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Zeus by PSHoudini Zeus by PSHoudini
In case you are interested on knowing how I created this image, you can download the .PSD in small resolution to know my step by steps. (please do not post this image in any other place and claim it as your own. I only provide the .psd for those of you that want to know the whole process I used and learn something from it)

All created with Photoshop CS5


Credits:
Sky by Andrejs Pidjass [link]
Man by Konrad Bak [link]
Fire by Lukas Gojda [link]
Lightning by Kingskully [link]
Lighting Brush by NaniNaniX [link]
Planets by hoevelkamp [link]


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this is an extremely in-depth and detailed picture, and i feel that it expresses what you would expect from Zeus - unpredictability, anger, and also some of the mystical and magical. the backdrop of the planets only adds more to the overall feeling of the divine, which is what i think that this picture is attempting to depict. it is original, with the concept of Zeus standing among the stars. also, he is depicted here in more of a Roman style figure, with shorter hair and a younger body type. in the Greek version of the Pantheon, Zeus is depicted as being older, usually with longer white hair and a full beard.
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The image is very eye-catching, but something about it feels odd. Maybe the composition is unbalanced (heavier on the right) or the planets are very "pop-out-ish." It's hard to find the focal point, except for (awkwardly enough) his package. There is a strong line of contrast down the top middle...be careful not to split your picture plane too heavily.
However, very well composited overall. :] The work displays a high level of competency. I appreciate the bottom of the picture plane where there appears to be wind blowing the dust/cloud across what Zeus is standing on. The lighting is done well--nice job matching the model lighting w/ the background and etc. Great job on the sky and how it blends into the bottom left side. Love the lighting bolt in his hand. Nice shadows.
Last thought is: What is his mission? The picture is zoomed in close enough to be very interesting, but it is not clear what he is doing...why he is pushing the concrete behind him? Is it on Earth? In space? Anyway, you may be shooting for the mysterious aspect, and you could pull it off well with this shot. Just be aware that you don't lose a viewer because they don't quite psychologically connect.
P.s. I really really appreciate that you posted your steps. A lot of people have a wealth of different knowledge about PS and it's great that you're sharing for improvement!
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popstage Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
thank youHuggle! 
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kaya205 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
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spyece Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Gay version of Zeus
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
lol...yeah...sort of
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chong-yi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi! i must tell you that this photo inspired me!
i participated in a Greek Mythology drawing test and my topic was Hercules.
i browsed through my favs and i found this!
oh man! the background! the universe! this is how a God's place should look like!
and i come out with this drawing [link]
hope you like it. thanks
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...tks so much and what a lovelly artwork you have created!

cheers
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chong-yi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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tfantoni Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
zeus tem bom gosto pra cuecas =p
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Digital Artist
lol...verdade
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Toby68 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Had seen this picture before and downloaded it with the intention of photoshoping it. You beat me to it and I am glad as I would never have thought of doing this. Excellent work
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Sonika13 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student
I love what you do! It's fantastic!
Thank you very much!
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JiaJenn31 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Without words !!!!
Jus love it !
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much. i really appreciate it
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MariaXXArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so sexy and awesome !!!! :D
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
tks hun!
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MariaXXArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha nothing to thx ;D
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Phos-Ink Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Photographer
You're pretty much the most awesome person for allowing others to know your processes. You are a blessing to people like me who are dying for tutorials from people who really know how to do art.
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
awww...tks so much...its a great pleasure and one of the reasons i do so is because i receive so many lovely messages as yours!!

Cheers
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MiloshJevremovic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
think this is very great ;) your art is impressive
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SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mighty Zeus prefers the tighty-whities.
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Digital Artist
hehehe...yes
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CrimzonStar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is stunning!!!! I think it is very powerful!!!
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome...i really appreciate it
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sabryismaelmobark Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very Nic
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome...tks so much
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Kemilc23 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do hope you do not mind, but I've vectored this image as I think it's so fantastic!
You can view my vector here: [link]
If you are not happy with this, note me and I will take it down.
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Digital Artist
hey there...i dont mind at all...its a great job!
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work indeed =D
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
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emanrabiah Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Digital Artist
very well done :clap:
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Digital Artist
tks a lot
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TonAlleks Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
super criativo
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Digital Artist
opa...muito obrigado
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louelio Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are really good at blending the various source pics and unifying the colors... but as the other commenter said, there is something off here... i think its two issues: 1. the lightning in his hand gives off no light (everything around is in shadow) and 2. the planets are surrounded by a cloudy sky, not "space"... which means they are really small objects within the atmosphere, not actually planets. if you replaced the cloudy sky with stars and nebulae, it would look more "correct" and also amplify the idea that he is a god.

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back to your color correcting all the images, i have looked at your files, and see there is a separate layer for this, but could you explain how you do it? is it a paint bucket thing, paint/airbrush, or do you use the hue/contrast bars, etc. it seems this step is what is most important, it brings all the elements together and fixes all the different color schemes... i have trouble with this when i try to "shortcut" my paintings and import a background for a more realistic look.
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Digital Artist
well, normally i use gradient colors or hue sat / color range etc...over the whole image...then i use the layer blends and go making test untill i get a cool result. (overlay, dark light etc)

normally these forms are good because if we have images that dont really match in color than with these corrections they all basiclly end up looking alike with it.
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louelio Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for responding... i have only played with those controls a little bit, and have no grasp on what they do... but i do see that when properly used, the end result has such an awesome, unifying mood to the drawing, and its not a collection of mismatched pieces.
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Digital Artist
this can sound a bit tricky, but if you read carefully i'm sure you'l understand what i mean
[link]

hope it helps out a bit...specially in the gradient and blending modes
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louelio Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOHHHHH YYYYEEEEAAHHH!!!!!!!!

wow! how did i miss that one? excellent tutorial.... many, many thanks!!!!
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CanvasCritique Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done, just wish he had armour on instead of whitey tighties.

Composition is great. Zeus's Master Bolt is well done!
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome...tks so much for the feedback
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Artist
Nice I Love it



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PSHoudini Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome...tks so much
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Artist
your welcome
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Digital Artist
<3
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Artist
XD ^^
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FP-Digital-Art Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here [link] :)
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