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Eggplant Wizard
Exploration in Photoshop Technique
About this creation
This is my new character. Legos has finally given me a medium to learn photoshop. A lot of times I see photos on these webpages and wonder how did they do that? We'll I'm still wondering, but thought I'd share a bit of what I was up to.

#1 The Original Photograph

#2 First Step is to pull out the background using the magic lasso tool.

#3 Next up is adding some lighting effects. This makes the lighting a bit more realistic.

#4 With all that light shining, we need some shadows. The shadow is basically a copied layer of the minifig, which is then shrunked down, colored grey and gaussian blurred.

# 5 The white background is boring, so I added a gradient.

#5 The last step is to touch up the torch. The lighting got a bit dull in the process. Voila.

To respond to review #2. The shadow should match the lighting. if you look at the staff, the light is coming in from an angle. The shadow isn't exactly in line with this light, so good call. I shoud've had it shifted slightly to the right.

To respond to review #3. His feet are cutoff because I wasn't paying attention when making the cut and didn't want to redo it. Laziness.



Comments

 I like it 
  September 25, 2008
OK, I am on Photoshop right now, and i dont know how to make it a white background with shadowing!
 I like it 
  July 18, 2008
cool but do you really need to take out the background? also what if you dont have photoshop?
 I like it 
  May 19, 2008
That is so weird! I began using this same exact way last Thursday, if only you posted this a week ago. Then I wouldn't have had to go through learning it myself. The lasso tool rocks...
 I like it 
  May 19, 2008
Hang on a sec... I'm taking notes. I'm still learning to use the "paint" program. Later ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  May 18, 2008
Wow, this is great! I'll have to borrow your lighting and shadow techniques for my photoshopped MOCs.
 I like it 
  May 18, 2008
Why are his feet cut off?
 I like it 
  May 18, 2008
Nice work. I think the shadow could be a slightly more drastic angle, as to give the effect of the sun(or applicable lightsource for the wizard's universe, you never know.) shining down. Right now it feels as if he is facing some sort of light source. maybe headlights? But hey, that's just my opinion.
 I like it 
  May 18, 2008
Haha eggplant wizard!? Well he certainly looks cool, I've been trying to get one of those heads for a while now. His body looks great. Nice work
 
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