Create a Horrific Flesh Eating Movie Poster in Photoshop CS6

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5. Texture detail

Step 1

Now we will introduce some textures to help us add even more detail to our painting, so open up this image and bring it on a new layer; then just distort it and scale it a bit as shown.
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Step 2

Make a duplicate of the layer and scale it a bit as shown here.
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Step 3

Lets now select the clone tool and the brush tip shown here.
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Step 4

Clone as shown here to cover all the painted areas, then clip this layer to the painted layer and set the layer mode to soft light.
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Step 5

We now have the detail from the texture adding to that of the painted detail. Lets adjust the levels as shown here.
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Step 6

And then adjust the hue saturation as indicated here.
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Step 7

Perfect now create a mask for the texture layer and lets select the brush with black.
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Step 8

And then just mask off where we don't need the texture, such as on top of the teeth and bones.
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Step 9

Reduce the opacity of the texture to just 93% and then merge both layers into one.
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Step 10

Now that we have only one layer we can go back to paint in some detail, so grab the brush tool again and sample some color such as this one here; and start adding some detail that suggest cartilage.
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Step 11

Then select this color here and set the brush size to 18px
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Step 12

Then use it to shade the bone shape a bit.
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Step 13

And also lets start painting to detail and merge the skin edge as shown here.
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Step 14

Continue with all the sections as shown here.
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As we can see the detail within the flesh breaks up the obvious texture look and the detail on the skin merges the edge with the skin, which brings us to the end of this section.
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6. Bone and rotting skin

Step 1

Lets start this section by adding a bit of bone texture by using this image here; so just make a selection as shown and copy it on to a new layer.
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Step 2

Make another two duplicates of this piece as shown here but merge them in a single layer as shown.
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Step 3

Now clip the bone layer to the painting layer and then make a mask for it. Fill the mask with black and select the brush with white so we paint in only where we need the bone texture.
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Step 4

Then mask in the texture of course just where the bones are.
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Step 5

Once we are done with the bones lets continue painting detail to suggest some underlying structures of flesh and cartilage.
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Step 6

And also messing up the edges so everything is merged better. We must go all over the image adding these detail so take a look at the video for better reference.
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Step 7

OK once we have refined and detailed our painting, lets bring in this other image to add some nasty rotting effect on the skin. Open it up, bring it on a new layer, then scale and rotate as shown here.
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Step 8

Make a duplicate of this layer and scale it down as shown here
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Step 9

Now we will do as with the texture of flesh, so grab the clone tool and this time cover the skin next to the flesh as shown here. Yet only for the hand and mouth. Then set the layer mode to multiply.

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18 comments on “Create a Horrific Flesh Eating Movie Poster in Photoshop CS6”

  1. I cannot download the brush, anyway anyone could tell me how to set it, so it fades on both sides...
    Also the other brush.
    Preferebly with sreemshots....
    Thank you.

  2. Nice tutorial but I feel that after step 17 it looks overdone. Also the zombied area of face could be more dark and reddish that would look more natural. By the way extremely well written tutorial.

  3. I'm really liking the tutorials here! But did you really have to use a stock photo of frogs humping each other?

  4. This is amazing! Premium quality tutorial here but the videos should be sped up. You're not kidding when you say it's 10 hours!

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