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Future Foot
Tutorials Photo Manipulation 14806 Views June 30th, 2010

The idea for this tutorial came from a tv documentary about future technology. I am not a fan of SF but I thought it is a good subject for a photoshop tutorial.


Step 1

For the first step open a new document and import an image with a foot. I used my own foot. Now we have to extract the foot from the background. Some use Lasso Tool but I find it very hard to use with the mouse, others use Polygonal Lasso Tool, I use Pen Tool. So take the Pen Tool and set the opacity of the new layer(call this layer Shape) to is easier to trace the shape of the foot.

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

Step 2

Now hold press CTRL and click the layer Shape thumbnail (the thumbnail is near layer's name in the Layers Toolbar. You will see that the shape was selected. Now go to the foot layer and press CTRL+C and than CTRL+V (you actually copy this shape and paste it into a new layer) Call this new layer Foot 1.

You have the advantage that if you don't like the selection you can modify the Shape layer with Pen Tool family like Convert Point Tool

future-foot tutorial intermediary image and than you can simply select and copy/paste again for a better result.

So, i start with this :

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

Step 3 - Modifying the skin and texture.

Duplicate this new layer and apply the FILTER/Noise/Median radius 5. Set the Blending mode of this layer to Darken 100%.

Step 4 - Adding detail to the foot

Create 3 vector areas like in the picture above with Pen Tool. As you can see I have also deleted the top part of the foot.

Now we have 4 layers as you can see above.

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

Press CTRL and click on the layer Red thumbnail and than go to Foot Layer and press CTRL+C and CTRL+V.

Do the same for the layers Yellow and Blue. You will have 3 copies of skin from the foot( I call them Skin red, Skin blue and Skin Yellow).

Hide layers red, yellow and blue because we don't need them for now.

Go to Blue Skin Layer and do the following settings:

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

Do the same for the other 2 layer, red skin and yellow skin. Blue Skin Layer has an edge that we don't need so take the Eraser Tool and delete it BUT before that we have to make the blue skin layer image so dulicate the layer and merge the two layers and call the result Blue skin.

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

Now we have something like this:

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

Step 5 - Adding more detail to the foot

We need 4 Screw Layers for each of this layers at blending options make the following settings:

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

Step 6 -A hole in the foot

I decided to make a hole in the bottom area of the foot. So take the Pen Tool and make 4 areas.

For area 1 (color # 3e3021) make the followins settings at blending options:

future-foot tutorial intermediary image

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6 comment(s) for "Future Foot"

7:00 AM Thursday, December 03, 2009
Interesting idea..i will adapt it a little! reply
7:00 AM Thursday, December 03, 2009
the tutorial is ok but i don't like that style! reply
Otto Carlo
Otto Carlo
7:00 AM Thursday, December 03, 2009
the result is amaizing,i like it reply
7:00 AM Thursday, July 01, 2010

good reply
7:00 AM Thursday, July 01, 2010
Thank you guys! reply
7:00 AM Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Prachtig, dank je wel reply

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