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Dountill
05-05-2013, 08:50 AM
http://imageshack.us/a/img404/6175/headergvb.png
Welcome to my first tutorial. I dont go by everything in depth, but where needed ill give some info! Feel free to comment if you got any questions.

Pre-Step - Stock materials:

Bertus bird:
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7926/bluebirdfm.jpg

Chris Crocodile:
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1153/crocfroga21.jpg

Step 1: Rough Deleting
Open our first animal and roughly delete the background on it. We can do this by make a selection using the Lasso tool. Make sure you dont have any other layers in your project.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2568/75879170.jpg.
As you can see it is a very rough result. We are going to smoothen this up!

Step 2: Smooth things up
Its important to do this very nice. How more time you spend on this step, how better the result. We can do this by taking the Eraser Tool (hardness 100%, different sizes for every corner)

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9131/73738543.jpg
Everything smoothen and ready to place in our base image.

Step 3: Place the edit in your Base Picture
Just a simple copy and paste is enough to get you image right here. You might want to use the Free Transform Tool to set the head more in proportion.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/6794/73514435.jpg
There we go. Isnt he cute already!?

Step 3: Color Balancing
Because in this case our crocodile is green, and our Bird not (no shit!) We want to bring them blend into each other. We do this by selecting the whole layer of the
crocodile (make sure the outline is selected). No we are going to Balance the colors on ONLY THIS LAYER!!

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5841/54208495.jpg
As you can see we choose for Color Balancing under Layer Mask

Try mixing the colors until you get a nice blend. Something like this:
Tip:If you want a better result, use the Eraser Tool to delete the Color Balancing on the mouth and eye!

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1117/92857661.jpg
Some Color Corrections make a huge different!

Step 4: Stitching
Because there is still too much difference between the crocodile and the bird, we want to Stitch them together. Because there are no hard lines we can cut on i choose to use a Opacity-blend. Take a look and make a rough selection on the part you want to delete using the Lasso-Tool.

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/7643/13433173.jpg
Right click your mouse and select Refine Edge

Play a little with the settings as you can see like i did. You can see that the selection you made got a nice flow on this. When you think its good, press OK.
We now simply press the Delete button on your keyboard to get rid of this selection. Repeat this process until you get a nice stitch.
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8620/99791869.jpg

Step 5: Final Result
After i did used some Burn and Dodge tools i came to the following result:

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6341/finalvfo.jpg

geordant
05-06-2013, 03:22 AM
Amazing tutorial thankyou so much! <3

Looking forward to dountills book of tricks #2

Karizan
05-08-2013, 01:14 PM
very bad tutorial dountill try to improve it :|
LOL jk, good job man :p

Cloneruler
05-09-2013, 05:06 PM
Most random tutorial, but also one of the best haha

MrSohail
05-10-2013, 12:30 AM
I cant wait to try this out with my friends pictures :P
Nice TUT :rolleyes:

Dountill
05-10-2013, 04:29 AM
Most random tutorial, but also one of the best haha
It isnt that random as you think. There are lots of techniques in it, that you can use a lot :)
Thanks for all your comments. Also give me ideas for my next one!

Dango
05-10-2013, 06:07 AM
It isnt that random as you think. There are lots of techniques in it, that you can use a lot :)
Thanks for all your comments. Also give me ideas for my next one!

The crocodile is one hell of a ***y animal


But good tut!

badkingpro
05-17-2013, 02:55 AM
This tutorial is pretty sick, definitely going to try out your tutorial.

Dountill
05-17-2013, 07:17 AM
This tutorial is pretty sick, definitely going to try out your tutorial.

Thanks man. Any idea for a next tutorial i can do?

badkingpro
05-17-2013, 07:54 AM
Show us some more of your previous works ;)

Dountill
05-17-2013, 08:15 AM
Show us some more of your previous works ;)

There are already some thread in Showroom topic. I also made a few avatars here, the logo of ssh, almost every thread of Safe Keys, ssh booter thread + gif. If you want to see more add me on Skype!

geordant
05-20-2013, 09:38 PM
Next tutorial, how to create a GIF using photoshop :)