Heart health

In this tutorial we will work with some effects on heart image.


heart health


I’m going to take a photo and to adjust it, maybe change some shapes and so on.


Here is my initial photo:


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The idea of all this is to try to make the heart in the hand more expressive.





So first you got to do is to create a new layer to paint and text some effects on.


heart health


For more flexibility I want to separate the hart from other image and the way you can make this is to use quick mask for more precise way or to use a magic wand tool (on this one).


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Here is the heart covered in quick mask.



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Exit quick mask to copy the selected area into a new layer.



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heart health


First thing I want to do to separate the heart from the rest of the image is to adjust the color of the heart.


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heart health


Then I will take one of my twirl brushes and give the heart some kind of pattern.





Here we go – something like this.



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Create another layer and the same brush thing. As the brush dynamics is set to pen pressure. Note that is has to be on the separate layer.


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Here is this layer with other layer turned off, so you could see the effect itself.





Now I will apply some layer styles to the layer that stays on the very top of the layer box.





Here are the layer styles settings:


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Result:


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I’ve also create a layer underneath the very top one and did a little brush work with color similar to background – see the layer box.



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I’ve lowered the fill of the top one too: see the layer box.


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Now I will turn off all the paint layers and make a new one, on the top. Make several dots: I use a dot brush tip.


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Apply layer stiles to the curves:


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heart health


I’ve also painter with red overlay color on the top of the heart to expose that reds:


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And even more reds:


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heart health


The final part will be color balancing the colors on the whole image:


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Tnx for reading and see you next time.



heart health

Download support file:

rc_curved_133.abr

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