Hippos can change their Spots

So... this happened.

I saw this leopard print wallpaper when we were in B&Q, so picked up a sample piece, and to be honest, this was always going to happen. :)


The Gavin Hoey 'Wrap a texture' tutorial is here:
http://youtu.be/iHNO4Sgnw5E
Very cool! : )
posted December 11th, 2012  
This is great!
posted December 11th, 2012  
agree! :)
posted December 11th, 2012  
eva
I have missed Hippo!! This is so fantastic, the texture is fab.
posted December 11th, 2012  
So awesome! As I've told you before I loooove hippos, especially that one and nothing beats a leopard hippo ;)! Fav, by the way.
posted December 11th, 2012  
That's awesome
posted December 11th, 2012  
ahahahahah too funny!!!!!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Complete makeover! :))
posted December 11th, 2012  
Great pic Big Smile :-)
posted December 11th, 2012  
Awesome and cute. Makes me want to give up everything else and just watch tuts and play with photoshop, so much to learn.
posted December 11th, 2012  
LOL...it's ace! Great processing :)
posted December 11th, 2012  
Nice ;)
posted December 11th, 2012  
superb...very inspiring. i love that you left the pattern in the background.
posted December 11th, 2012  
Fantastic, cool shot !
posted December 11th, 2012  
A hippo posing as a leopard, now that is something
posted December 11th, 2012  
thats great!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Great camouflage - I guess that means HH can become anything he wants too :)
posted December 11th, 2012  
It's a hippo & it's leopard spotted .... What's not to love. Awesome FAV
posted December 11th, 2012  
Oh my gosh, this is FAB-U-LOUS. Love it. Fav, fav, fav!!! Thanks again for the tutorial, will have to give it a look.
posted December 11th, 2012  
Wow, great results and what a LOT of work! Great video, and though I don't have PhotoShop I did learn something. "Squidgy" Fave!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Poor Humphrey.
posted December 11th, 2012  
Clever! Luckily Humphrey's a good sport! ;O)
posted December 11th, 2012  
FAV
That is just incredible.
posted December 11th, 2012  
LOL.....amazing!!!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Now this is fabulous. I really want to learn to do that wrap around effect myself. FAV
posted December 11th, 2012  
Jo
That is AWESOME. I must have another go at this as I failed miserably last time.
posted December 11th, 2012  
You are a genius!!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Love and fav!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Fabulous camouflage shot!!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Kim
Fantastic! I though maybe you bought a friend for Humphrey, I can't believe this is a creation.
posted December 11th, 2012  
Now that's just wrong ;p. brilliant and creative editing!
posted December 11th, 2012  
This is truly fabulous! I watched the video and for all the work you did you deserve a fave!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Awesome!
posted December 12th, 2012  
Wow, that's a cool technique! It's a hippomeleon.
posted December 12th, 2012  
Amazing!!!
posted December 12th, 2012  
Awesome camouflage!
posted December 12th, 2012  
Amazing! A Fav and thanks for the tut!
posted December 12th, 2012  
HEHE! Awesome processing, looks amazing :)
posted December 12th, 2012  
OMG ... I love it! Love love love fav love! lol
posted December 12th, 2012  
Fantastic! Love it. Great new look.
posted December 12th, 2012  
very clever!
posted December 12th, 2012  
Lucky HH a new coat for Christmas!! Very well done!
posted December 12th, 2012  
how cute!
posted December 12th, 2012  
Awesome! :)
posted December 12th, 2012  
FAV! Love this!! Fantastic composition and DOF. Wonderfully creative :)
posted December 12th, 2012  
Absolutely awesome - Love it. I can't stop smiling. :)))
posted December 12th, 2012  
Awwwwwwwwww this is so cute. congrats on the PP with it,
posted December 12th, 2012  
I think that there may be a Hippo on the sign in page - but it seems to be in some sort of camouflage so I can't be sure......... :)
posted December 12th, 2012  
Haha.... I love this!!!
posted December 12th, 2012  
@bluefirebucket No cake will ever be safe again. :)
posted December 12th, 2012  
Clever clever!
posted December 12th, 2012  
ha ha this is cool, nice work!!
posted December 12th, 2012  
This is awesome!!
posted December 12th, 2012  
@humphreyhippo don't try to tell me it's Humphrey who eats them! :D
posted December 12th, 2012  
@ladyjane hippomeleon is my new favourite word. :)
posted December 12th, 2012  
Lol, thats funny.
posted December 12th, 2012  
You are soooo clever!! Obviously a fav xx
posted December 12th, 2012  
Very clever - thanks for the link, I will have to try that!
posted December 12th, 2012  
Cool dude!
posted December 12th, 2012  
I have gimp but may get PSe soon. I cannot believe how real the layer looks on the hippo ! How in the world? Fav
posted December 12th, 2012  
Wow, this is awesome! Congrats on the PP
posted December 12th, 2012  
So cool! Way to wrap! Fav. And thanks for sharing the tutorial.
posted December 13th, 2012  
OMG! So nicely done. I watched the tutorial and it ain't easy. Fav.
posted December 13th, 2012  
I have bookmarked your link :)
posted December 13th, 2012  
I saw this yesterday and got distracted before commenting. It is fantastic, I love it! +F from me too, T20 bound for sure!
posted December 13th, 2012  
This is great, congrats on PP
posted December 13th, 2012  
@seanoneill ...and thanks for the link, I have got to try this, maybe at the weekend
posted December 13th, 2012  
I though HH had a new friend!! Brilliant work : )
posted December 13th, 2012  
@humphreyhippo Hi there. I'd love to use one or two of your pictures in a project that I'm putting together at the minute. If you'd like to look at the discussion thread 'Contacting Photographers' (in the General group) you'll see more detail about what I'm trying to do. Hope you are able to help, you've got some great pictures here! :-)
posted December 13th, 2012  
I'm sure this'll make the top 20, but have another fav for good measure! Cracking shot!
posted December 13th, 2012  
As a big fan of Humphrey-- I have the FAV this! Your are wonderfully creative!!
posted December 14th, 2012  
Brilliant
posted December 14th, 2012  
hehehehe what did u do to him!? bring old boy back! hehehe love it
posted December 14th, 2012  
LOL FAV giggle
posted December 14th, 2012  
Congratulations on the top 20!! So creative!
posted December 14th, 2012  
Congrats on top 20 - this one put a smile on my face!
posted December 14th, 2012  
Congrats on the top 20
posted December 14th, 2012  
Seriously thats an edit? So very clever. Congrats on top 20.
posted December 14th, 2012  
@fueast Yep. It's one of those tutorials that looks spectacularly rubbish until the final click. ;)
posted December 14th, 2012  
Woohoo you made the Top 20. Well done.
posted December 14th, 2012  
Jim
Wow, that is so well done. I would have never guessed that this wasn;t his actual fur. Amazing job!
posted December 14th, 2012  
So happy to see this on the top 20!!!
posted December 14th, 2012  
Instant instant Fav, and congrats on the top 20!! Wrapping an image still on my bucket list I just think I'm running out of time!! Aaargh! This is such a fab idea!!
posted December 15th, 2012  
Absolutely love this. Fav.

Congrats on Top 20.
posted December 15th, 2012  
Kim
Congrats on making the Top 20!
posted December 15th, 2012  
haha, love it, the hippo is supercute
posted December 15th, 2012  
So cool - love it!
posted December 15th, 2012  
very cool!
posted December 15th, 2012  
He's sneaked off the sign in page and is lurking with intent on the Top 20 page now!
Well done! :)
posted December 15th, 2012  
This is amazeballs!!! Fav HH!
posted December 16th, 2012  
Oh and I've quite clearly lost the plot today!
posted December 16th, 2012  
So witty, I love it.
posted January 1st, 2013  
Love it!
posted January 1st, 2013  
love it - great pic. thanks for the link :-)
posted March 13th, 2015  
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