Make Yourself into a Bloody Dead Guy Zombie in Photoshop and make it bloody & scary.
● Zombies are always popular. Many students say this was the work they are most proud of, believe it or not …
✓ Hue and Saturation ✓ Burn Tool ✓ Smudge Tool ✓ Texture Filter ✓ Warp Tool ✓ Smudge Tool
• This tutorial is part of the Monster Mesh Project.
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Step #1: Open a Picture of Your Face in PhotoShop ~
✗ Open a picture of your face.
✗ Right-Click on the layer duplicate it.
✗ Select the Magnetic Lasso Tool which is behind the regular lasso tool …
✗ … and trace around your skin.
✗ Go to: Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and make your skin look "dead."
✗ Just play with the settings until you look dead.
Step #2: Find a Picture of a Skull ~
✗ Find a picture of a skull on the internet and copy it …
✗ … paste the skull over the face.
✗ Erase what you don't need.
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T and resize the skull so it fits over your face.
✗ Sometimes the skull and your face don't match up well.
✗ Right-Click and select Warp …
✗ … so you have more control over the perspective.
✗ Try lowering the Opacity of the skull layer …
✗ … so you can see thru the background.
Step #3: Select a Fuzzy Eraser ~
✗ Select the Eraser Tool by hitting the keyboard shortcut letter (e) …
✗ … and click on Brush Preset picker in the Menu Bar.
✗ … and choose a Soft round brush.
Step #4: Erase the Skull ~
✗ Erase part the skull to reveal the face.
✗ Erase certain area so that only part of your face is covered.
Step #5: Bloody Scars ~
✗ Make a new Layer.
✗ Get the Lasso Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (L) …
✗ … make a outline of where you want a bloody scar to be.
✗ Use the Paint Bucket to fill the selected area with Red.
Step #6: Smudge Tool ~
✗ Get the Smudge Tool …
✗ … start making the blood look like it's dripping.
Step #7: Burn Tool ~
✗ Next, get the Burn Tool or hit the shortcut letter (O) …
✗ … swap the range from Shadows to Midtones to Highlights until you find what works.
✗ … and try turning off Protect Tones.
✗ Try a large grungy brush …
✗ … also raise and lower the Exposure as needed …
✗ … and burn burn burn! Burn around the edges to darken the area where the cut runs deepest edges to add the illusion of depth..
Step #8: Filters ~
✗ Go to: Filter > Texture > Texturizer …
✗ … apply whatever other Filters you think best.
Step #9: More Gross Stuff ~
✗ Find images of wounds, etc., and apply steps #1 thru #3 again.
Step #10: Texture ~
✗ Scroll through the Blending Modes and find one you like …
✗ Try Multiply, Screen or Overlay or whatever you like best …
✗ If you see other blending modes you like as you're scrolling down, don't be afraid to experiment.
✗ Blending Modes are awesome!
✗ Hint: You can scroll through the different Blending Modes by hitting Alt (⌥)+Shift+Plus:
✗ Now erase the texture so it only covers the skin.
✗ Lastly, lower the Alpha of the texture layer.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save for Web …
✗ … and save your work and as a .jpg
✗ Make the size approximately 500px wide.