Composite a Modern Matte Portrait in Photoshop

Composite a Modern Matte Portrait in Photoshop
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Save it as an EPS file for the future use.

Step 12

Come back to Photoshop. Browse the circle file and rasterize it with the settings below:
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Drag this circle into our main document, place it under the deer group.feeling12a Change this layer mode to Linear Burn 100%:
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Add a mask to this layer. Take a splatter brush (I chose the number 187) and press F5 to change this brush settings:
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Use this brush to erase the circle stroke to get a grunge effect:feeling12d Duplicate this layer and place it above the deer group. Move it onto the deer head and use a layer mask with the same brush to get a similar result below:
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Step 13

Open the forest image. Use the Retangular Marquee Tool (M) to choose a forest part and place it behind the model. Set this layer under the model layer and above the deer group:
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Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100% and use the same splatter brush to mask off the edges :feeling13a Take another forest part and place it above the model layer, change the mode to Overlay 100%:feeling13b Add a mask to this layer and use the same splatter brush to clear the edges and unwanted parts, leave the effect visible on the model:
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Step 14

Place the render beside the model shoulder and blend it with the model using a layer mask:
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Use Hue/Saturation to change the render color:
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Step 15

Open the flower 1 image. Drag it onto the model shoulder using the Move Tool and change the mode to Overlay 100%:
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Use a layer mask and erase the parts outside the shoulder:
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Duplicate this layer twice and move them to a lower position (on the arm) and onto the dark side of the face, erase the unwanted pars using a soft black brush:
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Step 16

Group all the flower layers and change the mode to Overlay 100%. Use Hue/Saturation to desaturate the flower effect:
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I used Curves to darken the effect and on its layer mask used a soft black brush to erase the part on the shoulder:
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Step 17

Place the flower 2 onto the model head:
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Make a new layer under the flower 2 one, use a soft black brush with the opacity about 50% to paint the shadow of it on the model head:
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Step 18

I used several adjustment layers to match the flower color with the rest. Hue/Saturation:
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Color Balance:
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Curves:
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Step 19

Make a new layer on the top. Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to draw a circle and then stroke it with the color #323031:
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Add a mask to this layer and blur, break the circle stroke as shown below:
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Step 20

Use the Line Tool (U) with white color to draw several lines around the model.
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Make a group for the line layers. Add a mask to this group and use a soft black brush to blur and break the lines:
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Make a group for the line layers. Add a mask to this group and use a soft black brush to blur and break the lines:
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Step 21

Make a new layer on the top, use the Pen Tool with Shape option, the color #cdcdcd to draw a shape under a line:
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Add a mask to this layer and reduce the opacity of the side with a soft black brush:
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Duplicate this layer and place it at the another side, transform it using Cmd/Ctrl+T:

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6 comments on “Composite a Modern Matte Portrait in Photoshop”

    1. The tutorial is fine for the most part but I'm astonished that the author can get away with such laziness. The point of a tutorial is to teach you _how_ not what you did.

      Let me help you:
      Add a Curves layer (from the adjustments panel). Add a point in the middle of the line and drag it down. This will darken it. OR.... add a Brightness/Contrast layer instead of Curves. No reason to use curves for something this basic.

      Click on the layer mask thumbnail in the layers panel. Use the Brush tool (b) and then right-click on the document and pick a round brush with a hardness of 0-50%. Set your foreground color to black and then paint over the areas that you want to brighten back up.

  1. where can i get some of your tutorials, pls am a graphic designer and i want to learn more. pls help

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