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This is the result.. And hair has gone away!
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You have to do the same thing with eyes. Follow the direction of the details. For the eyes, I used a strength set to 28%
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As you can see below there are some parts that are difficult to smudge because of different colors. I suggest you to airbrush over them picking the same color of closer areas (the dark makeup in this case). After that, you can normally smudge.
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Once that her right eye is done you’ll do the same for her left eye. Airbrush the hard parts with the same color and then smudge them!
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Now both eyes are done. Give more strength to the smudge tool (I used 60%) and do the makeup stretching it.
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This is so far what we have right now.
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Keep smudging the rest of the skin. I used Strength 10%-15% for the arms and the fingers.
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Step 4 – Hair

If you are happy with the smudged skin, delete the layer containing the lady with the original skin and duplicate the one you were working on. Now work on the duplicated one. Load the Hair Photoshop brush. Select once again the Smudge tool and choose the 200px brush. I set 40px and Strength 95%. Start from the top of the hair and go down smudging out to create some strands (from inside to outside).
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Once you have smudged out the borders low the strength of the brush at 86% and paint the hair following its direction like you are combing it. Brush size varies. It depends on how much is big the part to smudge. When you’re done delete the high part of the hair.
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This is so far the result after smudging skin and hair.
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Step 5 – Adjusting Colors

Add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer (only for the lady): Red (Saturation -45) Yellow (Saturation -28)
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Add a Color Balance Adjustment Layer (only for the lady):
  • Shadows: -20 +4 -8
  • Midtones: -12 +13 +9
  • Highlights: -19 +2 0
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Add a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer (only for the lady) (Set to Overlay – Opacity 80% – Fill 80%)
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And you’ll have this:
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Add a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer (for the whole manipulation, above everything) (Soft Light – Opacity and Fill 50%)
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and you’ll have
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Step 6 – Light behind the lady

To fit the lady inside our work let’s add some light behind her. Create a layer under the lady. Take a soft white brush and paint close to the edges.
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Apply Gaussian Blur (I used 100px). This is the result.
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Step 7 – Stars

Create a layer below the one you just made for the light behind the lady. Put here the Stars (Fireworks) stock. Now press CTRL+T to scale the image, rotate it (90 CW), and flip it horizontally.
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Set the layer to Screen – Opacity and Fill 80%. If you look you will see that the edge of the image is visible. Select the Eraser Tool and choose a soft brush to delete this line (I chose 150px with Opacity 40%)
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Add a Curves Adjustments Layer above the Stars. Put ‘Increase Contrast’ from the presets and set the layer to Luminosity. Then add a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer with Brightness -10 above everything.
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This is what we have right now.
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Step 8 – Moon

Create a layer below the Lady. Load the Moon brushes and paint with white color the moon (I deleted the left part of the moon because I didn’t like it).
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Vedika khurana

Amazing work.. Loved it

Rockman

That’s good!Thanks for sharing

Maidul Islam

Your image works beautifully with the mask Nancy!Thanks for sharing.

val

Thanks this is the result of this tutorial!

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=x2tdmd&s=5

agree

I agree with alicia, in the last part of the tutorial, many
passages was not specified in which layer we have to apply the layers/effects. Another thing I notice is that, even if
I downloads the lady photo from the same link,
my image have a bad resolution compared to the photo of the lady of the tutorial.. is very strange, I wish I could work with the same picture’s quality of this tutorial…
someone have notice this too?
But thanks for this tutorial, I really enjoy it !

agree with alicia

I agree with alicia, in the last part of the tutorial, many
passages was not specified in which layer we have to apply the layers/effects. Another thing I notice is that, even if
I downloads the lady photo from the same link,
my image have a bad resolution compared to the photo of the lady of the tutorial.. is very strange, I wish I could work with the same picture’s quality of this tutorial…
someone have notice this too?
But thanks for this tutorial, I really enjoy it !

val

Thank you so much for this tutorial! Very helpful and easy to follow even for beginners!

Andrew

Hey guys there is a video of the tutorial on youtube showing you in a video format, you can have best of both worlds with the written and video, all respects payed to the creator.

Link to the video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzIvBfJsj-g

alicia

The only problem I have with this is when you went to step 12 Dodge and Burn , You didnt state if that layer is behind the lady or on the lady or what

Devin Fox

Who cares? And cellist play left handed as well. Rare as it is it happens.

Dave Snyder

way, way cool. I do gratus work for friends who cant afford the high cost of student photography. I always look for something that sets the bar higher for the underprivledged families I help. I want them to get a unique photo set others would pay highly for. This tut will go far for some of the folks Im helping. Thank you, and Lord bless you.

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