Keep up-to-date with Free tutorials!!

 

Sign up to our twice-monthly newsletter today for the latest tutorials, interviews and product information.

 

- Latest news
- Exclusive Shop Offers
- Preview early content
- Plus much more

 

Not Ready to take that step? OK, Why not just Subscribe to the RSS Feed

 
submit tutorial
1 | 2 | 3
Making of 'Iron Cat'

By Visual Harmony
| Your Rating:
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star full
(2 Votes)
| 56802 Views
| 0 Comments
| Comments 0
Date Added: 25th March 2010
Software used:
3ds Max, Photoshop, V-Ray

The resulting picture was taken to Photoshop where I fine-tuned it - this is where I put the flame and the hairs on. A few words regarding the creation of this: after the picture was completed I really liked the cat's slightly offensive stance, and I thought it would look good to have a flame as if though it was attacking it (Fig.10).

169_tid_image_10_candle_light.jpg
Fig. 10

Creating The Flame

I Googled a picture of a candle flame and put in on the given layer in Photoshop. As the background was black, I simply changed it to Linear Dodge with 100% visibility, then I duplicated this layer and changed it to Screen before smudging it with the help of Gaussian Blur (using setting 7). This gave the flame a bit of a glow. Now I just had to adjust the appropriate visibility, which was 60% for me.

After this I created the stripes over the flame using the Knoll Light Factory plugin (http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/knoll-light-factory-pro/). I opened a new page and filled it black and with the help of the Knoll Light Factory plugin I generated a sort of Chroma Fan (this needs to be added to the existing tools!) (Fig.11).

169_tid_image_11_photoshop_lighting.jpg
Fig. 11

I then pulled this over the original picture as a new layer and adjusted it to Screen with 29% visibility.



Post - Production

I also gave the image a few layers which influenced the color of the whole picture. In Curve Editor I adjusted the color scale so the picture was bluer and increased the contrast. I gave it a slight CA (Cromatic Aberration) and then duplicated the layer on which there was a high pass (the demonstration of this is not practical as the outcome always depends on the picture and how you use it).

However, in this before and after, you can really see the value that post-production has during the creation of a picture (Fig.12)

169_tid_image_12_iron_cat_render.jpg
Fig. 12

Pay heed next time you hear a pro say that render is simply an uncut diamond!

I hope this Making Of was of use to you and that you will be able to employ some of the techniques I used, when creating your very own works of art.

169_tid_iron_cat_final_image_large.jpg




< previous page
 
1 | 2 | 3
Related Tutorials

Tutorial

Gallery Image.



Keywords: Tutorial, Making of, Female, Character, Model, ZBrush, Maya, MARI, Photoshop, V-Ray

Go to tutorial
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half (14)
Comments 1 Views 30513

Tutorial

Gallery Image.



Keywords: steampunk, scientist, character, male,

Go to galleries 1
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star none
Comments 1 Views 33054

Tutorial

Gallery Image.



Keywords: character, creature, goblin,

Go to galleries 1
rating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star none
Comments 1 Views 35085

Tutorial

Gallery Image.



Keywords: character, caricature, female, woman, swimsuit,

Go to galleries 1
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star full
Comments 5 Views 120162
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
no comments!
No comments yet. Be the first to comment!
Add Your Comment