Hooded Lace
Merging Windlights

I'm sure you've noticed the ton of new windlights in Phoenix Firestorm's latest update, including many for the phototools plugin that has been integrated into the same release. Some of the windlights are very dramatic. One of my favorite photo techniques are layering windlights in photoshop (or whatever image editing software that you might use.) 

The trick? Take one high res snapshot with a well lit, clearly defined picture. Take another with a very dramatic windlight effect. From there I will paste the dramatic windlight snapshot over the other and let my imagination take over. Do I overlay one image over the other? Do I erase parts of one image and let parts of the second shine through? I think you get the picture. Litterally. 

Windlights used: Phototools' Black and White #11 and Strawberry Singh's 'Original'.

Hood:    ~Soedara~ - Linen Scarf and Hood (White)
Lace Mask:    BlackLiquid - Lace Hood (White pearls)
Neck Corset:    [Etchaflesh] Double Buckle Neck Corset V3
Eyes:    IKON - Horizon Eyes (Pale Aruba)
Lashes:    Redgrave - Corner Painted
Boobs (and rings):    LOLA's - Tango mesh breasts (With League Skin Applier) New!
Skin:    League - Jen (Fair Feline w/ GlamGoth lip layer)
Pose:    Picture This! Poses - Model Stands 6-10 (6)

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  1. Wow. That's a really awesome effect! I'll have to give it a try. I've done layering and selective erasing before (to simulate material "flowing" over someone's body, render once without the skinsuit, then another with it, layer them, and then erase one to reveal the other.)

    Another trick you can do is to use your dramatic lighting as an alpha layer, which then automatically obscures or reveals parts of the image below. I like the dodge and burn tools when editing alpha layers, especially with an airbrush, because then you can reveal or obscure by degrees, rather than all or nothing.

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