My Visualisation [Entry]
Digital artwork I've made in Adobe Photoshop 2020. @shaka - the host of LMAC provided us a forest photo. As soon as I saw the photo, my imagination decided it will be a war between some big creature and people throwing spears. While working on the idea I tried to make the ideal "storyboard" at the first place. The more the idea was worked out, the more it tend to be dinosaur vs. fireballs and I liked that scene much more than warriors throwing spears.
Original Photo by @shaka
This time, I managed not to change background at all like I did last 2 times. It's time for something new, and this time it was about playing with space and perception.
Collecting the Elements (Royalty Free Photos)
Firstly, I had to find dinosaur, I mean... I didn't had to, I wanted to, but the tricky thing was to find it in right stance, that will fit my perception. Honestly, it wasn't easy, but I found a photo which I flipped later in Photoshop and it turned out to be really good. Rarely happens, I won't complain!
Second this was to find a good catapult photo, which wasn't easy either. Catapults are weapon used in ancient times and it's not easy to find it on modern websites. Actually I found decent photo, tweaked it a bit in Photoshop and voila, got my second most important element!
Fire and fireballs I wanted to make were other tactics. I made them separately in Photoshop as well. Downloaded Fire photo, put it in Screen Mode which removes blacks from photo so only fire remains. Made fireball from crack texture - and it ended up pretty well too! I'm going to show you downloaded photos, their sources, and workflow of fireball right below.
Design Workflow of Fireball
Downloaded a crack texture photo in high resolution --> Souce I've learnt that technique from Nemanja Sekulić, a great Photoshop Teacher.
With built-in Adjustment Layer called "Gradient Map" I've made that lava look. Colors: Black-Red-Yellow (as visible on second photo)
Photoshop 2020 has a great option that wasn't available in previous versions and it's called 3D. I've made "New Mesh from Layer" with built-in preset "Sphere". Now when I have all the elements ready, it's turn for little bit of PHOTOSHOP MAGIC :)
- I've made a screenshot if anyone's interested in making 3D layers inside Photoshop. Really tricky and attractive option, I should play with it a bit more as it's very cool for making planets and many more various things.
Open the photo in new tab for better resolution, so you can observe details
- The last details I needed for my composition is Fire photo. Source is the same as I mentioned above, it's a zip of free materials from mister Nemanja.
Take a Look of the Finish Now When it's All Explained
For the end, a little color correction always comes in handy to make the details stand out. Actually, in every project the last fine step is CC - that's kind of my author's watermark to the work. I like Highlights more pronounced with Blacks & Shadows a little more withdrawn. That combination gives a nice contrast I really like.
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