If you’ve ever seen the show Heroes then you’ll no doubt remember the stunning eclipse intro. It’s only a few seconds long, but in my opinion it’s one of the best intros on television, mainly due to its simplicity and its stunning design. In this tutorial, we learn how to recreate that solar eclipse image in a slightly retro style using nothing but photoshop.
In order to complete this tutorial, there is a grunge paper file you’ll need to download, which is available for free to all Photo Guide members. Remember though, it is free to join.
This has probably been the hardest tutorial I’ve produced to date, mainly because of its length. I was very lucky not to go over 10 minutes. I think it took about 30 minutes to create the image, and then 3 nights of editing it together and recording voiceovers (I recorded around 200 voiceover tracks for this episode which I think is a new personal record). It was certainly worth it though because it produces such a stunning image.
I must give credit to Abduzeedo for this great tutorial. I’ve been in contact with Fabio, the owner of Abduzeedo, and he’s allowed me to create screen casts like this of his tutorials, so I’m looking forward to bringing you even more screen casts like this one.
That’s really all there is to mention. Good luck and feel free to share your creations in the comments below.