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Mermaid .. by NatalieLauren Mermaid .. by NatalieLauren
if DOWNLOADED please FAVOURITE! :+fav: :hug:

I'm quite annoyed with this, I like it overall but I just cant seem to get that 'underwater' look :shakefist:

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water stock *Tigers-stock [link]

water stock `majnouna [link]

woman ~missboux [link]

tail ~DeviantRoze [link]

hair ~hellonlegs [link]

bubbles *FrostBo [link]

chains ~Henda-Stock [link]

flowers =Lileya [link]

crown ~mirrorimagestock [link]

water splash *FrostBo [link]
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screamqueen123 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is really good
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FrostBo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it congrats :)
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Lileya Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Beautiful work!
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NatalieLauren Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)

Ahhh I see, thats where I went wrong I'll have another go at a different one I think, if I need any help I'll note you, thankyou for the help :D :huggle:
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DeviantRoze Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work :D

Getting things to look underwater is a bit tricky, a good way to do it is to adjust each layer separately (since what looks nice on one layer may not have the same effect on another layer). So, some advice would be to first make sure your different parts of the picture are on their own layers. Then, select around one part of it (like the hair, for example), if you use Photoshop you can do this by holding the ctrl key and clicking the thumbnail view of the layer - it will automatically select all that is on the layer. Create a new layer and fill the selection with a bluish color and change its blending mode and opacity until you like it. And then just do that for each part of your picture, like the body and tail. There are other adjustments that can be made as well with the levels and curves that you might want to try.

I hope I didn't confuse you with this long comment, if you need anything explained a bit more I'd be more than happy to :aww:. I've worked quite a bit with photomanips (and mermaids) for awhile, so if you need help on something feel free to ask/note me, I might know a thing or two that could help. :)
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