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how to use photoshop

Updated on June 19, 2010

Photoshop is a powerful program from adobe.

Photoshop lets you create and edit without limits. I'm pretty sure this is one of their mission statements as well.

Getting right to the point. I'd like to show you a few pictures I have done, with a brief tutorial of how I did each picture. I will not be able to provide screen shots, but I will be able to give a detailed description of all I did to it. This is good if you are already familiar with the layout of photoshop.

If you'd like more one on one help, or would like me to do an edit for you, send me a message.

this is an image I did for a friend. the original image is everything you see minus Lochness and the text.

I found a stock photo of the monster and I penned an outline and made that a selection. I copied the image and moved it into the photo of my friend as a new layer.

I fixed the colors of both the monster and the original image to make it blend a little more. I used the curves, hue and saturation, and levels. I used an overall gradient on the whole image with a white and light blue tint and set the gradient layer to overlay. I turned the gradient layer opacity down so the color wasn't too overbearing.

I made a blank layer to work with the monster. I set it to overlay, chose my soft brush, lowered the opacity, and starting painting highlights on the monsters back to make the lighting more realistic. Inversely I used black to make more shadow effect.

my girlfriend
my girlfriend

this is actually a picture of my girlfriend. The same girl that is in my profile photo with me.

For this photo, I took the image of my girlfriend, and an image of rough cracked sand, or rough rock. The effects are different and it is personal choice what kind of texture image you want to use.

Take the texture image and place it over your human model. Change the blending mode to to whatever tends to look best. In my case it was screen. different lightings, and colors produce different desired results. It's sometimes best to experiment. I masked the texture layer and started painting around the parts of the texture I didn't want showing. Like the hair and background.

I started using the dodge and burn tool to give the texture image a more blended and realistic look.

I used the tool mostly around the eyes, the lips, and the neck. I colored the hair with a new layer and an overlay blend mode.

mess around with some of the colors until you reach an effect you like.

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      Tutsnow 

      7 years ago

      The photo looks amazing... And can u elaborate more on you coloring style...

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