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Smoke Portrait Photoshop TutorialBefore we start, notice that this tutorial was written using Windows OS, so for Mac users simply alter Ctrl with CMD, and Alt with the Opt key. Tutorial Details
- Program: Adobe Photoshop CS or newer version
- Difficulty: Medium
- Estimated Completion Time: 1 to 2 hours
Step 1 - Extracting the ModelOpen the stock model image in Photoshop and use the Magic Wand tool to select the background. Go to Select > Inverse (Ctrl+I) to invert the selection, then duplicate the selected area by pressing Ctrl+J. In the Layers panel, you will see a new duplicated layer.
Note: This stock photo belongs to katanaz-stock. Please do not redistribute or sell this image without permission! Thanks.Click on the Background layer, and fill it with black. Go back to Layer 1 and erase the extra parts of the image using the Eraser tool until you have just the head left. Make sure you pick a soft round brush with 100% opacity when erasing the image. Resize the head to make it smaller, and then place it in the middle of the canvas. Now soften the image by using the Median command on the Filter menu. Choose Noise > Median. Adjust the Radius value to around 5 to 7px. Click OK when you're done.