Learn the subtlety of veins and how to work them into the skin.
- [Voiceover] Extra lighting can help the believability…of our character in space.…In this video, I will show you how to successfully…place the key light, rim light,…and additional bounce lighting.…As you can see, I've added in some of those extra…blood spatters and blood drips…and we've got our zombie looking pretty good.…I've also added a little bit of blood using…the exact same process on the background image.…So what we need to do now is add some extra lighting…just to kind of help shape the zombie from the background.…
So the first thing I want to do…is let's go ahead and consolidate all of these little…blood sprays and spatters…holding down the Shift button,…dragging it in our layer stack,…and then dropping it down into its own group.…And I can name this blood spatter.…And now I can open up a new layer.…This layer I'm going to switch to multiply…and I'm going to choose the paint bucket…and we're going to look for some kind of a blue.…
Okay and then we can just continue to select the color…and what we're looking for is a nice little cold tone…
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