Final Image:

Surreal Fur Elephant in Photoshop - Final Image

Resources:

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Elephant-2

Fur-1

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Step-1

Create a New Document.

Using Polygonal Lasso tool (L), select elephant from the image.

Surreal Fur Elephant in Photoshop - Step - 1

Inverse the selection (Ctrl + Shift + I) and delete.

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Step-2

Select the following fur image.

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Step-3

Using Liquify (Filter >> Liquify) option, shape up the edges of the fur to match the outline of the elephant.

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Step-4

Mask the fur to uncover the ear and unwanted areas.

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Step-5

In the following area elephant supposed to have spherified shape.

Surreal Fur Elephant in Photoshop Step - 8

Lets cover that part with the following area of the fur.

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Step-6

Just like in step-3, cover the back of the elephant.

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Step-7

Select the following area of the fur to cover the area between the legs of the elephant.

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Step-8

Repeat the step-3 to cover the legs with fur.

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Add Shadows between legs:

Step-9

Here we add shadows between legs to differentiate them.

For this, select soft brush with opacity 25% and black color.

Draw shadows between legs in new layer.

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Step-10

Reapeat step-3 to Cover trunk and head.

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Step-11

To cover the face we use the following image.

The reason for using this image is to minimize the fur size on the face.

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Change the color of the above fur, with color balance (Ctrl + B)

 

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Step-12

Cover the face with following areas.

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Step-13

Cover the following sharp difference with fur.

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Step-14

Lets create ear fold.

For this, select the following area of the ear.

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Copy it in new layer and add drop shadow.

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Step-15

To add hole in the ear, lets draw black lines using soft brush tool in new layer.

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Step-16

Blur the lines with “Gaussian blur”

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Step-17

We cover right side of the trunk with smooth skin.

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Step-18

In the following image, elephant’s out line has sharp edges. We add random, uneven fur.

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For fur, We use the following image.

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Step-19

Copy the following area of the image in a new layer.

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Step-20

Lets  remove the background of the fur(green color).

Go to Select >> Color Range.

With following properties of Color Range palette, select light and dark parts of the green.

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Press ok to make the selection of unwanted areas and delete it to get the result like this.

[Note: Once you delete the unwanted areas, you may miss opacity and few details of the fur, to correct the loss of the clarity, simply duplicate the layer 3 to 4 times and merge them to get result like below image.]

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Step-21

Place the fur layer at bottom of all layers.

Duplicate them along the outline of the elephant.

Color balance them, wherever it is needed.

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Step-22

Lets add eye and tusk from the following images.

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Step-23

Lets add shadows.

Draw elliptical circle and fill it with black color in a new layer at the bottom.

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Step-24

Blur it. (Gaussian blur)

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Step-25

Copy the shadow(4 times) , resize it to the size of the feet and place them below the feet.

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Step-26

Finally add background from the previous tutorial and desaturate it.

Surreal Fur Elephant in Photoshop - Final Image

I hope you find this tutorial useful.

Enjoy!!

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