How was this image made?

#3
"Blend if" (layer effects) will give results like the grungy smoke and edges. The main figure is most likely a separate layer and filled with black. An outer glow can be made with grey to produce the fuzzy grey around the figure. And like Medic said, smoke brushes, maybe an ink drawing. That's what I would do to reproduce this. Oh yeah, personally, I'd skip the holes for eyes!
 

D2AP

Well-Known Member
#4
"Blend if" (layer effects) will give results like the grungy smoke and edges. The main figure is most likely a separate layer and filled with black. An outer glow can be made with grey to produce the fuzzy grey around the figure. And like Medic said, smoke brushes, maybe an ink drawing. That's what I would do to reproduce this. Oh yeah, personally, I'd skip the holes for eyes!
I'm in agree with with ibclare on this one.
 

IamSam

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
#5
Try this:

Layer 1 White background

Layer 2 Dark ominous figure blurred to 5.0 Gaussian.
wolf02.jpg

Layer 3 Spooky smoke made with smoke brushes. Erased area where eye's go.
wolf03.jpg

Layer 4 Brush work around ominous figure. Brush at 25% opacity.
wolf04.jpg

Combined layers and Final image.
wolf05.jpg