This is another one of my scary freakish tutorials. We’ll turn a pretty yet sad girl… into a zombie. That’s vintage Waseem for you. 🙂
Don’t be afraid to open this tutorial, no discretion is advised since no blood or other horror material is used here.
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I have “Face” opened in my Photoshop. First step is to sharpen some parts of the image with Sharpen Tool.
Then make a duplicate layer of the face and Go to Image>Adjustment>Desaturate.
Now set Layer Style of our new layer to Soft light.
Here is the result
Vibrance and Burn
We have set the colors but the skin still looks like it has life in it. We need to make it dead like.
I’m making an adjustment layer here. Add a Vibrance Layer and use these values.
Now the skin is too white, I’m using Burn tool here and there to balance the colors. And don’t forget to make dark circles around the eyes.
One thing we need to learn if we want to be a good designer, is using things on the places for which they were NOT meant for.
Here I’ve grabbed a stock image of powder texture and setting its colors. Go to Image>Adjustment>Hue/Saturation.
Then I switch the Layer Style to Overlay and set Opacity to 59% and erased all the excess part of the powder layer.
Now paint with red color soft brush over sclera (this means white part of the eye). And set layer style to Overlay.
The Deathly Cut
I’m inserting a big wound on the forehead, it will seem as if she died due to this.
I grabbed this cut from a Mud Texture and placed on the for-head. Then switch layer style to Overlay.
After The Overlay
Select soft brush once again and paint for the lips on a new layer. And once again, we’ll set the layer style to Overlay.
Now what this image needs is the finishing touch.
So I decided to add a cut on one side of the lips. I used Smudge tool to create this effect. Just click and drag, and you have your cut.
Then I’m adding stitches. For that, I’m just making a few strokes using Brush Tool.
Now use Burn tool and make a few strokes on the stitches area.
The Long Face
Round faces have a polite expression, our girl has a polite expression, and we need to change it.
Go to the Filters>Liquify and adjust these values.
Now drag your mouse on these places. This will make the face edgy.
And to finish it off, I’m making another Adjustment Layer. Go to Gradient Map and select these colors.