Join Rayce Bird for an in-depth discussion in this video Add color correction and overlays, part of Photoshop: Turn Yourself into a Zombie.
- [Voiceover] Almost done.…In this video, I'm going to show you…a few quick tricks to finish off your zombie creation.…We've added all the details that we need…to this zombie, and there's a couple things…that we wanna fix and get out of the way…at the moment.…Let's first take a look at the rock background.…If you notice, we have this weird line…coming up by our zombie's ear.…What I'm gonna do is go to…the little healing brush.…I'm just gonna pull that over the top.…
It's just gonna real quickly mix up…the space and get rid of the hard line.…That's all we really needed to do for that…because it is a background image…and it's not that important.…That'll be good enough to move forward.…The other thing I wanna do is we have this…nice little orange light coming from…the left side of the cheek,…but I want to go in with,…I'm gonna switch this over to a soft light.…I'm gonna go in with my airbrush.…With soft light selected as the blending mode,…I can add a light source in here.…
All I want is a little bit of an orange…to come in from the left side.…
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