Discover masking tools and techniques, and why they are useful.
- [Voiceover] We now need to change our anatomy a little…to make our photo look emaciated and scary.…Let's use the Liquify tool and push around…some of the basic forms to create our zombified look.…Okay, so the first thing I wanna do…is actually make sure we have Layer 0 selected.…This is just an original picture, and I'm gonna go…Command + J, which is gonna duplicate it.…Then I'm gonna go ahead and hide the other one.…I'm gonna keep this around in case I need…to use the Alpha Channel for something else.…But well, why don't you go ahead…and right-click that Mask and go ahead and apply it.…
This tends to be a little bit more destructive,…but I think when it comes to something like this…you need to be a little bit more fluid…and speed is of the essence…when you, you know, want to make yourself into a zombie.…So, we're gonna keep these things a little bit…more destructive in the beginning,…refine our Layer Stack later on,…but let's go ahead and hit Command + E,…which is going to merge the two layers together,…and so we've got our High Pass layered onto our face,…
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