In the story about the superhero comics, the hero often described having supernatural powers or extraordinary physical shape that allows them to win every battle. Here we will create a new superhero, A Fierce Stone Man. Curious? Following steps!
Prepare a photo with a plain background to facilitate the editing process. Open the image from the File menu, select Open. In general, JPEG files are opened in the application Photo Manager e.g. Adobe Photoshop – will turn into a locked Background layer. You can duplicate the layer by selecting Layer menu, select Duplicate Layer. In the dialog box, give the name of Layer 1. Override background layer with white using the Paint Bucket Tool. Then remove the white background in layer 1 by using the magic wand tool and press Delete on the keyboard.
Press Ctrl + D to remove the remaining selection. Well, we will start from here, to create more realistic texture, duplicate Layer 1 by selecting the Layer menu, select Duplicate Layer and change the layer name becomes “Texture”. In this layer, select the Image menu, then select Adjustment > Desaturate to remove color existing and change to gray. Place these layer above Layer 1.
Next, we will give texture to the layer and before that, make sure the layer is active. Choose the Filter menu, then select Texture > Craquelure. Enter the following parameters: Crack Spacing: 75; Crack Depth: 7; Crack Brightness: 6; and press the Enter key on the keyboard. Photos will be filled with cracks. Next use the Eraser tool to remove the motive tool cracks on clothing, hair and let the skin in the crack.
Next, prepare a set of stone images. You can photograph the walls, highways, or you can find the reference image in Google with keyword “Stone Pattern” or other keywords. Once you get it, open the image from the File menu, select Open. Then use the Move Tool to move into your working canvas. Try the entire area to be textured stone, covered with perfectly. Rename this new layer to Stone. Remember to put that layer, place on top of the layer panel.
Then, change the layer Blending Mode of Layer Panel from Normal to Multiply and press keys Ctrl + left click on the texture layer to take a picture selection. Move the cursor to the layer Stone, from the Menu Select menu choose Select Inverse to reverse the selection area. Press the Delete key on the keyboard to remove the parts that are not needed. You can lower the Opacity level to 90% if the texture of the stone looks too dark.
Next, prepare longer a photograph Pattern to improve the texture. This time we take photographs of marble floors. Open the photo from the File menu, select Open and use the tool Move tool to move the images to your canvas. Keep all parts of the body in the photo that will be done perfectly sealed. Click Ctrl key + left click on the texture layer to retrieve the selection, and from the Select menu, choose Select Inverse and press Delete on the keyboard. Select Multiply Mode on panel layer and lower its Opacity level to 15%.
And Last: See result!
The results of your work is finished and ready for display. You can experiment with different textures of stone, large and small to get the final result of different.