Create A Scary Friday The 13th Jason Mask in Photoshop (PSD Included)
Hey everyone! Halloween is approaching fast and definitely one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, so I decided to make a Photoshop tutorial on how to create a scary Friday The 13th Jason Mask. I would rank this tutorial intermediate; as it requires some knowledge of shading and perspective.
This is what our final design will look like.
Let’s get started
So first, like always, we start off with a reference picture. I wanted the mask to face us directly so I did a quick Google search and found this mask: http://bit.ly/TnVkTQ
Next, we’re going to grab the Ellipse Tool (U) and draw an oval to make the outline of the mask.
Then grab your Direct Selection Tool (A) click the top anchor of the shape and bring it down to make an egg shape.
This next part is where your shading skills come into play. Go ahead and grab the Brush Tool (B) , with a bigger than default brush setting, set the opacity to about 25%-40% create a new layer and start shading in the places where the mask would create shadows if the sun were above.
Now we’re going to be adding the holes on the mask. I would suggest just doing one side of the face then duplicate it and transform horizontally to match the other side to save some time.
Important Reminder: Remember to look closely at some of the holes perspective. I’ve tweaked a lot of the circles to match what would look like that mask to be curving over the face.
So go ahead and grab the Ellipse Tool (U) and start drawing the front mouth holes.
I would recommend keeping these holes in different groups for easy movement and styling.
Time to draw the eyes with the same Ellipse Tool (U) then you’re going to transform the oval sideways.
So far so good
Here’s what we have so far:
Now to give it a more realistic shadowing effect we’re going to add drop shadows of white. Apply this style to all the mask holes including the eyes. You can increase the size and direction for the eyes to add a bit more depth.
Next, we’re going to add the red decals onto the mask so grab the Custom Shape Tool (U) and select the straight edged triangle vector, then draw an elongated triangle with a dark red color.
Transform the triangle to match our reference photo, duplicate, transform horizontally and match the other side. Duplicate the triangle once more to add the decal above the eyes, duplicate and transform horizontally again.
Now that our mask is nearly finished, we’re going to add some grunge textures to add a more realistic effect. One of my favorite sites for these types of brushes and patterns is www.brusheezy.com. They offer a massive gallery of brush textures, I chose a couple random high res grunge textures off here to use.
After loading up a couple different grunge textures, grab the Eraser Tool (E) and starting erasing parts of the red lines to give a worn look.
Now we’re going to add texture to the entire mask for create a new layer and select the Brush Tool (B) load up one of the grunge brushes and paint a gray texture over the mask.
And finally, create a new layer and paint the same texture in white with 40% opacity and move it down by 1px. This will with give depth of the texture as if it were the apart of the worn out mask.
With our final result:
With some added grunge blood brush and some shadows our mask is finished! Hope you’ve enjoyed with tutorial, Happy Halloween!
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