This tutorial is the first step in creating a fantasy photoshop of a mummy wielding an axe.
Today we will build the axe, mostly from scratch.
The screen captures are from Photoshop CS2, but should be applicable to most versions with little difficulty.
This tutorial assumes you know some basic workings of the program, basic layers, the simple tools, and dragging and dropping.
Step 1: Source picture, some old metal from a blade
cut out the metal from its background, duplicate it a bunch of times (copy-paste) and spread them around, then :
use the clone tool to fill in any gaps and smooth out any dark/light patchy parts. With the selection
method of your choice (mask/erase) make the silhouette of the axe head. (in the layers panel: name the layer by double clicking on the text label and typing)