2005.02.17 : No Smoking Sign
Posted 21 February 2005 - 03:12 PM
You will be seeing a really cool one from Blake soon I think.
Here we go...
PS: It looks somehow like Casper's, but I had posted the skull idea some posts ago. Thanks Casper for the "No Smoking" text and for letting me use it on this entry. I didn't know what text to use, without it the work would not be complete .
Posted 21 February 2005 - 06:11 PM
I'll tell you anyway!
I am not even going to ask how you did it Blake. It looks great!
This is the story of this entry...
I originally had the idea of making a sign with a cigarette and smoke coming out from it converting into a skull. I looked for good smoke images to modify but I could not find what I was looking for. When I was giving up, I found this image:
The image is perfect, but if I had represented my original idea it would have been just copying and pasting. So the idea of the gun came to my mind, and when I read "Smoking Kills" I felt it was the perfect line for the design.
Some people may think I did nothing in this entry, but coming to that idea, and finding the perfect images was not so easy.
Anyway, I want to show how this effect may be done in Photoshop...
Let's take your first entry as an example Casper.
The image can't be modified a lot because it won't look real. So a smoke image with a shape similar to a skull is needed, your image is pretty good too. Details are made using the Liquify or/and Smudge Tool (liquify is better, but in certain cases smudging may be needed), some layers in Overlay mode (this is optional), eraser tool and brushing some highlights/shadows.
This way, something like this can be obtained (it was made fastly, but it's just to show that it can be done):
Posted 23 February 2005 - 07:07 AM
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