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In this case fill the mask with black and just paint in the effect of the curves layer, that lifts the blacks with a small soft brush.
At this point it is a good idea to go back to the hair layer and paint in a bit more as shown.
Then in sections like this where we practically cut the hair we need to place it back on top the painted layer as shown here.
Perfect! now lets make a color fill layer right on top of the painted hair and select this dark red for it.
Fill in the mask with black, set the layer to multiply and select this brush tip shown here.
Enable pen pressure on transfer from the brush palette and with white mask in some dark blood on the hair.
Create a new layer as shown here and choose this brush tip at about 4px.
Now use this brush to paint in some more veins on the chest area, and hand. On the chest area you might want to make the brush a bit larger at the beginning and smaller at the ends.
Next up lets create another levels layer on top and adjust it as shown.
Fill the layer mask with black again and with this big soft brush just apply it where needed. And that brings us to the end of this section
8. Final shading texture and presentation
OK we are close to finishing our tutorial so now lets just dial in some final adjustments and dressings to the image. Lets start by adding another curves layer on top and adjust it as shown here.
After that create a color fill layer and select this color for it. Then set the layer mode to overlay and reduce the opacity to about 30%
Grab the big soft brush tip and mask off as shown.
Lets create yet another color balance layer and this time choose this dark brown.
Set the layer mode to overlay and reduce the opacity to 38%; then mask off as shown here.
Great now open up this texture and bring it over in a new layer; then scale it a bit to cover the whole image.
Then desaturated the layer, invert it and set the layer mode to overlay. Finally create a mask for it.
Select this brush here and make it about 400px.
Then just mask off the layer over the face so that we can see all our hard work.