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Ice Mountain Mountain by DanShive Ice Mountain Mountain by DanShive
Another of the four for my class. This is more complex than it may appear, but the basic idea is that it's a water bottle photographed from an unusual perspective.

The sky is a separate photo. The bottle itself is many layers:

- A layer with reduced opacity and layer transparency options

- A layer made by ctl-clicking the previous layer and filling a new layer with an aqua hue to modify the color of the bottle and to make it look like there may be a liquid in there.

- The label needed to be opaque, so there's a layer for that.

- The cap is emphasized by another layer to make it appear opaque, but the "cap layer" itself was somewhat transparent to keep the effect from being too strong relative to the see-through bottle.

- There's a layer that is the shape of the bottle but contains imagery from the sky background with a liquify effect applied to create artificial distortion of the clouds.

Simple image, complex creation. And I'm well aware that the label should wrap around the back; I tried that out, and it looks MUCH better when it defies that logic.
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Paladin343 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
...very, very, VERY cool. I wish I had better adjectives.
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TerraKat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
It could just be one of those labels that stick on the front.

Very nice.
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BlackNightingGale Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks very beautiful! If only water would always look that yummy. =D
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AARST Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Hm. It looks like an incomplete 3D render my friend made.

You can't look through a bottle or glass filled with water and see what's behind it like it is. There's light distortion going on inside the bottle. You actually added a layer that made sure this was visible, but you still left it transparent, this wouldn't be the case.

This, along with the label not visible on the other side, makes it a lot less realistic. I can imagine it looks better, because if you let the label wrap around, you wouldn't be able to see the sky at all, but still... /You/ can do better. :3
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frazeocity Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Now I've got the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme going through my head.

Very imposing. It almost makes me want to lean back a bit because it gives the impression that it's coming toward the viewer.
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SuperLlama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My God...it's full of refreshing spring water...
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frazeocity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
*Snerk* Precisely.
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crazylink Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
It's nice, but wouldn't you be able to see the back of the label through the bottle?
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DanShive Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Either this is a joke or SOMEONE didn't read the description! ^^;
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crazylink Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
I guess my eyes cut off that part of the description, Sorry.
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