This Instructable shows how to make Halloween photo in Photoshop cs5.

Tools needed:
 - Photo of any one.
 - Photoshop cs5.
 - Cracked brush set.

To download crackle brushes use this link:
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Step 2: Desaturate image and create Mat

Duplicate Layer with the background cut out. (image 1)
Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. (image 2)
Duplicate this layer.
Image > Adjustments > Levels. (image 3)
Adjust the levels till the image has really high contrast. The high contrast helps the displacement map show up better. (image 4)
Save As "Mat.psd" we will be using this as a displacement map later on. (image 5)
You can undo the levels changes or just turn the layer off and use the duplicate desaturated image we made earlier.

Step 3: Zombify

Create a new layer and use the paint buck to fill it with a off white color. (image 1)
Turn the opacity of the off white layer to around 70% (image 2)
Use the cracked brushes with a dark red forground color to make cracks and lines on the off white layer. (image 2)
use the burn tool to add darker spots.
Set the blending mode to overlay.

Now for the displacement map we made earlier. 
Filter > Distort > Displace . (image 4)
Set both scales to 15. (image 5)
Use the map made in the earlier step. (image 6)
Add a mask to the off white layer. (image 7)
Use a black brush on the layer's mask  to remove off white layer from any area but the skin. (image 8)
If you remove too much just changed the color to white to add it back.
Then do the same for the desaturated layer. (image 9)

So gross and cool! It's like a man-suit.
coaleu (author)  CupcakeMolly3 years ago
ilazaril3 years ago
coaleu (author)  ilazaril3 years ago
Thanks for the comment. You should try it.