How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch

How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch
How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch

Step 47

Create a Color Fill layer on the top:


Change this layer mode to Exclusion 100%:


Step 48

I used Color Balance to add red to the image:


Step 49

Make a Gradient Map adjustment layer:


Change this layer mode to Exclusion 10%:


Step 50

I used Curves to increase the contrast of the image:


Step 51

Create another Color Balance adjustment layer:


Step 52

I used Vibrance for this picture:


Step 53

Make a new layer on the top, use a soft brush with the color #3b8d72 to paint inside the eyes and change the mode to Overlay 100%:


Step 54

I used the same brush on a new layer to paint the green light reflected on the shoulders and dress, also painted some green flying strands outside the head:


Step 55

Final step: I used Hue/Saturation to increase the skin tone saturation:


Final Results


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Tutorial by Jenny Le

I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial and found it useful. To see more of my works and tutorials, you can follow me on Facebook or watch me on Deviantart .

- Jenny

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  3. This is amazingly easy. Even on an iPod. I have done this and even though some of the proportions are wrong( soz I am a perfectionist ease don't take this offensively) it looks amazingly realistic. The eyes colour is awesome as well. When I. First started reading it I thought, ok the eyes are grey. That's interesting. Turns out the eyes were going to be sea green!!

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  4. According to my point of view It's wonderful creation.If you can i would like to know some more tutorials about Painting a Woman Portrait . Thanks :)

    1. Hi Blakred,you can use any Soft Round brush, but make sure its hardness is set to 0%then you can adsjut its size according to the image.and you are done.let me know if you need further assistance.

  5. Some of the proportions layout is wrong, like the corners of the mouth should line up directly with the pupils of the eyes, not the inside edge of the irises, to name one, and the distance between the eyes is equal to the size of one eye. The ears, ( if seen ) would top out at the underside of the arch of the yebrows, and the bottom of the lobes would be lined up with the bottom of the nose. The layout compliments and confirms itself when you follow what I have stated. Find a book on how to draw lifelike for further instruction.

    1. Why don't you make a tutorial of your own, a genius of life drawing? =) Show everybody how to do it properly, jealous b..... =)

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