Just uploaded my latest photoshop work into the “Photoshop” section that can also be accessed by clicking the thumbnail version at the bottom of this post. I felt like a challenge today so I flipped through my “Photoshop Top Secret” book and picked out something that caught my eye. The image started out as a man sitting down with his shirt and jacket on so my task was to remove both of his hands and his neck/ face while making the image look as if an invisible man was sitting in his place.
For the sleeves, I sampled bits and pieces of the visible material, rotated them, and then played with the layer masks and clone stamp to create a coherent image, and then I created my own shadow layers and physically recreated the shirt and sleeve material by sampling elements and using my judgement to get the lighting and textures correct. After i created the right sleve, I had to recreate his jeans as his hands were covering most of the mid section, so once again, I sampled sections and created my own style. I repeated the same process for the left sleeve and then I moved up to his head.
This part was somewhat more of a challenge, as I had no clue what the back of hit shirt/ jacket looked like with nothing to sample, so I had to use my imagination and create the inside look from scratch essentially. First, I reflected his collar to remove his chin that overlapped the left side and then I used the patch/ clone stamp/ healing brush tool to remove the head and leave the clean looking wall background. From there, I redesigned his shirt on the inside using a series of reflections and layer masks while adding shadows as necessary. For his collar, I sampled the material from other parts of his jacket and drew in my own collar/ added a few lines and shadows to make it look realistic, but the entire backing was drawn by hand. Lastly, I used an imported clothing tag image and darkened it/ added a drop shadow and some other lighting effects after resizing it and placing it inside the collar.
Here’s a copy of the original by the finished product:
The high-res versions of each can be seen by clicking the thumbnails.
For the most part, this project was about visualizing what can’t be seen and using a little bit of creativity and imagination to create a realistic looking final result. This particular project took roughly 6 hours from start to finish but I’m very pleased with the result. If anyone has any ideas, suggestions or pictures they would like photoshopped up I’m always open for a new challenge.