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Campiona by OdysseusUT Campiona by OdysseusUT
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This is my depiction of Campiona who is the OC of :iconmicmanie:

This is by far the hardest photomanip that I've done so far due to the reflection in the water, but I loved the challenge. I've cropped and shrunk the original down to 1920x1080 for wallpaper size (the original was a monstrous 5843 x 3033).

See more of Campiona as envisioned by :iconrplatt::


Model Stock: [link]

Cheetah Stock: :icontasastock:
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:iconbluestorm548:
bluestorm548 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmm... The tail needs to be longer, but otherwise, AWESOME job XD
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:iconjefimusprime:
JefimusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
beautiful
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:iconjazzurt:
Jazzurt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no words to describe how impressed I am. ._.

<3
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:iconwakingwind:
WakingWind Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh my ! how did you do that!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I don't really have a tutorial, but here's a super quick and nasty guide I chucked together to outline the steps I take:
1) Get a photo of someone you want to manipulate and once you have that, start looking through the stock photos and photography sections for a photo of an animal, but make sure that the lighting conditions and angle that the photo is taken at are similar in both photos. You may need to use more than one photo and take elements of each for different areas of the face/body.
2) Copy the animal's face onto the model's and lower the opacity of the layer
3) Use 'Free Transform' tool to resize and rotate the animal's face to fit the model's face better and use the liquify tool to make finer adjustments.
4) At this point you may want to duplicate the layer of the model and smooth out her face (essentially make her face flat as if they don't have a nose). The patch tool is handy for this, but simply using the eyedropper and painting in the face works just as well.
5) Change the blending option for the layer that has the animal face. You may want to use multiply to darken the face. You may find it useful to duplicate the animal layer and play around with different combinations of opacity and blending options.
6) Tidy up the picture, use the eraser tool to clean up any left over backgrounds from the animal photo. Use the dodge and burn tools to lighten and darken areas as required. Pay attention to lighting and add shadows and highlights as required.
7) You may need to paint in fur to make the image more consistent. I don't think I've had a single photomanip where I haven't had to paint in some fur. Start off with a base colour, and then add darker and lighter layers. I personally like to use different layers for each colour of fur that I add. To draw the fur, I just use the dune grass brush, though there are far better ones around if you just do a search here in dA. You may find it useful to set the brush to paint in the direction/angle of the mouse strokes (you can set this in the brush settings).
8) Paint the lips/eyes/ears/teeth on separate layers as required
9) If the colour/saturation in any part of your photomanipulation doesn't quite match up with other areas, use adjustment layers to get them blending in better with the other layers. This is usually necessary if you're working with several different photos.

I also recommend checking out the tutorial by :iconhitsuji16: as well [link]

Let me know how you go if you attempt it! I'd love to see the result :)
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:iconriiko001:
riiko001 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
oh wow thats amazing. could you possibly do a how to draw? or in this case how to photomanip ^^
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thanks! I don't really have a tutorial, but here's a super quick and nasty guide I chucked together to outline the steps I take:
1) Get a photo of someone you want to manipulate and once you have that, start looking through the stock photos and photography sections for a photo of an animal, but make sure that the lighting conditions and angle that the photo is taken at are similar in both photos. You may need to use more than one photo and take elements of each for different areas of the face/body.
2) Copy the animal's face onto the model's and lower the opacity of the layer
3) Use 'Free Transform' tool to resize and rotate the animal's face to fit the model's face better and use the liquify tool to make finer adjustments.
4) At this point you may want to duplicate the layer of the model and smooth out her face (essentially make her face flat as if they don't have a nose). The patch tool is handy for this, but simply using the eyedropper and painting in the face works just as well.
5) Change the blending option for the layer that has the animal face. You may want to use multiply to darken the face. You may find it useful to duplicate the animal layer and play around with different combinations of opacity and blending options.
6) Tidy up the picture, use the eraser tool to clean up any left over backgrounds from the animal photo. Use the dodge and burn tools to lighten and darken areas as required. Pay attention to lighting and add shadows and highlights as required.
7) You may need to paint in fur to make the image more consistent. I don't think I've had a single photomanip where I haven't had to paint in some fur. Start off with a base colour, and then add darker and lighter layers. I personally like to use different layers for each colour of fur that I add. To draw the fur, I just use the dune grass brush, though there are far better ones around if you just do a search here in dA. You may find it useful to set the brush to paint in the direction/angle of the mouse strokes (you can set this in the brush settings).
8) Paint the lips/eyes/ears/teeth on separate layers as required
9) If the colour/saturation in any part of your photomanipulation doesn't quite match up with other areas, use adjustment layers to get them blending in better with the other layers. This is usually necessary if you're working with several different photos.

I also recommend checking out the tutorial by :iconhitsuji16: as well [link]

Let me know how you go if you attempt it! I'd love to see the result :)
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:iconkantuck-nadie:
kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I was astonished at this; the reflection was what set it off to me. At first the darkness was a bit of a problem but the download helps tremendously. I've now added this to my line of wallpaper. Thank the great spirit, that KDE rotates wallpaper. I have far too many to do manually anymore, and yours are a good majority of them :)
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thanks :) I actually have a slightly lighter version which has been used to print the image on canvas, but as you said, when full-sizing it, you get the full effect anyway.
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:icontasastock:
Tasastock Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work, thanks for using my stock :hug:
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thanks for providing it for everyone here to use :D
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:icongiaguaro:
giaguaro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
great profile
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thanks :D
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:iconspottacuscheetah:
SpottacusCheetah Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
*purrs*
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:icontoberkitty:
toberkitty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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:iconwesternwolfwarrior:
WesternWolfWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav: on this one, I'm glad you like it :D
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:iconbcbdrums:
bcbdrums Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Please join the International Cheetah Day Challenge! [link]
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Intriguing. I'll see if I can whip something together between now and then :)
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:iconbcbdrums:
bcbdrums Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
awesome, thank you! :D tell your friends!
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:iconlogan28:
logan28 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
fantastic!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thanks :D
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:iconk1ttykat91:
k1ttykat91 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool :D
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
:w00t: Thanks for the :+fav:
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:iconk1ttykat91:
k1ttykat91 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconbguy97:
bguy97 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Wonderful manip!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Glad you like it and thanks for the :+fav: :)
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:iconmicmanie:
Micmanie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Once again, Thank you for making my fantasy come true! This is an incredible picture and just like I imagined it!
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:iconfreakkatt:
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, I love how she's crouching like a wild cat :3.
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav:

I really like the pose too
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