14 Bring on the unexpected
Let’s play one of my favourite Photoshop games. Import an image into the monster or setting you’re trying to make horrific. Now repeat the steps outlined in tip 13 and begin moving the sliders around. The resulting patterns always give me something useful. By being something I don’t want, they help me see what it is I’m after. Often I produce unusual shapes by blending images of leaves and metal with my drawings. This trick is one of the best I know for generating happy accidents.
Films are like veins of minerals. Tap them for ideas and inspiration, especially those with rich visuals