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Manipulating a Beautiful Angel in the Universe
Under Photo Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial you will create a beautiful fantasy landscape of an angel playing in the cosmos. You will learn how to manipulate simple stock images into a fantasy scene. You will learn skin retouching techniques, how to paint custom hair, blending, filtering and much more.
Do you want to create a cartoon image for yourself? You can use your photo to transform your image into a cartoon character mainly by Photoshop blending options. You can also design your character with different styles such as changing its hair and skin colors.
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.
Firstly find a subject to base the flowing light streams on. A picked image of a drinks can to relate to the original piece of artwork that inspired the subscriber. Finish off the image with a few focal rings on multiple layers with very low opacity.