Made of Gold - created by skyangel


Made of Gold
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/7Score: 59.5% (25)6103 views

Are you made of gold or some harder metal? How much heat can you stand before you melt?

The work was inspired by the movie Terminator 2 in which the T1000 is a metal shape changer. I wanted the end result to look more like melting metal than melting wax. If you have any tips for improvement, please share.

Process: Cut out model. Make new background by painting a new layer with black and overlaying the flames on screen mode. Mask out unwanted bits, desaturate and darken the green bits.
Use some cloned flames for the ground and push them around with the smudge tool, then liquify to make it look like a puddle.
Add some smoke around the flames.
Lighten model as much as possible, use plastic wrap filter, then chrome filter over the plastic wrap. Draw some drop sections over the model freehand, copy and paste them in various places. Use puppet warp, liquify and smudge tools on model parts to increase the melting effect and blend the feet into the ground puddle. Adjust levels and curves. Add colour from the flames. I used two new layers for the colour and blended them using colour and colour burn blend modes. Merge all layers and save. Took the end result into filter forge to add a black frame.
That's it in a nutshell. I played around a lot more than that, trying different effects and ended up scrapping a lot of layers. That is why
I did not make an SBS with pictures. I started trying to make one but I changed my mind because I scrapped and changed too many things in the process. (2 years and 354 days ago)

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avatar finnphotography

Looks like you put a lot of work into this masterpiece. Hopefully it wins!

author says:

Thank you very much. I am honoured that you consider it to be a masterpiece.

(2 years and 354 days ago)


avatar Drivenslush

I've been in that mood.. but usually some MiraLAX clears that up in a couple of days... I AM JUST KIDDING.. but I couldn't resist.. giggle snort..

Great job all round

author says:

A slushy mood or a hard metal mood? I think Miralax would just make you feel more like sitting down in your own private room or more "sitty". Add an "h" in there next to the s.
I left it out deliberately so as not to offend any tender readers who have not reached adult age yet. Hopefully they are too young to figure it out.

(2 years and 352 days ago)


avatar spaceranger

Congrats Angel!!

author says:

Thank you

(2 years and 346 days ago)


Moderator says:

Congrats on 3rd place!

author says:

Thank you

(2 years and 346 days ago)


avatar still26
still26 says:

WOW...I just popped over to the Photoshopped Section and the imagination, the skill it takes to do this just blows me away...BUT HECK...you already know that...

author says:

Thanks Olga.

(2 years and 345 days ago)


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