoshop Creative mag. You’ve got a cool looking gallery which I’ll check out later…

    Flame, that’s a Lakland 4-string bass. They’re a small company in Chicago and their US built models are awesome. We bought a 5-string for the studio and I got the 4-string for myself… haven’t played my Precision since!

    Cheers, BB

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 7 years ago

    This is really cool !!

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 7 years ago

    this is far out ,great idea the FX are amazing

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