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Making Of 'Morgan Freeman Caricature'

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Date Added: 16th January 2012
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Introduction

Hello everyone, my name is Prosenjit Mondal, and this is the Making Of my latest 2D piece, Morgan Freeman Caricature. I'm going to explain to you how I created it and I'll try to keep it as simple and accurate as I can. I chose Morgan Freeman because I believe he is one of the best actors in the world, and I wanted to create a caricature, this time maintaining more realism with the textures.

Step 01

Step one included collecting various pictures of Morgan Freeman. I would like to thank Google for making my search so easy and providing me with pages and pages of pictures, from which I studied his expressions and generated an idea for my caricature (Fig.01).

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Fig. 01

Step 02

Then I started sketching in Photoshop. Before I started, I arranged all my brushes, like the Hard Round brush and the Sample brush. You can see examples of all the brushes I mentioned in Fig.02, like No.5 or No.50 (Window > Brushes or F5).

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Fig. 02

In brush properties I arranged all the settings as per my requirements, with Pressure Sensitivity set to opacity.

For this brush I used a pretty small, round, basic shape and I adjusted the Shape Dynamics, added some texture and also gave some values in Other Dynamics under the brush properties (Fig.03).

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Fig. 03

In Fig.04 you can see examples of my brushes. For pencil tone and shading purposes, these kinds of brushes achieve better results.

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Fig. 04


Step 03

Next I did some quick scribbles, sketches and doodles for some basic ideas. Mostly I tried to create volumes and rhythm, and kept it simple and neat. I used a total of three layers because if you have any changes you can easily make them later (Fig.05).

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Fig. 05



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Rachel.B on Thu, 02 February 2012 5:56am
really really nice tutorial~i really love photoshop but my skills not as good as you!hope can learn more tutorials from you ~hi i'm Rachel from Taiwan hope can be friends!
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Ravi Purohit on Wed, 18 January 2012 10:35am
Cool.....!!! can use brushes more affectivly.....!! :-) Thanks for sharing....
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Ayan Roy on Tue, 17 January 2012 5:30pm
hey...that is real cool stuff. It gonna help a lot of people. Thanks for sharing. Cheers
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Mike on Mon, 16 January 2012 2:34pm
Wow, this is absolutely Amazing "making of" tutorial. I love this caricature so much!
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