Join Rayce Bird for an in-depth discussion in this video Final refinement and tweaks, part of Turning Yourself into a Zombie in Photoshop.
- [Voiceover] Now that we have the lighting where we want it…let's take a look at the focal points…and make sure we add some extra details to our zombie.…Our zombie's looking pretty good at the moment.…There are some things we want to maybe introduce here…and I always like to do one final layer…of just painting to make sure that I'm thinking…and looking at every single detail in the appropriate way.…So some things to pay attention to…is we want to get a little bit more…of a break up of the skin…and add a little bit more of this gross nastiness.…
I really like how some of these spots have been introduced…and we did make a texture skin brush early on…that we want to incorporate in this stage.…So if we select our skin brush.…And let's go ahead and drop down the flow…to something pretty significant…and what we're going to be doing…is we're going to select kind of one of these brown colors,…a little bit of a mauve tone,…and we're just gonna be kind of tossing this over the skin.…
And what this is doing on a really...…
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