Discover painting techniques for blocking out color and form.
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- [Voiceover] Let's get into the…really nasty part of this process.…Now we're going to take a closer look…at the wounds, bones, and bloody pieces of this zombie.…So as you can see, I went in and added…a little bit more of the same thing,…more of that figure-eight kind of mottling…around some of these important areas,…and just kind of set up these focal points…a little bit more intensely.…But, now what we have to do is go even further…into these wounds, and make sure that they…make sense from a compositing standpoint,…and a realistic standpoint.…
So if you notice, we look at this mouth wound, for instance,…we have a lot of specularity value changes…and contrast in here.…You see the white parts that kind of dance around…the shadow areas, and it creates that realistic look,…but if you look at the top of the lip where we've been…airbrushing we really don't see that that much.…So, we also can see some of these cut out pieces…that obviously doesn't blend that well into the face.…Let's go ahead and I'm gonna add a new layer…
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