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Learn how to create artwork with Adobe Photoshop—no fine art skill required—and turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Author and illustrator Bert Monroy takes an unexciting photo and transforms it into an amazing dream sequence by combining it with other photos and techniques. In this installment, learn how to transport your images into otherworldly territory, like an underwater coral reef, an enchanted forest, or even a menacing factory. Bert's process touches on compositing, digital painting, masking, and other key image editing techniques. All you need is Photoshop, some images that could use a boost, and your imagination!
Check out Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 and Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
So now that our wall and everything is in place, let's get those buildings just the way we want them. And look at the overall image. Well, our graffiti for one thing, right there, it's a little bit not as strong as I'd like it to be. So, what' I'm going to do is I'm going to down to that graffiti. There it is, the one that's in the dark wall, and I'm just going to punch it up a little bit by increasing the levels on this just a little bit. Going in and darkening those tones, it enriches the color quite a bit. There we go. So, that's looking a little better. And we might want to do this one here as well.
So, let's go to that line of graffiti and we'll go into Levels and kind of intensify that one as well. Just get those midtones in there and there, we might just want to go in and do a little Saturation as well, make it a little more saturated, because it is in the sunlight. See now, the graffiti really starts to jump out at you. Now, let's look at the buildings. I get my Move tool, and going to make sure it's set to Auto-Select. And I'm going to start looking at the buildings. Hey, we got this one here first. I'm going to go in there and raise that a little bit more so we see more of the building.
And I'm going to go in there and bring in those midtones a little more just to add a little more drama to the side there. that middle building right there, not quite right. Let's just bring it in like this, and we'll darken it a little bit. So, that looks a little more interesting. These big drums, whatever the things are. So, we'll go in there and kind of darken that one, make it a little stronger. So, it starts to match these other dark areas around here. And then finally, this building here, which we're going to bring way up. We're going to bring it way up so we can start to see the other little window start to pop up there.
Now, there's one thing about this. This perspective sees pretty good, seems to follow everybody else, but this perspective doesn't seem quite right. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to select this whole section of the building right through here, right in there. And I'm going to go in there and do a little transform on it, holding down my Command key to skew, and I'm going to skew this. It's going to skew it straight up until it starts to match the perspective of these other buildings right in here. So, that's starting to look a little better, and even possibly, almost match the perspective of our wall here.
There we go. Click OK on that and there, we can see that now our building is starting to look a little better and there's the overall scene. And one more thing, that sky, the sky needs a little more contrast, a little more strength in there. So, I'll just do a little Levels on that just to intensify that sky some more. There we go. Intensify the sky. And now that we've done that, we can take this polluted area and let's just intensify that a little bit just so that the sky gets a little bit murkier just like that.
And there, we see that we have the finished factory scene of industrial area that's covered up by a brick wall, not exactly the best neighborhood in town.
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