I am a Wedding and Portrait photographer looking for a unique niche. I decided to focus some of my work more toward a whimsical artistic feel. Although I have been working with Photoshop for many years, this is my first attempt using Corel Painter and I am really happy with the results! The background is an image taken at Shriato fall near Mt. Fuji, Japan. The farie is a Daz 3D model with customized wings, clothing, facial expression and pose. I imported the model using Daz's Photoshop bridge. The brides wings are a photoshop brush. All the lighting was done in Photoshop with various filters and effects actions. Using Painter I was able to combine all the elements and bind them together so the image looks much more natural. The image just did not look "right" straight out of Photoshop.
This is my first post here as well. I have been lurking here for a while and have really learned a lot from all of you. Thanks!