When graphic designers need an image to work with, they usually search through thousands of image libraries to find that one unique impression that will speak their message. But chances are, that they won't find the exact image, pose or camera angle that they have in mind. This is the most difficult and frustrating part of the job, not to mention the most time consuming one. In this Photoshop tutorial, we will introduce a new and clever way of creating your own 3D character with the exact pose and identity you need.
In the following figure-posing tutorial, we will learn how to create an advertising message by first combining primary image layers in Photoshop for an initial background. Then we will use a 3rd Party tool, known as iClone4, to pose a 3D figurine with the exact pose and camera perspective we need. Later we will bring everything back into Photoshop for the finishing touch.
Preview of Final Results
Adobe - Photoshop CS3
Reallusion - iClone4
Easy to Medium
Three coffee related images
Estimated Completion Time:
iClone4 - 3D Movie Machine by Reallusion
Mr. Pose Theme Pack - Mr. Pose & Friends iClone Theme Pack
Step 1 - Create your Message and Collect your Images
As simple as it may sound, the first thing to do is to lay out the message you wish to convey and collect the necessary images for the background, foreground and other. In this example, we will bring in a coffee cup image for the background, a pouring cream image for the foreground and an auxilary towel image to use as an accessory.
Step 2 - Compose your background image in Photoshop
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