Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Isolating the building, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
This is the building or cathedral that's going to be the subject of our night …storm. Basically, as you can see, it's a model, …it's a photograph that I took of a model that was in the Vatican, so that's why …the very elaborate ceiling back there, and it's inside of a glass case, which is …why it's got that slightly milky effect to it. …But we're only going to concern ourselves with major parts here, so we're going to …start by isolating the parts that we want. …So I'm going to go here and double-click on the background and turn it into an …actual layer. So, I'm going to call it STRUCTURE.…
And now, it's a layer, so I can do things to it. …So what I'm going to do is I'm going to change its angle a bit. …So I'm going to go into my Transform tools. …I hit Command+T to bring them up. And I'm going to hold down my Command key …so I can distort it. I'm going to bring this side in a little …bit, and bring this side out, and kind of twirl it a little bit. …Right? Let's make a little bigger up in there. …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1with Bert Monroy4h 38m Intermediate
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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