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Visual effects in the style of 300
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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.
To make yourself to be supernatural, you can give yourself some supernatural ability such as light beam to surround you or release a light ball. This lighting effect is not difficult, majority of steps are done using brush and color settings.
Most of the time, you may be stuck on how to apply different scenes for different characters. It is not necessary to put the fighting or war scene as a background in this case. A simple sea and a beautiful girl can also be applied for your gladiator.
Few different scenes can be merged together to result something as you like. In this tutorial, photos such as ship and waterfall have been selected and manipulated into a single scene. After adjustment of lighting and color, a nice ship falling scene have been created.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to retouch a model portrait. It will work through some basic retouching tools and learn how to use them effectively. Also we’ll use adjustment layers, brush, masking to get a beautiful and natural result.