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Creating a Fantasy Photomanipulation
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In this tutorial, it is going to create a fantasy scene where a Priestess will be standing on a rock during the night holding a lantern in one hand and a golden lotus in other hand which creates a smoke ball, and there will be bunch of small rocks flying around the Priestess.
Photo manipulation can allow you to combined different sceneries together to form a funny piece of artworks. Put a sky on a human head sitting on a grass field can turn out to be a nice piece of imaginative artworks.
In this tutorial, it will show you how to take a stone statue and alter it to look life-like. When it looks just right, flatten the image (save the layered file first in case you want to go back to it) and do a levels adjustment and a final photo filter to warm the whole image and tie the tones together.
Here’s a little Photoshop guide to mimic the 300 style. The effects could also be applied to video in After Effects with a similar setup. Obviously there was a lot more in the compositing of each scene in 300, but I think this presents the basic elements. You can see the layering in an actual 300 shot on this page of the VFX article in this tutorial.