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This is my Asylum Madness Design made with Photoshop CS6

with just a few steps you can create something similar. I love to do these for a hobby as it keeps me occupied I love anything to do with graphics and playing  with graphics to build a brand new one is just fantastic with the only thing hindering is how far your imagination will let you take the pieces.

Step 1: Step 1 Working on the Vampire

Firstly I worked on the vampire I found a picture of a beautiful model that I thought would be perfect for my picture make sure you get images that have a license to use or permission from the photographer. Anyway I duplicated the layer as you never work  on the original.

I wanted a cracked texture for her skin. I find that cracked mud or cracked clay  texture works well for this as you get bold cracks and minimal texture between. For the depth of the cracking  of her skin i used created a layer on top  of the new background copy layer and set this layer to linear burn.

I positioned this over her shoulder and applied a layer mask and removed non destructively the crack effect where i had no use for it.

I duplicated this layer again 2 more times and changed the size for the neck then again applied a mask  with the second of the duplication's  I masked off and sampled a tiny bit for the other shoulder.

Step 2: Creating the Eyes

For the eyes I used the pen tool to make a detailed selection around the edge then i right clicked to make them marching ant ready.

next i right clicked with rectangle selection activated and clicked on transform  selection and just pulled the points slightly till i was happy the selection was great. next i filled the selections with black and whilst the selections were still active i went to refine edge and just applied a slight feather and  radius to give nice fluid edges no jaggedness at all.

Now eyes look nothing without a bit of highlight to the eye ball so using a white brush i lightly painted in some highlight switching between hard and soft brush I then cloned this onto the next eye so the highlights are the same but can be moved slightly as no 2 eyes are the same. I kept the bottom line of the eyes where the tear ducts are etc just so it gives it more depth.

Step 3: Teeth

To create the teeth I used a stock image i picked up about 2 years ago i found some vampire teeth  on an image of a mouth  then added a layer mask and painted over till there were just 4  front teeth these were going to be her new teeth that would sit under her lip. once I had the teeth ready i sized and warped them to fit in her mouth. i then used a fine line of black to emphasize the teeth this was done on an opacity of about 48% so the black was not to bold.

Step 4: The Blood

to make the blood i started with basic red paint and drew it to a series of blood drips then added brown as a new layer and then did the same with the highlight which i added to the left edge this was a pinky shade to give shine to it then i just did a bit of dodge and burning well mainly burning which darkens areas i used it on a 7% brush then saved it .

Now i had this it was ready to add  so i  added as a smart object so it would not lose data and placed over the eyes each eye having its own blood layer now i masked off using a layer mask again on each and removed the unneeded areas so that it looked like it came from the eyes I did all this again for the blood from the lip.

Step 5: The Asylum + Ghost Girl

Time to work on the asylum I started with a stock image then added the photo of the little girl she already was set for horror I acquired  a while ago.

This saved me making her ready as she was already horrid I applied a mask and took un needed parts. and sized her up for the doorway.

With the 2 images  i now moved the girl out of the way Whilst I created A mist in the back doorway.  To do this i used a mixture of smoke an fog ps brushes and applied with a flow of about 38% now that this had been done it was time to put the scary girl back in the doorway and using 40% opacity so the mist would show through i worked a bit more on the mask reducing her features even more she now looked ghost like. 

To finish her i used the dodge and burn tool to emphasize her creepy features darkening as i went.

Now back to the asylum

Step 6: Asylum Advancement

now with the girl in place in the asylum doorway it was time to add my vampire. To do this i placed her on a new layer and wanted her in the foreground when i placed her i blended the edges so she seemed seamless. however there was a problem with the background as where she was put fell into the black area of the asylum.

This is a no no as she would look out of place so i cloned the pillar to the right and took samples from above the door and also to the right of the pillar to create a new wall that stayed in the perspective of the room. Once this was done and made flawless it was time to add a spooky colour cast  i went with an off sepia colour which is not actually one colour i created a new adjustment layer of hue and saturation and created a brown colour  then on another level i created a teabag yellowy brown and just enhanced with a curved layer and a 2 % drop shadow pushed up high then i merged the layers together and placed above both vampire and asylum but not the ghost as she would be lost into the background.

Then using the asylums own elements it was time for more dodge and burning  this time i focused on the building i placed diagonal lines from the ghost  forwards  on the floor to portray depth. i then used single strokes in a random fashion to emphasize the dereliction of the asylum and make my image complete.


and that's it job done 
wow good job! This is very creepy!
Thankyou for your kind words I am planning on many ones in the near future in all genres
You're welcome - you're really good with Photoshop. I struggled with teaching myself how to do the dripping blood effect. I managed to do it a little bit on my instructable. Maybe next time you can show how to do that! :) Yours looks awesome!
one thing to remember when making blood is keep the highlight to left and shadow to the right . On the shadow use burn tool in strokes not one movement When i get a second probably next week i will create an instructable on how to make it an pass the link on to you when i do.
and that cracked skin effect looks amazing

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