Not a preferred casting or anything, but I saw this lass on the TV one saturday morning singing and I went looking for pics. Jennifer Ellison is probably best known to Brits from Brookside(soap set in Liverpool) but she has just released a single. Anyways.. she is hot… She is possibly too young to play Emma (she just turned 20 at the start of May) and would really need to learn how to tone down her broad scouse accent.
The manip is a relatively simple one. The pic i chose was quite grainy so I used what i picked up from Marrow’s tutorial to get me started. She was wearing multi coloured pants. So they were first desaturated, then a slightly colored texture was added on a new layer. The X-logo on the belt is from scratch using vectors and chrome eye candy plug-in. The power effect was done using CGTalk tutorial linked by dperciful in the Hints’n’Tips thread. Added more highlighting and power reflection to her eyes, and glows to the hair, cheeks, nose from the power effect. The main X3 logo and name-tag were done from scratch again. 4 layers – 1 for aluminum texture, 1 for gradient fade on multiply, 1 for bevels on multiply, 1 for bevels on overlay. The effect is pretty neat. I may do some more pics using this actress, cos working with her is a pleasure 🙂