Photo ManipulationUpdated

Create This Stylistic Mixed-Media Artwork in Photoshop

Step 27

The mask we just applied has blocked anything that is outside of the triangle including the face. So we need to get it back. Take the Lasso Tool and roughly select the region we need to uncover.


Step 28

When you selected, click on the Layer Mask thumbnail and fill the selection with white of #ffffff.


Step 29

We still have some areas needed to be uncovered. Load selection from the slanted shapes just we did earlier. You can combine selections by holding “Shift” key along with “Ctrl” when loading a second selection.


Step 30

We have the perfect selection that we can use to reveal the blocked area. Click on the model’s Layer Mask and fill the selection with white.


And here is the result of it! So we pretty much finished with this lady!


Step 31

We are going to add another model to the comp. Select her using the Pen Tool.


Step 32

Press Ctrl + J to create a new layer from the selected area. Convert it into a Smart Object


Step 33

Drag and drop it into the main comp.


Step 34

Flip the image horizontally. Press Ctrl + T, right click and choose the flip option.


Step 35

Send her back to the main model. Scale down it.


Step 36

We need to perform some color operations to match the main model. First add a Curves adjustment layer, adjust the curve to pump up the contrast and also to brighten up the mid tones. Clip the layer to the model layer.


Step 37

Add Vibrance adjustment layer. Adjust the values using the sliders to get the tone and mood right.


Step 38

We need the model to fit inside the triangle. Follow the same procedure as we did with the other model. Load selection from the triangle’s vector path.


Step 39

Add Layer Mask using the selection.


Step 40

Unhide the head part of the model.


Step 41

Create a new layer just above the model layer. Paint shadow using a round soft brush


Step 42

Define a new gradient in using the gradient palette. Make one side of the gradient transparent.


Step 43

Load selection from the triangle in the middle.


Step 44

Before you apply the gradient, create a new layer above both the model layers. Take the Gradient Tool and draw from the left corner to downwards at an angle.


Step 45

Change the Layer Blending mode to Lighten. Hide if you have any hard edges using a soft brush.


I created another layer and this time I applied gradient on the bottom part of the selection.


Step 46

Open the black raven image with Photoshop. We need to cut out the bird. There are a couple of ways to achieve this. We will employ the Color Range command to do this since we have a plain background. You can find the Color Range command under Select > Color Range. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail box and pick the white color using the color picker.


Step 47

Press Ok. Now we have all the white are is selected, press Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection.


Step 48

We will fine tune the selection using the Refine Edge command. It is located under Select > Refine Edge (Ctrl + Alt + R). Refine Edges is a great feature to work with selections. We can modify the selections in many different ways. We can contract or expand, apply feather and smooth the selection and so on. Adjust the sliders to fine tune the selection. When it’s good press OK.


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