Thursday, 21 August 2014

Catching a star - layering technique

A quick step through on how to create a layered picture.

1. Starting with a dark background layer.

 2. Add a layer with lighter elements using a soft brush.

3. Add a layer with streaks of light to simulate rain.  Note that I have not added rain to the ground - and have reflected heat in some of the upper rain elements.

4. Add a layer with your model - using dodge and burn tools to reflect background light into this layer and to emphasize features.

5. Add a layer introducing new fire, ash embers and light sources.

6. Finally, add a final layer, using the linear dodge blend mode to create illumination and the illusion of fire.

Peter Quinton
August 2014

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