In today’s tutorial, TastyTuts, will teach you how to create a Photoshop Tutorial: Avatar Na’vi Photo Manipulation, This Character Photo Manipulation is from the popular movie avatar. Creating Character manipulations in Photoshop can be a lot of fun and help you gain many skills in the area.
Thhe movie, Avatar, is about a paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
The na’vi Characters in the movie have a very distinct look which can be fun to create in Photoshop. In this Avatar Na’vi Photo Manipulation you’ll learn how to change the skin color, manipulation the face features and add in artistic elements and technique the create a realistic Avatar Na’vi Photo Manipulation. This is a fantastic tutorial to use on your own photos!
Below is a quick breakdown of the Photoshop Tutorial: Avatar Na’vi Photo Manipulation:
1. Prepping the Image
Open up your image in Photoshop, once in Photoshop you’ll be asked to Mask the layer which means cutting the person out of the background using the pen tool. Once this is complete you’ll learn how to make the charater blue using the Hue/Saturation Tool.
2. The Eyes
For the eyes you’ll learn how to cut the eye out and into a new layer. You’ll duplicate the eye and move it to the other side of the face and using the erase tool to blend the eyes more into the skin.
3. Liquify Tool
More of an Na’vi look is created using the Liquify Tool, you’ll learn how to using the many useful features to get the right look. The Bloat tool is used to edit the eyes more and the Forward Warp Tool is used to edit the nose.
4. Avatar Ears
For the ears you’ll be learning how to remove them and replacing them with avatar ears. These are found in the image pack. More Color adjustments are added to make it look more unique.
5. Skin Stripes
More skin textures and highlights and then added to the charater. You’ll learn how to create the stripes on the face using an ordinary brush tool and making it tool more like a stripe by applying a filter, Other > Maximum.
6. More Skin Features
More stripes are then added along with some little white dots on the face using a custom brush. This will create some nice clusters of white dots which are apply on the face in a new layer. An outer glow is placed on the dots by going into Blending Options so they sparkle more.
7. Hair and Decorations
The hair is created using a similar style as the Stripes. Using the images Pack you’ll then learn how to place extra objects onto the character like earing, hair objects and necklaces to make the Na’vi Character more authentic. To finish off the Avatar you’ll then placed in a nice forest background.
In this tutorial, Tasty Tuts, will take you through the process of creating a Photoshop Tutorial: Avatar Na’vi Photo Manipulation, and show you how to create a realistic Avatar Na’va Character. Let’s get started!