OK so now what we need to do is detail all the painting and mostly the edge to merge with all the textures and bring out some detail that is a bit hidden by the textures themselves. So just sample color as we have done and paint in the detail.
Make sure you give some thickness to the skin as it doesn’t look cutout.
And also adding some darker detail that goes into the rotting skin also helps blend everything.
Yet very important be sure you work with the texture following the features it provides as shown here. And that is it, we concluded yet another section in our tutorial.
7. Hair and background.
Lets start by adding a color balance layer clipped to the painting layer and adjust it as shown.
Mask off this ;layer from where the bones are to keep them off this color influence.
Now at this section here we need to paint in some hair to cover what we painted over the original hair. So grab the brush tool again and reduce the size to just one pixel, with transfer and pen pressure enabled on the brush palette. And start painting in a new layer.
Now sample color from the original hair and start painting in as shown here.
Of course there are different shades on the hair so be sure to mimic the original sampling for highlights medium and darker tones.
Be also sure to follow how the hair falls yet also you can paint in some out of place hair. as shown.
On the top we should also add some hairs out of place as shown here.
OK great now lets make a duplicate of the base layer, and hide the other one just in case. Then access the color range tool sample the background and adjust it as shown
The resulting selection wont be perfect, so grab the lasso tool and fix it so there is only the background in the selection.
Then inverse the selection and create a mask.
Lets create in the background a layer and fill it with blue so we can see what we are doing. Then select your brush tool and with a small enough brush lets edit the mask to get rid of the noise left behind by the color range tool.
Once we have cleaned the mask lets replace the blue back with this image here. So scale it flip it and set it into this position.
Then we will apply a lens blur to the background adjusted as shown here. And finally adjust the color balance of it as shown here.
Then on this section that we cleaned earlier we need to touch up with some hair so go back to the hair layer and paint in as shown.