Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a ghost, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
So now we're going to turn him into a real ghost. …Now, we need to separate him from this background. …But first we're going to take the beard, right here and merge it down, merging it …down, so it becomes one image. Now in this particular case there's not …much distinction in these layers to, to really push out our background. …So I want to do here, because of the fact that the background is fairly …monochromatic, I just going to use my magic wand tool, and I'm going to click …in the background here. And I going to shift click down here to …select the bottom area, and then we're going to go in there and just Add to this …little portion here that got deselected there, there we go.…
Alright, and now that we have this selected, I'm going to add, this little …area here but in a few seconds, 'Cause right now what I am going to do is I'm …going to inverse this selection. So everything else is selected except the …background, and now I'm going to shift Add this little portion of the arm right …
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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