Okay so while I was working on a picture I think I accidentally stumbled upon how Hussie makes pictures of Prospit and Derse. I could have hoarded this great secret to myself for all of eternity, but instead I’ve chosen to share it with the world. And it’ so simple a caveman could do it! I’ll be showing you with Photoshop, but it should be applicable to any of the other inferior photo editing/drawing programs out there.
If you wish to make a canon-looking render of Prospit or Derse, you must first find a picture with lots of buildings. Apparently Hussie usually uses photos of Florence, Italy or Vatican City, but pretty much any place with lots of medieval European architecture will do nicely. For this I selected a quaint photo of Prague.
Once you’ve obtained your photo, you’ll have to get rid of the sky and mountains and shit in the background. In case you haven’t noticed, Prospit and Derse are devoid of any geographical features. For this step, you will use one of the great tools of any pro Photoshop wizard: the Magic Wand tool. Just select what you need to get rid of, then press ‘Delete’.
Voila. A nice clean picture of a cityscape.
Next you’ll want to suck all the joy out of the picture by removing the color. In Photoshop you can do this with Image>Adjustments>Desaturate, or by just pressing Shift + Ctrl + U. If you have a different program you’re on your own sorry.
BAM. All boring and lifeless. But not for long.
Now you go back under 'Image>Adjustments.’ Pick the option that says 'Gradient Map.’
The little window on the right should pop up, with a gradient going from your current foreground color to your background color. By clicking on the gradient, the left window will pop up. It is in this fantastic box that the magic starts. If you really want to know, a gradient map works by making the darkest value in your photo the foreground color, and the lightest value the background color. Intermediate values are colored somewhere between your foreground and background color. How cool is that? Pretty freaking cool, that’s how cool.
For this, you’ll want to make your darker color the foreground (top) color, and the lighter color the background color. For Prospit, this will be orange and yellow, respectively. For Derse, dark purple/bluish-purple to a lighter purple. I’m going to go with Prospit, because it’s golden and gold is nice and shiny IRL.
Clicking on the little tabs on the bottom will allow you to change the color to anything you desire, but right now you’re gonna make them match the colors of the respective planets. You can fuck around all you want once you finish the current picture. One thing at a time, nooksucker.
And look, you can see what the image will look like when you apply the changes! Just look at that gorgeous-ass city. Click Okay for both boxes.
And now you’re done. That is one fine-ass Prospit. I would dream the shit out of that place.
And here’s a Derse version. Dark, dangerous, and purple.
I hope this little tutorial helped any of you lil buttwipes with fanventures or panel edits or whatever it is you need a Derse or Prospit scene for. Happy editing!