Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding wreckage and smoke, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
Part of the fun of the old Godzilla movies was watching the destruction of …the city. Watching all these buildings being …knocked down with a simple swipe of his paws. …Though, that's what were going to do now. We're going to start to destroy the city. …First what were going to do, is the wake of his passage through. …Were going to destroy the stuff in back. And now we have this big absent building …back here. We want to get rid of that. …Were going to destroy that whole area back there. …I have here a scene, demolition, right there. …So what I'm going to do is I'm going to select the portion that I want.…
I want this area right in here, that area right there. …And with my Magic Wand and my Option key pressed, I'm going to deselect portions …that I don't want, from the scene. I'm going to go in there and deselect all …of these little sections right there. Now, with my Lasso and the Option key, I …will surround other areas that I don't want. …I don't want to have any of this stuff selected. …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1with Bert Monroy4h 38m Intermediate
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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