Understand the basics shapes and anatomy crucial for making a zombie.
- [Voiceover] What's a zombie without a little gore?…In this video, we'll add some areas…of extra grotesque interest.…So what we're going to do…is do a very similar process that we did with the skull.…This time we're focusing on the glorious slab…of meat there.…So let's go ahead,…instead of bringing the whole image…into our art board there,…I'm just gonna kind of crudely jump around…and grab the outside of this.…
Make sure I include…the areas that I'm going to use.…And I also need to make sure…I'm selected on the right layer.…Hit Command and copy.…And then we can go ahead and just drag that right over.…And the reason why I do this is because…sometimes maintaining the box will cut into my character…and it's just a little bit more organized for me personally.…
So you don't necessarily have to bring in…the lassoed or cut piece of meat like I did.…You can just use the drag and drop…or a duplicate of what you have over on the left,…but this is just kind of my process…and just the way I go about it.…Okay so we have our meat in there…
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