In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a sci-fi artwork featuring a cyborg woman. You’ll learn how to build a technological background, make a cyborg woman, create some sci-fi effect, enhance the color and lighting and more.
Create a new 3000×2000 px document in Photoshop and fill it with white. Hit Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new layer and hit G to select the Gradient Tool. Select Radial Gradient with the colors #6ec1d6 and #c9eff7. Drag a line from the middle to the left or right, remembering don’t make a long line. Here is the result I’ve done:
Drag the background 1 image into our canvas and change the mode to Soft Light 100%.
I want to remove some text on the background. Make a new layer and use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to select the area with 04 and fill this selection with the color #89d2e3.
Do the same with the text BAY on the right but change color to #b2e6f1.
Place the background 2 image into our main document and change the mode to Soft Light 100%.
Do the same with the background 3 image. Click the second icon at the bottom of the Layers panel to add a mask to this layer. On this layer mask, activate the Brush Tool (B) and select a soft round one with black color. Use this brush to remove the detail on the left.
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and increase the lightness. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to paint around the edges of the canvas, leaving the light visible on the middle.
Cut out the model 1 from the background and place her in the middle.
Create a new layer above the model one and set it as Clipping Mask. Use a soft brush with the color #99918e to paint on the model’s lips to change their color. Alter this layer mode to Color 60%.
We’ll remove the model’s eyebrows . To do it, on the model layer, use the Lasso Tool (L) to select a skin area on her right cheek (from the viewer) and hit Ctrl+C to copy this selected part. Make a new layer above the lips’ layer (set as Clipping Mask). On this layer, hit Ctrl+V to paste this part onto it. Move it onto the right eyebrow and use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl+T) with the Warp mode to bend this part following the form of the eyebrow.
Add a mask to this layer and use a soft black brush to remove the hard edges and blend it with the existing skin.
Duplicate this layer and move it to another eyebrow. Flip it horizontally by clicking Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.
Create a new layer and select the Clone Tool (S). Use this tool to remove the wrinkles below the eyes.
Make a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #6a4c46 to paint below the eyes to make shadow for them. Change this layer mode to Multiply 100% and use a layer mask to reduce the opacity to make it more natural.
Create a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones settings. On this layer mask, paint around the white parts and outside the eyes to remove the cyan cast on these details.