How to Create a Chilling Portrait Manipulation for Halloween
Learn how to add a deadly-look to a portrait photo. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to use a skull to give the face a creepy look, apply lighting effects, and more.
Preview of Final Results
- Water Background – knightfall-stock
- Model– xstockx
- Skull – christasvengel-stock
- Texture – shadeybabey
- Webs – redheadstock
- Skull 2 – fantasystock
Step 1- Choose the Model.
This Picture is great to create this type of manipulation, because the model’s make up help a lot.
Step 2 – Change the size.
To do this go to Image -> Image size. Or Press (Alt+Ctrl +I). Resize the image to: Width:837 X Height: 1300 pixels and press ok.
Step 3- Select the Model.
Use the Lasso tool to Select the model.
Step 4- Duplicate a Layer
To duplicate that selection press Ctrl + J. Also you can give a right click in the selection and press the option Layer via copy.
You are going to have something like this:
Step 5 – Less Saturation
Duplicate the layer once again (Ctrl + J). In this layer reduce the Saturation (Ctrl + U) option Saturation: -100.
Step 6- Set the layer blend mode in Soft light.
To get more contrast use the layer in soft light mode with and reduce the opacity by: -50.
Step 7- The Skin
Use the Lasso tool to select the model’s skin and duplicate the layer (Ctrl +J).
Step 8- Reduce the Saturation
Press Ctrl + U. Or go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/ Saturation. In the option Saturation reduce at -50.