In this tutorial I will show you how to create a mysterious skull island in Photoshop.
We will use a lot of layers and layer masks in order to combine the stock images needed to create this weird skull island in Photoshop.I will show you how to create light effects and how to convert a skull into a rocky underwater island.
I used Photoshop CC but you can achieve the same result with any CS version of Photoshop. For this tutorial we will also use the PixelSquid plugin in order to add realistic 3D objects on our manipulation.
Masking shadows is difficult let’s face it and this is a problem that had no easy solution for me until now.
If you want to replace the background of a model shot for example, how do you keep the original shadows on the new background without having the texture of the original background over them?
In this video I will show you how to incorporate the original shadows of an image on a new composition using blend modes, levels and some masking. Really easy and awesomely useful especially for photographers that need to replace backgrounds.
Original article about contrast masking: http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/contrast-masking-photoshop.html
Man stock image: http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/art/Fly-1-255405147
The main techniques used here are the same as on my other tutorials but I will also show you how to create realistic depth of field in Photoshop, how to create a shatter effect using brushes and how I got that cinematic effect on the final result.
Adjustment layers are one of the most important features for me when it comes to photo manipulations. I use them a lot because it’s a non destructing way of working and it allows me, once the artwork is finished, to make adjustments and make it all look the way I want.
In this tutorial you will see how making use of Fill Layers, Gradient Maps and Photo Filters you can create any ambient light and color that you want.
Today I have a pretty easy manipulation tutorial for you. You will learn how to create a dark colorful manipulation using only two stock images. The skills that are tested and exercised in this manipulation are lighting and shading.
The difference between Canvass ssize and Image size in Photoshop is that when you change the canvas size you don’t affect the contents of the layers while with Image size you force the layers contents to lock to the boundaries of the new document size.
Stock image credit:
Shot by: ~octoberjoy on deviantART
Available as free high resolution stock image at : http://octoberjoy.deviantart.com/art/Studio-portrait-1-266536152