I created a layer mask that includes a person's face and a mask of a computer chip, so I can selectively paint parts of the chip onto his face, with the goal of making it seem as if the person is a robot. I am able to successfully create the mask and paint back from the mask, however, it does not look at all convincing. It just seems like the effect is sticking on the face.
1. Can anyone give me some advice for next steps to make it look more believable?
2. I'm playing with layer blending modes. Should I be selecting the image or its mask when applying the blending mode.
Thanks for any advice/suggestions!
Anyone on tihis?
You can only apply blending to the layer and not the mask. You can play with some layer effects, maybe a drop shadow to give it some depth.
Look for a Photoshop tutorial on Displacement Map. If you want to have the circuited board contoured to his face. Place a dupe of the face image on top of the contoured board. Mask the face to show parts of the board, Add a layer style to the face layer like a drop shadow to add some depth.