This tutorial (from here) was the most time- and layer-intense tutorial I've ever done. I learned a ton about different modes, especially Overlay. Many layers were duplicated and then had different modes applied to them. Especially useful in this tutorial was juggling the amount of layers I needed to create certain effects. The tutorial incorporated Adobe Illustrator as well (for the blast mark and the grid). Since I am weak in the Illustrator area it was helpful. I admit that after awhile I completely deviated from the original tutorial, making this poster into a vague commentary either about 1) NASA bombing the moon for "research" purposes, or 2) the recent kerfuffle over cutting the US space program. But it was mostly fun. Unfortunately, this blog doesn't allow huge file uploads, so a lot of the finer detail is washed out. But perhaps it adds to the retro-ness of it all.
I did this for my sister's birthday. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was a childhood favorite. The face transplant, if you will, wasn't so hard, but getting the splashes of color in there was challenging. The Selective Color adjustment was the easiest and most helpful, and the Hue/Saturation adjustment helped tone it down. I had to create new layers for each colored piece; I'm sure there's an easier way, but I don't know of one.
Welcome to The Unbound Bookmaker blog! This blog will be for updates and for posting about what is happening in the design and publishing world. I'll be testing out new tutorials, posting pics, and writing about new techniques or websites I find useful or interesting.
While I still edit science books and help kids create stories, I've moved my focus to writing science-based fiction and non-fiction stories. See more at www.jamiezvirzdin.com.
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