Understand what pictures will make the best zombies.
- [Voiceover] There are some rules to follow…when finding the right photo to zombify.…In this video, we're going to look at photos that will work…and photos that won't work.…So if we go into Photoshop, you can see that we have…an image here, this is my brother, and at first…my brother had no idea how to do a zombie face,…so I had to kind of coach him through this.…But I want to talk a little bit about…choosing the right photo and making sure…that you know what you're looking for.…In this first image, you'll notice that the highlights…are actually blown out quite a bit.…And if we try to do…some kind of a Levels adjustment,…see in command, tell,…we can't really bring any information…inside those blowouts back.…
So this can be a huge problem because…we're going to be doing a lot of contrast…to pull off this zombie look and vibe.…So this is something that is definitely going to matter.…If we look at another image, you also need to…make sure that if you're going for a zombie,…something that's kind of creepy,…and probably unhappy,…
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