This is a screenshot from a game called Enderal, which I’ve written about before. The game has a lot of these little skeletons scattered about in interesting poses. If it weren’t for the fact that everything is out to kill my player character… Like everything and everyone (I don’t know why people like this in games… I really don’t)… I would have loved this game. The landscape was pretty nice and the story was interesting. But I honestly hate games where I can’t walk three steps without something or someone trying to kill my character. It’s annoying. So anyway here’s the original screenshot:
I thought it was pretty nifty in and of itself, but I’m all about seeing what I can do in Photoshop, and hey, as long as I keep the original, no harm, no foul, right? So, I got a little silly with this, because it’s a silly picture. Here’s what I did.
Hehehehe. Yes, dear reader, I have found the magic that is paint brushes in Photoshop. That’s what made the splatter and the bats. They’re “painted” into the mask that creates the vignette. I like vignettes — sue me. Anyway, it’s just a bit of fun… and it gave me something to do for an hour or so. 🙂