Tuesday, 22 November 2011

adding people grass and new brushes

Want your Interior or Architecture pictures to look more interesting? you can do it by adding three little things and it will make a huge difference!
you can add grass, people, and little brush strokes! :D
*NOTE: these examples were done in class as practice to just give a quick understanding of the concept, you can do so much better just by knowing how the following simple rules are used.
*NOTE: The used Photoshop is the FIRST one! I know a bit backward, but that's the only one available in the university computer, but the tools DIDN'T change so u'll still get the idea :)
For this example I am using ready people file, BUT you can easily do a person yourself by just picking a picture of any person you want selecting him/her and erasing the person so you get a blank shape which you could highlight using the magic wand.
1- open the building picture you want to add people too and open the people file
 2- add the people layer into the building one, so both will be together like bellow
 3- highlight the person, and add her to a NEW layer. HIDE the people layer (by pressing the eye picture by the layer and it will be hidden)
 4- You can make the person lighter (to look more professional and to keep the focus on the building) BY changing the opacity of the layer from the right hand side.
5- that's it! you can add more people as well to make the building look more alive. 
luckily Photoshop already have grass, so you don't need to be looking for it.
1- All you have to do is go to BRUSHES through Window:
 2- that's how the template will look like when you click it
but scowl down and you will find grass and leaves, so pick whatever fits with you picture (in this example I picked grass)
 3- now you can use the grass as a normal brush, but before u use it add a NEW layer so you can control the opacity of the grass. Then click away!
 4- and here's the results with people and grass, and as you can see these two simple additions have given the building a more lively outlook

C- Adding new BRUSH strokes:
ok, say you want a specific effect (like the grass) but with a different element, all you need to do is FIND what you want to add and make it as a brush and use it! :)
 1- go to Edit and click Define Brush Preset (that will allow you to add that element in this case it's the snow flake as a brush)
2- when you click the above, it's going to give you a new window where you can name your brush, so it will be saved for future uses.
 3- to try it out start a new page and just click click click! (that was my favorite part!)
 4- to make it more interesting, you can add a picture or add the brush strokes to a picture to create something new and fun!

Hope you enjoyed this! :D

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