This is a new addition to the Psdtuts+ Premium section. This is a wonderfully terrifying tutorial that uses multiple elements to bring together the final dark design. The most noteworthy elements are 3D character renders of zombies from Poser. You’ll learn to create "The Digital Dead" poster in this horrific tutorial fitting for this Halloween holiday. Learn more at the jump!
New Exclusive Premium Tutorial with Bone Chilling Artwork and a Deadly Design
This new Premium Tutorial is titled "How to Create a Horrific Zombie Poster with Photoshop and 3D Renders," by Mark Mayers. He is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Cornwall, UK. He has worked for leading publishers worldwide and now Psdtuts+.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to re-create a classic zombie poster. Youâ€™ll composite multiple 3D renders in Photoshop and make extensive use of Adjustment Layers and masking techniques. Finally, youâ€™ll learn how to add a grunge effect to the movie title using a combination of Illustratorâ€™s Live Trace Tool and its Pathfinder commands.
The Devil’s in the Detail
The living dead have been terrifying moviegoers for decades; from George A. Romeroâ€™s 1968 masterpiece "Night of the Living Dead" and Lucio Fulciâ€™s excessively gory "Zombie Flesheaters;" right up to modern blockbusters such as "Shaun of the Dead," "28 Days Later," and "Diary of the Dead." Theyâ€™ve even influenced video games, such as "Resident Evil."
This tutorial takes some inspiration from these sources and shows you how to create "The Digital Dead" poster design. Learn all the steps involved to create this menacing masterpiece. Following the export of the 3D renders, this tutorial describes every detail of this poster’s creation. Members can Log in and Download! Otherwise, Join Now!
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