Learn how the liquify filter works and why it is effective for anatomical manipulation.
- [Voiceover] Before we start sketching over the photo,…let's make a few custom brushes…to aid in our zombie creation.…Here we have our nicely liquefied zombie…and what we want to start doing is making some brushes.…So I'm gonna go ahead and hide our zombie at the moment…and I'm just gonna open up a new layer on this layer.…Go ahead and select a brush…and we'll go ahead and choose a hard brush,…just any kind of standard brush,…and what we're gonna be doing…is doing a bunch of polka dots…and we want them to kind of vary in size.…
They can be small,…you can make some large ones.…And we want to have the entire…shape of these dots needs to be relatively circular.…Some big ones, some small ones.…Kind of taper them out a little bit.…You don't want to do something like this…to where you would have one obnoxious dot.…You want them to be sort of in the same range,…but just some subtle variations.…
Okay so something like this is actually pretty good.…The next thing we want to do is go into Filter…and we're just gonna add a little bit of a blur on these.…
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