Flying Selection Kitty

FlyingCat

This wonderful masterpiece was a product of photoshop and a few simple selections, layers, and masks. I took a page from the book of one of my earlier posts about creating a kitschy 80’s poster to create this glorious flying kitty. I started out with a photo of a cat, selected it using a quick mask, and refined the edge to get as good of a selection as possible. I then found a picture of a hawk, and cut out the wings. I placed them on the kitty and used the transform tool to size them and rotate them appropriately. I then used a mask to blend in the feathers from the wings with the fur from the cat. Finally, I placed an adjustment layer on the wings to make them the same color scheme as the fur. Once I finished the kitty, I placed him on a colorful pink sunset field background. I found a picture of a nebula and used a mask to carefully overlay that in the sky, then covered the areas like the tress and field with the mask so there wouldn’t be stars in inappropriate places. After all of this I used adjustment layers like curves, hue/saturation, and brightness/contrast to get the lighting you see. It didn’t take that long and was fun to do!

Milky Way

MilkyWay

This is a cool type/paint idea that I found on Abduzeedo’s daily inspiration that I really want to try out. The artist said: “This was an Idea I drew up late one night. It started as just a really quick sketch, and then I thought I would redraw it and put some 3D type effects on it to make it look almost liquid. I just used the 3D effects in photoshop and then a few simple bevel an shadow layers. Nothing tricky at all. Im thinking Im going to have to learn 3D!” which shows you just how powerful and fun photoshop can be. It also demonstrates how just playing around with new tools can create very interesting works. I love how interesting this is, and you could create a whole lot with this technique!