If you keep up with comic book movie news, you’ll know that Green Lantern is speculated as the next big release from DC. He’s my personal favorite DC superhero. If it’s decided to have Hal Jordan as the main character of the movie (which it most likely be), then I see Jon Hamm being a great cast for the part.
So, today we’re going to turn Jon Hamm into a decent looking Green Lantern…have fun.
Step 1 – Instead of creating a new document, we’re going to instead try and find a good picture of Jon Hamm that we can easily transform. The one below is what we’ll be working with today…
Ok, next we’re going to crop out a section of the picture that we’re wanting to transform. Here’s what I decided on…
Step 2 – Ok, we’re going to start at the top and give him his mask first. Take your polygonal lasso tool . Draw the shape of Green Lantern’s mask. If you’re unfamiliar with it, they’re plenty of pictures to copy from. Below is the general shape you want…
Ok, now fill it with a green color. You can load a Green Lantern picture and eyedrop in a color. Take an eraser brush that has a shadow effect to it. Run it along the outside of the mask just barely. This give a nice blend effect.
Use the the overlay blending option, and apply the effects below.
Ok, for the next mask step grab your polygonal lasso tool again . This time trace around both eyes and cut those parts of the mask out. You should have this…
Step 3 – In most of the renditions of Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern, his mask has white eye guards. So we’re going to create that effect. Yet once again, grab your polygonal lasso tool . Trace around exactly where you cut out he mask previously. Fill both selections with white.
Then add these effects..
(Bevel and Emboss)
Then you should have this…
Step 4 – Now we’ll move on to the body of Green Lantern. Again, in most rendition of GL he has a Green chest, with most of the other parts of his costume being black. With the section we’re dealing with it will be all green.
Make a new layer on top of the bottom layer. Yet another time, grab your polygonal lasso tool . With it, just trace around the body and make sure none of the suit is showing. Fill it with another similar shade of green as the mask. Set a plastic wrap filter to it with these settings:
Now, you’ll need a brush that looks like it’s eminating some kind of heat or air. Grab your brush tool and paint a slightly different shade of green around the suit to give it a glowing effect. Here’s what you should have now…
Step 5 – Ok, this next step is going to make our Hal Jordan look goofy. Find you a good chest picture, preferrably in black and white. Cut it out and fit it to align up with the picture we’re editing. It should look like this…
Now, we’re going to make his chest actually look green. Grab your lasso tool again, and trace around the edges of the chest.Fill it with another similar green color. Set your blending option to linear light, and your opacity to 92%. Then set your blending options to the settings below.
You should now have this…
Ok, since we don’t want GL to show nipple like Batman & Robin’s batsuit, add some more brushes like you did previously. Give the suit more of a glow, and at the same time covering up the nipple.
Step 6 – Now onto the final step, and perhaps the most important..the Green Lantern logo. This is actually the easiest part. First do the White circle. Just trace a circle, fill it with white and center it. Then add this blending option…
(Bevel and Emboss)
Ok, now it’s time to add the actual Green Lantern logo on top of the white. Grab a logo from any Green Lantern image you can find. Here I used a distort transformation (Edit >> Transform >> Distort). Then add these blend options…
VOILA!, we are finished.
Can’t you just see Jon Hamm as Hal Jordan? Just imagine him saying the Green Lantern Corps creed:
In brightest day, in blackest night
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil’s might
Beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!