Have you ever wanted to become a cyborg or turn someone else into one? While you might not be able to do this in real life, it’s actually quite easy through the use of digital design and the features within Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use image effects and different settings within Photoshop to turn the human body into a visual work of art with this cyborg video tutorial.
Cyborg Girl Effect | Photoshop Tutorial
In this quick tutorial I’ll show you how to create a cyborg effect using Photoshop. We start with a picture VERCO a mask I created and a 3-D Renda of some mechanical parts. These were actually easier to create than you might think in cinema 4d. I changed the background image to show a picture of our subject. Then I imported some generic sci fi themed models from my library and lined them to match the contours of her body. Now let’s head back to photoshop and start assembling our design. First of all we add a new layer and then select the clone stamped all. We select a soft brush and set it to occurrence and below. This allows us to non destructively hide the woman in the areas where we’ll be adding all mechanical parts. Next we’re going to make the gaps we created look cleaner to do this. We start by copying our mask onto the clipboard. Then we add a mask to the Les we’ve just created and clicked the mask box while holding down the OT or Option key. This allows us to view the contents of the mask box so we can paste our mosque in. Next it’s time to insert all mechanical parts into these gaps. We can easily do this by holding down the option key driving the mask from the one we just created to the mechanical parts layer. As you can see this is a quick way to copy the mask over. Our design is starting to look OK but it will look even cooler if we can create a glass covering for all mechanical parts to do this.
We duplicate the image of all go move it to the top of the layer stack and again hold down the Oct or Option key while driving our mask onto us. You might notice that the cables are now hidden so it will paint a quick adjustment to the mask to reveal them and get in. Then we had a huge saturation adjustment layer above it and change the huge plus 180. We don’t want this adjustment affecting the entire stock. So we clip is to the girl image by holding down the option key while hovering over the boundary between the two. And when the icon changes clicking to blend the effect in we load the pastie to about 33 percent. Finally it’s time to add some scenes so she looks like she’s been assembled on a production line. We add a new layer to the top of the layer stock and then change the blending mode to soft light. Then we go to layer layer style dropshot or zoom in so you can see the settings I’m using although you’ll probably have to tweak them for your image. Next we prepare a soft brush reduce it to a small size and select a 25 percent brightness gray. Then we open up the path tab and select the pentode. We’re now ready to start drawing or seems to do this. We draw points to create a line where we want or see if we want to make any adjustments we can hold down the command or control key and drag all points then we right click select stroke path from the menu and make sure it sets a brush.
Essentially the stroke path feature takes all brush and paints it along the path that we’ve just drawn. Now that we’ve added stroke we can de-select our path by clicking on the new path BOTTEN which is handy because it will save our previous path. On a separate layer in case we want to redo it as you can see a layer stalls and blending auction’s have given it’s a cool 3D looking effect. We can now continue by adding more scenes all over the body. I think the seams are actually quite important in making the whole cyborg effect come together as you can see it’s really easy to incorporate 3D elements into your designs in Photoshop. And by learning to use 3D software like cinema for day you become truly unlimited in terms of the images you can create. That’s it for this tutorial. If you enjoy it please subscribe and click the Like button and I’ll see you.
Special thanks to Graphics Geek for the video tutorial and walk through.