Learn how to give a squirrel a helmet and grenade launcher in Photoshop. This tutorial will also introduce you to the puppet warp tool in Photoshop CS5.
Preview of Final Results
Army Squirrel Photo Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial
Open the squirrel photo and select the Spot Healing Brush Tool (J). Use the brush tool on the parts of the picture shown below. The brush size should be 45px.
Open the helmet photo and select the helmet with he Pen Tool (P). Set Feather Radius to 0,5.
Paste the helmet in the picture with the squirrel and transform the helmet as shown below.
Create a new layer under the helmet layer. Select the helmet and drag it as shown below
Fill the selection with black. Set the layer as Soft Light and change the opacity to 87%.
Open the photo of the grenade launcher. Select this with the Pen Tool and set Feather Radius to 0,5.
Paste the grenade launcher in the picture with the squirrel. Transform the grenade launcher as shown below.
Select the left arm with the Pen Tool and set Feather Radius to 0,5. Select the layer via Copy. Select Edit, then select Puppet Warp and place the points as shown below. Hold Shift and transform the arm as shown below.
Select the arm and move the selection 2-3 px to the left. Fill the selection with black and set the opacity to 59%.
Select the right arm with the Pen Tool and set Feather Radius to 0,5. Transform the arm as shown below. Erase the extra parts as shown below.
Select the hand with the Pen Tool and set Feather Radius to 0,5. Select the layer via Copy.
Transform the hand as shown below. Select Warp Transform and place the points like how they are in the example.
Go to Photo Filter and set the color to #584b39. Set the Density to 65%.
Go to Gradient Map and select the Preset option shown below. Set the layer to Soft Light.
Go to Gradient Map and create a new gradient with the following color settings: Left Color #ff6e02, Right Color # ffff00. Set the Layer mode as Linear Burn and Opacity to 18%.
Go to Curves and place the points as shown below.
Select the Photo Filter. Choose #8f7959 as the color and set the density to 80%.