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Composite a Modern Matte Portrait in Photoshop


Duplicate this layer and place it at the another side, transform it using Cmd/Ctrl+T:


Step 22

On a new layer, use a hard white brush to spot on the intersection of the lines:


Add a layer mask and blur some dots as shown below:


Step 23

Open the circular design pack. Rasterize the sets as done in the step 12. I chose one from the sets 1 and placed it at the right side:


I used Color Balance and Hue/Saturation to change its color:



Add another circle to another side of the model and use Hue/Saturation for it:


Step 24

Continue adding more the circles and match their color with the background using adjustment layers:

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Step 25

I added one circle to the one of the model arms and blur its opacity using a layer mask:


Use Hue/Saturation for this layer:


Step 26

I used three circle designs to add to the head, shoulder and arm and changed their mode to Overlay 100%. Add a layer mask to each layer and erase the unwanted details:


Use Hue/Saturation to desaturate the color effect:

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Step 27

Come back to Illustrator. Create a new document and use the Pen Tool to draw a random shape with black color, the troke 1 pt as shown below:


Go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform:


Go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Pucker & Bloat:


Click the same links, choose Zig Zag:


We have this result:feeling27d

Resize it down to fit the document:


Save it as an EPS file.

Step 28

Open this file in Photoshop and rasterize it. Place this shape under one circle, also set this layer under the model one:


Step 29

Time for Illustrator again. Create a new document and draw two shapes as shown below (you can draw the first then duplicate it, transform):


Go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform:


Go to Effect > 3D > Revolved:

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Apply Pucker & Bloat:


Go to Effect > Warp > Arc Upper:

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Save it as an EPS file.

Step 30

Open this wireframe in Photoshop and rasterize it. Place it over the model head and change the mode to Overlay 100%:


Add a mask to this layer and clear any unecessary parts:


Step 31

Make a new layer on the top. Use the splatter brushes with the color #2f2f33 to paint on the flower on the head then use a soft black brush on its layer mask to blend it with the flower:


Continue using these brushes with the same color to add to the flower and the model arm. I changed the brush layer mode on the arm to Overlay 100%:


Step 32

Make several layers on the top and change the brush color to #413338. Paint them on and around the model, deer, circles. I changed the brush layers mode on the face and shoulder to Overlay 100%:


Step 33

We finished adding the elements, now it’s time to change the color and mood. Create a Gradient Map adjustment layer on the top:


Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100%:


Step 34

I used Brightness/Contrast to reduce the lightness of the image:



Step 35

I used Color Balance to add some cold tone to the scene:

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Step 36

I used Curves to change the image atmosphere:



Step 37

Final step: I used Hue/Saturation to alter the color:

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