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Create an Portrait Artwork with Autumn Colors

Step 18

Create a new layer above everything and paint with yellow tones some lights as shown before. (I used mostly #efd981, #f6d373 and #f6d373).

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Set the layer to Soft Light with Opacity 60% and Fill 80%.

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Step 19

Create a new Layer and paint some light where shown below as you did in the previous step. I did it with color #fff3b0.

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Set the layer to Soft Light.

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Step 20

Create a new layer and we’re going to do the same as before. This time we’ll add some shadows. Pick a dark color from the background (not pure Black) and paint something like you see below in the image.

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Set the layer to Soft Light.

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Step 21

Create a new layer and fill it with 50% Gray (Edit > Fill > 50% Gray). Set the layer to Overlay. Now we have to Burn and Dodge. I used two different Range: Midtones and Highlights.

 

  • Burn: Range > Midtones, Exposure > 10% (It’s where you see dark parts)
  • Dodge: Range > Midtones, Exposure > 10% (It’s where there is white)

 

Where you see lighter white I used Dodge with same settings but putting Range: Highlights. Below you can see where I painted shadows and lights.

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And this is the result.

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Step 22

Unify the whole work with CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+ E. Go to Filter and choose Lens Correction. Choose the Custom menu and where you see ‘Vignette’ put -50 in the Amount.

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Step 23

Duplicate last layer. Go to Filter > Other > High Pass and put 1 px. Set the Layer to Overlay. You can put the value you want, it depends on your taste. Just make some tries until you are happy with the result.

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Step 24

Unify the whole work with CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+ E. Go to Filter > Gaussian Blur and add some blur (usually 10px is good).

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Step 25

Add a mask to this layer. Choose a big round brush and pick black color. Paint on the mask to make the picture comes back again but leaving the corners blurred. Imagine to paint like a big circle.

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Final Results

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Download the PSD

Tutorial by Fabrizio Panattoni

profile[1] Thank you for reading my tutorial. I hope it helped you. If you want to see more artworks made by me, check my art page braciata.deviantart.com.

– Fabrizio Panattoni

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