avatar photoshop

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.
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: icanbecreative @ gmail.com

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!





About the Author: Alex Roman

I’m a 23-year old independent graphic artist based in Romania, Bucharest. I design beautiful, engaging user experiences and intuitive user interfaces for the web. I really love what I do. Want to hire me? Follow me on Facebook or Twitter.




  • Abdul Ray:

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  • Marcela:

    Thank you so so much! I had a picture i took a while back and i had edited it differently but it was perfect for this tutorial.
    Here’s mine:
    http://mecuchimex.deviantart.com/art/Marali-367630831?ga_submit_new=10%253A1366839582

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  • Amenda Jane:

    I’ve been looking for a photoshop brush to make skin tone of a black male to look like the commercial skin tone of body builders. I guess the work might be the same as this one. Any recommendation ?

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  • Alan:

    This tutorial is confusing worst tutorial ever

  • Nick:

    Im stuck on Step 7, how do i use the tool to make the eyes bigger. this part is really hard.

  • Kavi:

    Thank you for the tutorial. It was fun :) This is what i came up with: link

  • Maw Maw Hswe:

    I like Avatar!!!

  • vishal jawa:

    Very very nice idea. I m very happy to got this photo shop tutorials.

  • Josué Tello:

    Here is my Avatar from Peru, thanks:

  • justin:

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/45971743@N05/8072298297/ check mine out….tanks for the tutorial

  • justin combs:

    thanks for the tutorials AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! here is mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/45971743@N05/8072298297/in/photostream

  • Jake:

    Thats mine: http://j-jakesheppard.deviantart.com/art/Na-vi-Avatar-with-Wings-323741791

  • Tokay High School:

    Thanks hepled a lot !

  • 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!

  • Ginna:

    Thank u so much for your tutorial. Here’s my work: https://twitter.com/nognog43/status/234279765249515522/photo/1/large

  • Samara:

    This is awesome! I was finally able to become one of the Na’vi! :) Thank you for this great tutorial :)

  • hanifah:

    I hope I can make my avatar like that.

  • momo:

    this tutorial helped me alot

  • sandeep sun:

    awesome bro

  • George Hargett:

    picture downloads are not perfect photo shop pix elates them to much! ex: leather pattern.

  • bee:

    I love this tutorial.Really good! But some of it was really hard to understand like step 8 and 13?

  • Bekah:

    Is there a way I can get Na`vi’s hair ? I’m creating a movie poster for my design class and this would be THE perfect touch! PLEASE help!!

  • milos:

    Thank you very much for your Tutorial.

  • Apartmani Becici:

    Oh, this is awesome

  • 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

  • Name:

    Amazing tutorial! :) This is my Avatar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/76028943@N06/6857301201/ :D

  • Emma:

    totally hardcore!!!

  • Lancashire:

    I wouldn’t like to guess how long it took to put this tutorial together! Brilliant!

  • 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.

  • Ashinu:

    Thank you very much for your Tutorial. I took help here and there from it. Very helpful indeed.

    Here’s my Na’vi look: http://fav.me/d4o6r8k

  • 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

  • Poslovni adresar Crna Gora:

    Awesome, thank you

  • nwa3m:

    nice pic.

    thanks for explanation ^_^

  • shiva:

    awsme tut..

  • Web dizajn:

    Fantastic stuff! Many thanks for this tutorial and thank you to my friend Marko for sending this link! :)

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  • 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?

  • Janica:

    I already tried this before the Halloween and it was so fun

  • Eagle:

    This tutorial is awesome, I love it.
    I did the first steps very well but i am stuck at step 9, i can’t rotate and re-size the eyelashes to fit the eyes.. please anyone can help ?

  • nam:

    i can’t do the “dots” :((
    and i can’t understand this >> 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. ,,
    I do this for so many times .. :((

  • 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.

  • Johnny:

    this tutorial was great, especiall with a sexy lady like james cameron. thanks guys

  • Jorge:

    Yeah Umm How do I insert the Eyes File in the new layer to adjust it to the holes in the girl’s eyes? Plz Reply!

  • Denver Kids BJJ:

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  • david:

    can u make a video plz plz a losted in the step 8 plz plz plz

  • 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.

  • Simon Brooks:

    Amazing Tutorial, Thankyou! Was good fun creating this:D

    My Na’vi: http://www.simonbrooksphotography.com/page8.htm

  • 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?

  • Sammy:

    was very fun :) thnx

  • mostafa:

    Hello
    Where is the eye’s fantasy?

  • frances mae rojas:

    uhmmm… i like the tutorial ….hope i can made something like this….love it!!

  • dany:

    wow

  • Anna:

    THIS IS A VERY GOOD TUTORIAL! :-D

  • cindy:

    I’ve tried making the Avatar some of the features weren’t working out, and some steps were very confusing. I wish I could have done the avatar.

  • 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.

  • izrada sajta:

    Nice work,amaizing.

  • Sharisa:

    Awww, shes not scary XD … well, maybe i should have made the eyes a little smaller, but i still think shes cute :)

  • Alex Roman:

    @Sharisa, i like it, especially the nose shape (by the way, it’s also kinda’ scary).

  • Sharisa:

    Youre welcome :)

    Here is my second one, did some more things with it then the other picture. So, here is a little baby Na’vi :) …

  • Elton:

    Thnx Sharisa! And…. ur avatar is amazing….

  • Sharisa:

    Its bloat btw … not bloar ;)

  • 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 :)

  • Elton:

    THERE IS NO BLOAR TOOL

  • Elton:

    I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE EYES AND THE NOSE… HOW TO MAKE THEM BIGGER?!

  • Sharisa:

    Thank you !,.. Really enjoyed making it.. Also learned a few new things :)

  • Alex Roman:

    i love it Sharisa, great work!

  • Sharisa:

    Here is my first try … I hope you like it ^^

  • Golam Rahaman:

    That’s great tutorial and thanks for creating to avatar. Great blog site.

  • Prawo Jazdy Bielsko-biała:

    Wow, this is so simple.

  • lokeshadhikesavan:

    Nice work i really like it………

  • Web dizajn Crna Gora:

    This is great. Thanks!

  • OP:

    Impressive! It’s absolutely amazing what you can do with photoshop! Not only the reality but the unreal world as well!
    I loved, i loved and i did it my self and i can said it works!
    Good Job, thanks.

  • 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.

  • haya:

    like that

  • kaite:

    i like this site agan its fun

  • Christine:

    So detailed, very creative, Really cool! : -)

  • Barbara:

    love avatar, your work is really great ^_^

  • 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.

  • victory:

    I’m stuck with step 8. How to make hole on the eye?
    and then how to put the new eye and adjust it nicely into the eye-socket?
    Please help me dear Mr. Admin.. =)

  • victory:

    hi..

    I’m still new with photoshop. Does anyone have video tutorial to do it? Please..please.. I need a help here.

  • alisue:

    Great tutorial!
    Hope you like my result :)

  • Jimmy Nguyen:

    Hi admin,
    As a crazy fan of Avatar (2009), I intended to create a Navi’s by my experiences on PSD. When reading your post, it helps me alot in delivering the color effects. Thank for sharing

    Jimmy

  • aneesh:

    thank you for creating to avatar

  • Chikiza cyberkid:

    check out mine , not that good m a starter to this program and need ur help guys http://bit.ly/eHBl01

  • Chikiza cyberkid:

    Its nice but some steps are difficult

  • Brian B:

    Neat tutorial. I replaced a few steps with layer adjustments and masking.
    Here’s my result: link

  • Keiko:

    super thank you for this… it was awesome…
    check mine out: http://bit.ly/gFK6UN

  • Ian Patrick:

    Great Tutorial… :)))

  • Preston:

    Great tutorial not sure how we’d use such a technique but the filters you have used are very useful.

  • Faruk:

    Beautiful!!!!!

  • nawarezaika:

    nice one dude…

  • 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/

  • yas:

    hey, how do u liqify the eyes, i dont no how? and how do u do the nose, thanks:)

  • Maduka C. Paul:

    plsssss! guyz help me do my i don’t have any of the requirements. Pls visit my profile pics on facebook any normal photo of me there, use it. Tag me when u’re tru. Thanx alot.

  • shyam:

    I like your photography and designing to much a very fantastic.
    Good very good.

  • love hurts:

    Great post ..I am going to give this work to my students for their better learning.

  • Ogechi:

    I really appreciated this tutorial…really spent time on it and came out with an almost replica of the model in the tutorial….here’s my avatar….. link (comments please)

  • Karolina:

    Thanks for the tutorial! Here’s my avatar: http://bit.ly/hm5npO

  • princez_echizen:

    this is so nice tnx for the idea

  • DanBam:

    Heeey everybody! here’s my avatar! http://tinyurl.com/6yopdya (I think I’m good a this! :D)

  • Mielameri:

    whoops! here’s the right one : http://bit.ly/hYW0DB

  • kori:

    i try it, but it did not work for me

  • Tom Alexander:

    Btw. Your work is awesome, really appreciate it. My favorite movie was Lords of the ring untill Avatar hit the movies. i lost my breath inside the theather several time’s. Keep up the BEST tutorials m8! :)

  • Tom Alexander:

    Here is my result. Used the same picture since my camera isnt really up to date. http://bit.ly/eKh6rX

  • sathesh:

    hi vvvvv nis

  • Mielameri:

    This is my first foray into PS (it’s a birthday card for my mother)! I’ve been using a freeware version for a while, but decided to get the real thing for this tut!

    I just could not get the eyes to work, so i settled for Na’vi irises..not quite as stunning, but it works okay…

  • laser levels:

    Best Creation of AVATAR Movie Poster. Really best technique. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Ameth:

    Thank you very much Alex. I will let you now in 2 weks how the kids performed.

  • Jerome:

    I tried this tutorial to my face and its cool
    Although its my photo that i have edited for the first time.

  • Alex Roman:

    Yes, you have my permission Ameth.

  • 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.

  • Gelic:

    WOW! That’s all I’ve got to saY! WOW! AWESOME!

  • jeffrey:

    i like this a lot this is kool you ppl have to try it

  • Shannon:

    My rendition of the model as an Avatar

  • 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.

  • CHARLIE:

    First try with my daugther!!! CS5 link

  • R.sathishkumar:

    Mm nice job i like very much

  • Jawahar:

    Mm nice job i like very much.

  • Kesha:

    Oh my God! This tutorial is great!

  • 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!

  • carl loyd salcedo:

    amazing…i’m just sad that i have used a low-resolution photo…well…i’ll try again…a better one! yeah!..thamks again for this tutorial….

  • bounkirth:

    leave a comment

  • ahmad bark:

    thank u very much.

  • Oli:

    que bien voy a ver si a mi me sale

  • Ganesh Balaji:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH. I LIKE THIS VERY MUCH…:-)

  • 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

  • Dakine:

    Thx for the tuto, I’m gonna try it tonight!

  • michael:

    Great photoshop work !! Well done job. Thanks for sharing it.

  • 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.

  • Alex Roman:

    merge all the layers, to make 1 single layer (then make the holes for the eyes).

  • abc:

    Ok, I’m done :) Thanks! The result is really great! This will be a gift for my sister.

  • abc:

    I can’t do the step 8. What am I doing wrong? How to understand “Make a new copy of the last layer”?

  • Mike:

    Very nice tutorial. Well explained & easy to learn to crate a avatar poster. Thanks for share this wonderful post. :)

  • kydasha hayes:

    this will be great

  • Vince Galibog Naku:

    i dont know how to put a spot like an OUTER GLOW.,.it wont work.,.

  • Peter:

    Thanks for this tutorial, i’ve used other techniques as well but used most of yours mentioned in the tutorial, but mostly grateful to the inspiration. Here’s the outcome. http://bit.ly/aMJpPJ

  • MK44:

    hi friend this seems to be so easy look and feel as avatar character that’s amazing thanks to share with us.

  • 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

  • Dannyson Okafor:

    This is crazy. I mean its the coolest tutorial i’ve ever seen

  • luken:

    its lovely and encouraging

  • Franky Wiputra:

    ouuuu man…
    but i can create the light dots.
    someone can help me please ?

  • Watch Tamil Movies:

    Great tutorial buddy…i was amazed seriously a great design….

  • Zaheer:

    This tutorial excellent.

  • Alex Roman:

    thank you, alin. i appreciate it!

  • alin:

    cred ca e cel mai bun tutorial de Avatar, pana acum

    good job

    A.

  • khaing nyein thu:

    hi! Very nice. I like it better…thank u so much..:)

  • Xaby Web Design:

    Great tutorial, very thorough and clear :) Trying it out now. Thanks for the effort !

  • 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!

  • clipping path:

    Great job ! Awesome posting. I like this avatar poster.

  • Norah:

    THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH.

  • Samantha Mckinney:

    This is so cool i want to make ma an avatar!!!!!! Does anybody kno how?????

  • nhel:

    she became even more beautiful

  • ecko crez:

    nice.

  • Michael Plant:

    This is a photo of my girlfriend that I transformed into an avatar: http://bit.ly/cuKmoo

  • 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

  • Armaiti:

    Here’s mine :) http://yfrog.com/j2avatarnonapisj
    Thanks a lot for the tutorial

  • 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.

  • zierovi:

    here is the picture i edited, http://bit.ly/bCqyqj . the model is Leda MonsterBunny. thanks ALOT for the tutorial! it really helped :]

  • AshtonWashton:

    This is my second one, and I like it better than the first. http://bit.ly/cOaCoU

  • Caroline:

    I dont know how to do that nose shade for both sid :(

  • Jerryolesky:

    My 3rd attempt, I think I got the Hang of it…Pic of My Friend http://bit.ly/byXEss

  • Jerryolesky:

    Wish I had PhotoShop, Im using Paint Shop pro X2, Photo-edition

  • Jerryolesky:

    second Na’vi attempt. Random hi-res pic from Google search, http://bit.ly/cBj1iE

  • Jerryolesky:

    Here’s My Na’vi Avatar… http://bit.ly/dkxf7b

  • cynlee:

    http://bit.ly/bIIOM7

  • cynlee:

    thx so much for the awesome tut!!
    was a blast to do!

  • Alessio:

    Very nice tut…

    Thanks!

  • romeu:

    here is my result whit the tutorial: http://bit.ly/cqaFqB

  • Xtian:

    http://bit.ly/d9kl7d
    Mine is pretty funny I need a better mouse. What do you guys use?

  • Cleone Parenilli:

    I’ve made 7 Avatars so far. I finally have a reason to make a Flickr. http://bit.ly/dpRdCJ

  • TheMangamaX:

    Thanks my friend that was a beautiful lesson :)

  • Flasherman:

    Beautiful girl

  • deerstop:

    My result with your tutorial: http://bit.ly/ciHXNr

  • pieter:

    cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  • Martin:

    Thanks for the cool advice; i do my job and i make my Na’vi’s avatar.
    Have a good day. http://bit.ly/aIEqmF

  • 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

  • Shoushou:

    You did an amazing work!!!

  • Adriatic22:

    My Avatar/Na’vi http://fav.me/d2qwq5m

  • Csaba:

    Great tutorial,this is what i make, http://bit.ly/aVeykf

  • olive:

    Merci pour ce tuto, c’est super cool !!
    Ma fille a adoré se voir en avatar
    (Réalisé sous Gimp)
    moi : http://bit.ly/aDTpZz
    ma fille : http://bit.ly/b2sCvK

  • web dizajn:

    Great tutorial, thanks!

  • 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

  • Nihar Aniruddha:

    This is tooo goood and easy but it requires some knowledge for a person to create in ps.

  • HECTOR DAVID:

    te q’iero mxo???….xd

  • 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

  • vahagn:

    hoy to get one

  • Shahid Quadri:

    Did dis 3 months ago, tell me howz it… http://bit.ly/ccBMzM

  • cherri:

    this is to much stuff to do.. But it was fun

  • Zara:

    hi avatar rocks plus its B O RING

  • Darby:

    This was so much fun and so much help! To take the time to write all that up for strangers to just Avatar themselves is pretty great of you! Thanks! And Pamposh your Avatar is stink’n good! I am just learning photo shop and here was my first go at Avataring myself!

  • admin:

    i fixed the missing picture.

  • Alex:

    It works perfect! Thank you!

  • Marc Nielsen:

    Very good tutorial but i still ned a few more pictures of where to find the tools(example: opacity) otherwise very good work!

    BTW the link to the photo doesn’t work :/

  • Gabriel Maiorano:

    waooo thisss is a TUTTORIAL!!!
    good!!

  • eXXOOOÓ!:

    The link to the photo doesn’t work anymore… could you update that? ^^
    thx!

  • |!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! ^_^

  • i love my iphone 3gs:

    Wow this tutorial is brilliant. I love editing photos and will def be trying some of this. I use paintshop pro, so I’m going to have to play around a bit to get the same effects

  • Kelsey Henion:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelseyanneable/
    ill the ones ive done

  • televasion:

    Nice tuto, I try on my girlfriend, check the result!

  • dee shinigami:

    wow…amazing…hahaa

  • albytza:

    woow is nice y like the cine avatar’s
    ‘ ‘
    ”””””’
    ‘I LOVE YOU
    AVATAR

  • Kelsey Henion:

    thanks this is awsome

  • pingu_lovely1996:

    jhhiud

  • Kim:

    Ohman i LOVE this tutorial! I made 3 Na’vi’s with this!!
    Thank you so much!
    Here are those links,

    http://bit.ly/cYp9Es
    http://bit.ly/a21p8R
    http://bit.ly/amsJyQ

    Hope you like! =D

  • Alfredo Lugo:

    can anyone let me have there photoshop file of there avatar i need for some of my students

  • 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??? :)

  • Manuel P.:

    Thank you for the tutorial, 10/10. See my results :D http://bit.ly/c9lDfL

  • B.:

    Amazing tutorial!
    This is me as an avatar :] http://bit.ly/d0umqI

  • vimalraj:

    it is very amazing.they proffed that man can do anything in anywhere

  • 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.

  • roshan:

    awsome painting….its even better than mine http://bit.ly/at9wYH

  • kcforever316:

    Hey.
    Simon Curtis’ avatar: http://twitpic.com/1d8u00

  • 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.

  • Ramkrishna:

    Great Tutorial!!!!!
    I learned a lot through this tutorial. Keep on doing good work.

  • Edwin:

    Thanks for share,, nice job!

  • mikeG:

    Great Tutorial Followed every step and came up with the exact same results
    see:

  • Mehedi:

    WOW!!!! Thanks for sharing …

  • kristin ong:

    i saw the movie of avatar it was the greatest show on earth.

  • Carli:

    hey what’s up?

  • Elli F.:

    this was so much fun i love it!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):) I did one of my family photo

  • M.Rochette:

    My Avatar on DeviantArt: http://fav.me/d2m3c6s

  • David Bootle:

    Thanks for the tutorial – a very pleasurable few hours working through it.
    http://bit.ly/9WbZVy
    Cheers
    David

  • lala:

    if i send to you one photo.. you do it to me??

  • Triptych:

    Thanks a lot for this tutorial !!
    Link of my Avatar and original picture http://triptich.livejournal.com/70748.html

    Vitaliy

  • Angelo Rodelas:

    Here’s the link of my Avatar http://bit.ly/9BJSVf
    I cropped it to a smaller size.
    thanks again!

  • Miriam Gebhart:

    My Avatar and my best friend: http://bit.ly/9AKAGk
    Captain Jack Sparrow’s Avatar: http://bit.ly/ay4hG2
    Thank you for this great tutorial!!
    Ven

  • 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

  • Craig Abbott:

    Absolutely amazing tutorial! Its inspiring…
    I should be bitter, cuz its better than the Tutorial I did ;-)

    But I’m not, cuz it is truly outstanding…
    Bravo

  • Angelo Rodelas:

    Hey, Thanks for this tutorial. I did my Avatar yesterday, the whole day. I think I’ve done fairly good, but need to improve more.

    Thank you very much! I’ve been wanting this since the first time i watch Avatar. and I recommend you to watch it in 3D. it’s really great.

    Here’s mine: (admin edit: image not found, please re-upload it to tinypic.com)

  • Kia:

    very nice tutorial!!
    this is my avatar: http://bit.ly/d6Or1e

  • William Bryan:

    Well, very nice tutorial!!!
    Here`s mine: http://bit.ly/d3Fj53

  • Gabriel Sarcos Mennillo:

    My AVATAR http://bit.ly/bpIMFv

  • RilantheFirebug:

    Ahhhh! The Papyrus is burning my eyes!

  • 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

  • Jorrit:

    My result: http://bit.ly/9tL6ig

  • Laxon:

    check this out, the cutest avatar http://bit.ly/9JIsBG

  • Alegra:

    thank you, this tutorial is awesome!!!
    I’ll do it soon

  • Tabish Anjum:

    Awsome… Thanks for sharing ..in fact… TEACHING :) .. … …. May God Helps you ..

  • admin:

    Shrek fun: http://bit.ly/cIOaac

  • Leandro Fernandes:

    I did this before seeing this tutorial
    but it is only a sketch
    http://bit.ly/9vcmX0

  • Monica:

    I’ve just viewed all your tutorials on this blog and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for sharing them and so freely! You’re brilliant, and these are the answer to what I’ve been searching for! Mahalo nui!
    Monica

  • Juan San Juan:

    Sensacional…. Excelente tutorial y en especial el que tenga los archivos complementarios
    Saludos y gracias
    Juan

  • admin:

    i really like what you did there Katiuska!

  • 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

  • Kuzey:

    my avatar http://bit.ly/8Ya6Wb

  • Aurore:

    here is mine :) http://bit.ly/cVdBNZ
    i didn’t know this tutorial, but i didn’t use texture or photoshop effects. Just Fluidity+paintbrush. (i simply make nose and eye larger, and color the eye. it’s more natural.)

  • 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

  • Lay-Lowe:

    Hey everyone! here is me transformed into a Nav’i it took me hours! hope u like it! let me know what u think! I changed some lighting and colors a few times…lol thanks! :)

  • kcforever316:

    http://twitpic.com/16ep0a GaGa :)

  • Kocka90:

    here is mine, bold na’avi hah :) http://bit.ly/dtEqzx

  • kcforever316:

    Hey. Thanks for the tutorial, it was useful. This was the first time I used Photoshop, but I think it went quite good. I’ve made Kelly Clarkson’s avatar :) Next time I’ll do better.
    http://twitpic.com/163egj

  • Gureega:

    Hy all!
    This is a photo of my girlfriend that I transformed into an avatar: http://bit.ly/agumdi

  • herckcaj:

    You guys have to see mine, thanks for this Lesson.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47966758@N02/4398741494/

  • Taecoc2k:

    Can we see the original to the new outcome picture you posted for comparison

  • Kaitrin:

    Thanks Bunches! Awesome results!
    http://glass-clown.deviantart.com/art/Na-avi-Love-155777583

  • VG:

    let’s check out my awatar STYLE http://bit.ly/aHbAxO

  • David G.:

    Excellent tutorial and so well explained!

  • Raul:

    It’s rare I see a tutorial that uses such simple techniques for such an amazing result. Great stuff!

  • Matthew:

    Great looking tutorial. Browsed through it a bit and will definitely be saving this one for later.

  • Peter Remko:

    Woah great stuff, really inspiring, I always wanted to see a tutorial for that kind of graphics, amazing dude!

  • Jamie:

    It’s not my style but it looks really nice! And there are interesting techniques presented in the tut.

    thanks!

  • admin:

    Here’s another great outcome of this tutorial: (see the thumb from the right) http://bit.ly/dlWc0B

  • sonny:

    what if it is real? i think i like it.

  • Deathyak:

    Here’s mine. If you can guess my name you get a cookie lol http://bit.ly/9hcTjv

  • 3itservices.com:

    rocking tutorial….

  • evilkitty75:

    Hiya this is kool i made 1 but its not quiet ready lol
    whaen it is ill show ya

  • keitsuk:

    Hey,
    here is my avatar: http://keiuuuu.deviantart.com/art/My-avatar-155149038
    hope U like it

  • Rosse:

    Hi guys :D!
    Well… here is my pic..
    Hope u like it :) http://bit.ly/av1bAU
    and thankz for the tutorial ;)

  • 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

  • Soren Andersen:

    Second Na’vi: http://bit.ly/b5yHJ3

  • DarkMan:

    This is my new Avatar body :) http://bit.ly/93SdkW

  • Soren Andersen:

    UPDATED: better eyes and nose http://bit.ly/avk71o

  • Soren Andersen:

    My First AVATAR: http://bit.ly/cRc2z3

  • Dennis:

    can anybody help me to do it?
    pleas my mail is dennis_Santos94 (at) hotmail.com or skype : dende.94

  • Louuuuuu:

    Done with yours ! Sorry if I can’t make anything better… http://bit.ly/akvLGe

  • Mo:

    Step 6 is where i am now.. this is tough

  • Louuuuuu:

    Will try ;)

  • momoxp:

    Hello everyone! Would somebody do this picture for me? Greet! http://bit.ly/co4C5w

  • Louuuuuu:

    Sorry, the original’s not totally original since I forgot I saved when I was done with the nose.

  • Mo:

    I am totally lost.. im stuck at step 5 with the nose shading =(

  • Dakotah:

    My first try… I think it could be better but practice makes perfect. http://bit.ly/d0VmPk

  • Louuuuuu:

    I tried another :
    Original human one : http://bit.ly/dgB0Ej
    Na’vi one : http://bit.ly/a7g4yE

  • Louuuuuu:

    Yours look so real ! Mine is obviously fake, I didn’t manage in “zooming” the right parts of my face and I got a total failure with all the yellow eyes thing. =(
    And if you add the fact that I had to make it seams like it’s my own hair because mine are pushed back on the picture… http://bit.ly/cdAH74

  • 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!

  • Txuronsem:

    How did I do? http://bit.ly/dvueON

  • Alex:

    Here is my pic: http://bit.ly/aXSLsk

  • 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

  • Bob:

    I’m not a Photoshop user, but I adapted your tutorial to the program I use. Thanks for the guide. Here’s a not-so-perfect result after a quick session: http://bit.ly/dupLXz

  • Sara:

    Ok thank you….(for the very quick answer) ;))

  • preston web design:

    everyone has gone avatar mad! nice work thou, some really good stuff out there

  • Taecoc2k:

    If your a student, adobe will give you 80% discount on products

  • Hezi:

    Great Photshop tutorial, here’s me, hope you like it: http://bit.ly/a2M2Sb

  • admin:

    @Sara: a lot of people mail me about how to get Photoshop, this program is not free, i’m surprised how many of you guys search this tutorial on google and don’t have the minimal knowledge about this.
    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:
    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/photoshop/

  • admin:

    @alex: upload the picture to tinypic.com (or other picture hosting service) i will put the photo for you.

  • Sara:

    Hey can you give me a link of photoshop you used…just to download it…thanksyyy :”:)

  • Alex:

    how do i put my pic on here to show u?

  • Taecoc2k:

    http://bit.ly/dxvouz
    looks like the same photoshoot

  • Taecoc2k:

    yea im pretty sure that is here name

  • Oyye:

    here is my own: http://mggmgg.deviantart.com/art/avatar-153963567

  • admin:

    @firefly: re-work those eyes!
    btw, I don’t belive it, is just find out that the model’s name is Navi Rawat :|

  • firefly827347:

    Wow, what a fantastic tutorial. I’m a PSP user so some of the functions were a bit tricky to figure out at first but I still managed to follow it really easily. The only thing I had any difficulty with was the “liquify” option to make the eyes bigger as PSP only has a “warp” function. It didn’t work all that well so I pasted in some eyes from a promo shot of Neytiri.

    I love that the actress whose picture you used is Navi Rawat – I guess her name is appropriate!

    Here’s my version of Navi’s picture, I’ll be doing my own portrait when I find a suitable photo. Thanks for such a great and easy-to-follow tutorial.

    http://bit.ly/aDM70n

  • Max Runacres:

    AMAZING TUTORIAL ! JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR ! ! DETAILED AND JUST OVERWHELMED AT THE RESULT :D HERE’S MINE OF THE MODEL YOU PROVIDED :D http://bit.ly/95Iemx

  • Tiberiu:

    thx for the tutorial.
    just saw the movie at imax last week.can’t get over it :D.

  • skos:

    and here is mine: http://bit.ly/dymZJa

  • nathalia:

    can someone please make me mine? please, I don’t have photoshop and I have no idea how to do this. I’d really appreciate it. email me, and I’ll send you the pic, thanks

  • Christian Mitton:

    This is awesome but where do i get the photoshop from?

  • ToxicAngel:

    Love this tut! here is what i came up with: http://justinky.deviantart.com/art/Na-vi-153726831

  • Nosth:

    Here is my first product: http://bit.ly/cmgnMo
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Malakian:

    hey can anyone make my own Avatar ? if yes … i need a reply and ill send u my pic ! thank you !

  • 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

  • James Forbes:

    I have much to learn from photoshop. This took me many hours, but it is addictive!!! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  • Juanma Hidalgo:

    nice one!! =)

  • Katrin:

    Hi there! I successfully made my own avatar, not as good as yours of course, but hey that’s an achievement thanks to you :) We are planning to make a family portrait of avatars when we get to have a free time… :)
    Here is the final product: :) http://bit.ly/bQzUo9

  • 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.

  • admin:

    this is another example, look at the details: http://bit.ly/cU3fHF

  • 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:

    @Kamil: that is a stupid question.

  • Kamil:

    U have probably forgotten about ‘Tshaelu’ in hairs ??

  • Bea:

    heres mine! http://bit.ly/cMgqQF

  • Nick:

    Hey whoever gave me the link to your blog to make requests I lost the link can you post again? lol

  • Mr. Giải Pháp Số:


    Great Tutorial! Love it!
    Here is my product: http://bit.ly/brgX8w

  • m:

    were to get ps

  • Chiolicious:

    Hey, necesito el programa ya!!, soy una super fan y ademas me facino la forma de estos humaniodes… Gracias!!

  • mario:

    Great Tutorial
    thanks for sharin’

  • Jessica:

    Thank you for the tutorial! Everyone’s pictures look great! My sister helped me with this, I’m not that good with photoshop. It could use more work but it’s good enough for me. I hope you like my picture! http://bit.ly/9LmPXY

  • Nancy McMullen:

    I’ve done two of these, and am really enjoying it. Here they are…
    This is me: link removed
    This is my husband: link removed
    Let me know what you think!
    admin edit: nancy, the links doesn’t work, please put the picture to tinypic.com

  • Nick:

    Someone PLEASE make mine for me. I suck at ps

  • Jess Oxley:

    This tutorial was awesome. I think i need more practise, but not bad for a first try.. Whaddd’ya think?
    http://dailybooth.com/jessxo/2978325

  • Sid:

    This tutorial is so awesum!

  • Nancy McMullen:

    Thank you SO MUCH for this fabulous tutorial! I have been working at it diligently (staying up until 5am sometimes!), trying to really get it right and authentic looking. Here is what I’ve done using my own face:

    admin edit: nancy, your link doesn’t work, please repost it! (a comment with a link doesn’t appear until i moderate it)

  • Adler:

    Congratulations Pamposh and Natasha assembly was very good!

  • Nick:

    Or just upload it on here :)

    Thank you so much

  • 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!

  • admin:

    @00schneider: i like it, but make the lips more purple.

  • Elisabeth:

    Someone wanna make me one? haha..

  • Thiago Stone:

    congratz, i will make my avatar’s version and soon as possible i will show here.

  • 00schneider:

    Hi there, thank you very much for this tutorial. I’m very new to this but after some hours of work I finished a Avatar-Picture of Evan Rachel Wood. Think it’s pretty nice, hope you enjoy it too ;) http://bit.ly/ce4Z3a

  • matt:

    http://bit.ly/cLvFaY

    Didnt really do the nose cuz the angle and shadows didnt work out to well.

  • zoltan gut:

    my avatar:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyj6EsJvBhg

  • Taecoc2k:

    Ok I just wanted to share my Na’vi with you guys. I used the picture provided for the tutorial due to me not having a hi res photo of myself. I altered the tutorial a little bit, nothing to drastic just some colors and minor details on the nose. Hope you like. http://bit.ly/9vR7p8 http://bit.ly/dsFjgz

  • Oyye:

    whynot? :D uppload one pic

  • nelly:

    wow this is great!!!can someone make my own avatar too..please?

  • Vele:

    Amazing tut, thanks!
    I did my daughter avatar following your instructions, only I didn’t use recommended eyes but enlarged her eyes and coloured them yellow.
    Check result: http://bit.ly/cAjHSq

  • Suroiu Stefan Ciprian:

    i maked my own avatar with your tutorial, i think is quite good, here is the photo: http://bit.ly/btd9C2

  • Daragon:

    Thats so cool !!! i can’t wait to try!!!

  • Lionx:

    finally.. thanks a lot bro.. :D

  • Taecoc2k:

    Yea it easier to explain without layer mask. I was just wondering. I’m an interactive media major and one thing I had to take was Photoshop class. I also am self taught been messing around with it for about 6 years now. Its just nice to get feedback from someone else

  • Somone:

    This is an amazing tutorial. I linked to this post in the early days and it went off. I can’t wait for the weekend to do a family Avatar style portrait. My kids have high expectations. hopefully I don’t disappoint.

    Thanks Again.

  • Patrik:

    I can’t download the pic you’re using, it says it’s protected and I only get a “stop sign” as a picture :(

  • 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

  • Bry:

    thanks for the awesome tutorial!
    took me forever, but here’s my result :) http://bit.ly/cI1Krx

  • harrison:

    where can you purchase photo shop?

  • 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

  • admin:

    @Taecoc2k: very good question, i usually don’t like to use layer mask, i didn’t took a Photoshop learning class to work ‘by the book’, i’m self taught. I don’t like to do it, this didn’t mean i don’t do it in my projects. And plus, it’s more simple to explain this way in a tutorial.

  • PAUL OLISO:

    My terrible one i made in like 10 seconds. http://bit.ly/baPvAt

  • Juanma Hidalgo Castro:

    my first try!! I suppose its not so good but its ok, I’ll try with more pics and hope I’ll make them better!! =))
    http://bit.ly/bxjUqh

    thx Roman for this tutorial!! =)

  • Taecoc2k:

    Hey I just had a question on your technique. I am a graphic’s student and took a photoshop class last semester, and I was just wondering why you use the eraser tool instead of layer mask. I was taught that you very rarely use the eraser tool. Is there a reason for this, I just want to get another persons perspective on this.

  • LG:

    WOW!!! 10X its great!

  • Giovanni:

    Dude I just read the tut and its very easy even for a noob like me to understand! :) I can’t wait to make my version! Thanks a ton bro!

  • kostas:

    excelllent!!!!

  • James:

    Thanks for the tutorial .It’s Amazing

  • Angel:

    http://bit.ly/a3S9UR – my Avatar – which may be called the first bold Avatar living on Pandora . Thanks for the tutorial dude. It was fun making it , and i learn a few stuff that i didn’t know before. Will keep following your website.

  • rich:

    …i’ll have to try another go now we have the tutorial! cheers!

  • 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

  • admin:

    por favor speak english!

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shady:

    WOAW never thought about the zebra thing THANK YOU SO MUCH I’D BLOW YOU A HUGE WET KISS IF I KNEW YOU IN REAL LIFE

  • suban:

    here’s mine http://bit.ly/byj7xX

  • Patrizia:

    Hy!How do I download the Tutorial?

  • 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 :)

  • Bunks M.:

    This is a neat tutorial! Simple to follow, too. Taught me something new about layers.

  • 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

  • Janja:

    thank you so much:) i tried a bit but with no great succes. practise makes perfect soooo i need to practise aloot:)

  • Kostya:

    wiiii you finally have published it)) Thanks,it’s really helpful

  • Marko:

    This will be very helpful! Thanks!

  • Sunny:

    Amazing work , thanx for your effort!

  • Dani:

    Nicely explained, huge thanks

  • Marcus Jensen:

    Nice tutorial, you have to take step by step – when you get a result like this: http://bit.ly/96KaDo

  • Robbie:

    At last! This will be fun! But i still have to capture a perfect picture of me to do this! Thanks again!

  • Auric:

    Kept your promise :-)
    Thanks!

  • admin:

    The Tutorial Is Now Available, Enjoy!

  • 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! :)

  • Bastek:

    Me too ;)

  • Janja:

    cant wait for tomorrow:)

  • Andrei:

    Hello can anywone help me to make an avatar from my photo pls
    I’ll realy apreciat and i’ll be very happy:)
    who want to make someone happy?

  • Shady:

    and i have no school the 1st of february i think ill be massing avatars :p

  • Erick:

    the day is coming…can’t wait x3

  • Robert Finne:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=116559&l=6f55d6a126&id=100000241613698

  • PhiHDN:

    3 days remaining…
    I also want to make my own avatar.
    Thank you!

  • vina:

    i cant hardly wait for the tutorial
    i wanna make my own avatar…

    thank u

  • Web dizajn:

    Beautiful!!!!!

  • Nac:

    so cool, I can not wait for the tutorial :)

  • digof:

    awesome looks very cool

  • donudi:

    welll i really like your jobs and i hope to continue the amazing work … god bless you …. waiting for AVATOR. thanx

  • 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 ;)

  • Nandar:

    hello :=)
    congratulation for you,
    I really love your Avatar,you are genius.i can’t wait also :(
    but I’m l waiting your………..;)

  • Zarela:

    omg i can’t wait till the tutorial comes out! this is amazing!

  • admin:

    it will be free, i keep things simple here.

  • Janja:

    Hey, i have a question. Will this tutorial be free or will you have to pay for it?

  • Den Garcia:

    i cant wait also hahahahaha….
    nice one sand hahahaha… i want your edit at your photo hahahaha
    XD

  • Juanma Hidalgo Castro:

    I made a try with a friend pic and she liked it so much!! But I’m waiting till 1 Feb so I can really improve about this!! =))

  • Sylvain Boucher:

    Here is a collage of my photoshop avatar with a picture from the movie
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33171820@N07/4303107722/

  • Abbey:

    i want to make one sooo bad.
    can you use
    Adobe Photoshop elements 8?
    thanks x

  • 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

  • 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/

  • Shady:

    one week away from the tut… cant wait!

  • Den Garcia:

    helo im Dennis… kindly teach me how to edit my photo plssss

  • Dave:

    Hey mate, great idea. Any chance you could record what you do as a Photoshop action?

  • Maddi:

    would i be able to do this with photoshop elements on a mac?

  • Dj EDy:

    Spune-mi te rog unde ai gasit textura. O denumire ar fi de ajuns.

  • Sid:

    Waiting eagerly for the tutorial and .psd file

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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! :)

  • Jr:

    Hey Jason,

    Or anyone. I’m not to savvy with Adobe Photoshop. If I send someone my pic, Can they do a quick one for me. I would really appreciate it. It doesn’t have to be perfect. THanks guys,.

  • Devrygal:

    Hey you guys are rockN …. I love all the Avatars…… the movie was SOOOOOOOOO ….awesome….can’t wait for the tutorial….

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Samy Ga:

    OMG cant wait to do this!! The tutorial is goin to be AMAZING!!

  • Alex:

    Do you know how to do this with Gimp b/c that’s what i have 2 and i’m trying to do it on there

  • Paul:

    nice job peoples! i’m just amazed all your work.

    i’m gonna try to do this with gimp.

    see how that goes. :)

  • Jason:

    This is a photo of my girlfriend that I transformed into an avatar: http://bit.ly/5Vrg5s

  • Taecoc2k:

    @ Juliet: Looks amazing. The skin color looks great as well as the eyes. Keep it up

  • andromeda:

    Best that i’ve seen so far Juliet!

  • admin:

    @Juliet: i truly like that. awesome work!

  • 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

  • yoboy:

    Go for Adobe Photoshop CS4. Again, does anyone know who is the female in the first video?

  • Juliet:

    Hey everyone, great job on everyone’s avatar! Here is mine: http://bit.ly/5LhTxh
    It can use improvement but I wanted to keep it as realistic as possible and as still looking like me. One thing I hate to see is people just copying & pasting Jake Sulli’s eye from the web. Remember, every Na’vi is different. Make your’s different and unique and it will turn out looking great!

  • 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!

  • Tito:

    i was just wondering. maybe i’m just not good enough in photoshop yet! :P

  • Chris:

    given the fact that the woman who plays Neytiri is actually black, it shouldn’t be harder at all!

  • Tito:

    Cant wait to see the tutorial! One thing i’ve noticed is that almost everyone who has done avatar is “white”. not a racist thing mind you! I’m just wondering if anyone is going to attempt it with a dark skinned person. I’m dark skinned and i’m wondering if it will be alot harder to do. what u guys think?

  • Alex:

    I can’t wait to see the tutorial of this. This is crazy lookin

  • Chris:

    And heres my Flickr-Account where i’ll be uploading more pics^^
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43057163@N02/4266007907/

  • robbie:

    @yoboy: i think u need to work more on the eyes

  • Rihis:

    is it that bad ? :D

  • yoboy:

    Who is the female in the first video?

  • admin:

    @robbie: the tutorial will include all you will need for transforming yourself into a Na’vi

  • Rihis:

    here is my work http://bit.ly/8KViSJ
    admin edit: please don’t do something like that again, just wait for the tutorial

  • robbie:

    does your tutorial include links where to download brushes and avatar fonts and other required tools? pls do.

  • robbie:

    can’t wait.

  • rich:

    …vito, that link you gave doesn’t work?
    admin edit: now does

  • 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!

  • Vito:

    Here is mine:
    I’m pretty satisfied with my work, but there is still a lot to improve
    http://bit.ly/7TExYk

  • edikenkoy:

    I’ll try this one…
    i already subscribed…

    24 days to go…

  • rich:

    …sorry but i couldn’t wait for the tutorial so i had a go myself! Here’s a link to it on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46386797@N08/4255126755/. Can’t wait for the tutorial as you seemed to have all the colors just right! Keep us posted! Cheers!

  • 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!

  • bybs:

    Hello =)
    It’s my fist work test of my avatar
    Hope you like it.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bybs/4255464317/

  • Erik:

    Is the tutorial coming soon:)

  • Pamposh:

    thanks guys..
    it’s my way of doing it, not so complicated..
    haven’t seen tutorials..

    avatar is truly amazing..
    we all became such a geeks =))

  • admin:

    those videos are for test editing, just wanted to share with you guys how i work.

  • henrik:

    the youtube vid, was so fast. why!

  • admin:

    thank you for all the positive feedback, i finaly have a release date:
    01 February

  • Tomas:

    Ok finally found a reason to open a Flickr account! check my Avatar out!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46288476@N05/4254197929/

  • Tomas:

    Hi, I made my own avatar and I wanna post it here! Any ideas ANYONE???

  • rich:

    …cheers alex, well, that’s a start! at least that link gives an outline of what to do! still searching/waiting a the full tutorial!!!

  • Alex:

    If found something interesting about the process of photomanipulating a portrait into a Na’vi Avatar-ish look. Check it out: http://bit.ly/8SQFNJ

  • JakeSulli:

    here my first try.
    twilight avatar merge http://fav.me/d2gwixt

  • rich:

    …saw the film over the weekend in 3D! I don’t normally go for this type of film but had to take a look after seeing the previews! Unbelievable! Been searching for a tutorial since and came across this site! I’m going to have a go myself until this and others are available!

  • 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?

  • admin:

    Subscribe to the Newsletter and you will receive an email when the tutorial it’s ready!

  • Kostya:

    cant wait final tut,a small detail about avatar’s nose,the tip of it should be a bit lower so it will form a triangle and you’ve done a line or round….
    maybe this screen will help you http://www.kinopoisk.ru/picture/1098186/

  • PorterBrew:

    This is excellent, great job. Looking forward to the tutorial. Is there any way to get email notification when it is up?

  • 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

  • Kevin:

    Where did you get the photoshop program for this?

  • admin:

    i’m now just testing, i don’t know how the final tutorial result will be.

  • Taecoc2k:

    Hey is this tutorial going to be the one showed in the video? like adding the texture to the skin and stuff?

  • ginie:

    your work is awsome !!!!! can’t wait to see your tutorial !
    happy 2010 ;) wish you a lots of good works like tht one ^^

  • zayarsan:

    i can’t wait at yet.
    :(

    regards

  • 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 :)

  • admin:

    i don’t think that font have been made yet, try something similiar, like Papyrus
    (it’s windows default).

  • David:

    Hi!

    I wonder what fonts avatar are in?

  • andrew:

    look this video…
    it is a perfect avatar…
    admin edit: thank you, i put the video in the post

  • joseph:

    when it will be publish cant wait,, so excited.!! =)

  • Maria:

    Heyyy that tutorial will be AMAZING! When it will be available? Can’t wait to try that!!!!

  • freetutorial:

    Very Nice article about Avatar

  • admin:

    well done, you did a really good job, i think you did a better job than me on the skin, it’s more realistic.

  • 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.

  • andrew:

    Pamposh it is very good…!
    how you do it…?
    you see it from somewhere or alone with your fantasy…?

  • admin:

    @Pamposh: dude, that’s amazing! Well done!

  • Erika:

    This tutorial will be EPIC!

  • krull:

    Available next week ? please :)

  • krull:

    Need it ASAP too :)

  • admin:

    guys, please be patience, the tutorial will be avaible soon.

  • Lionx:

    Need it ASAP.. =w=

  • r4i kaart:

    Movie effect are not so casual A brilliant, visual extravaganza that’s simultaneously thrilling, provocative and surprisingly moving. It’s destined to become a sci-fi classic.

  • 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..

  • admin:

    next year, in 2010 (still working on).

  • andrew:

    when will be able my friend…?

  • Shamima Sultana:

    wow..that will be great…

  • Rebecca:

    can’t wait for this tutorial to be available!