At first, I was very happy with this picture. I have almost achieved what I had in mind when I have started to photoshop it. I like the pose, I like the light, I like the shadows, I like the cloak and I absolutely love that shawl.
BUT… argh the shawl; I have forgotten to correct the layering of the shawl with the turtleneck. I thought I had taken care of it but I guess at some point, I have mixed my layers in photoshop.
I always try to have the clothes, the hair, the accesories to layer up as you would logicaly expect them to. Most of the time, as I work in a studio (aka sky platform made with 2 planks),I take 3 or 4 snapshots with the same angle: first one with the whole outfit, the second without the cloak, the third without the scarf and the fourth without the hair. Then I rebuild the picture in photoshop. There are a lot of tools in that program to help you improve your image but in the end, I often find the copy / paste of details to work best.
Here is the original for comparison.
Mesh head: LOGO Infinity Alex Hybrid Mesh Avatar v3.0
Skin: *YS&YS* Beatrix Tone02 Skin Applier LOGO ALEX Mesh Head
Hair: Exile::Cozy Winter Nights Blondes @ Collabor88
Coat: -Pixicat- Stockholm.Coat (White) @ Collabor88
Shawl: Zaara : [Mesh] Kashmiri Shawl *jardin* @ Collabor88
Skin: DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Anouk Mixedtype
Eyes: IKON Destiny Eyes – Maya (S)
Hair: Magika  Written
Bikini top: Baiastice_Luli Bikini-pink signs @ Collabor88
Skirt: Tee*fy Layla Wrapped Skirt Pink @ Collabor88
Jewels: LaGyo_Pirate earrings Pack Gold @ Collabor88
Necklace: Glam Affair – Rope Embellished Necklace Coral @ Collabor88
Rose: LaGyo_Sailor hat Pink (inside pack) @ Collabor88
Shoes: (Milk Motion) cross strap sandals – pink @ Collabor88
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Medium Feet
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant
Poses: Marukin @ Collabor88
I am in love with the colors of this Chantkare dress and to play with a more couture look, I have paired it with the new leggings from Maitreya in sodalite blue.
I have updated the marketplace and the in world store with the new version of the Gaelle shape I have been using in my two last posts. The shape is made to fit a size M of the standard sizing system for mesh clothings. So she is a bit curvy and very sexy.
If you’re brave enough to endure the Marketplace and its problems due to the new direct delivery system updates, here is the link. Otherwise, I advise you to pay a visit to the small temporary Dunes shop in world to try a free demo.
Shape: ** Dunes ** Gaelle V2 Shape Size M or Marketplace
Skin: ::Dutch Touch:: ::eSmEE:: pEACH – CLA (makeup) EB1 MU3 + ::DT:: MakeUp – EyeLiner – nr 2
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Trojan Blue (M) and Aspen Green
Hair: [LeLutka]-BONJOUR hair – StrawberryBlonde
Hair 2: Hair: ::Exile:: Rivers Run:Chardonnay
Dress: CHANTKARE TAMARIND DRESS BRASS
Leggings: Maitreya Mesh Leggings – Sodalite
Earrings: [MANDALA]Tukemono Mesh Earrings ./Gold & Silver/TDR
Ring: je suis…voyante *gemstone*
Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_PinkManicure
Skin: 08 Pale Skin -Bella- /*smoky *REDGRAVE*
Eyes Makeup: *elymode* makeup – Gluttony shadows – chocolate 1 (full) at Festival of Sin
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Blue + Rust (S)
Hair: Elikatira Hair: [e] Locked – Blonde 06
Vest: HouseofFox :: MyFunSweater at EPOCH Legend Clown (exclusive)
Suit: HouseofFox :: MyFunSuit at EPOCH Legend Clown (exclusive)
Ring: Donna Flora ZSAZSA leo ring turquoise R
Watch: MIEL TROUPE WATCH – bright
Earrings: LaGyo_Bird of pray earring at EPOCH Legend Beast (exclusive)
Headpiece: LaGyo_Chimera headpiece at EPOCH Legend Beast (exclusive)
Clutch: Maitreya MCEHT Clutch at EPOCH Legend Art of Escher (exclusive)
Shoes: [Gos] Triumph Boots at Festival of Sin