Replicate the effects of Medusa's gaze in this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial on turning an image into a statue - part 1.
It’s the stuff of legend: a witch turns an unsuspecting maiden to stone with a flick of her magic wand. In Photoshop, we can cast a similar spell, taking an ordinary digital image and using powerful layer blending mode features and a few layer masks to transform a figure into a stone statue.
This effect is all about how multiple layers combine and meld together. We can make these layer-blending properties even more sophisticated by controlling the opacity of the various parts of multiple layers with layer masks.
This technique makes extensive use of the extra brush sets, from which we can choose effective brushes that are able to express textures within the stroke.
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