Create an Artistic Photo by Yourself

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Create an Artistic Photo by Yourself

Here is not so hard, but very interesting tutorial how to make an artistic photo.

So, let’s begin! Get started by finding a nice, suitable photo to work with. For this you’ll want to use Google Images or some stock photo websites. I found this one picture. Open this picture. Then we need to increase the space around the photo. Use Image > Canvas Size and set up width about 700 pixels.

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Create a new layer below the current layer and fill it with black color.

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Go back to the layer with photo and duplicate it with Ctrl+J, after that desaturate this layer with Image > Adjustments > Desaturate (or press Crtl+Shift+U)

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Set opacity up to 72% for this layer. Then select the Eraser Tool and hard round brush about 10 pixels and make clear work on the lips to retrieve the red color.

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Ok, merge two of these layers with photo in one and duplicate new layer again. Apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur to copied layer:

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Now, change layer mode to Overlay and set up opacity to 70%.

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After that, select the Gradient Tool, create new layer and fill it with black to transparent gradient as shown on my picture below.

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Time to make a little accent on the beads. Temporary change opacity to 70%, then select the Eraser Tool (Brush: 40 px, Hardness: 100%, Opacity: 10%) and make a little dots on baeds on the gradient layer.

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Change opacity to 100% again. After that use the Blur Tool (Brush: 150 px, Strength: 30%) to blur the space around the beads a little bit.

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Well, we’re done for the tutorial! I hope you enjoyed it, even just a little.

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  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Vim82

    great tutorial, short yet effective, this effect seems to give an old fashioned effect

  • R3ACT

    Wonderful Tutorial…. Thanks Very Much … I was looking for some thing like that

  • saidkom

    good tut. thank you man .
    what do you think about my works ?
    see ..
    http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/8241/create1.png

    http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9996/creat02.png

  • F

    Thats bloody amazingg!!
    Thanks a billion.
    (L)

  • http://delampongcoffee.com Libri

    Wonderful Tutorial…. Thanks Very Much … I was looking for some thing like that