My UFO model arrived. So it was time to get it ready for my image. I bought the model on eBay. I wasn’t sure at the moment what I was looking for, but after I searched for “UFO Model” and after some scrolling and pagination I found something I did like.
My main idea is to paint it in Photoshop, but I need the main parts on the UFO to look like metal, and that’s to big job to simulate in Photoshop so I bought a silver metal spray and fixed the chassis of the UFO.
After that it was time to glue all parts together.
When I was done with the UFO I setup my light settings as intended. I wanted light from right to simulate my moon and some fill light in front of it.
I took images of it in frog-perspective (under and up).
When I was done with the photography of the model it was time to add it in to my background.
I moved the moon to get better composition, and also place the ship so the moonlight hit the chassis. I will probably add more UFO into the image.
To get it more realistic I added light to it this was done with some coloring and different blending modes. I will paint more scratches, shadows and lights on the alien later. I want the cockpit to reflect some red lights on the Alien and in the glass cup as well.
to be continued….