2020年2月14日

Nowit’stimetoachievesomecreativeeffectsinsidePhotoshop!

EverwonderedhowdesignerscreatedfiguresthatlookjustastheycameoutfromaVisualFXteaser?

Examplesofthisarewhatwecancall“Elementsportraits”,whichareactuallyphotoseditedinPhotoshoptocreateFire,Water,Snow,Leaves,Windeffectsonthem。

FollowupthisguideonhowtocreateanelementsportraitinPhotoshop。

Forthistutorialpurpose,IamgoingtopickupsomerandomimageatGoogleofaStreetDancer。

Ifyouwanttouseaphotoofyourown,makesureitisonewithadynamicposeonit,sinceitenhancesthefeelwearemakingwiththeelementportrait。

Afteropeningtheimage(bestifyouworkwithaPNGfile),gotoAdjustmentsanddesaturatetheimage。

NextuseCTRL+Iforinvertingtheimage。

CreateaHue/Saturationadjustmentlayer,checktheColorizeboxandapplythistintadjustmentonourdancer。

NoticethatIwenttoredtints,sinceIwanttoaddafireeffecttothemodel。

Besuretoalsoclickthe“Affectalllayers”icon,sinceyoualsowantthiscolorpunch-upwhenyoucreatethebackgroundbelow。

CreateaLevelsadjustmentlayer。

UsethevaluesI’llprovidebelowandbesuretoadjusteverychannel。

Alsouse“Affectalllayers”aswedidwiththeHue/Saturationadjustment。

Grouptheadjustmentlayerswiththegirllayer。

Next,doacopyofthatgroupandcombineitslayers。

Wecanturnofftheoriginalgroupfornow。

UsingtheDodgetool,wecanpaintsomeareaswherewewanttobringsomehighlights。

Dothisinawaythatwillsuityourneeds;remembertoworkwithanexposurevaluearound30%andwithitsmodesetonHighlights。

NowIwanttocreatethebackgroundbeforeapplyinganyfurthereffect。

Createacoupleoflayersatthebottom。

Fillthefirstwithadarkreddishtint,andthesecondwithblack。

Grabtheerasertool,resizeituntilitalmostcoverstheentirelayer,andapplyittwiceontheblacklayer。

Iusedasoftbrushtool,opacity100%。

ChangethelayerblendingmodeofthisblacklayertoMultiply。

IfoundsomecoollookingfireimagesatGooglethatIamgoingtouseforthefireeffectonthisgirl。

Thepointhereistokeepputtingtexturesaroundthegirltosimulatefireflameswrappingherbody。

ButsinceIdon’twanttheeffecttolookdullorrepetitive,Iamgoingtokeeprotating,adjustingthesizeandswitchingbetweenfiretexturestomakethiseffectlookdynamicenough。

Startwiththefirstfiretexture;make3copiesandhide2ofthem。

Ontheremaininglayer,changeitsmodetoScreen,rotateandapplywhereyouwantto。

Inmycase,Iamgoingtostartwiththebentleg。

Asyoucansee,ifweapplytheimagelikethat,wewillendupwithsomenastyborders,sograbthebrushtool(softbrushwouldsuitbetterforthisadjustment)andstartbrushingwithablackcolorovertheedgesandtheareaswhereyoudon’twanttheflamestobe。

Opacityat100%。

Keepworkingyourwaythroughtheimage,rememberingtoswitchtexturesfromtimetotime,asflamesinreallifedon’tlookallalike。

Addmoreflamesatcriticpointsoftheimage,wherethemovementofthedanceristoomuchnotorious,likeherarmsandlegs。

Then,atacertainpoint,youwillnoticehowmanytexturesyouendeduphavingatyourscene。

Forthisfinaltexture,Iamgoingtodoalittletrickthatwillenduptheflameeffect。

ChangethelayerblendingmodetoOverlay;erasesomeedgeswiththeerasertool,thenswitchtothebrushtool。

Withtheblackcoloron,startpaintingoverthedancerunderthislayerblendingmode。

Youwillnoticehowmuchlifeisgoingtobringtotheeffect,startingtolooklikerealflames,thenpaintaroundtheedges,liketoaddsomechangesintheoveralllightingconditionsofthescene。

Nowforendingup,IwanttoaddaGradientRampadjustmentlayer,withadarkreddishcolortowhiteandsetittoMultiply。

Reducetheopacityalittlebit。