found source images of woman and soft serve icecream, sut out using the pen tool and placed together.
Also used a lot of smudge tool and dodge burn to create the drips down the womans face (a little liquify to give her a hint of a grin too).
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Added a couple of layers of brown over the icecream with various blend modes to make it look like chocolate, and used the same technique to give the woman a bit of a tan.
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Created a lot of 'sprinkles', actually made one, multiplied. then saved a bunch as one colour then duplicated and changed colours. Also added, reshaped and added shadow to a wafer.
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Placed a background behind the woman, cropped and applied a gausian blur.
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It was at this point I thought it'd be fun to make it a post card, add to the story of why it was melting :) so I made a polaroid frame and the outline of a postcard
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I then added a stamp, slightly crooked to look realistic, made some postmarks (just with the pentool and roughly erased with a spotted brush, and a little blur added).
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Just to finish things off, I added some shadows to the paperclip and polaroid, and added the text.