Neytiri Statue in the Real Life Pandora World of Zhangjiajie,
As you can see in the BEFORE pictures, this statue was 100% there in real life. This whole scene was there. I was just wandering around the hills right near the famous 500m Glass Elevator, and these Avatar statues kept popping up around the bend. Now, it might not have quite looked that cool in real life. But it did look like that. I used Photomatix to make those 5 images an HDR using my preset “Blade Runner.” Then I brought the image into Lightroom and used my preset “The Ultimate Pano” (both of which are available for download here). Last step, I brought it into Photoshop and cropped out the sky above to exclude that empty space and keep the focus on Neytiri. And for the master touch, I used the brush to paint on the yellow in her eyes, the vibrant blue on her skin, and the white sprinkles on her face. Oh, and I also brushed in that misty cloud.
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