A Work in Progress: The Mechanic

This guide was made for entry:
The Mechanic
In Contest:

Original image

step 1 of 7

I cant give a complete guide, there's just to much steps. The technic I developed is using only the smudge and brush(a lot of dodge and multiply) tools.
BUt here we go: Duplicate layer and resize using transform tool.

Creation of The Mechanic: Step 1

step 2 of 7

Create a little bit of a surrounding using the brush tool, just use your imagination.

Creation of The Mechanic: Step 2

step 3 of 7

Smudge eveything you have brushed so far. With the smudge tool you can easily create nice clouds.

Creation of The Mechanic: Step 3

step 4 of 7

This is a big step, I used the brush tool to create the mountains. I also duplicated the layer flipped it vertically and stamped part of that layer to create the mirror effect.

Creation of The Mechanic: Step 4

step 5 of 7

This is what I mean by smudging, you can create really realistic images with that tool. I also used the color brush to give the foreground a sandy color.

Creation of The Mechanic: Step 5

step 6 of 7

I changed the color again. This time using image- adjustments- color balance.
I also created the clouds using only a brush and the smudge tool.

Creation of The Mechanic: Step 6

step 7 of 7

I finished the image with the trees, the house and some more clouds. By Doing that I felt the image became more alive.

Creation of The Mechanic: Step 7

Final result

Creation of The Mechanic: Final Result

to rate this guide and create your own guides.


avatar bartman
bartman says:

and home?

(5 years and 3114 days ago)