In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke combines themes from two of the biggest summer movies ever: ET and Jurassic Park, in order to make this E.T-Rex-on-a-cycle fantasy creation.
He begins with this glowing moon he made extra-glowy last week:
And adds a suitable bicycle (now with rotating pedals!) gathered from our friends at Dreamstime image library;
Which, naturally, is to be ridden by another Dreamstime creation:
But you needn’t be trying to piece together the collected sci-fi works of Stephen Speilberg in order to find useful information in this episode. If you travel this moonlit dinosaur-infested route with Deke, you’ll also see how to:
—Import vector art from Illustrator into a Photoshop composite.
—Transform and adjust said art to fit said composition.
—Precisely scale and place vector art.
—Mask silhouetted images to follow the rules of reality.
And by more I mean that if you’re a member of Lynda.com or LinkedIn Learning, Deke’s got a follow up movie this week in which he shows you how to place a soft glow around sharp vector objects in order to better incorporate them into a fantasy landscape.
Because we all need our T-Rexes to have a nice, soft glow.
Deke’s Techniques, integrating your dreams and nightmares with vector-based precision.
Note, if you’re looking for the episode Deke mentions on working with the Photoshop Note tool, it’s Episode 712. The Summer blockbuster schedule got a little thrown out of whack (by the Avengers, of course).