Photo Effects: Shadding of the Photography

On this tutorial i will show you one interesting effect i’ve got by experimenting with Photoshop filters.

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Photo Effects: Shadding of the Photography

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Step 1

Start by opening photo and then go to Image > Image Size to update it´s width to 600px and height to 800px.

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Step 2

Background is too white so we need to reduce brightness of whole photo by going to Image > Adjustments > Levels.

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Step 3

We need to increase contrast by going to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast.

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Step 4

Go to Window > Channels and create a new channel there. This new channel will be filled with black color on channels thumbnails. Make sure you have all channels visible and your photo will look like mine.

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Select Elliptical Marquee Tool to make selection similar to mine.

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After that feather selection with Select > Modify > Feather Selection.

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Select Paint Bucket Tool to fill selected area on newly created channel with white color (#ffffff). Deselect selection with Ctrl+D.

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Step 5

Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise.

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Step 6

Apply Filter > Brush Strokes > Angled Strokes.

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Step 7

Hold Ctrl button and click on Alpha 1 channel thumbnail on Channels palette to load selection of this channel.


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Apply Select > Inverse to invert selection.

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Create a new layer above photo layer and fill selected area with white color.

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Final Image

Remove selection with Select > Deselect and this tutorial is complete.

Photo Effects: Shadding of the Photography
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