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How to Create an Electrifyingly Patriotic Manipulation in Photoshop

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Import the Lightning brush. Create a new layer and make a white lightning between the hands of the our guy. If needed add a layer mask and hide the hard edges that the brush may have.

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Step 42

Double click the lightning layer and use the following options for the layer style.

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Step 43

Create three more layers and on each paint a different lightning between the hands of the guy. Apply to each the same layer style as we did in the previous step.

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Step 44

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Choose a round soft brush at 30% Opacity and paint a bit of light over the face of our guy.

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Step 45

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Choose a standard chalk brush and change the Opacity to 30%. Lower the size to 3 pixels and scribble some details in the areas indicated below.

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Step 46

Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and lower the Saturation to -69. Click on the layer mask of the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and press D to make the colors default and Alt + Backspace to fill the mask with black. Now with a round soft brush at 100% Opacity paint over the hair to reveal the saturation effect only here.

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Step 47

Create a Curves adjustment layer and drag the white curve down to darken. Fill the layer mask with black and again paint with a white brush over the hair. Now we have a nice black hair.

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Step 48

Create another new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Select a round soft brush and increase the size to 50 pixels. Lower the opacity to 20% and paint a couple of times over the abs (especially over the six pack), biceps, hands and face.

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Final Results

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Tutorial by Mihail Dragovich

profileThank you for following this tutorial. As you can see the creation of a photo manipulation requires minimal Photoshop knowledge and the ability to work hard and be persistent. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and learned useful tips and techniques from it!

– Mihail Dragovich

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