In daily life, we can often see many synthesis pictures. For example, it is clearly a penguin, but it has the head of a cat; it is obviously a tree, but there is an old face on it. When you see these pictures, do you think it is amazing? Are there any ideas that you want to find out?
In fact, they are not difficult to contrive, you only need to master some small skills. Today, I use an orange material to show you several synthesis methods. After learning, you can use these methods to make your favorite material pictures what you want.
Orange or Watermelon?
1. Open the orange picture and the watermelon picture. Drag the two pictures into one file. Use the short-cut key—”CTRL+J” to copy a layer separately, and drag the watermelon layer below the orange layer. Right-click the watermelon layer and choose the Rasterize Layer.
2. Click the orange layer in the layer panel on the right. Click the pen tool in the toolbar on the right, and change its status to path in the upper status bar. Drag the mouse in the canvas and use the pen tool to select the middle of the orange.
Right-click with the mouse to select the Make Selection, and change the feather value to 10. Click on the Selection in the upper menu bar and click on the Inverse. Then click on the layer mask tool in the lower right corner to create a mask for the orange.
3. Click on the small eyes of the orange layer to close it. Then we can see that only the watermelon picture was displayed on the entire canvas.
Use the short-cut key—”CTRL+T” to adjust the size of the picture, and then press Enter. Use the quick selection tool to select the watermelon, and then click “CTRL+J” to detach the watermelon from the original layer.
4. Click the small eyes of the watermelon layer to close it. Click on the left blank part of the orange layer to open the eyes. Then, use the Move Tool to move the watermelon below the orange. Use the short-cut key—”CTRL+T” to transform it freely. Right-Click the canvas and select Transform to make it completely coincide with the middle part of the orange.
5. Our watermelon flavored oranges are completed!
Carve a leaf for your orange
1. Open the orange material and use the short-cut key—”CTRL+J” to copy a layer. Click the Custom Shape Tool in the toolbar on the left. Click the drop-down arrow of the shape in the upper status bar, and select Leaf 5. Hold shift while dragging the mouse in the canvas to draw a leaf shape and adjust the size to just fit on top of the orange.
2. Double-click the blank space of layer 1 in the layer panel on the right to open the layer style window. In the Blending Options, we can see that there are two sliders under This Layer below. Adjust the position of the two sliders to make the leaves disappear from the canvas.
3. Click the Drop Shadow. Set the Blend Mode to normal, color to black, opacity to 52%, angle to 30 degrees, distance to 40 pixels, extension to 21%, and size to 38%. Click OK.
In addition, you can also try to choose other layer styles, such as Emboss. If you choose to adjust this parameter, then you will get a emboss in a shape of the leaf on the orange, which is also very interesting.
Or, you just use Drop Shadow like me, but change the color. Then you will get a different design work.
4. Our work is complete!
Put the sky full of stars into oranges
1. Open the material picture and use the short-cut key—”CTRL+J” to copy a layer. Open the starry sky map and drag it to the orange picture. Use the short-cut key—”CRTRL+T” to adjust the size and position of the picture.
2. Drag the starry sky picture below layer 1. Use the pen tool to pick out the oranges, and click the short-cut key—”CTRL+J” to place the oranges on a new layer. Then use the quick selection tool to select the middle part of the orange.
Click on the Selection in the upper menu bar, and use the Inverse. Click the mask tool in the lower right corner to create a mask. Click on the small eye in front of layer 1 to close it.
3. Create a new layer. Drag it below layer 3. Fill it with orange. Copy layer 2. Click on layer 2 to copy it with the mouse, then hold down the Ctrl key and click on the mask thumbnail of the orange layer to select the white part. Click the Delete key to delete the corresponding part of Layer 2 copy.
4. Right-click layer 3 and click Merge Down. Drag layer 2 below the Color Fill 1. Select Layer 3 and Color Fill 1. Right-click, and select the Merge Layers. Click on the third symbol at the bottom right to create a layer mask. Use the quick selection tool to select the upper part of the orange.
Click the gradient tool on the left toolbar. Click the upper gradient bar, and change the color to black on the left and white on the right. Choose a radial gradient. Drag the mouse from the middle of the orange to the outside. Then you can see a starry sky map displayed above the picture.
5. Cancel the selected area. Select the layer 2 and use the free transform tool to enlarge it to fill the entire canvas.
6. Click the mask thumbnail of layer 2. Click the brush tool on the left toolbar and change the foreground color to white. Adjust the hardness to 0, opacity to 75%, and wipe off both sides of the starry sky. Adjust the opacity to 30% and modify the edges again.
Adjust the size and opacity of the brush several times, and modify the edge to make it blend into the whole picture.
7. Click the crop tool to crop the picture to a suitable size. Our work is complete!