In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to how to turn yourself into a zombie using special effect tools.
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Hey YouTube, it’s Tech Support Gone Bad and well, as promised here is my Hallway special. So today I’m going to be teaching you guys how to turn yourself into a zombie using Photoshop. Now a couple of things that you’re going to need before we get started; now these two things are mandatory and very important to creating this effect; so the first thing is a skull, the link to this image will be in the video description but if just in case you don’t like this skull, you can just Google skull in Google images and you could choose the one you want. The next thing is this, I like to call it, let’s say “Desert Floor Textile” and it’s just a bunch of cracks all over the place and I’m going to link to this image will also be in the video description. So this next stuff, or those two things are pretty mandatory and pretty important to this tutorial, but also a couple of brush sets that I like to point out, they could help with this effect but it’s not mandatory for you to use this but they could just help with the effect. So one is a Cut and Cracks brush, another one is Source brush, it gives you source, another one is Vines brush or Veins and a Blood Splatter brush; now these could really help add to your effect. So going back to Photoshop, let’s get started; so the first thing you want to do is pretty much the important thing that you’re going to do to add to this effect is add a skull to the person’s face; so you want to take the skull and just drag it onto her face, or your face or whatever; so next you want to hold Control T to enter free Transform mode and also you want to bring the fill down to about 20% just so you could see the image behind it and you want to match-up the eye socket with the eye sockets of the person, the nose with the nose of the person, and the mouth with the mouth of the person. Now while I do this, I’m just going to tell you guys again, as I do in every tutorial that I can’t really show you guys how to turn yourselves into a zombie; now this takes quite a bit of imagination and skill and I’m going to teach you a couple of good things that you could do to help act to this effect, but really you’re just going to need to use your imagination with this one, and also keep in mind that everything that I’m showing you guys today is not mandatory, you don’t need to do it, it’s just how you want your image to look. So after you have all those lined up together, you want to bring the fill and the opacity back up to 100, next you want to double click on the background layer just to make it a normal type of layer and then duplicate it, so right click on the layer and click on duplicate layer, press OK to whatever pops up, you want to take that duplicate layer and drag it over the skull layer, from now it just looks like we’re back to the normal image, but really look at the skull layer underneath it and then the name in this layer underneath that. So next you want to add a layer mask to this layer, now if you look in the layer’s panel and you look at this little button right here, if you hover over it, it’s going to say “Add layer Mask”, so you want to click on that and obviously it’s going to do what it says, it’s going to add a layer mask. So next you want to make sure you have a black color selected and that you have your brush tools selected. Now what I like to do, what brush, I like to do, I like to use for this is you want to click right here to open the Tool Preset Picker and click on the Airbrush Soft Round 50% blow brush, now I like to use that brush for this effect a lot because it gives it a really feathered look and it doesn’t just make it all sharp and stuff. So next as you saw in the Before and After picture before this tutorials started, part of her face was a skull, so you want to choose that part of her face and just start coloring it in, and as you could see wherever you put your brush, the zombie or the skull comes up right behind it. So I’m going to choose the left side of her face and just color it in. And as you could see the skull comes up right behind it and once you chose every word that you want the skull to be, and just leave it on once you have chosen every word that you want the skull to be. So next you want to go to this, the Desert Floor Textile or I’ll just call it a bunch of Cracks and you want to drag that on to the image, now you want to make sure it’s big enough to cover the person’s face. So next you want to choose the Blending options to let’s say linear burn, and then you want to erase every word that’s not on her face. So for example in the background, you want to erase that because obviously you want the thing to be on her face, and I’m just going to do it, erase a little bit of it on her face just to give it, because it’s just too dark, and yeah that looks pretty good. Next I’m going to zoom in on her eye, and do a culpa of stuff to her eye. So first I want to change her eye color, so I’m going to hold Control Shift N and create a new layer; so next I’m going to choose the Brush tool and choose a dark red color and just color in everywhere that I want to be red. So, make it a little bigger and I’m just going to color in everywhere of her eye that I want to be that reddish color. So I’m just going to do this really quick, but obviously you want to spend more time on it to get a greater effect; so next I want to choose the Blending type to Overlay, and now it’s going to look like your eye color is red. So once you do that I want to choose a white color and color it every part of her eye that’s supposed to be white, I want to just color it in white again, just to make it pop out even more. So once you got that colored in I’m going to add some Eyeliner; I’d like to call it “Photoshop Eyeliner”; so how to do that is if you choose this tool right here, it’s going to give you 3 options if you click and hold on it, it’s going to give you the Dodge Tool, the Burn Tool and the Sponge Tool; we’re going to be using the Sponge Tool right after this, but for now we’re going t choose the Burn Tool. So next you just want to start burning everywhere that you want the eyeliner to be and also make sure that you have the name in this layer selected, or else it won’t work. So just keep going around everywhere that you want the eyeliner to be and keep in mind the longer you keep it in one place the more it’s going to affect it. So once you got that you want, I’m just going to zoom out; so next as promised as I told you guys, I’m going to choose the Sponge Tool, so what this tool does is it gives it a palish color, so it’s going to give her skin a pale color and I think it just matches with the zombie theme. So if you just go over her skin, you could already start to see that it’s giving her skin a pale color. So after you have done that I want to make the image a little darker, so I’m going to click on image and click on adjustments and click on brightness/contrast, I’m going to bring the brightness down and the contrast down a little and it just matters on what you want it to look like. Alright so that’s looking pretty good, alright so once you’re done just press OK. So in the end you should get an effect that looks like this and remember just use your imagination with it and it just really, it’s how you want it to look and make sure to use your, those 4 brushes, the links will be in the video description, it could help you create very, a better effect and it could help you create a greater effect. So, and that’s pretty much it, in the end you should come up looking something like this and just mess around with it and you could come up with a better effect and a greater effect, but this is just the basics. So until the next tutorial, I’ll see you guys later.