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The Mad Horror Clown
Tutorials Photo Manipulation 60157 Views October 12th, 2010

I am not afraid of the scary clowns but I know some people are. As you all know the clowns are popular characters in horror movies. So in this Photoshop tutorial, I decided to create my own scary clown. I have found the most perfect figure on the internet to do this photo manipulation. You will see that it is rather simple to create and the result looks really nice!

I hope you find this horror Photoshop tutorial interesting enough to share it with your friends. So let's start creating our scary clown and discover once more the incredible power of Photoshop!


Part 3

Rotate the image a little and place it to fit to the original image

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Use the Resize and Warp options to look like it is from the initial photo. Use the Eraser Tool to give a round shape in the neck area.

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Step 11 – Background Circus

Now we have to make this image look good! For that I will have to add first a background. I have found this sky and this circus . Very beautiful photos that work perfect with my clown.

First add the circus image . Resize it to 50%. Duplicate this image and flip one of them horizontally.

Change the blending mode of these layers to Hard Light 100%.

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Merge the two layers and erase the part from the left that is in the face area.

Now lets add the clouds. Scale it to 115% to cover the image.

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Change the blending mode of Sky Layer to Hard Light 100%.

Step 12 – Simple Blending Solution

As you can see we have three different images that don't match very good one with another. So in just two simple steps the image will be completely transformed!

Ups big problem!I can't remember the link to the original image of one of the textures that I used in this image . If someone finds this image please leave me a comment with the link :).

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So I have placed this image above all the layers except the nose layer including the nose shadow.

Change the blending mode of this Rusty Texture layer to Color Burn 95%.

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Now simply create another layer above all the other layers and with the Brush Tool draw with dark color the areas that you want to hide. Be careful to use a Soft Round Brush to give the impression that the clown is covered of dark shadow . You can of course after completing this step to return to every layer and play with contrast, use Burn/Dodge Tool to add contrast , play with colors , saturation levels etc.

Horror Scary Clown Image

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23 comment(s) for "The Mad Horror Clown"

Photoshop Tuts
7:00 AM Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I wasn't scared of the clowns but now i think i am starting to be :) Good job, very nice tut! reply
7:00 AM Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The final result looks really nice , a complete transformation! reply
Photoshop Society
7:00 AM Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Oh Man you are great. reply
7:00 AM Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Thanks Dude! reply
7:00 AM Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Well that really helped me a lot with my work. Thanks a million!
Photoshop Clipping Path
7:00 AM Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post reply
7:00 AM Saturday, November 27, 2010
haha thats a perfect funny clown, not a scary one reply
7:00 AM Saturday, November 27, 2010
:) yap, i guess you are right! reply
average homeboi
average homeboi
7:00 AM Friday, February 11, 2011
this is pretty awesome it actually helped me for a project i had to do :) reply
7:00 AM Monday, March 07, 2011
Hi dude,
thanks for reading my tuts, glad u find them interesting!
Your result is really nice, I like the clown and also the floating an advice try to pay more attention to the details! reply
7:00 AM Friday, May 06, 2011
Yap without a graphic tablet, that is the reason why the hair does not look good :)
thank you so much Cory ! reply
Eddie Fitzgerald
Eddie Fitzgerald
7:00 AM Sunday, May 15, 2011
Whoa! This was a terrific tutorial! You're way ahead of most people who do this because you manage to be entertaining without sacrificing detail. If you ever write a book, I'll buy it! reply
7:00 AM Sunday, May 15, 2011
Hi Eddie! I am really glad you like my writing style. I always try to explain my tutorials as good as I can. From your kind words I understand that I am doing a pretty nice job :)
Thank you! reply
7:00 AM Monday, May 23, 2011
Thanks Fee! What do you mean by "psp user" ? :) reply
9:38 AM Friday, September 02, 2011
Thank you for the warning, this is not the first time that happens :( and I already wrote to him but I don't expect too much reaction ! reply
11:51 PM Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Nice work my friend! Thank you for practicing my tuts and sorry for the late reply :) reply
Kathy Detweiler
1:03 AM Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Here is mine from the Zombie festival in Pittsburgh

4:10 AM Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Nice work, your clown look really scary :) reply
Deep Shah
Deep Shah
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I hav finished 3 tutorials
please check out my results on this link below
n tell me how r they reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Wow, did you do this without a drawing tablet? It's excellent work as it is but, if you didn't use a drawing tablet, excellent isn't the word to describe it. reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
excellent tut pity you are not a psp user !!! Tut like this for PSP would be fantastic !! reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Your work has been stolen! - reply
1:47 AM Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Great & funny Horror Clown.... Thank you very much reply

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