Today, I’m going to show you this amazing Zombie Land Photo Manipulation effect in Photoshop! It’s only going to take a few steps and you’re going to learn a lot. OK, let’s jump right into the tutorial. In this document, I’m working with Background layer and a regular text layer.
Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
HOW TO USE MY BACKGROUND:
First You Have To Download My HD Background Stock
Then You Have To Open Photoshop
When You Open the Photoshop Application You Have To Replace Your Photo with My HD Background
Then You Have To Erase Your Background with Photoshop Using PEN Tool or Any Other Eraser Tool
And Then Adjust Your Photo with the Background
And You Can Also Add Some Effects Like ( HDR Effect , Smoke , Dodge And Burn , Shadow , Color Grading )
IF You Have Any Problem to Edit Your Picture Then Simply You Can Watch MY You Tube Videos Tutorial for More Information
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD MY BACKGROUND FROM CLICKING TO THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON ON THE DOWN BELOW
Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
The font isn’t that important, but if you want to use this font, I’m using Proximal Nova. In the first step is to double-click to the side of the layer to bring up the Layer Style window. From here you can select the Drop Shadow that we’re going to apply to the text.
You probably already know how to do this, but basically you can use the controls here to apply your shadow. You can also click-and-drag directly over your shadow to reposition it.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
I’ll place it here on the side and I’ll increase the capacity to about 35% and I’m going to select the same pink as the shadow and bring the brightness down by clicking on the brightness input box and tapping on the down arrow key. If you hold Shift as you tap the arrow key, then you’ll move in larger increments.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
I like to use a darker version of the surface where the shadow is sitting on to make it more realistic. I’ll press OK and what I’ll do now is just add a few more shadows to this so I can click on this plus icon to add a second shadow. And I can also click-and-drag so, I’ll drag this out a bit more. I’ll increase the size to blur it a bit and I’ll also maybe adjust the Distance like so.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
I’m noticing that I don’t really like the blurriness of the original shadow so Icon click back on Drop Shadow and also increase the size like so. And on the second one, I’ll increase the Size more to blur it even further.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
Next, I’ll click on the plus icon one more time and what I’ll do now is I’ll move this shadow to the very top and I can reduce the Size and maybe even reduce the Opacity and click-and-drag it closer to the text.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
And this shadow is more of a contact shadow. So let me increase the Size and the opacity just a bit more. When you’re done, you can simply press OK, and now you have these three drop shadow effects that are creating that shadow.
Now we’re going to make it even more realistic by distorting the shadow So, that we can distort the shadow, You need to convert these Layer Styles into layers. And that’s very easy to do.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
All you need to do is right-click on the effects icon and click on “Create Layers.” press OK and Photoshop will create three layers based on the Layer Style that you created. The next step is to put them all into a Smart Object so that we can restore them non-destructive destructively. A Smart Object allows us to hold one or more layers and we can apply adjustments, distortions, filters and transformations, none destructively.
In other words, we can always come back and edit those. But we’re going to have an issue and let me show you what that is, with the three layers selected I can right-click and select Convert to Smart Object.
If I press Ctrl T on Windows, Command T on the Mac to transform,
I’m going to get this bounding box that is going to cover the entire canvas.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
And the reason that’s happening is because we need to unchecked one box. And let me show you what I mean by that. I’ll press Ctrl Command Z on the Mac,to undo. And notice this icon here to the right of the layer. That is the issue. So let me show you how to fix that.
If you double-click to the side of the layer to bring up the Layer Style window,
I can check that “Transparency Shapes Layer” box.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
When I do that, that icon disappears. I’ll press, OK? And I now need to do the same thing for all the other layers.
By the way, the reason that I’m not right-clicking on the layer and selecting
“Clearer Layer Style” is that removing a layer style also removes styles that I want to keep.
So, I don’t need to double-click to the side of the layer and check that box and I’ll do that for this shadow layer as well.
And now when I hold Shift and click on these layers to select them and right-click to convert to Smart Object,
they are now confined to this smaller bounding box. See that? I can press Ctrl T and Windows, Command T in the Mac, to transform.Zombie Land Photo Manipulation
And now it’s much easier to distort.
I can now right-click and select that Distort option and I can move the shadow around into position to create the effect that I’m going for.
I could also right-click and select Warp and I can click-and-drag on these points to make an adjustment to the shadow,
like so. So, it now looks like the P is peeling away and I can, of course, adjust this any way that I want.
Also, this is really powerful. can create a Split, I can create a Vertical Split and make sure that when
adjust my points I don’t affect the area on the right and I can just adjust it any way that I want and I can do the same thing on the other side.
I can create these points and move them around so that the shadows inside this area match my design.
When you’re done, you can click on the check mark to commit the changes.
since we’re working with a Smart Object, you can always press Ctrl T on Windows,
Command T on the Mac to transform again continue distorting from where you left off,
I can click on the Warp Option again, and I can adjust it if need be.
And all this is non-destructive. If you want to, you can come back into the letter P Double-click to the side of the layer and add a Bevel & Emboss Layers Style to create a more interesting effect.
If you decide to try out this technique, feel free to share it on Instagram with the hashtag #sonyjackson. I would love to see what you came up with.
My name is Sony Jackson. Thank you so much for watching. I’ll talk to you again in the next Photoshop tutorial.