Turn any photo into a dot grid artwork with these Photoshop actions. You'll get great results with dots that change size. They get larger in brighter areas and smaller in darker areas. Free download available.
Create next layer and change blend mode to Soft Light with Opacity 55%. Pick a color to Yellow(#976b17) and start painting then create a clipping mask.
Next, Do the same procedure as in the previous step but only use Brush Tool(B) Soft round with foreground color White and start paint, blend mode change to Softt Light...
Create a new layer and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color Yellow/Orange (#ae864d) then start painting over the book. Blend mode change to Screen with Opacity 3%. Select layer then press right click on mouse and select "Create Clipping Mask".
We will create two more new layers, in first we will add some grey color. Use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color gray (#1f1d1b) the paint over the books. Blend mode cnahge from Normal to Soft Light with Opacity 35% and create clipping mask.
Create a last layer for books then use again Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and start painting top edge like in picture below. Opacity set to 33% and create clipping mask...
Add Adjustment Layer "Selective Color"
Now, go to File > Open and select Girl. Then use a Pen Tool(P) and start selecting the girl. When we finish the selection press right click on mouse and “Make Selection” then create layer mask..but foreground color set to default black/white.
Feather Radius set to 0px and check Anti-alliased. After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.
Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"
Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"
Now add some glow to girl, first create a new layer and make clipping mask.
Then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round (Opacity set to 50%) with foreground color Yellow(#906116) and start oainting the right side of girl like in image bellow. Blend mode change to Soft Light.
Next, create a new layer and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color Orange (#924f0b) and start painting the girl like in image below. Blend mode change from Normal to Soft with Opacity 10%. Select layer and press right click on mouse and then select Create Clipping Mask.