Yellow Portrait Photo Effect

This lesson you’ll see one of the unusual method of photo’s processing. You’ll see also how to use different textures, work with the layers and change the colors.

Open the photo for processing: File – Open (ctrl+o).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Correct the brightness and the contrast, using Image – Adjustments – Levels (ctrl+l).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Create then a new layer, making use of the fast button in the Layers window.
Choose after that the Brush Tool to paint the textile on which the girl lies on.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Blur it out a little with Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Linear Burn and merge it down with the previous one: Layer – Merge Down (ctrl+e).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Open in a new window now the texture with the ornaments.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 
Mark it out (Rectangular Marquee Tool) and copy the ornaments: Edit – Copy (ctrl+c). Get back to the file with the processed picture and insert it on a new layer: Edit – Paste (ctrl+v). Choosing the Polygonal Lasso Tool, you have to mark out the central flower.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Erase it. The rest of the ornaments must be decolorized: Image – Adjustments – Desaturate (shift+ctrl+u).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Increase its brightness (Levels).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

And then change the layer’s type on Hard Light, minimizing its Opacity also till 25%.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Get back to the girl’s layer, giving to her eyes a luminescent effect.
It’s possible to do that with the Dodge Tool.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Correct now the colors of the girl’s layer, using Image – Adjustments – Selective Color and Image – Adjustments – Curves (ctrl+m).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

On a new layer, above the girl’s one, must be painted her eyes (Brush Tool).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Color Burn and minimize the Opacity till 50%.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 
Insert a flower’s picture on a new layer, above the girl’s one.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Erase the background the flower is situated on (Polygonal Lasso Tool). Applying next the given selection Edit – Free Transform (ctrl+t) you must place the flower on the girl’s hair.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Blur out its edges, using the Blur Tool. Minimize the brightness and the contrast with Curves.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

You have to create now the effect of falling flower’s shadow. It’s possible to do that applying next combination: Layer – Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j). Make the copy look absolutely black with Image - Adjustments – Brightness/Contrast.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Place this layer under the flower’s one, blurring it a little with special filter (Gaussian Blur). Distort it too with Edit - Transform – Distort.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Minimize the layer’s Opacity till 34%. Copy the layer with the flower (ctrl+j), create a new one and group both of them: Layer – Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g). Paint the upper one in yellow with Paint Bucket Tool. Merge it down with the Copy – Layer (ctrl+e) and change the layer’s type on Linear Burn.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Choosing the Ellipse Tool on a new layer we should represent a lot of small circles of different sizes, close to the girl’s eyes. The circles may be equal by keeping pressed the Shift button. Change the layer’s type on Soft Light.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

To get a more intensive picture, copy the layer (ctrl+j) and then blur out a little the copy (Gaussian Blur).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Combine these layers with the girl’s layer (ctrl+e) and insert on the top layer the next texture.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Stretch it out on the entire sheet: Edit – Transform – Distort.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change its color on the blue one with the next combination: Image – Adjustments – Hue/Saturation (ctrl+u).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Blur it out with Gaussian Blur and correct after that the colors (ctrl+u).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Soft Light and minimize the Opacity till 80%.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Merge down all the layers: Layer – Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e) and make use of the Crop Tool and Paint Bucket Tool to insert the picture in a frame.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2  Take a butterfly’s picture next.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Insert it on a new layer by erasing the background with Polygonal Lasso Tool. Copy the layer (ctrl+j) and correct the butterfly’s size, its placement and distort level, applying Free Transform (ctrl+t) and Distort.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Correct the color (ctrl+m).

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Then copy many times the big butterfly’s layer (ctrl+j). Change the size and the placement’s angle of the copies – butterflies (ctrl+t). Fill one of the corners with them and after that all the layers containing the butterflies must be merged down.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Soft Light and minimize the layer’s Opacity till 20%.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Cut out now a lady bird from another picture.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

And place it on one of the flower’s petal.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Add its shadow the same way we did with the flower’s shadow.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Combine now all the layers (shift+ctrl+u) and copy the last one (ctrl+j). Blur it out with Gaussian Blur and change the new layer’s type on Color Burn. Minimize the Opacity till 25%.

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Finished!

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