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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Glowing Cyberpunk Portrait with Light Streaks

Step 12

Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken the lips. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to reduce the effect on the front of the lips or any details you feel too dark.

Step 13

Make a new layer, use a soft brush with the color #f5e9ee, the opacity about 28% and flow about 45% to paint on the teeth inside the mouth to brighten them a bit. 

Step 14

Open the flowers 1 image. As this image has a transparent background so just use the Move Tool to drag it onto the main canvas. Go to Filter > Liquify ans select the Twirl Clockwise Tool (C) to tweak the flowers into a twirl one, like the one below. Place this twirl onto the model face.

Step 15

Add a mask to this layer and use a soft black brush to remove the top and bottom of the twirl and leave the middle visible on the model’s cheek and eye.

Step 16

Use the Liquify Tool to tweak these flowers into a different form. Duplicate it and use Ctrl+T to move it lefward a bit.  Add a mask to each of these layers and use a medium-soft black brush to erase the twirl bottom and leave the flowers visible on the neck area.

Step 17

Select all of the flower layers and hit Ctrl+G to make a group for them. Change this group mode to Overlay 100% and use a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to desaturate the flowers’ color.

Step 18

Open the flowers 2 image. Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool to select the flowers and leaves only to add to the lower of the model and cover the hard edge.

Step 19

Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change the color of the flowers and leaves. Alter the Reds and Greens values.

Step 20

Make a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the flowers . On this layer mask, paint on the upper area or any details you feel too bright. 

Step 21

Create another Curves adjustment layer to increase the flowers’ contrast. The selected areas show where to paint on the layer mask.

Step 22

Add a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge Tool to paint some light/highlight on the flowers and leaves.

Step 23

Create a new layer on top of the layers and use a soft brush with the color #c3a7be to spot on the canvas. Lower the brush’s size and use another brighter color (#ded1d3) to paint on the middle of the previous spot. 
Use Ctrl+T to tweak this light spot into a curve one. Place it onto the neck area and change the layer mode to Hard Light 100%

Step 24

Open the light 1 image and drag it into the canvas using the Move Tool. Use the Liquify Tool to tweak this light into a hair shape as shown below.
Change this layer mode to Screen 100% and use a layer mask to erase the part on the face and the flowers 2.

Step 25

Duplicate this layer several times to fill in the hair. Use a layer mask if needed to remove any details you feel unecessary.

Step 26

Make a Curves adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask ) for the selected hair part to increase its contrast.

Step 27

Make a group for the hair light layers and change the group’s mode to Screen 100%. Use a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change their color a bit.
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