Create a Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
  • Shadows 6 -1 -10
  • Midtones 2 -10 -8
  • Highlights 0 -7 -12
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Step 13

Open the Autumn Forest stock to complete the scene. Place it above the Waterfall stock and its adjustments.
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Step 14

Also this stock has to be blended with the rest. Like we did before we will add a Clipping Mask to it and paint with black the unwanted parts. Below you can see my Mask and my result.
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Step 15

Once again we have to fix the colors and the lights. Add a Hue/saturation adjustment only for this layer putting these settings:
  • Master 0 0 2
  • Reds 0 -31 17
  • Yellows 0 -19 -8
  • Greens 0 -12 -58
For the colors add a Color Balance adjustment only for this layer with these settings:
  • Shadows 7 4 1
  • Midtones -4 0 -5
  • Highlights 0 3 -5
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Step 16

Now our scene is complete but the model doesn't fit it. Let's blend her! Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment only for the Model layer with these settings:
  • Master 0 -26 -17
  • Green 0 -40 -40
For the colors add a Color Balance adjustment only for the model layer. Settings:
  • Shadows 12 0 -10
  • Midtones 20 0 -16
  • Highlights 9 0 -20
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Step 17

Now everything is fixed! Let's give the scene more intensity. Add a Gradient Map above every layer. Set it to Soft Light with Opacity and Fill at 80%.
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Step 18

The light source is strong but the light around is not. That's why we have to add a bit of luminosity. Create a new layer above all layers and set it to Hard Light.  With color #d0a945 paint some light. I used a soft round brush.  Below you can see where I painted. (The black background is only on the purpose to show you!).
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Step 19

I wanted to give the scene a more dramatic look. So I gave strength to the light source. Create a new layer.  With the color #d0a945 paint some light over the light source. I used a soft round brush at 40% Opacity. Then set the layer to Overlay with Opacity and Fill at 80%.
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Step 20

Now that the light is stronger also the shadow should be stronger. So let's add some shadow! We will do it for the model layer first and then for the rest of the background. Add a Curves adjustment only for the Model (above the Color Balance one).  Drag the Curve down (Output 78; Input 151).  Set the Curves to Luminosity. The whole model layer will get darker.
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Step 31

We don't want the curve to effect the whole layer. That's why we will paint with black on the curves mask where we don't want the darkness.
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Step 32

The shadow isn't fixed yet. We need more darkness. Add a new layer above the curves one (again only for the model layer). Set the layer to Multiply. Pick the color #2d1708 and paint some shadows in the same area. I did it with a soft brush with Opacity between 20% and 40%. Below you can see where I have painted the shadow.
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Step 33

Now we have to fix the shadows in the background. Add a Curves adjustment under the model layer, so that it will affect only the scene in the background. Drag the curve down (Output 111; Input 143). Set the curve to Luminosity. Like before the curve affected the whole scene. The background is now darkened, but we want only one part to be darker.  Invert the curve (Mask > Invert) and everything is like it was before.  Now with white paint where you want the darkness to appear.

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13 comments on “Create a Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop”

  1. Wow! :(

    I normally love your tutorials and you do great work teaching and inspiring.
    But just removing a photographers logo??? You do know it is his or her property right? You can’t just “steal” it and remove the logo???! It’s there for a reason.
    You as an artistic company should know that and be on the side of the artists and not the big company’s who think they can just use everything they can possibly Google.

    I’m very very disappointed…

  2. This is one beautiful tutorial and such an amazing finale!
    This is one tutorial I must have a go at above all others I've seen so far. I'll definitely be visiting your own site shortly.... I can't wait to see what's in store.
    Thanks Fabrizio

  3. Hi, Your Photoshop tutorial web site is very creative & effective learning site. I am looking this site.

    Thanks

  4. author looks ok with artwork on deviantart

    "I used it here [link] Thx for the stock :)"
    "thanks you so much :hug:"

    and other artworks with tagremoval he said thank you
    safe to assume?

  5. You didn't mention whether or not you have permission to remove the photographer's tag. Apparently you don't think it is necessary to provide that information. It is strangely important to me.

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