This tutorial was made to help step you through the process of making a Na'vi from the AVATAR movie.

Creating posters with Photoshop can be a lot of fun and there are unlimited opportunities. Anyone who knows me knows that I love movies. I recently was overcome with inspiration when I saw the new James Cameron's Avatar Movie Posters, they are pretty sick. In this tutorial I will show you guys some simple but efficient techniques that will help you make your own Avatar movie poster from a portrait picture of yourself. This tutorial should be used with many variants and additional techniques unique to the artist.

avatar photoshop tutorial

Note: The version of Photoshop that I've use is CS4. You can buy it from Adobe.com (buy it, not download it for free). You can also download a 30 day trial from here.

Update:

I've got a lot of emails from people who wanted me to 'Avatarize' their pictures. I can do it for you for a small donation, just send me a message at: alexroman @ icanbecreative.com

TUTORIAL DETAILS

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 5-8 Hours

This is the original picture:

avatar

This is what we are going to create:

Step 01

The first step is to show you from what pictures i get my inspiration:

Avatar-Movie-Poster-in-Photoshop-Tutorial

avatar movie photoshop tutorial

avatar-photoshop-tutorial

Step 02

Step two is preparation. First, make sure that the picture you're working with is as large, clear and high quality as possible, the quality of the original picture will determine the quality of the final product.

Download the photo that we'll be using for this tutorial: Download link

avatar

Step 03

Open the picture, duplicate the background picture layer (now you should have two copies of the same image in your layers menu) and use the Healing Brush Tool (select the source from the forehead area, or something similar) to recreate the nose which is flatter and broader as compared to the average human nose.

flat nose

Step 04

Select the skin areas of the model with the Lasso Tool, like in the picture below, and pres CTRL+U to open the Hue/Saturation menu.

select face

hue

Step 05

Now we are going to make the shadows for the nose. Select with the Lasoo tool the areas like in the picture below, pres CTRL+C and CTRL+V (to copy/paste to a new layer) and set the Blend Mode to the new layer to Multiply. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set it to 2.9

nose shadow

Repeat the process 2 times for the other side.

Step 06

Duplicate the layer from the step 04 and put in on top the nose shadows layers. Select the lips and the nose with Lasso Tool and pres Ctrl+U to open the Hue/Saturation menu again. Hue to +99 until you get a pink color.

nose lips

Set the Opacity to 54% until you get the lips and the nose to a purple color, and the shadows of the nose to be less visible. Take the picture below for example:

avatar face

Make all the layers Flatten if you are sure if you are satisfied with the result so far.

Step 07

Here comes the most difficult part, the nose and the eyes. I used Liquify in the "Filter" menu, and simply moulded the nose and the eyes into that of a Na'vi's face, while checking back and forth on actual screenshots.

For the nose use the Forward Warp Tool to make it more flatter (from the Liquify options) and for the eyes use the Bloar Tool to make them more bigger .

nose eyes liquify

Extra styling: The lips of the model are very big, try to make the smaller with the Forward Warp Tool.

smaller lips

Step 08

Na'vi irises are considerably larger than human irises in relation to the size of the whole eye.

Make a new copy of the last layer and with the Eraser Tool make some holes like in the image below:

eye holes

Make a new layer and put it underneath the current layer, here we will put the eyes.

The eyes i used are from the picture below:

avatar eye photoshop

Or you can use the eyes from the official Avatar posters (change the Hue/Saturation to have a yellow color more intense):

avatar_poster_eye

avatar_eye

Use the Polygonal lasso tool to select the eyes, copy and paste them below the layer where you did the "holes".

Enlarge the eyes until you feel the size is good (one eye at a time). Use Eraser to remove imperfections. Adjust the shape of the eye with Liquify.

eyes final

Step 09

For some extra styling we will add some eyelashes, download the brushes from here, and aply them like follow (use your imagination to adjust them until you feel the size is good):

eyelashes

Step 10

Let's put some stripes on our model. Download the zebra stripes patterns from below (right click > save as):

zebra-stripes-pattern

zebra pattern avatar

Add one of those patterns as a new layer. Go to Filter > Liquify and using all the tools make something similar like what i did:

pattern random

Erase the right side:

erase right

Duplicate this layer and go to Edit menu > Transform > Flip Horizontal and join them like in picture example below:

zebra avatar

Make them as one layer. Set the Opacity to 18%. Move the stripes to the model's face:

stripes avatar

Use the Eraser tool to leave only the stripes from the face area. Set the Blend Mode to Soft Light. Repeat the process for other skin areas.

stripes avatar photoshop

Step 11

To add the bioluminescence dots make a new layer and use a small brush, make may dots of different sizes. They're generally pretty heavy on the nose, brow, under the eyes, at the corner of the mouth and running down the neck.

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options > Outer Glow and set it like this:

lights

Group the layers to a folder (while the dots layers are selected pres Ctrl+G). Set the Blend Mode of the folder to Pass Through.

dot lights avatar

Extra styling: Add some dots on the arms.

arms dots

Step 12

I found a good quality still of a Na'vi ear and imported in into my file, then isolated the ear using Lasso Tool, then re-sized it and placed it where I wanted it to be.

To make the ear more real, go to Filter Men > Filter Gallery, the go to the Artistic effects and select Plastic Wrap.

Mask the ears with some hair, use the Dodge Tool to brighten the left ear and the Burn Tool to darken the right ear.

Step 13

This part is the most request from all the tutorial. Let's add some Leather Texture to our model. I've prepared for you a large, clean and high resolution leather pattern.

Lay the leather texture image on top of the face (an other skin areas), and repeat it over as many times as it takes to cover the face. Don't stretch it, just duplicate it. Once you have done this, merge all the layers together (by holding shift and selecting every layer that has the leather texture and goinf Right Click > Merge Layers). Once they are one single layer make sure you erase the eyes and lips with the Eraser tool and change the layer style to Overlay and the Opacity to 15-25% (adjust until you feel the opacity is good). Try to put this layer under light dots layer.

From now it is just adjusting minor details to your image, and adding your own little touches here and there.

The Final Result

Avatar Font

The font used for the movie is very similiar to Papyrus (windows default). Let's re-create the title effect:

Ok, after that apply Outer Glow and Gradient Overlay layer styles to this layer:

Dramatic Movie Like Effects

This part is only for extra-styling. We are going to play around with the coloring now so go to Image > Adjustments > Color Balance. Select the Midtones radio button and in the three Color Levels boxes, enter these values: +46 +11 +13. Now select the Highlights radio button and enter these values: +26 +16 -10. Again, you can play around with these settings if you want a different look.

Now we are going to add some lighting to this layer, so go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects and select the options like in the image below. Play about with the angling settings until you get something that you like.

Conclusion

Finally, we are done with our avatar movie character and poster creation in Photosop. I hope this tutorial helps lead you in the righ direction! Please post you Na'vi Avatar picture that you made from following this tutorial, i would love to see them! And please, if you have any question, feel free to ask, I am here to help!





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Comments

  • Shamima Sultana
    wow..that will be great...
  • andrew
    when will be able my friend...?
  • admin
    next year, in 2010 (still working on).
  • Mycroft
    any hints on how to do the eyes?
  • Pamposh
    here is my quick work.. me and my avatar.. photoshop avatar hope you like it..
    • boyyyy
      wow... thats crazy i cant figure out how to do it
  • Lionx
    Need it ASAP.. =w=
  • admin
    guys, please be patience, the tutorial will be avaible soon.
  • krull
    Need it ASAP too :)
  • krull
    Available next week ? please :)
  • Erika
    This tutorial will be EPIC!
  • andrew
    Pamposh it is very good...! how you do it...? you see it from somewhere or alone with your fantasy...?
  • Natasha
    I decided to not wait for the Tut. seeing how I like to experiment. I used the pic you have up and gave it a shot. It came out pretty nice to me. I would post it, but I dont know how.
  • freetutorial
    Very Nice article about Avatar
  • joseph
    when it will be publish cant wait,, so excited.!! =)
  • andrew
    look this video... it is a perfect avatar... admin edit: thank you, i put the video in the post
  • David
    Hi! I wonder what fonts avatar are in?
  • ehab
    really am wait this tut in my opinion u r the best so if u dont mind i will translation it into Arabic if u let me do that :)
  • Taecoc2k
    Hey is this tutorial going to be the one showed in the video? like adding the texture to the skin and stuff?
  • Kevin
    Where did you get the photoshop program for this?
  • Taecoc2k
    wow that new vid is sweet. I think the skin needs some texture but i know ur not done yet. Cant wait to see the final result
  • PorterBrew
    This is excellent, great job. Looking forward to the tutorial. Is there any way to get email notification when it is up?
  • Janja
    Hello everybody, this is amazing! Your avatars are awsome :) i was trying to make one myself but i have no experience with photoshop :( i was thinking if someone could help me? or make me one? maybei have the wrong version of photoshop....which one did you use?
  • JakeSulli
    here my first try. twilight avatar merge http://fav.me/d2gwixt
  • Tomas
    Hi, I made my own avatar and I wanna post it here! Any ideas ANYONE???
  • Tomas
    Ok finally found a reason to open a Flickr account! check my Avatar out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/46288476@N05/4254197929/
  • admin
    thank you for all the positive feedback, i finaly have a release date: 01 February
  • henrik
    the youtube vid, was so fast. why!
  • admin
    those videos are for test editing, just wanted to share with you guys how i work.
  • Erik
    Is the tutorial coming soon:)
  • abhi
    i didnt know one could do so much with photoshop! i am waiting for the tut now! really not a regular user of photoshop but this looks quality!
  • rich
    ...i added a texture to the skin! still tweaking! waiting patiently for the tutorial! here it is on Flickr again! http://www.flickr.com/photos/46386797@N08/4259335940/ cheers!
  • robbie
    does your tutorial include links where to download brushes and avatar fonts and other required tools? pls do.
  • yoboy
    Who is the female in the first video?
  • Rihis
    is it that bad ? :D
  • robbie
    @yoboy: i think u need to work more on the eyes
  • abhi
    i am planning to buy photoshop for my mac. do you think i should just buy the photoshop or the creative suite4? i am confused as i am buying it to just be creative at my leisure!
  • yoboy
    Go for Adobe Photoshop CS4. Again, does anyone know who is the female in the first video?
  • Taecoc2k
    If your a student you can get a discount from the adobe website. I believe its about 80% discount. So the creative suite 4 is only about $400
  • admin
    @Juliet: i truly like that. awesome work!
  • Taecoc2k
    @ Juliet: Looks amazing. The skin color looks great as well as the eyes. Keep it up
  • Jason
    This is a photo of my girlfriend that I transformed into an avatar: http://bit.ly/5Vrg5s
  • Samy Ga
    OMG cant wait to do this!! The tutorial is goin to be AMAZING!!
  • Martin
    Hi! So I made my sister as an Avatar, hope you like it... It was pretty hard, and took about 2h :D Made it with no tutorials.. because they all where too fast.. so cant wait to get this tutorial so I can make even beater pics. Enjoy - http://bit.ly/8eqriv
  • BryaN
    I really love your photo (Avatar) you did an excellent work! here is a look of my Avatar :) admin edit: your link was not working, please re-post it.
  • Jessika
    I have never used photo shop nor do i know where to get it.. so you buy it at the store or is something you download? I want to do this to one of my pictures! Can someone tell me how to go about it pleeeeeeease! :)
  • Zair Abbas
    nice tutorial.. i just tried it and it took me around 30 mins check mine avatar http://www.flickr.com/photos/zairabbas/4257382687/
    • susanna van raamsdonk
      how do you do the dots??
  • Janja
    @ Jr hei, i was wondering about that too, if someone could do me an avatar but nobody answered :( i have never used Photoshop and i tried to make one but without succes =( PLEASE can someone make one if i send a photo of me? i would really appreciate it, i hope someone answers :( here is my email if someone would do me this favor: janja.krajnc1988 @ gmail.com
  • Sid
    Waiting eagerly for the tutorial and .psd file
  • Dj EDy
    Spune-mi te rog unde ai gasit textura. O denumire ar fi de ajuns.
  • Maddi
    would i be able to do this with photoshop elements on a mac?
  • Dave
    Hey mate, great idea. Any chance you could record what you do as a Photoshop action?
  • Den Garcia
    helo im Dennis... kindly teach me how to edit my photo plssss
  • Shady
    one week away from the tut... cant wait!
  • sand
    cant wait for the tutorial ..... and this is my own pic , poor on photoshop , just testing XD http://www.flickr.com/photos/46881885@N03/4300028211/
  • Moody
    I can not wait for the tutorial. I am beginer and I tried to do one but was hard to do the nose. less than a week and this will be available yaay
  • Abbey
    i want to make one sooo bad. can you use Adobe Photoshop elements 8? thanks x
  • Sylvain Boucher
    Here is a collage of my photoshop avatar with a picture from the movie http://www.flickr.com/photos/33171820@N07/4303107722/
  • Den Garcia
    i cant wait also hahahahaha.... nice one sand hahahaha... i want your edit at your photo hahahaha XD
  • Janja
    Hey, i have a question. Will this tutorial be free or will you have to pay for it?
  • admin
    it will be free, i keep things simple here.
  • Janja
    @ Admin: Thank you alooot:) that you do so much work for us who have no clue how to make an avatar ourselves :) you rock ;)
  • donudi
    welll i really like your jobs and i hope to continue the amazing work ... god bless you .... waiting for AVATOR. thanx
  • digof
    awesome looks very cool
  • Nac
    so cool, I can not wait for the tutorial :)
  • Web dizajn
    Beautiful!!!!!
  • vina
    i cant hardly wait for the tutorial i wanna make my own avatar... thank u
  • PhiHDN
    3 days remaining... I also want to make my own avatar. Thank you!
  • Robert Finne
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=116559&l=6f55d6a126&id=100000241613698
  • Shady
    and i have no school the 1st of february i think ill be massing avatars :p
  • Janja
    cant wait for tomorrow:)
  • Bastek
    Me too ;)
  • Marcin
    I hope it will be full tutorial, and everything will bi showed. We were waiting so long to see it! It must be perfect! :)
  • admin

    The Tutorial Is Now Available, Enjoy!

  • Auric
    Kept your promise :-) Thanks!
  • Robbie
    At last! This will be fun! But i still have to capture a perfect picture of me to do this! Thanks again!
  • Marcus Jensen
    Nice tutorial, you have to take step by step - when you get a result like this: http://bit.ly/96KaDo
  • Dani
    Nicely explained, huge thanks
  • Sunny
    Amazing work , thanx for your effort!
  • Marko
    This will be very helpful! Thanks!
  • Janja
    thank you so much:) i tried a bit but with no great succes. practise makes perfect soooo i need to practise aloot:)
  • Taecoc2k
    hey are you gonna post the PSD files? because I thought you were gonna post the PSD files as well. Unless you did and I just missed them
  • Bunks M.
    This is a neat tutorial! Simple to follow, too. Taught me something new about layers.
  • Danny
    i has been struggle with navi photoshop because im not good with navi stuff. i want my face on avatar like real so badly :/ can anyone will help me with my picture? thanks to everyone :)
  • Patrizia
    Hy!How do I download the Tutorial?
  • RCS
    Por favor me dica qual versão do photoshop vc usa para fazer esse avatar, pois tenho a verão CS4, e não encontro maior parte dessas ferramentes que usa
  • rcs
    Por favor me diga qual versão do photoshop é usada para fazer esse avatar, pois tenho a verão 11 (Photoshop CS4), e não encontro maior parte dessas ferramentas que são usadas nesse tuterial. obrigado
  • admin
    por favor speak english!
  • rcs
    Please it says which version to me of the Photoshop is used to make this to avatar, therefore I have a summer 11 (Photoshop CS4), and not meeting bigger part of these tools that are used in this tuterial. obliged debtor
  • kostas
    excelllent!!!!
  • LG
    WOW!!! 10X its great!
  • PAUL OLISO
    My terrible one i made in like 10 seconds. http://bit.ly/baPvAt
  • L&B
    These are mine. It took quiet some time for the first time pics, but much much faster when I get used to and made the second one. Please check it out First one: http://bit.ly/aR1nr7 Second one: http://bit.ly/alJo8m
  • harrison
    where can you purchase photo shop?
  • Jan Ševčík
    Amazing tutorial, here is any of my work. I make avatar for my sister and friend. hope you like it. http://bit.ly/bScfTr - my sister http://bit.ly/bplgVp - my friend
  • Lionx
    finally.. thanks a lot bro.. :D
  • Suroiu Stefan Ciprian
    i maked my own avatar with your tutorial, i think is quite good, here is the photo: http://bit.ly/btd9C2
  • nelly
    wow this is great!!!can someone make my own avatar too..please?
  • Oyye
    whynot? :D uppload one pic
  • zoltan gut
    my avatar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyj6EsJvBhg
  • matt
    http://bit.ly/cLvFaY Didnt really do the nose cuz the angle and shadows didnt work out to well.
  • Elisabeth
    Someone wanna make me one? haha..
  • admin
    @00schneider: i like it, but make the lips more purple.
  • Nick
    Will someone do me a HUGE favor and make one for me? Heres my pic.... http://bit.ly/9Ashi4 email it to me if so at nickbmxguy at gmail.com Thanks!
  • Nick
    Or just upload it on here :) Thank you so much
  • Adler
    Congratulations Pamposh and Natasha assembly was very good!
  • Sid
    This tutorial is so awesum!
  • Nick
    Someone PLEASE make mine for me. I suck at ps
  • Chiolicious
    Hey, necesito el programa ya!!, soy una super fan y ademas me facino la forma de estos humaniodes... Gracias!!
  • m
    were to get ps
  • Mr. Giải Pháp Số
    Great Tutorial! Love it! Here is my product: http://bit.ly/brgX8w
  • Nick
    Hey whoever gave me the link to your blog to make requests I lost the link can you post again? lol
  • Bea
    heres mine! http://bit.ly/cMgqQF
  • admin
    @Kamil: that is a stupid question.
  • Alex
    Hey, Nice tutorial But I am major fail at Photoshop I cant seem to get it right. Could anyone possibly make me one for me? of me? Would be greatly appreciated.
  • admin
    this is another example, look at the details: http://bit.ly/cU3fHF
  • Jen
    Awesome tutorial, thanks very much, did a pic of my daughter, she LOVES Avatar and only managed because of your help. I think it looks great but I am probably biased. Six hours work into the pic and 14 years into the underlying material! admin edit: link removed, please re-post a valid link.
  • Juanma Hidalgo
    nice one!! =)
  • James Forbes
    I have much to learn from photoshop. This took me many hours, but it is addictive!!! Thanks for all the great ideas.
  • flossy
    can someone do mine for me i send u my pic. everytime i try to open the adobe, it tells me not responding. i cant even try
  • Malakian
    hey can anyone make my own Avatar ? if yes ... i need a reply and ill send u my pic ! thank you !
  • Nosth
    Here is my first product: http://bit.ly/cmgnMo Thanks for the tutorial.
  • ToxicAngel
    Love this tut! here is what i came up with: http://justinky.deviantart.com/art/Na-vi-153726831
  • Christian Mitton
    This is awesome but where do i get the photoshop from?
  • skos
    and here is mine: http://bit.ly/dymZJa
  • Oyye
    here is my own: http://mggmgg.deviantart.com/art/avatar-153963567
  • Taecoc2k
    yea im pretty sure that is here name
  • Taecoc2k
    http://bit.ly/dxvouz looks like the same photoshoot
  • Alex
    how do i put my pic on here to show u?
  • Sara
    Hey can you give me a link of photoshop you used...just to download it...thanksyyy :":)
  • admin
    @alex: upload the picture to tinypic.com (or other picture hosting service) i will put the photo for you.
  • Taecoc2k
    If your a student, adobe will give you 80% discount on products
  • preston web design
    everyone has gone avatar mad! nice work thou, some really good stuff out there
  • Sara
    Ok thank you....(for the very quick answer) ;))
  • JODAVID
    Hi, I started creating my vision of Elvis as Elvatar before I found your site, but I found your tutorial to be very well put together, and used a few tips. Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work. http://bit.ly/9zUHgZ
  • Alex
    Here is my pic: http://bit.ly/aXSLsk
  • Txuronsem
    How did I do? http://bit.ly/dvueON
  • Mo
    Grr.. ive tried multiple times i cannot do it =( Would it be possible if someone could do it for me? Its too frustrating for me!
  • Dakotah
    My first try... I think it could be better but practice makes perfect. http://bit.ly/d0VmPk
  • Mo
    I am totally lost.. im stuck at step 5 with the nose shading =(
  • momoxp
    Hello everyone! Would somebody do this picture for me? Greet! http://bit.ly/co4C5w
  • Louuuuuu
    Will try ;)
  • Mo
    Step 6 is where i am now.. this is tough
  • Dennis
    can anybody help me to do it? pleas my mail is dennis_Santos94 (at) hotmail.com or skype : dende.94
  • Soren Andersen
    My First AVATAR: http://bit.ly/cRc2z3
  • Soren Andersen
    UPDATED: better eyes and nose http://bit.ly/avk71o
  • DarkMan
    This is my new Avatar body :) http://bit.ly/93SdkW
  • Dakotah
    momoxp says: Hello everyone! Would somebody do this picture for me? Greet! http://bit.ly/co4C5w Here ya go. I only did your pic. If you want other stuff, I figured you could add it. Hope ya like it. http://bit.ly/acgKlf
  • Rosse
    Hi guys :D! Well... here is my pic.. Hope u like it :) http://bit.ly/av1bAU and thankz for the tutorial ;)
  • keitsuk
    Hey, here is my avatar: http://keiuuuu.deviantart.com/art/My-avatar-155149038 hope U like it
  • evilkitty75
    Hiya this is kool i made 1 but its not quiet ready lol whaen it is ill show ya
  • 3itservices.com
    rocking tutorial....
  • sonny
    what if it is real? i think i like it.
  • Jamie
    It’s not my style but it looks really nice! And there are interesting techniques presented in the tut. thanks!
  • Peter Remko
    Woah great stuff, really inspiring, I always wanted to see a tutorial for that kind of graphics, amazing dude!
  • Matthew
    Great looking tutorial. Browsed through it a bit and will definitely be saving this one for later.
  • Raul
    It’s rare I see a tutorial that uses such simple techniques for such an amazing result. Great stuff!
  • David G.
    Excellent tutorial and so well explained!
  • Kaitrin
    Thanks Bunches! Awesome results! http://glass-clown.deviantart.com/art/Na-avi-Love-155777583
  • Taecoc2k
    Can we see the original to the new outcome picture you posted for comparison
  • herckcaj
    You guys have to see mine, thanks for this Lesson. http://www.flickr.com/photos/47966758@N02/4398741494/
  • Gureega
    Hy all! This is a photo of my girlfriend that I transformed into an avatar: http://bit.ly/agumdi
  • kcforever316
    http://twitpic.com/16ep0a GaGa :)
  • Lay-Lowe
    sorry my internet is messing up lol http://bit.ly/ba9u2Z http://bit.ly/9DrjoY http://bit.ly/cAVFqL http://bit.ly/aIaZVc http://bit.ly/aNSNUd
  • Kuzey
    my avatar http://bit.ly/8Ya6Wb
  • Katiuska
    This is my avatar, sorry about the double post, i think i got confused and i poosted it in another topic. Well, anyways, this is my avatar, i havent done this before so it is not totally perfect, but i tried. I also made my own version of the logo. http://bit.ly/982OZN
  • admin
    i really like what you did there Katiuska!
  • Juan San Juan
    Sensacional.... Excelente tutorial y en especial el que tenga los archivos complementarios Saludos y gracias Juan
  • Leandro Fernandes
    I did this before seeing this tutorial but it is only a sketch http://bit.ly/9vcmX0
  • admin
    Shrek fun: http://bit.ly/cIOaac
  • Tabish Anjum
    Awsome... Thanks for sharing ..in fact... TEACHING :) .. ... .... May God Helps you ..
  • Laxon
    check this out, the cutest avatar http://bit.ly/9JIsBG
  • Jorrit
    My result: http://bit.ly/9tL6ig
  • Aric
    This is great and I was excited to give it a try! Here is my first attempt at it. Hope you like because some of these posted are amazing! admin edit: image not found, please re-upload it to tinypic.com
  • RilantheFirebug
    Ahhhh! The Papyrus is burning my eyes!
  • Gabriel Sarcos Mennillo
    My AVATAR http://bit.ly/bpIMFv
  • William Bryan
    Well, very nice tutorial!!! Here`s mine: http://bit.ly/d3Fj53
  • Kia
    very nice tutorial!! this is my avatar: http://bit.ly/d6Or1e
  • nasirkhan
    Thanks for great tutorial. I have used leather pattern and zebra pattern for photoho contest at http://www.pxleyes.com/photoshop-picture/4ba267d64f715/Avatar-Poster.html
  • Angelo Rodelas
    Here’s the link of my Avatar http://bit.ly/9BJSVf I cropped it to a smaller size. thanks again!
  • Triptych
    Thanks a lot for this tutorial !! Link of my Avatar and original picture http://triptich.livejournal.com/70748.html Vitaliy
  • lala
    if i send to you one photo.. you do it to me??
  • David Bootle
    Thanks for the tutorial - a very pleasurable few hours working through it. http://bit.ly/9WbZVy Cheers David
  • M.Rochette
    My Avatar on DeviantArt: http://fav.me/d2m3c6s
  • Elli F.
    this was so much fun i love it!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):) I did one of my family photo
  • kristin ong
    i saw the movie of avatar it was the greatest show on earth.
  • Mehedi
    WOW!!!! Thanks for sharing ...
  • mikeG
    Great Tutorial Followed every step and came up with the exact same results see:
  • Edwin
    Thanks for share,, nice job!
  • Ramkrishna
    Great Tutorial!!!!! I learned a lot through this tutorial. Keep on doing good work.
  • Ramkrishna Pattan
    I am not getting how to publish my work. Please help. admin edit: upload the picture to tinypic.com , post the link here, and i will publish it for you.
  • roshan
    awsome painting....its even better than mine http://bit.ly/at9wYH
  • Mongoose Delta
    I translated these instructions into Gimp, combined several pictures from the web, and created this avatar for my PC Kihn. Stripped of most of his clothes and gear, obviously: http://tinyurl.com/y7ctef9 Next Stop: Avaterize myself and my wife.
  • vimalraj
    it is very amazing.they proffed that man can do anything in anywhere
  • B.
    Amazing tutorial! This is me as an avatar :] http://bit.ly/d0umqI
  • Manuel P.
    Thank you for the tutorial, 10/10. See my results :D http://bit.ly/c9lDfL
  • Ashley
    omg your work is stunning but i cant seem to do it! :( can you avatar a picture of me just like you did in this step by step process??? :)
  • Alfredo Lugo
    can anyone let me have there photoshop file of there avatar i need for some of my students
  • pingu_lovely1996
    jhhiud
  • Kelsey Henion
    thanks this is awsome
  • dee shinigami
    wow...amazing...hahaa
  • televasion
    Nice tuto, I try on my girlfriend, check the result!
  • Kelsey Henion
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelseyanneable/ ill the ones ive done
  • |!Dr@g0n|
    THANK YOU! ^.^ This really helped me out for my Web Portfolio. My instructor at the Upper Valley JVS said that we needed to do something with Layer Masking in it, and this was the perfect thing to do since I love AVATAR! ^_^
  • Gabriel Maiorano
    waooo thisss is a TUTTORIAL!!! good!!
  • Alex
    It works perfect! Thank you!
  • admin
    i fixed the missing picture.
  • Zara
    hi avatar rocks plus its B O RING
  • cherri
    this is to much stuff to do.. But it was fun
  • Shahid Quadri
    Did dis 3 months ago, tell me howz it... http://bit.ly/ccBMzM
  • vahagn
    hoy to get one
  • Qumars
    this was an awesome tutorial, but my avatar looked weird because my skin is lighter than the models and it was hard to find something close to the right color
  • Nihar Aniruddha
    This is tooo goood and easy but it requires some knowledge for a person to create in ps.
  • tonya
    is there any other site the you can edit the picture with because it will not let me download it at all i have tryed over and over
  • web dizajn
    Great tutorial, thanks!
  • Csaba
    Great tutorial,this is what i make, http://bit.ly/aVeykf
  • Shoushou
    You did an amazing work!!!
  • Islam Gabi
    i tried to do the same photo you did and this is my result, i think i need more blue next time :) http://bit.ly/cBWy8w
  • pieter
    cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
  • deerstop
    My result with your tutorial: http://bit.ly/ciHXNr
  • Flasherman
    Beautiful girl
  • TheMangamaX
    Thanks my friend that was a beautiful lesson :)
  • Xtian
    http://bit.ly/d9kl7d Mine is pretty funny I need a better mouse. What do you guys use?
  • romeu
    here is my result whit the tutorial: http://bit.ly/cqaFqB
  • Alessio
    Very nice tut... Thanks!
  • cynlee
    thx so much for the awesome tut!! was a blast to do!
  • cynlee
    http://bit.ly/bIIOM7
  • Jerryolesky
    Wish I had PhotoShop, Im using Paint Shop pro X2, Photo-edition
  • Jerryolesky
    My 3rd attempt, I think I got the Hang of it...Pic of My Friend http://bit.ly/byXEss
  • Caroline
    I dont know how to do that nose shade for both sid :(
  • AshtonWashton
    This is my second one, and I like it better than the first. http://bit.ly/cOaCoU
  • zierovi
    here is the picture i edited, http://bit.ly/bCqyqj . the model is Leda MonsterBunny. thanks ALOT for the tutorial! it really helped :]
  • Nikki
    Thanks for the tutorial, it was great. Here is the avatar I did I had a blast making it! (invalid link, please upload the picture to tinypic.com and post the link here) It was sorta hard because I was using the old photoshop, but still fun. It is my first.
  • ATTIQ KHAN
    hi. i could not work on this pattern. please can you suggest a complete process. r can you tell me which Adobe Photoshop required for this making
  • Michael Plant
    This is a photo of my girlfriend that I transformed into an avatar: http://bit.ly/cuKmoo
  • ecko crez
    nice.
  • nhel
    she became even more beautiful
  • Samantha Mckinney
    This is so cool i want to make ma an avatar!!!!!! Does anybody kno how?????
  • Norah
    THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH.
  • clipping path
    Great job ! Awesome posting. I like this avatar poster.
  • The Avatar Bank Robber
    This is well designed tutorial - Im getting to work morphing my girl into an Avatar, first in Photoshop, then in real life!
  • Xaby Web Design
    Great tutorial, very thorough and clear :) Trying it out now. Thanks for the effort !
  • khaing nyein thu
    hi! Very nice. I like it better...thank u so much..:)
  • alin
    cred ca e cel mai bun tutorial de Avatar, pana acum good job A.
  • Alex Roman
    thank you, alin. i appreciate it!
  • Zaheer
    This tutorial excellent.
  • Watch Tamil Movies
    Great tutorial buddy...i was amazed seriously a great design....
  • Franky Wiputra
    ouuuu man... but i can create the light dots. someone can help me please ?
  • luken
    its lovely and encouraging
  • Derren Ana
    Had this on my to do list in my bookmarks forever and I finally did it! Wish I would have had an upper body picture like you did, but oh well.... Great tutorial. . you do amazing work. :) http://bit.ly/9AEcLO
  • Vince Galibog Naku
    i dont know how to put a spot like an OUTER GLOW.,.it wont work.,.
  • kydasha hayes
    this will be great
  • Mike
    Very nice tutorial. Well explained & easy to learn to crate a avatar poster. Thanks for share this wonderful post. :)
  • Alex Roman
    merge all the layers, to make 1 single layer (then make the holes for the eyes).
  • Irfan Ahmad alias Isfan Habib
    Dear, i really stuck when i watch Avtar movie, but today u open my eyes and i like ur tutorial.
  • michael
    Great photoshop work !! Well done job. Thanks for sharing it.
  • Karlola
    I use the GIMP but you can take a look at my Avatar photoshops too, on Facebook ;) http://on.fb.me/aIs9r0 http://on.fb.me/bySYms http://on.fb.me/c025Tg
  • Ganesh Balaji
    THANK YOU SO MUCH. I LIKE THIS VERY MUCH...:-)
  • Oli
    que bien voy a ver si a mi me sale
  • ahmad bark
    thank u very much.
  • bounkirth
    leave a comment
  • Corey
    Where can I find good zebra stripes? The ones listed here suck (no offense). Great and absolutely stunning tutorial btw. Thank you very much!
  • Kesha
    Oh my God! This tutorial is great!
  • Jawahar
    Mm nice job i like very much.
  • R.sathishkumar
    Mm nice job i like very much
  • CHARLIE
    First try with my daugther!!! CS5 link
  • Alex Roman
    i really like the final outcome Charlie, try to erase the stripes from the nose area, and put the opacity of the stripes lower.
  • Shannon
    My rendition of the model as an Avatar
  • jeffrey
    i like this a lot this is kool you ppl have to try it
  • Ameth
    I am a high school teacher, and I am presently teaching the Photoshop module. I really love your tutorial. May I use it as a project for my students? Thank you.
  • Alex Roman
    Yes, you have my permission Ameth.
  • Jerome
    I tried this tutorial to my face and its cool Although its my photo that i have edited for the first time.
  • Ameth
    Thank you very much Alex. I will let you now in 2 weks how the kids performed.
  • laser levels
    Best Creation of AVATAR Movie Poster. Really best technique. Thanks for sharing it.
  • sathesh
    hi vvvvv nis
  • Tom Alexander
    Here is my result. Used the same picture since my camera isnt really up to date. http://bit.ly/eKh6rX
  • kori
    i try it, but it did not work for me
  • princez_echizen
    this is so nice tnx for the idea
  • love hurts
    Great post ..I am going to give this work to my students for their better learning.
  • shyam
    I like your photography and designing to much a very fantastic. Good very good.
  • yas
    hey, how do u liqify the eyes, i dont no how? and how do u do the nose, thanks:)
  • Andrei
    Its nice to so many people avatarising:D Here`s the avatars i made. On the first one i got inspired by this tutorial regarding the stripes texture and the last one its made from another tutorial. Anyway, your tutorial its less complicated than the one i made and, actually, looks way better than mine. Have a nice day :) http://avatarised.xhost.ro/
  • nawarezaika
    nice one dude...
  • Faruk
    Beautiful!!!!!
  • Ian Patrick
    Great Tutorial... :)))
  • Keiko
    super thank you for this... it was awesome... check mine out: http://bit.ly/gFK6UN
  • Chikiza cyberkid
    Its nice but some steps are difficult
  • Chikiza cyberkid
    check out mine , not that good m a starter to this program and need ur help guys http://bit.ly/eHBl01
  • aneesh
    thank you for creating to avatar
  • alisue
    Great tutorial! Hope you like my result :)
  • Alex Roman
    @victory just merge (flatten) all your layers, then make the holes, after that put the eyes behind the flatten layer, where the eyes should be.
  • Barbara
    love avatar, your work is really great ^_^
  • Christine
    So detailed, very creative, Really cool! : -)
  • kaite
    i like this site agan its fun
  • haya
    like that
  • gerald anderson
    It is such an honor to have the chance to join the discussion of this great blog site! I want to extend my thanks for this.
  • Web dizajn Crna Gora
    This is great. Thanks!
  • lokeshadhikesavan
    Nice work i really like it.........
  • Prawo Jazdy Bielsko-biała
    Wow, this is so simple.
  • Sharisa
    Here is my first try ... I hope you like it ^^
  • Alex Roman
    i love it Sharisa, great work!
  • Sharisa
    Thank you !,.. Really enjoyed making it.. Also learned a few new things :)
  • Elton
    THERE IS NO BLOAR TOOL
  • Sharisa
    Yes there is ... Open Liquify and on the left of your screen ( for me anyway ) there is a list of tools for liguify... Bloar is the one with the oval shape and 4 little arrows around it pointing outwards :)
  • Sharisa
    Its bloat btw ... not bloar ;)
  • Elton
    Thnx Sharisa! And.... ur avatar is amazing....
  • Sharisa
    Awww, shes not scary XD ... well, maybe i should have made the eyes a little smaller, but i still think shes cute :)
  • izrada sajta
    Nice work,amaizing.
  • tharanghini
    hi this is really mind blowing and it will b even more better if there was a video tutorial so that it would make it even more understandable.
  • Anna
    THIS IS A VERY GOOD TUTORIAL! :-D
  • dany
    wow
  • frances mae rojas
    uhmmm... i like the tutorial ....hope i can made something like this....love it!!
  • Sammy
    was very fun :) thnx
  • Mayurí Campos
    I like so much the movies with a futuristic and fantastic argument. I´m fanatic of the movie Avatar by James Cameron, all especial effects and the production are spectacular. This motivated me to make a experiment with this photography... and this is the final result to style of Na´vi creatures... What do you think?
  • Ashira
    Great tutorial. I wish the bioluminescent dots step had more detail to it because, for the life of me, I could NOT get things to work out on my end.
  • david
    can u make a video plz plz a losted in the step 8 plz plz plz
  • Denver Kids BJJ
    I think this internet site holds some rattling wonderful info for everyone :D.
  • Johnny
    this tutorial was great, especiall with a sexy lady like james cameron. thanks guys
  • Zsolt
    I have old version of Photoshop, it is hard to find all those functions, but it can be done with cs2 too.. Thx. Z.
  • Janica
    I already tried this before the Halloween and it was so fun
  • Thom Keach
    Love your work and would love to do this tutorial. Would it be too much to request a printable copy of the tutorial?
  • AnimeCrunch
    Hello to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of this web site; this web site carries amazing and genuinely excellent material in support of visitors.
  • Web dizajn
    Fantastic stuff! Many thanks for this tutorial and thank you to my friend Marko for sending this link! :)
  • shiva
    awsme tut..
  • nwa3m
    nice pic. thanks for explanation ^_^
  • Poslovni adresar Crna Gora
    Awesome, thank you
  • Farma koza
    I have old version of Photoshop, it is hard to find all those functions, but it can be done with cs2 (tested at work :D). Cheers
  • Igraonica DUST
    Great tutorial. I wish the bioluminescent dots step had more detail to it because, for the life of me, I could NOT get things to work out on my end.
  • Emma
    totally hardcore!!!
  • Name
    Amazing tutorial! :) This is my Avatar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/76028943@N06/6857301201/ :D
  • Janine
    I dont understand, while Im trying to use step 4 to use the lasso tool, and then make it blue. Not just the skin gets blue but also the hair and other parts I dont want to get blue. I just want the skin to get blue how do I do that?? And I dont understand step 5 to, I do exactly what it says but I dont get any nose shadows?? Can someone help me thanks
  • Apartmani Becici
    Oh, this is awesome
  • milos
    Thank you very much for your Tutorial.
  • bee
    I love this tutorial.Really good! But some of it was really hard to understand like step 8 and 13?
  • George Hargett
    picture downloads are not perfect photo shop pix elates them to much! ex: leather pattern.
  • sandeep sun
    awesome bro
  • momo
    this tutorial helped me alot
  • hanifah
    I hope I can make my avatar like that.
  • Susan
    hey! wow, this is such a great, gorgeous tutorial!! It`s very simple, easy to understand (also in german) and really really fun! I made 2 posters like that right now and there will be much more... I learned very much from this tutorial. Thanks for take the time and put this great stuff here! Gorgeous work btw! Would love to simulate more projects from you! Thanks a lot!
  • Tokay High School
    Thanks hepled a lot !
  • Jake
    Thats mine: http://j-jakesheppard.deviantart.com/art/Na-vi-Avatar-with-Wings-323741791
  • justin combs
    thanks for the tutorials AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! here is mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/45971743@N05/8072298297/in/photostream
  • justin
    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/45971743@N05/8072298297/ check mine out....tanks for the tutorial
  • Josué Tello
    Here is my Avatar from Peru, thanks:
  • vishal jawa
    Very very nice idea. I m very happy to got this photo shop tutorials.
  • Maw Maw Hswe
    I like Avatar!!!
  • Kavi
    Thank you for the tutorial. It was fun :) This is what i came up with: link
  • Nick
    Im stuck on Step 7, how do i use the tool to make the eyes bigger. this part is really hard.
  • Alan
    This tutorial is confusing worst tutorial ever
  • Thomas
    I rely like your creative imagination for such an awesome work keep it up and may God bless you.
  • MD Asaduzzaman Shakil
    Super nice tutorial ! Wow
  • Abdul Ray
    the tutorials are perfectly ok and i really like the they are great, a compliment to the creators of avater and to you that provides us the way to go about it thnkz man a great one
  • Phototrims
    Really cool and hot tutorial.
  • Gambar Lucu
    wow..., its very cool
  • ikhsan-blogs
    Wow, Amaizing. nice tutorial :)
  • sanket
    thank for Information amazing..
  • Witsel Carry
    Very cool Photoshop tutorial, I am very impressed. Thanks for shared.
  • Nastar cake Recipes
    what do you think if we make in lightroom cs ?
  • Mehedi Hasan
    Awesome tutorial, thanks
  • Rakhibul Hasan
    Wow Great Tutoril.It is very helpful for me.Thanks a lot for sharing
  • wilson halder
    Opps! It is a marvelous article. I like this authentic article.
  • Clipping path
    As a Graphic design designer I think it was very helpful tutorial for me. We are working same project so i think really it was very helpful...... Really I appreciate it
  • Jacob King
    Just going to try it out :) I can also make avatar poster, Just WOW!!
  • andrea
    WOW, THANKS!!! Great tut!
  • Dani
    Hi, I really like your tutorial, but I was wondering if you were able to do this for me?





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