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Tutorial preview: Create a cyborg

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Magazine previews, by Adam Smith

Cyborg effects are increasingly popular, but don’t always have to be utterly frustrating

Cyborg effects are increasingly popular, but don’t always have to be utterly frustrating.

Photoshop makes this type of project far more accessible by coupling photo-editing tools and digital painting equipment all under one roof.

Mastering Photoshop brushes offers you a head start in all instances. The goal is to create the ultimate female cyborg image, which is achieved by using a single standard brush, a drawing table and core digital painting techniques.

Within these tutorial pages, we supply everyone with specific Brush Preset settings, which will help you to create the shapes and detail needed for an authentic look. We also explore ways to layer your image, and utilise a host of blending modes and composite external assets to create special effects.

Experience of painting digitally, or at least a strong enthusiasm to learn, is recommended to get the most out of this tutorial. Our inspiration for this artwork comes from several contemporary sources, including the Mass Effect video game series and the iconic movie Blade Runner, whose visual language shaped a timeless idea of Science Fiction.

A video tutorial that goes into further detail about painting techniques accompanies this tutorial, and is supplied on our disc.

Read more in Advanced Photoshop 111, now on sale at www.imagineshop.co.uk and www.greatdigitalmags.com

Tutorial preview: Create a cyborg