"The Pain" - Create this Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation

"The Pain" - Create this Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation


Step 28

You can see some highlights on model lips. With this tutorial concept we need to remove it. Create a new layer on the top. I use brush with similar color with model lips ( #bbbebd) and paint on lips. Set the mode as Darken 100% ( it's the best mode in this case).


Make a new layer and continue painting this brush over model lips, but with Soft light mode 100% to make a pale look for lips:


Step 29

To remove highlights on model nose I use brush with color #dedede. Paint and put the mode as Darken 100%:


Step 30

I use some adjustment layers to change color of picture.

Go to Layer-New adjustment layer-Gradient Map:


Change the mode of this Gradient Map layer to Soft light 80%.

Layer-New adjustment layer-Color Balance:


To reduce the contrast I add a Brightness/Contrast layer ( Layer-New adjustment layer-Brightness/Contrast):


Final Results

Download the PSD

The Pain.zip | 28.04 MB

Tutorial by Jenny Le

avatar0 Thank you for reading this tutorial. It's one of my most favorite pieces so I hope you enjoy it too. If you have any questions just leave comment here or contact me via my website. Enjoy photoshopping!

- Jenny

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15 comments on “"The Pain" - Create this Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation”

  1. I think the instruction is pretty good however when I enter some of the values for the blood colors they don't look like yours ....not sure if that is because I have an older version or what.

  2. You can turn this artwork into a symbolism of the Hong Kong police force by putting the blood in one eye only.

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