Set up a new reference window and work off of the reference.
- [Voiceover] With our base zombie anatomy in place,…we can now add some exposed bone…coming through the skin.…First thing we want to do is we have two sites…that we want to start bringing in that skeletal anatomy.…So what I like to do is let's kind of zoom up in on,…or at least get a little bit closer to our skull reference…that we have nearby.…And because we've already angled the skull,…being able to drag and drop or copy and paste…some of these bones will actually be pretty easy.…
So let's get the lasso tool…and just kind of climb around this cheekbone a little bit…and we're gonna go Command + C,…Command + Shift + V, which is just gonna copy…and paste it on a new layer.…And what I want to do now...…is just kind of drag that up,…make it a little bit bigger.…This is where you have your own creative freedom…and you just kind of size it based off of…maybe not its realistic size…but how interesting the information is on the inside.…
So I want this little subtle crack…to show up a little bit more.…That's why I made it a little bit bigger.…
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