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com image of a leaping dancer.. 08/10/2010 .) http://layersmagazine. Tutorial Wednesday December 16. 2009 Perhaps one of the most satisfying gratifications of designing with Photoshop is the ability to create the impossible—making unrealistic things look possible.. (Toward the end of the tutorial we’ll look at what’s involved if the background isn’t white. We’ve chosen this istockphoto. Here we’ll combine dancers with splashes to create a unique “splash dance..” 1 [WHITE BACKGROUNDS WORK BEST] Like many techniques in Photoshop. this one will be easier if the photo you choose is on a white background.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4.Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 2 de 19 • Premiere Pro CS5 Learn Photoshop For Less Than $2 a Week & Get a Free DVD to Get Started Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 By Dave Cross in Photoshop.
Rotate and scale the splash so it matches fairly closely with the dancer’s leg (as shown). even though the color isn’t right. We chose this one of red paint because it gave a good solid surface to work with. we added a stroke to the splash layer so it’s easy to see here.com provides a bunch of nice splashes. press Command-T (PC: Ctrl-T) for Free Transform.. Press Enter (PC: Return) when you’re satisfied. (See the variation at the end for working with water splashes.. LOWER THE OPACITY] With the splash layer active. http://layersmagazine.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4..Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 3 de 19 2 [FIND SOME SPLASH PHOTOS] A quick search of “splashes” and “paint splashes” on istockphoto. 08/10/2010 . but the stroke’s not necessary). 4 [FREE TRANSFORM.) 3 [DRAG-AND-DROP] Drag-and-drop the splash photo onto the photo of the dancer. (For the purpose of illustration only.
. click on the Add Layer Mask icon (circle in a square) at the bottom of the Layers panel. Note: Depending on the angle of the foot. 5 [ADD A LAYER MASK TO BLEND THE SPLASH] With the splash layer still active.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4.. Then. return the Opacity to 100%.. After transforming. 08/10/2010 . use a black. you may have to use the Clone Stamp tool (S) to clone out areas of the foot on the Background layer. with the layer mask active. soft-edged Brush (B) to paint and blend the splash into the leg. http://layersmagazine.Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 4 de 19 Tip: Many times it’s easier if you temporarily lower the Opacity of the layer slightly in the Layers panel so you can see the leg underneath.
... 08/10/2010 . and the color of the splash should match up very nicely with the dancer’s pant leg. 7 [CHANGE BLEND MODE. hold down Option (PC: Alt) and click on the line between the splash layer and the color layer. use the Burn tool to darken areas of the splash slightly and the Dodge tool to lighten areas so the colors match the pants better.” To add to the realism. http://layersmagazine. press Command-D (PC: Ctrl-D) to deselect. Then. Use the Eyedropper tool (I) to sample the color from the dancer’s pant leg. You may need to create a clipping mask to ensure that the color only affects the splash. Double-click on the layer’s name and rename it “gray. and press Option-Delete (PC: Alt-Backspace) to fill the selection with that color.Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 5 de 19 6 [ADD A LAYER WITH A COLORED SHAPE] Click on the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel to add a new layer above the splash layer. To do this. DODGE AND BURN] Change the blend mode of this layer (Layer 2) from Normal to Color in the Layers panel. Now select the Lasso tool (L) and make a rough selection that’s larger than the splash.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4.
http://layersmagazine.Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 6 de 19 8 [REUSE THE SPLASH WITH WARP] We’re going to reuse the same splash on the dancer’s hand. Use the Warp handles to make this splash fit his arm but look different from the original. 9 [CHANGE COLOR OF ARM SPLASH] If you had the gray layer clipped.. 08/10/2010 .com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4. scale. With Free Transform still active. use Free Transform to position. you’ll lose the clipping mask when you copy the splash layer.. and rotate it.. then press Enter (PC: Return). but we’ll make it look different. Drag the splash layer onto the Create New Layer icon and rename the original layer “foot” and the duplicate layer “arm. If you need the clipping mask. drag the copy above the foot splash layer. duplicate the gray layer. click on the Warp icon in the Options Bar.” With the arm layer active.
and Command-click (PC: Ctrl-click) its thumbnail to select it.. 10 [CLONE AND MASK ARM SPLASH] Finally. make the top gray layer active. Also note that the layer mask was duplicated as well when we made a copy of the foot splash in Step 8. Paint on the layer mask using black to hide areas of the splash and white to reveal areas.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4.Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 7 de 19 and clip it again.. Next. click inside the selection and drag it over the arm splash. use the Clone Stamp tool to add some additional small splashes. http://layersmagazine.. changing the color of the arm splash from red to black. This duplicates the colored shape we created in Step 6. While holding Option-Command (PC: Alt-Ctrl). 08/10/2010 .
08/10/2010 . Double-click on the splash layer to the right of the layer name to open the Layer Style dialog in Blending Options.Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 8 de 19 11 [IF YOUR BACKGROUND ISN’T WHITE] If the background of your original photo isn’t white.... Hold down Option (PC: Alt) and click on the triangle to split it and drag the left side to the left (90 here) to make a cleaner transition. http://layersmagazine. the splash will have a very noticeable white box around it after you drag-and-drop it onto the dancer image. Click OK. Click on the white triangle under the This Layer slider in the Blend If section and drag it to the left slightly (ours is 213) to remove the white.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4.
click on the splash layer. To finish. and changed the blend mode to Overlay. one clipped colored layer in Color mode wasn’t enough so we duplicated the colored layer. We also used the Blend If sliders to remove the white from the splash and added a layer to “cover up” part of the dancer’s foot. Now the white box is gone (rather than hidden).Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 9 de 19 12 [ADD A LAYER BELOW AND MERGE DOWN] To remove the white permanently.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4. Since the colored water is semi-see-through.. and use a layer mask to blend in the splash. All the steps are the same: Drag-and-drop. 13 [VARIATION: WATER SPLASH] You can use the same concept using translucent splashes such as this colored water. add a new layer below the splash layer.. Free Transform/Warp. 08/10/2010 .. we lowered the Opacity slightly as that created a better color match. and press Command-E (PC: Ctrl-E) to Merge Down. http://layersmagazine. darkened some areas.
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Adhir Pandit (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. I am very fond of. Alan (Reply) on Wednesday December 16.. 2009 Great design. miranda (Reply) on Wednesday December 16.. http://layersmagazine. 2009 that is cool! its too bad ya didnt do it into a tutortial clip. 2009 thank u so much 12. ken (Reply) on Wednesday December 16.. Chinese (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. it is gray. 2009 Absolutely amazing. 08/10/2010 . I’m bookmarking this for future use. 2009 waw it’s cool… i like that 8. 2009 Perfect and Easy.Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 14 de 19 6. how do i fix this? i need help asap because i’m doing this tutorial for a photoshop class grade. freeman (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. Thank you! 7. 14. bacoon lover (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. 11. 2009 Cool man 13. Thanks! 10. rudi (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. 2009 when i change layer 2 from normal to color after following the previous steps exactly.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4. my splash doesn’t turn black and blend with the leg. =/ 9.
2009 Thanks for creative lesson.. sweet. I bookmarked this post! 20. 2009 I will try this in After effects with some motion.. libby (Reply) on Wednesday December 16... Grover (Reply) on Wednesday December 16.. 2009 Nice effect! Will bookmark for future reference 18. zac (Reply) on Wednesday December 16.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshopcs4.. tutorial photoshop [. 08/10/2010 . 2009 i need this tool so cool 16. fantastic efects. Tutorial Efectos Fantásticos con Photoshop [. man you are the greatest photoshop teacher ever thanks a million..] http://layersmagazine. 2009 Liquidate Now! 21.html#more-10575 Tags: cs4. MagnetsMan (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. psd. 2009 Great tutorial. preety rathi (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. 19.com/making-unrealistic-things-look-possible-in-photoshop-cs4. Its good way for make interesting pictures. Jason (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. efectos fantasticos.] « Older Comments Leave a Response Name (required) http://layersmagazine. 2009 OMG! it is soooooooo cool!!! luv it! 17.Making Unrealistic Things Look Possible in Photoshop CS4 | Layers Magazine Página 15 de 19 theone (Reply) on Wednesday December 16. 15.
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