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How I Made: Unknown Universe

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How I Made, by Mark White
May 2, 2016

Uncover the thought process and reasons behind creating this surreal composite

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1. Piece together stock images


Step-1

I chose a few photos and started to modify them using the Pen tool and Refine edge. I connected them using masks and well-shaped brushes. The tablet was my tool of choice for more precision.

2. Textures and brushes

Step-2

The background was obvious. I used photos of stars on a black background and i adapted the contrast. I put in textures, which imitated the splashes, and I masked them using a special brush.

3. Going surreal

Step-3

I joined the model’s head with a horse. For a spiral effect I used the twirl filter. I changed colours with a plug-in, Color Efex Pro 4, and at the end I corrected colour more using curves.