Scary pumpkin with your face from scratch - photoshop cs5

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hey guys, this is my first instructable, hope you'd like it!

in this tutorial i'll teach you how to make a scary pumpkin poster with your face. we'll be using photoshop, so it's better if you know your way around the software allready, but even if you don't, i tried to be as clear and as specific as i could.

in this project i did several different things that you can also use separately (let's say, only make a carved pumpkin or a smoke face.
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Step 1: Open a new document

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first open a new document. use the settings as seen in the picture.

.then, open a new layer, name it "background 2" and use the paint bucket tool to paint it black

Step 2: Start pumpkin!

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mport a picture of a pumpkin (just google pumpkin and you'll find one). make sure the picture you got has a clear white background or else you'll need to work with the pen tool to delete the background.


1. fit the pumpkin to the right mesurments, and drag it to the bottom.

2. right click on the thumbnail of the pumpkin in the layer palette and choose "resterize layer" (remamber that step, we'll use it again later).

3. use the magic wand tool and choose the white background (make sure "contiguous" is unchecked).

4. press delete.

5. press ctrl+D to deselect the pupmkin.

6. change the layer's name to pumpkin.

Step 3: Pimp my pumpkin!

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o to image-> adjustments -> brightness/contrast and set the settings as seen in the image (you can play with the settings. it's possible that the pumpkin you chose would look better with different settings. you want the pumpkin to have stronger colors and to be a bit more darker).


right click on the thumbnail of the pumpkin on the layer palette, choose "blending options", go to inner shadow and use the settings in picture and press OK.
rverdahl2 years ago
Thanks. I followed and made my own. Greatly appreciate it
ytsabary (author)  rverdahl2 years ago
oh i can see your pumpkin face smiling from the side! glad you liked it
cool! it would be so cool if you made a stencil of this and cut it out in real life! do you think you could do it and post? thanks!
ytsabary (author)  amandaghassaei2 years ago
thanks! when you say to make it in real life you mean the face on the pumpkin?

this could be nice but we don't realy have pumpkins where i live haha

i actually searched just out of curiosity and found this guy his work is pretty good!