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Oct 24, 2011

How to make Fake Blood In Photoshop

In this tutorial, Aaron Nace covers how to create blood from scratch using Photoshop.

This is a special episode for Halloween week.

We decided to make a place for the blood to come out of the model, so some bite holes seemed appropriate. To make the holes in her neck we need to use some custom Brush settings and layer FX. This helps give the holes a bit of Depth and Texture.

When it comes to the blood, using a reference image, we make a shape using the Lasso Tool, and then refine the edge to make it a bit more smooth. Then we paint in the selection to make the blood look layered.

To make the effects match the resolution and focus of the final image, we need to give it a bit of blur. From here you are free to move your effect around the image, and choose a place that will best suit the effect. To make the blood look as though it is flowing on the neck of the subject, we use the Smudge Tool.

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    Robert Kronqvist

    Awsome! I followed a tutorial 2 years ago, how to make a severed arm and this was the end result: http://www.fotosidan.se/gallery/viewlarge.htm?ID=1852650&target=_blank
    all the credits to the tutorial, but it was really fun to do. Maybe do something similar, but more gross 🙂 

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    Chad North

    Awesome! Yeah I would like to see a scar, flesh wound, stitches. Another thing I would like to see is solid black eyes with highlights. Keep up the great work!

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    Mark

    Hey Aaron.  I would like to know if you would share some of your secrets for using anatomy in your images.  I want to do a Werewolf transformation series and I think this would be very handy.

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    janiecakes

    I’m also struggling with finding models and make up artists. I have never used them before, so don’t really know what to ask someone in terms of experience.  Any suggestions?

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    Daniel James T Cook

    That was phun. How about blood puddled on a surface – like a body on a sidewalk. 

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    Creepinowl

    Hey Creepinowl here…..nice tutorial….as usual you are the master!!!….hey how about making a person have pumpkin-skin….that would be cool :)…..P.S. I got the bracelet but its to small….Im 6’4 220 of muscle and the bracelets tighter than my girls jeans LOL…thanks though it totally cool

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    Eiríkur Brynjólfsson

    Love your works. lots of help in Phlern. 
    keep up this awsome work

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    Angela Butler

    Hey Aaron, great video I loved it! What I’m struggling with in photography is studio lighting. The only thing I’ve worked with is my one strobe, and natural lighting, and I find hot lights, soft boxes, and strobe kits very hard. I’m just not used to it yet I guess.

    And a suggestion for a Halloween PHLEARN, maybe solid white eyes, or solid black eyes, and how to make them look believable and real. 🙂

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    Andrea Peipe

    Ok, so now I am back 😀 I just heard you say my name! *yay* 
    What a GREAT tutorial!!! I just did a fast one, not 100% happy with it but I understand the basic parts now so major thank you for that! Cannot wait what you will come up next this week 😀

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    pukoi

    i think u r not doing so well , i thought u were gonna make like the ones in the eye or that

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    kishan

    highly professional work, undoubtedly. We learn a lot from you. Gratitude n warm rgds from India

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    Tonima Akter

    How much creative and professional tutorial. These are so much easy to understand. Thanks for sharing.

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    Shahana Akter

    Excellent tutorial !!! Now i am trying to do this.Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Samuel

    my struggles are adding bling to a chain in photo and trying to make a awesome MixTape cover or flyer please help me email me asap thanks

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    Prince

    Will likely be back once again continuously to find out up on all new content. ! Contains a wonderful vision of your thoughts.After reading this particular article, I absolutely thank you for effort and hard work and my personal request is to please share us a lot more post later on. Stay the best

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    Ana M

    I just love your tutorials, I’ve just discovered them. This tutorial is awesome, I used the same technique to make the effect of text carved on a building wall, but with the brush color having a similar color to that of the wall. My favorite tutorials are these where you can apply what you learn to whole different things.

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    zaman seo

    Awww..! Its really very beautiful place.Your all pics are amazing.Thanks for sharing your lovely experience.

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