Understand hotspots and shaders.
- [Voiceover] Our zombie is near complete,…but before we get too far along…let's add some detail to our background.…If you look at our zombie,…I want to talk a little bit about on our last video…I refined the gore on the mouth area…and I've got this layer that just shows…all four main areas being addressed…with this same kind of procedure.…So like I said in the last video,…this is something that might take a little while…to kind of refine and it takes a lot of practice as well.…But make sure you spend some good time…on this part of it.…And in this process we're actually going to be using…later on in the move as kind of a finishing touch.…
So if you miss something, it's not a big deal,…we can always fix things later on.…So I've got my refined gore layer…and the next thing we want to do…is bring in the background.…So if you remember, we have this nice little…photo of these rocks…and we are going to bring this in…and put it behind our zombie.…So first thing you need to do…is go up to the top left and select Autoselect…
Creature creator Rayce Bird, the winner of Face Off, shows how to take a normal portrait and turn it into a hideously frightening zombie with Photoshop. He starts at the very beginning: finding the right image to zombify. He then shifts to "preparing the canvas," where he makes some initial adjustments to get the image going in the right scary direction. From there, it's all about the details, including teeth, veins, bone, blood, color correction, and the proper lighting. In the end, members will have a perfectly horrific zombie version of themselves.
- Finding the right reference images
- Making anatomy changes with the Liquify tool
- Creating custom texture brushes
- Adding zombie features: bone, blood, and gore
- Adding color
- Adjusting the lighting