Chapter 16

Creature Architecture


Looking at this beautiful creature before you, it is difficult to imagine that it is nothing more than a simple model shot combined with various photographs of stone textures and architectural details. In a composition like this, the images provide the raw materials, but it is the Photoshop process that allows you to dissolve the boundary between photographic collage and stunning illustration. Things as basic as blending modes, layer masks, and layer groups are much more powerful than they seem. When features are used together as a means to an end rather than on their own, the resulting imagery is always much more ...

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