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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

How to Create a Breathtakingly Artistic Horse Illustration in Photoshop

February 13, 2019 0
How to Create a Breathtakingly Artistic  Horse Illustration in Photoshop


How to Create a Breathtakingly Artistic  Horse Illustration in Photoshop
Learn how to create this amazing photo manipulation with a variety of blending techniques, custom brushes, and more. This intermediate-advanced tutorial also comes with its own set of raw ink splatter scans so that you can practice creating your own Photoshop brushes. And of course, the full layered PSD is included as well.

Preview of Final Results





Step 1

In this step I will show how to create custom brush. For this I used scan of splashes made with ink.

Use the Crop Tool (C) (by pressing shift key you will select square)

Add a Black & White Adjustment Layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & White. Set to “High Contrast Red Filter”



Go to Channels panel and duplicate Red Channel. Right click on Red channel and chose Duplicate channel.


Go to Image/Adjustments/Levels. Move the sliders so that the splatter was dark and the background white.


Settings



Load selection
Press Ctrl then click Red channel.
Invert selection
Select/Inverse (Shift+Ctrl+I). Before you come back to Layers panel don’t forget select RGB channel.



Go to Layers panel select splash layer then press Ctrl+J you will cut your selection.


Try to use different ways for selection like Color range or even Magic Wand Tool.
Color range (example)

Now clean up parts which you don’t like. For this you can use Eraser tool (E) Also if you like change splash position.

Create brush.
I use 2500x2500px 300dpi canvas for my brushes. Go to Edit/Define Brush Preset.
Please see my brush settings.



Step 2

Create new document (File > New or Ctrl/Cmd+N)

Add Horse photo.
Folder: Resources/Horse.psd

Add a black to white gradient map by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map.


Right click on your layer and choose “Convert to Smart Object”. Now we are ready to add some Shadow/Highlights (Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights).
Settings:


Click on the “Add layer mask” icon on the bottom of your Layers palette.

Select the Brush tool (B) then paint with black # 000000 on your layer mask. Usually, I just use the first default brush. Brush opacity 50%.

Use this brush and paint on layer mask with white color.
Just move brush above the place you want to uncover and click once or twice.


Step 3

In this step you will apply a Roots photo layer (Folder: Resources/IMG_5602) to the Horse layer.
Add roots photo above Horse layer.


Right click on your layer and choose “Convert to Smart Object”. Now we are ready to add some Shadow/Highlights (Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights).
Settings:


Use Oil paint filter. Filter/Oil paint.
Settings:


Apply a Roots photo layer to the Horse layer
To do this, press and hold Ctrl/Cmd and point your cursor above the red line. You will see an icon – click on it.


Change blending mode on the Roots layer to Soft Light

Above roots layer add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N). Now go to Edit > Fill, set the contents to 50% Gray, then click OK.


Apply 50% Gray layer to the Roots layer.
Set the layers blending mode to Overlay and opacity to 100%. Now use Dodge Tool (soft brush) and paint on this layer. For the brush settings, I used an exposure of around 20-50%.


This is the layer set to Normal


By mistake I deleted layer with this Horse version, so my horse looks like this.

Layers structure at this stage.




Final Result



Make Emotional Effects Easy in the 9 Photoshop Stage

February 13, 2019 0
Make Emotional Effects Easy in the 9 Photoshop Stage







In this quick tip tutorial you will learn how to create a powerful emotional effect for your photos. By reading this tutorial you will be able to convert an ordinary looking photo into a beautifully striking one in 10 minutes or less.



What you’ll be creating

Quick-tip tutorial in 9 easy steps. Time to complete: 10 minutes. You will need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial.
Step 1

Create a Curves Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves) then set the blending mode to Screen. Press D to set the colors to default. Click on the layer mask of the curves layer and press Ctrl + Backspace to fill the mask with black. With a round soft white brush paint over the eyes (make sure you have clicked the layer mask before painting). If the eyes are too bright lower the opacity (in this specific case I lowered the Opacity to 55%).













Step 2

Create a Black & White Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & White) and set the blending mode to Multiply.





Step 3

Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a new layer from all the visible layers. Go to Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights and play with the sliders in order to lighten the image a little bit. Drag the Highlights slider all the way to the left and drag the Shadows slider to the right until the image is a little bit lighter than before.












Step 4

Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a new layer from all the visible layers. Select the Dodge Tool (leave the default settings – Range: Midtones, Exposure: 50%) and paint over the following parts: eyes and especially the irises, tip of the nose, cheekbones, forehead, lips, tip of the chin, neck.





Step 5

Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a new layer from all the visible layers. Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask. Use a 1-2px radius and 50-100% Amount to sharpen the image. Try to achieve a fairly mild sharpen effect – too much will make it look bad. You can also lower the Opacity to lower the effect.









Step 6

Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation). Drag the slider to the left until the image is fairly desaturated.









Step 7

Create a Gradient Map Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map) with the default settings (black and white). Set the blending mode to Soft light. This will increase the contrast.










Step 8

Create a Curves Adjustment Layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves). Drag the right slider to the left in order to boost the highlights.










Step 9

This step is optional, follow it only if you want to add a little artistic effect.

Create a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer and choose one of the colored presets. Set the blending mode to Soft Light and lower the Opacity if the effect is too strong.











Below you can see some before and after comparison photos.










Final Results