Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Isolating and retouching the horse, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
So now we're going to create a flying horse. …And I'm going to start off with this little horse right here. …Taken by my good friend Kathy Syler, it's here horse. …And what we're going to do is we're going to take this horse and pull it out, of …it's background. Now this horse is perfect, it's got the …right movement. Perhaps the mane and tail are cut off …back there, but we're going to recreate those from scratch. …All we need is basically the horse, and we pretty much see the entire horse here. …Now it's going to be kind of hard to separate this horse from its background, …especially from these areas down here by most means.…
So what I'm going to do is I'm going to come in here, and get in real close and …I'm going to do it with the Pen Tool. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to …get my Pen Tool right here, and I'm going to start at some point where we …have a straight corner like right about, let's say right here, at the beginning of …the ear there. And I'm just going to follow the shape of …
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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