A Work in Progress: The Mysterious Deep



This guide was made for entry:
The Mysterious Deep
In Contest:
rusty


Original image


step 1 of 21

grey radial gradient, and brush scribbles to get my cave shape

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 1

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first addition of contest source which I cut w/ a pen tool selection. I lowered the opacity when I made the selection so I could see the early cave shape.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 2

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I smudged the source like crazy, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 3

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I smudged the sources more to make the holes.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 4

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changing colors using hue/photo layer effects. Played with a background gradient.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 5

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blending and refining shapes with by using the smudge tool.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 6

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re-introducing the contest source, I had pretty much annihilated the first one by smudging. I did this by making selections of the contest source and layering them until everything was covered, and then I cut out what I didn't need. I also introduced a new 2 color gradient and light direction for the back.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 7

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now I lowered the opacity of the contest source to be my texture. I then went in to the contest source and made selections of some of the bumps and holes and used placed them in my image and warped them into the shapes that I wanted.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 8

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blended in the bumps and holes. (erasing smudging etc) also used color adjustments.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 9

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using basic texture brushes I painted in more bumps, living green gunk etc...

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 10

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painting in high lights, playing with the background (water)

trying to figure out my mood and color scheme.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 11

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more background... and LOOK it's another contest source. "glass Sphere" I thought it could be turned into a sort of submarine.

http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-contest/4576/glass-sphere.html

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 12

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I tweaked the second contest source into the shape I wanted and then I made the hull and the side motor shape with the pen tool (the under water vehicle has two "motors" but the other one you can't see as it's hidden from view.)

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 13

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covering the "hull" with main the contest source and blended together (mostly clone tool)

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 14

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used the pen tool to go along the shapes of the bubble and then filled w/ a gradient.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 15

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changed the color of the hull

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 16

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painted more for the background.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 17

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Added a light colored gradient to transparent, and set the layer mode to screen, to create more light.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 18

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added the fishes and did some shading (paint brushes)

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 19

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More work on the background.

between this and final I did a LOT of shading and detailing, mostly with small brushes. I added highlights, painted the little star fish, made my own bubble brush and painted in all the bubbles, motion streaks etc.

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 20

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bubble brush I made :)

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Step 21

Final result

Creation of The Mysterious Deep: Final Result

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avatar hereisanoop

this will help a lot on my future entries..

Thanks for sharing. Anna..

(5 years and 2867 days ago)