LOL if I could explain it I would have! I don't know it looks kinda like it's been airbrushed but not, and kinda like textured but not. It's something more than just the photograph isn't it, like maybe something's over it? If I'm not making sense don't worry about it, I just really like the look of it whatever you did!
Ahh... that. It's been smudged a lot. I got on of the "natural" brushes that comes with photoshop. Those bumpy ones. Anyways, I used that as a smugde tool (I used the bggest one, but made if bigger and smaller depending on what I was working on) with a high 'strength' between 30-60. If it gets too messy - which it will; use a big, round, soft brush (smugde tool) at 10-25 and smooth it out a bit - not too much! Over that might be a faint, faint trace of a marble floor texture (at like 6 optacity) but I can't quite remember if I left it in...
This looks great i love the butterfly on your shoulder and the colours are fantastic. The only problem i have is that the right arm lookks as though it isn't attached to you i mean it does but it doesn't. other than that this looks great you've done a great job
What a fun concept! Regardless of whether or not that's real (though it certainly looks it!) for all that I love butterflies I think I'd be freaked out by having one crawl up my back too.
My husband used to play a cruel trick on the zoo attendants in their butterfly house. They always make people stand in a foyer and brush you down to make sure there aren't any butterflies clinging to you as you leave, and they tell folks to make sure not to bother them if they land on you. So Clint would walk up behind the attendant and suddenly say "OUCH!" and slap his arm as if swatting a mosquito. Of course there was nothing there, but he got such a sadistic giggle out of watching the attendants jump in horror.
Oh man! What a mean, awful (but funny) trick! I've always enjoyed the butterfly house. It's always neat when I go in there, as butterflies love to land and crawl all over me and tourists like to take pictures of me like I'm a display or something.
I love the butterfly house too - though it's much easier to take the heat on a chilly day than when we visit during the summer. Every time we've gone to the one at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, it's so bloody humid I feel like I'm underwater. It just takes your breath away!
oooh! very pretty! i love the bright colors of the butterfly! was it a real butterfly or..?
Oohh and i love the way your hair looks, too. And the laces in the dress. Overall, its a wonderful ID.