Hello, /gd/. I'm new to Photoshop and I want to try some easy effects. Looking for something easy to start with, I tried the "turn to stone" effect, thinking it would work well. This is as far as I've gone, but the hair, eyes and eyebrows look awful. How can I work with that to create a real petrification effect?Any ideas/tips?Source pics in the next posts, in case you want to show something with my picture.
Dark hair is proving to be a problem, but I don't want the easy way out of choosing blonde models... There must be a way here. So far I've: - Selected the model- Desaturated- Pasted texture into selection and chosen Multiply as Blending Mode. Where can I go from there?Thanks.
And the texture I've used. Thanks for any tips you can give or show me.
>>347346Kinda lazy to cut it all right now, here's a half baked pic.Separate the image in pieces, exposed skin, hair, clothes.Desaturate the entire skin and hair, apply a filter to the hair so it looks more like stone, apply a different texture for the hair and eyes, all the skin should have the same texture.Now you have to play with the levels and saturation of the texture itself, when this is done, add some details like blank eyes and shadows and there you go.
>>347352Well, thanks a lot for you input.Two questions: - Which filter would you use on the hair?- Is there a way to make very dark hair look the same light colour as the skin? That's the part I've not been able to do. If anyone else wants to help, I'll be watching this thread regularly. Thanks to all.
OP here, checking the thread daily. Keep it up!
>>347346you need a better textureclip it to the layer and puppet wark it around the curved parts
i lazily started onehair, clothing, accessories will be the toughest part. you'll have to go in and replace them entirely, using the skin as a base texture/color, then overlay some of the details from the actual hair.surface blur will smooth out some of the textures so that it all starts to blend together and look like one solid piece of stone.
>>347422>>347412Thanks a lot for your help, I'll try your tips too!Thing is... What would be the best way to make what you say about the hair (making it the same color as the skin while keeping the details)? An unfinished example would be enough, feel free to use my pictures for it. Also, any texture recommendations?
>>347428i just masked out hair and top, put a threshold layer on top then the texture layer with no filter, clipping each layeri'm just doing this on the fly, maybe i'd go about this totally different if i spent more time on it
>>347432Thanks for the time you've spent on this!Which settings do you use on the threshold layer?
Back to page 1.
Source on the model?
Plz tell me this isnt a fetish
>>347553>Blatant kinkshaming4chan really is the internet's cesspit.
>>347553Everything's a fetish, silly boy
>>347349Is that your house's floor, anon?
Some good things here but still too flat...
>>347796OP here. You've found the same problems I've found, dear anon. How can one make very dark hair or lips look the same light grey colour as the skin without making it look flat?That's why I opened the thread!
Try to use images like this to generate the "stone" look. You can achieve it with these kind of images by playing with the blending modes. I'd also advice you to grey out the eyes since statues usually dont have irises. The problem with the hair can be resolved by using your pen tool to make a cutout and changing the lightness, or you can use the dodge tool to lighten it. Look up some tutorials online and combine them. If you look up "lighten hair color photoshop tutorial" you should be able to get a proper tutorial. Good luck!
i made this a while back while i was still inexperienced in photoshop, I think it came straight from a tutorial
>>347839It's good, but what about the eyelids, eyebrows and hair?I want to make them look petrified and the same colour as the rest of the skin without distorting the person's face. I'm thinking. Is there an easy way to turn a person into "lineart"? That might help.
>>347839looks realy good. but since stone cant grow hair you might wanna get rid of it or replace it with like moss or something since you used a old stone texture
>>347837I’d say it’s a contrast thing. If you look at the chin and bottom lip, it’s starting to work. It’s also why the eyes look funky because that’s where the only blacks are. Left eyebrow is starting to take shape, even though I was sloppy. But in this kind of project, you’ll need to up the contrast.
Promising thread, this one
>>347553i'd say yes. every time i scroll by this thread, it directly reminds of horrible 3D art (or photoshops) of exactly the same thing i'd come by on sadpanda or deviantart. down to the quality of execution. imagine someone is so autistic and bad at blender, photoshop or some posing program that the uncanny result he's capable to produce by changing materials / textures or colors of stock assets eventually gets his dick hard.
>>347899OP here.I just saw the effect online and thought it was cool and easy enough to do. So I'm asking how to overcome the difficulties I've found. If someone wants to fap with the resulting pictures, I don't care at all. It's the Internet, everyone faps to the weirdest shit.Even more... What makes you think that nobody has ever fapped to the picture you've just posted?
>>347919>What makes you think that nobody has ever fapped to the picture you've just posted?
>>347837>>347850don't lighten all the pic or detail will be lost, use dodge tool on the dark areasalso look into displacealso add shadows later on another layer
>>347840Find Edges might get you into the line-art direction
>>347932And I'll fap to that dog too!
>>347562>being so fucking sensitive you can't take a jokePlease please please go back to fucking Tumblr you little bitch
Back to discussion. Any progress?
>>348692fuck offas soon as i googled and found at least 3 video tutorials worth watching your thread become invalid
>>348723OP here. None of those tutorials addresses the problems I'm having with the hair and eyebrows. That's why I made this thread!
>>348844>>347938oh right, if only someone addressed this issue for you
>>348845If I use dodge tool, details are lost instantly... It's not that simple, friendo.
>>348863then turn down the opacity of the dodge toolyou want this spoon fed to you don't you
>>348865Not really, I'm just a noob at PS...
>>347346i would use the burn/dodge tool for all the dark spot to get the shadows lighter
>>349190But it destroys the lights and shadows coherence on the image...
>>349309you really are a complete idiot
>>349561lol, why the hostility, though?
>>349665If you think that was me being hostile please don't visit any of the other boards, I was just stating the obvious
>>349668Why is it obvious?
>>349796Obviously it ain't to you and your special needs brainThere is enough info in this thread for some with basic PS knowledge, if this thread confused you or you can't get the info you need from it you fucking shouldn't b here
this thing on?
lol this thread
This is fucking shameless. It's like coming here to ask how to do those fucking "celebrities but inflated" fetish pics. Holy shit OP please get some fucking self respect.
>>352288lol, what are those?
>this fucking threadI knew a lot of /gd/ was incompetent but holy shit
>>35327312 minutes in GIMP (lol)
>>353274I don't get it, do you actually think this is any good, are you asking op for help, he is only slightly better than you
>>353279Sorry I should just use filters like a true pro
>>353279in b4 this is actually OP who is super jealous
i make graphicsr9 my dfegning
>>353297unironically the best in the thread
>>353289No you just use gimp like a retard and defend shite
>>353289yeah fuck you retard
>>353274i don't get the joke
i think i made it worse in mk2maybe this
>>353307>>353309>>353311these are way off, they look more like a sketch filter
>>353305PERCHANCEDID I STRIKE A SORE NERVE
>>353290OP here. Still monitoring the thread, and happy that people post on it. Thanks to all of you!Let's see if someone can solve how to petrify dark haired people.
y'all a bunch of niggas who can't petrify a girl properPhotoshop ain't the way, just call Medusa!
just 'member to petrify your bae if you catch her with some fuckboy(and yea, these two be brunette bitches)
>>353439>>353440do you wank to this?asking for a friend
>>353458yesh, my negro
>>353440>>353439How the fuck did you do that?
>>353439>>353440Goddammit. That's perfect. How?
>>347346this is not an easy effect at all.im not even sure if it's possible to successfully "turn [a person] to stone" with photoshop as that requires changing material, lighting, etc. seems like it's more suited for a 3d rendering program.if you want to brush up on your photoshop skills i suggest checking out psdtuts (go to their photoshop tutorials section) some of them are really good and useful to try
>>353680this isn't your recycle bin this is a thread
Yo, >>353595 , look at >>353439 and >>353440 and tell me it's impossible to make a good petrification effect with a straight face.
>>353717Leave him alone, you can tell he just wanted to be a part of something but knew fuck all about it
>>353717> I want to try some easy effects. > this is not an easy effect
>>353726Not OP, dude.
Layer blending modes : Product !This thing does miracle
>>353858And the idiot award goes to
>>353862How come anon :( im still learning
>>353504>>353531Stone is all one color, retards. Look at a statue. Stone doesnt have dark hair or light hair. Stone doesnt have dark eyes. Stone doesnt have dark eyebrows, so, you have to eliminate those color discrepancies.
blending modes yes, but most importantly, well crafted displacement maps you apply to the texture before you add a blending mode to ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huvysaySBrw
>>353907Thanks. Now the question is:HOW THE FUCK DO YOU DO THAT?
>>353907>>353923all this including displacement got mentioned 3 months ago in here, and he still hasn't learned a fucking thing, he still bumps he still asks question, he is a fucking retard, if in 3 months i didn't master this on my own i would be embarrassed
>>354042OP here. I've learned a lot of things and I'm quite grateful. But... I haven't posted the solutions I've found because this is one of the few threads on /gd/ that has actual content, and I'm enjoying the discussion. Have a nice day! :D
Guys, if you turned a girl into stone, and she had smelly armpits before petrification, do you think her petrified armpits would smell like delicious sweat or not?I mean, the person turns into stone, but the clothes and everything surrounding it are not petrified. The sweat and filth would be already outside of her, so they should be spared from being turned to stone. What do you think?
>>354384i think you are retarded and desperate for friends
>>354384Yes, but her deodorant is spared the petrifying process too, so it's all good.
>>354414That's how great minds work!
>>353907This anon gets it. Pic related is my half-arsed attempt but keeping these principals in mind with some time you could get a reasonable result. My process involved getting rid of detailed features such as eyelashes, iris/pupil, and other shit you wouldn't see on a statue, then using curve adjustment layers with masking to target specific parts of the subject, such as the dress, hair and get all tonal values within a close range. Overlay a texture and liquify.Hope that helps, OP.
>>354461OP here, it does help!The idea is very good, and, although it looks more like sand than stone (due to the texture), the process seems well thought and the details are well done.Thanks for it! Let's see what others can make.
>>353504step one: get a big block of marble...>>353717This clearly isn't just a couple filters. The hair was almost certainly manually redrawn, it doesn't have the same shape as natural hair. >>354627>op herehow badly do you want this petrification effect?
>>354913OP here. I want to see how good the effect can get, I want to see different people's ideas... What can you offer, matey?
>>354920Not friendship, now get a life and fuck off
>>354924Hostility to Internet strangers is so futile... Any tips on the effect?
>>354961you could of took a course and passed in the 3 months this threads been active, you just sound desperate for friends
>>354962lolIf you think replying to a thread every two or three days is a way of making friends...
>>354962The fuck does a course have to do with it you projecting cunt stick? Guy just wants to know how to produce an effect and after 3 months there hasn't really been a well constructed solution. Fuck off, seriously.
>>355109No information in this thread lol, there is plenty to go off and look up, three fucking months waiting for the answer to be spelled out in some dumb cunts language so he can absorb it, this fucking thread lol
>ittThe absolute state of /gd/.
>>355261is that ironically bad or were you trying?
In every attempt the biggest problem was the hair and bathing suit. the second to last image uploaded did an alright job of mimicking the texture of granite on her skin but the bathing suit and hair were awful. Most granite sculptures I've seen simplify the texture of things so they look smooth. You need to find a way to still show that she has hair but simplify it, have less texture and value. You would probably be better off just learning how to draw and drawing it yourself.
>>355290OP here. Thanks. Your reply is very insightful. We face two problems here:- Making the whole statue more or less the same colour, fixing the dark and light parts. - Adding details like the ones shown on >>353440 in order to make the picture look more like a person has been petrified than a normal statue. Drawing those details is always an option, and I reckon that's the way it's done on the picture I linked to, but I'm sure there is a way to make it with filters and adjustments. Let's see what others can make!
>>355266t. unironically think that I would spend a more than 5 minutes for this image
>>355339>Let's see what others can make!now i see your plan, this is an advice board not a request board
my selection was very weak
>>355411so is your skill level
can someone delete this trash thread?
>>355441lol, do you want to delete it because it shows that /gd/ can't even /gd/?
>>355456Information is provided in threadDoing it for OP is another board
100% statue pro effects
>>355578I can't tell from your shit skill if this is a joke or serious
>>355345>>355441>>355459OP here. I've already posted that I know more or less what to do here, but I still find interesting the ideas and pictures people are posting. So what's the problem with the thread?If you don't want to see it, you have the option to hide or ignore it. Thanks for your posts, anyway.
>>355578dem nigga lips
>>355782Finally, someone noticed.
Why this effect? I don't get this thread...Why not learn breast enhancement or something like that like a normal human being?
>>353274You're a failure if you think this isn't trash
Is this a joke thread?
>>356076not really, but it proves /gd/ is shit at /gd/
How has she not been successfully turned to stone yet in a /gd/ thread. Have we truely lost all hope?
>>356304because its not a fucking request board and everyone over 14 knows what OP is upto and doesn't get involved
>>356305OP here. I've said in this thread that I've made good progress with the effect. I haven't posted it because I like the discussion around «multiple solutions to a single problem». There are no hidden interests in my request, I don't want people to work for me, I just want to discuss /gd/ in /gd/. I guess the average 4chan user is more quirky than that, but I have no hidden agenda here. Thanks for any advice you may post.
>>356309i know bud, you think /gd/ is your safe space because you've been on PS for 6 months and all the other boards are mean to you, its ok get mommy to bring you a hot chocolate and relax
>>356311woah I didn't realize we had a mind reader in the building
>>356311Dude, I don't need any safe space, I just want to share tips and points of view on something directly related to this board's purpose. Thanks for your future input, if you post something of value.
so how does one fix the eyes and hair?
Happy New Year!
>>353439That is pretty skilled
>>357003no, it's not
>>353439>>353440FUCKING HOW??? /gd/, help here
>>347348its been 175 days and /gd/ hasn't managed to turn this girl into stone... this is a fucking joke.
>>358410Still not a request board
>>358414OP here. I've said plenty of times that I'm not doing this as a request. It's just a sort of brainstorming around a single effect in order to perfect it. So any ideas are still welcome!
great thread, poor replies
>>347346Mine is the most stony in this thread so far.
>>358814shit post, kill yourself
>>347346>Petrification fetish, doesn't want to be obvious>Doesn't post a picture of the Rock to better obscure it
>>359195I am your dad.
>>359675Lol I hope you're actually serious
>>359675that's quite far from a good effect, matejust compare to >>353440are you sure that's your best?
>>359778just felt like giving it a shot for lolz
>>347346This thread is literally 7 months old.
>>360353don't even know why this board exists tbqh
>>360359OP here. I'm really interested to hear your ideas! That's why I reply every month.I like the discussion.Any ideas for the filters?Pls resond...
>>360388Real OP here, lol, you got my way of writing completely!But yeah, it's /gd/ discussion, and I enjoy it. Keep it up!
not a worthy reply on the whole thread, ffs
>>360395>>360388Actual real OP here. Really want to see all your ideas in this thread! Having a blast stealing your ideas :)Hope to see more!! But howed oi make it ston e pleasse my dedline is in 2 days
>>362109kek at "OP here">not having id's on your boardt.biz/nessman who misclicked on gd and decided to lurk a little.Also, you faggots are weak af in photoshop, I don't even use it and learned it many years ago and whenever I want to make a meme or something I produce better shit.
>>347346the absolute state of /gd/
>>362429What do you mean?
What about Dwayne
I can't believe I actually spent time on this.
>>362518yeah, and your masks are disgusting
>>362520make a better one faggot
>>353439If I had to guess it would be a lot of flattening on the image done with Levels/Curves/Shadows & Highlights in order to make the differences between dark and light as small as possible, desaturating, throwing sepia on top of it and shitty texture to make it look like marble.
>>362585lol, senpai, good luck doing this with levels if the girl has dark hair>>362518NIGGER, those aren't her eyes, pasting a statue on her face ain't a solutionstill can't top the masta
>>362599FUCK YOU MASTA FUCK YOU FUCK YOU
>>362599>good luck doing this with levels if the girl has dark hairMasks does not exist, amirite?
>>362609eyebrows ain't there, famalam>>362623aight, try it with masks, then report your results...
>>362518This is really nice.
>>362609terrible hair, face too altered... who were you trying to impress?
>>362518This is really nice with a lot of elements of total crapI put your level at fluke
>>347346>>347352>>347412>>347432>>347796>>347839>>353274>>353297>>353307>>353309>>353311>>353680>>354461>>355261>>355411>>355578>>362518>>362609BREAKING NEWS, /gd/ can't /gd/ for shit
>>363309That girl must be the ugliest piece of shit I've seen in my whole life.
Bumping /gd/s best thread.
>>347346holy shit you guys fucking suck
>>347553Go on /d/Petrification threads often reach bump limit
>>363418hard disagree, thirsty fucktard
WHYYYYYYYYYYY CANNNT I SEE THE SUNSPOTS IN YOUR EYEES
>>364372Now do it on >>363309 !Please!
>>364373I tried a different approach to the effect. What do you think?
>>364811Looks like it belongs in a 90s horror film.
>>364845Is that a good or a bad thing? How would you improve it?
>>364811This is actually way betterI think this anon >>364845meant it as a complement.Great job dude!
>>364921i doubt it, it's shit
>>364956So how would you improve it?
>>364959by not doing it like that
>>365148Is /gd/ always this shitty?
>>347346Holy shit, this thread is still up?
>>365196It's impressive, isn't it?
lol at these replies...is this really that hard to do or is /gd/just a shitty board in general?
ITT:OP here! I've made a lot of progress on this but despite all the progress I've made I'm not posting a picture of what I've done because I wanna see other people's ideas!!!>>347432>>347346The only 2 pictures OP has posted and they both look like shit. I wish this shitty board weren't so slow so this blatant request thread could be removed from the catalog
>>365839I disagree strongly. People seem to be so focused on the "/gd/ is not /r/" part that they seem to forget that we're talking about images here. It's easy easier to show things than to explain 60 steps to reach them (since methods vary and the result may be reached by different routes). If anything, this thread shows what the new users of 4chan are: contrarians and poor trolls.
>>347348source? btw, which one do you think that's the best pic in this thread?
is this /gd/'s version of newfags can't triforce?
>>366102Based and redpilled.
>>363309>>363418>>364256>post photo of yourself in thread>someone calls you ugly>act like it isnt you and tell anyone who thinks so they have poor tastethe absoLUTE state of gd
11 months of this thread and y'all dumbasses still ain't done it.
>>367172neither have you
>>367172It never gets old
I'm not going to enable your petrification degeneracy, anon.
>>367499If you can fap to this, you can fap to anything. I doubt OP does this as a fetish (or even that this is a fetish at all).
>>347346PUT REQUESTS IN /R/
>>367831Look! One of the retards >>366102 told us about!
>>364811I like this one.
C'mon, /gd/, you should be able to do this basic shit or at least explain how to do it.
Back to the top.
this thread is a reminder of when /gd/ went wrong
ITT: autistOP wants others to help him with his deviantart fetish shit because he's fucking incompetent, turns out everyone else is too.
google displacement maps
>>370471How do displacement maps help with the dark eyes and hair, the main problem that /gd/ hasn't been able to solve for one fucking year?
I dislike how hairy her arm looked
>>370543You can't think this flat piece of shit looks good. Where's your third dimension, bro?
How to do this type of illustration? Is it made by hand or some kind of filter(s)?
>>370587that's a drawing
>>370580I know it looks like shit sorry :(
>>369913This thread is terrible.
>>365148Gay on period
A whole fucking year. Goddamn, this board sucks
>>364372Give me back my dog you bitch
No, seriously, how do you turn pitch-black pixels into stone without it looking like shit?I get you can modify the levels for the mid tones, but what do you do with total blacks (and whites)?
>>370598Is there a tutorial on how to achieve that specific style?
>>371922It's pretty much just noise and selective color adjustments
>a whole year for a fetish thread>zero progress
>>371935/gd/ in a nutshell
>>371935>>371972Holy crap just checked the datesWhy was this board even created again?
>>371922You have to draw. And color.
Is /gd/ really that bad at /gd/ that this hasn't been solved in a fucking year?
>>372648you misunderstandanyone that can do this knows he just wanted his homework/fetish request fulfilled and didn't get involved, everything else is just fucktards and children
bumpreminder that /gd/ is fucking awful at graphic design
>>372686we won't be shamed into doing your request fuck off
>>372692>>372652OK, so prove you can do it. Here's a picture of an unattractive non-related to OP dark haired woman. Can you do it on her so that we can see how you work with dark hair, dark eyebrows and dark eyes? That's the problem I'd like to see solved here.
>>372699/wsr/ or /r/ for requests
>>372699NAYRT but i hope this helps you with your fetish
>>372746It's an attempt, but hair and eyebrows are still obviously darker than the skin, unlike what happens in statues.
>>372746no contrast, no texture, and it doesn't solve the problems we try to solve in this thread (what the fuck do we do with dark hair, eyebrows and eyes)
>>372766>>372772in any of the thousands of tutorials out there to do this they all state lighten the dark bits, its not rocket science to study a statue and see there is no dark bits except shadowsthis is a very crude attempt and took 5 minutes
>>372781the question has never been how to turn someone to stone, its how to highlight the dark bits without bleaching, when to use a displacement layer, and how much gaussian blur to use
>>372784>>372781>>372746>>372741Someone fucking gets it after 260+ messages. The big question here is: - How to highlight the dark bits without them looking like shit (and how to darken the light ones, too). - When to use a displacement layer and where. - Gaussian blur / reduce noise, how and when?This is not about fetishes or asking /gd/ to do someone's homework, this is a legit question which can inspire discussion.
you can also separate the shadows and make that layer on its own and add the effect that way to the dark bits, i only played with midtones and shadows in this edit, if i added highlights the arms would of been more defined.again i only spent 10 mins on this because its stupid and doesn't factor into anything i do, and ill probably never need to do it again
>>372699did i solve your problem>>372781>>372784>>372934
>>372935Compare >>372934 with >>353439 and you can guess what my answer is. That was a piss poor attempt. This skills can be transferred to anything that requires painting over a real object, too, for what it's worth.
Omfg, why isn't this thread dead yet?
>>373381idiots like you, and now me.
>>372935you should be able to reply to that yourself...