Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Creepy Dark Gargoyle Road



They say it is dangerous to walk Gargoyle Road when the moon is full; that if the Gargoyle lamps glow red then danger is near. They say the Gargoyles can sense the hunger for blood and it is that prescience that turns the lamps red. They don't say who is hungry. Beware!

Thank you to Elandria at Dreamers of Avalon (see SBS for permission) and to lindowyn-stock. The balance of images are my own. See SBS. Step 17 is animated gif.

Sources used:
1. Source 1
2. Source 2


End result:
Create a Creepy Dark Gargoyle Road Final Image

Author:
avatar arca

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Practice tutorial

Step 1

Original image - my own photo - see end of SBS

Photo Use Permission

The images shown here that are my own photos, may be used for recreating the tutorial. Credit must be given to arca at http://www.pxleyes.com/profile/arca/ and a link to this tutorial would be appreciated. I would also like to be informed if possible so I can see how it went (you can PM me if you are a member at Pxleyes). Thanks!


Step 2

Right click on layer (from Step 1) and Create a "New Smart Object Via Copy" and open new Smart Object layer in Camera Raw (double click on the small box in the lower-right corner of Layer thumbnail)


Step 3

Right click on layer (from Step 1) and Create a "New Smart Object Via Copy" and open new Smart Object layer in Camera Raw (double click on the small box in the lower-right corner of Layer thumbnail)


Step 4


Step 5

Moon


Step 6

Overlay and removing lamp. NOTE: Lamp should be copied and saved in a new file or layer for later use before you remove it.

If cloning it is better to do it in a layer above the original as that way you can correct any mistakes. Just be sure that you have "Current and Below" selected for your Cloning tool


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Step 16

Final step


Step 17

Work in progress gif


Step 18

Background photo (my own). Note lamp for the Gargoyles was taken from this image.


Step 19

Gargoyle 1 (Broken light)


Step 20

Gargoyle 2 (Lamp lighted one)


Step 21

Moon


Step 22

Permission from Elandria - Dreamers of AvalonSources used: 3: http://elandria.deviantart.com/art/Stand-My-Ground-Pack-133-181720455?q=gallery%3Adreamers-of-avalon%227157026&qo=19


Step 23

Result



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37 Comments:

avatar Lamantine
Lamantine says:

Amazing job !

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Well thought out and very clear. Really nice tutorial.

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

Excellent and informative tutorial.

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar bcabilan
bcabilan says:

Yeah, great one! well deserved to be published.

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

nicely explained!

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar erathion
erathion says:

Great tutorial of great image...especially like your work in camera raw menu...

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

Well done, very impressive!

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar Toothpick134

Great! Well done!

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar lolu
lolu says:

very usefull arca, great job author

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar genuine2009

good tutorial!

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Lots of details! I'd buy it!

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Wonderful tutorial and well explained.

(3 years and 163 days ago)
avatar jcfreak6363

Very well done arca!

(3 years and 162 days ago)
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Beautiful image and detailed tut Congratulations on the work well done

(3 years and 162 days ago)
avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

Very beautiful result in this work!

(3 years and 162 days ago)
avatar solkee
solkee says:

Nicely written

(3 years and 161 days ago)
avatar cabldawg71

Great detail, and a useful tutorial.

(3 years and 161 days ago)
avatar Geexman
Geexman says:

Suberb, a fantastic & detailed tutorial, very well done Nancie

(3 years and 161 days ago)
avatar Christy
Christy says:

Excellent explanation!!

(3 years and 161 days ago)
avatar spaceranger

Excellent work!

(3 years and 161 days ago)
avatar petersheep

nice!

(3 years and 157 days ago)
avatar hereisanoop

Always wanted to learn the secrets of these kind of images... well written tut... thanks a lot Arca

(3 years and 157 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Really awesome ......superb work........Really like.....Thanks for sharing......

(3 years and 156 days ago)
avatar jaskier
jaskier says:

Very good tutorial.

(3 years and 155 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

Nice tutorial indeed.... Thank you.

(3 years and 149 days ago)
avatar swordfish
swordfish says:

well explained .....

(3 years and 149 days ago)
avatar Siddhartha

Very well explained tutorial....before i had no idea what was this vanishing point filter for....but thnx to u now i am aware of it

(3 years and 142 days ago)
avatar rrxs
rrxs says:

beautiful, beautiful montage. =)

(3 years and 135 days ago)
avatar locale
locale says:

Nice composition.. Great explanation..

(3 years and 120 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very beautiful tutorial..simply amazing!!

(3 years and 106 days ago)
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[banned] says:

This is a really fun tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

(3 years and 101 days ago)
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Guest says:

magic people of magic world's...thnx a lot

(3 years and 84 days ago)
avatar ramesan
ramesan says:

very nice tutorial!

(3 years and 69 days ago)
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laura [banned] says:

Amazing!

(2 years and 343 days ago)
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wow amazing tutorial !

(2 years and 179 days ago)
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Guest says:

That's really thinking at an impressvie level

(1 year and 290 days ago)
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Nice work but bad tuto, if you are gonna share share well.

(327 days ago)


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