Part 1 of the Alien Queen tutorial showed how to mirror the thin part of her face and add two more closed eyes with fabulous lashes. No queen is complete without a crown and a golden background. Welcome to part 2. Extra alien-ness While the result from part 1 is alien, I decided to get rid of her ears and shoulders. I used a layer mask to hide them. Here's my starting point. ` Eliminating her shoulders lengthens her neck adds to the otherworldly look. More room to work... The current version doesn't have enough room around Arra for a … [Read more...] about Fantasy Portrait: Alien Queen part 2
Science fiction movies are all that right now... Star Wars, Star Trek, the Marvel universe and DC comics all have at least one exotic character. I thought it might be fun to create one here on the Photofocus blog. Best thing is, you can use any portrait you've made where the subject is facing the camera. Open the image in Photoshop and play along. Thin & thick of of a face Unless your subject is a super model, one side of the face will be thicker and one will be thinner. Asymmetry is what being human is all about. As a rule of thumb, … [Read more...] about Fantasy Portrait: The Alien Queen part 1
It's not every day that a person's work transports one to another time or place. Rarer still is the photo that makes one feel like they are peeking in on another, magical world; so it is with the photography of Joel Robison. I discovered Joel's work a few years ago on Instagram and I've been an avid fan ever since. Let's get to know him a bit better. Aside from the mechanics of photography (e.g. the exposure triangle, framing and composition), what one piece of advice would you give a person picking up the camera for the first time to … [Read more...] about Offbeat with Joel Robison
Like many of our readers, I am the resident Photoshop expert among my friends and family. Every year, around this time, I am asked to do at least one custom helmet for a friend's fantasy football team. I usually poke around Google, looking for a template that allows me to be a good friend while working quickly so it does not become a distraction. Until this year, my search has been fruitless. A few weeks ago, I found V2 Revolution Helmet, an Photoshop template from Fraser Davidson (aka rezland). The PSD file is very well organized and easy … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for Some Photoshop Football?