Breaking Apart

Done by Moi.

Done by Moi.

I’m certified in Photoshop CS5, but not in CS6, at least, not yet. I do a few things on Photoshop, especially photo manipulation (if you want to see some of my other Photoshop pieces, click the My Art tab above).

This is a breaking apart photo. I looked up a few tutorials on YouTube and had to learn how to do this from a Spanish guy (for the record, I don’t speak a hint of Spanish). The hardest part about  this type of manipulation is the fact that you more than likely have to pull each and every piece out manually. Yes, each of those pieces where taken by the Lasso tool. Its not that it’s hard, it’s just. So. Very. Time Consuming. Something else that was time consuming was finding a stock image that would peak my interest. This woman has a nice little smirk, so I imagined her as the wife of Sandman, a villain in the Marvel series Spider Man (to be honest, the smirk was a mistake. When I preformed a red overlay on her lips and masked part of it out, I sort of chopped off the top of her lip. But hey, it turned out nice, no?). I preformed a number of Overlays for the Eyes, Lips and Skin and only used 2 different textures, Rusty and Cracked Surface.

I think it turned out good for a first timer. I’m sure if I watched a tutorial in English, it probably would have not taken up so much of my time. Then again, I’m on summer vacation. What time do I need?



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