I really do love it! Is it possible if you make a video tutorial of this?Here's how I did this:
- Open the original image
- isolate the locomotive using the pen tool. (Work thoroughly, it is a good exercise and the whole work depends on it.
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- place the loco on this own layer
- use color range to select the dark parts of the loco and give it his layer
- use color range to select the red parts of the loco and give it his layer
- open the two rust textures (high res)
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- place the flaked rust texture on top of the flat square parts of the loco, resize and apply a layer mask.
With a black hard brush, brush away the exess of texture. Apply overlay blend mode.
- repeat for the flat square parts.
- place the general rust texture over the whole picture. Select the dark parts layer of the loco. Apply layer mask.
- brush away the already done part where there's flaked rust texture. Apply overlay blend mode.
- select the general rust layer and reduce the redness with hue/saturation to match the flaked rust texture.
- select the red parts of the loco, desaturate at will and darken it at will to make it a fade dirty orange color.
- place the general rust texture over the red loco layer. Apply overlay blend mode. Apply gaussian blur a will.
- make a new layer on top. With a white brush tool make the 'bullet holes' (at will)(shattered glass.abr)
Make a composite snapshot (shift+ctrl+alt+E)
- Adjust the colors in general (depending of what you want)
- Drag the snapshot on top of the background locomotive and make sure it fits perfectly
I think I've said everything.
Once again I forgot to name my layers :banghead:
This exercise took me about one hour to make and I spend most of the time on selecting the loco with the pen tool.
I hope this explaination makes sense.