We watched Monsters Vs Aliens tonight and I wondered how hard it would be to make B.O.B. using primitive circa 2000 Photoshop technology. I made several layers, the background street and sky (to show his translucency, I should have put a tree or something back there, but that would just be showing off).
I made a first level of B.O.B.’s turquoise color. I copied it onto an earlier layer which I colored yellow and added a Grain Texture (stippled effect). Then I made the stippled level 68% opacity and the turquoise level at 43%. Then I made a new level and put the eye on it.
I admit that it is nowhere near the super cool viscosity and such of the movie, but it’s not bad for fifteen minutes and ten-year old technology, right? And it doesn’t have Seth Rogen’s laugh either