Chapter 11. Mastering Elemental Textures

Covered in This Chapter

• Using source images as inspiration

• Composition considerations for better balance

• Water manipulation with warping and Liquify

• Blending modes for water and fire effects

• Layer styles to add glow

• Dynamic and scattered brush properties

• Color control and painting color layers

Being able to bend and alter textures and colorful elemental forces is just one of the fascinating and addicting aspects of working with Photoshop—and the genesis to Control. In this project, I mixed my wife’s face with water, added fire to a piranha I photographed while in Peru, and borrowed the eye from a frog hopping around the Erie Canal (FIGURE 11.1). Although this may sound like a Frankenstein-esque ...

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