Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Separating the toy, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
As a fan of the old Japanese monster movies, I always enjoyed watching the big …funny looking monster going in and destroying up the city. …Now they were very low tech, it was always a guy in a monster suit. …And it obviously was a guy in a monster suit not a, the kind of monsters we see …nowadays that are all computer generated and look realistic. …We're going to go in here and create our own little monster scene. …Now, I'm not going to in there and make a computer generated monster, nor am I …going to buy a suit and dress up for the part. …No, I'm just going to take a toy. And here I have this monster Godzilla …toy. And what I did is I just taped a piece of …white paper along a wall here, and I positioned the monster so the sunlight …would hit it in the same direction as it's hitting in our scene, here.…
Which we can kind of see where the sun is coming in. …See, these sides are dark and the lights on this side, and so on. …So, in our monster, he's lit the same way, lights on this side and then it's …
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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