SKINFULL: James Bond…Just for fun πŸ™‚

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: October 30, 2012

Category: General

Hi Folks,

I trust all is good with you.

Today I’ve a new picture to share; nothing serious…just a picture made for fun.

Hope you like it πŸ™‚

I’m a huge James Bond fan so waiting for the new SKYFALL movie to come out after some 4 years of waiting has been torture.

The internet has been awash with all manner of posters and YouTube has had trailers online for some weeks now…all of which I seem to have had on constant replay πŸ™‚

Anyway to get into the spirit of things, have a bit of fun and to just give myself a personal project I thought I’d have a play at making my own version of one of the SKYFALL posters…

I’ll make a point of doing this kind of thing i.e. giving myself personal projects, on a regular ongoing basis. It’s something I’ve always done because if all I was working on was client images then although I thoroughly enjoy using Photoshop, what they’re asking for might not necessarily be pushing me…does that make sense?

Giving myself personal projects to work on means I can challenge myself. You see when I’m using Photoshop I get a real kick out of trying to work things out or come up with ways that would give me a similar result; not exactly the same but similar and just by going through that process it’s amazing the things you can learn by just experimenting. I mean if it doesn’t look good then we can delete and try again right? … and we’ve the luxury of time on our side as this isn’t for a client…it’s for ourselves.

Here’s the original SKYFALL poster I spotted on the internet that I thought would be fun to try out:

And here’s some of Β the bits n’ pieces that I used to come up with my own version plus the original studio shot I took of Photographer (should do more modelling) Glenn Richardson.

The barrel rifling (I think that’s what it’s called) was put together with a few shapes & selections:

Now as it happens even though this started off as a personal (not for any particular reason other than a bit of fun) project, when I posted a message on Twitter about doing a Bond Themed Photo Shoot, a magazine (Practical Photoshop) picked up on it.

So, I’m now in the process of writing and recording a tutorial showing how all the bits n’ pieces fit together and I believe that should be out in December’s issue.

And finally…
I guess if there was any kind of message to come from this post it would be to just say…Have fun! Give yourselves a personal project to work on. Get ideas/inspiration from DVD covers, magazines and movies. Source some props (nice and cheap off Β ebay or in Charity Shops) find someone to shoot, set a date and work towards it…kind of like giving yourself an assignment. It’s a heck of a lot of fun, will add images into your portfolio you may never have normally ended up with and by experimenting with the retouching you’ll learn so much more about how things work inside Photoshop.

Have a great Tuesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow,

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  1. Darren House

    Great Post Glyn πŸ™‚

    Your right need to get my arse in gear and get a project booked!

    #Somuchtodo πŸ™

  2. Rob McDonagh

    With the title of the image, I was half expecting expecting an image of Bond staggering out on the pub at closing time πŸ™‚

  3. Mark Imhof

    Very cool Post Glyn!!!

  4. Bob Bell

    Great advice and great pic πŸ™‚

  5. DaveT

    Good advice as always Glyn, and a great result.

    You’re right by the way, the swirls inside the barrel of the gun is indeed called rifling.


  6. Paul Howard

    That’s gorgeous Glyn!
    (And I’m totally with you – 4 years was way too long. I’m having to console myself watching the Bond 50 blu-ray set my son got me!! Mwahahaha!)

  7. Will

    Brilliant. Another project to add to the list of inspirational projects! Gud Jaaarb

  8. Simon Fleming

    Nice work Glyn, and great post.

    …am eagerly awaiting the new Bond film too.

  9. Glyn Dewis

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting folks; means a lot!

  10. Daniel

    great tutorial pal, but one question how can i get the photos used in the project ?



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