In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll create a woolly mammoth using digital painting techniques and photo manipulation. These lessons will focus on the process of transforming an image of a real animal to create the illusion of a prehistoric creature by applying textures combined with painting. We'll begin by preparing the main image of an elephant by masking and cloning out any unwanted visual information. Next we'll use Liquefy to reshape portions of the elephant to feel closer to the proportions of a mammoth. From here we'll spend some lessons on blocking in hair textures, shadows, and painting additional hair to establish the woolly mammoth's furry coat onto the image of the elephant. Following this, we'll see how we can create the tusks for the mammoth by applying some textures and painting. Finally, we'll apply some last details to wrap up our project. By the end of this Photoshop training, you'll be able to find success with your own photo manipulation projects involving hair textures. Software required: Photoshop CC 2014.2.2 .
Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.