Turn a Regular Headshot Into a Cold Winter Portrait

Turn a Regular Headshot Into a Cold Winter Portrait
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To create the glitter we are going to used another image. I cut a part of the image with the lasso tool and then put that selection over the model.
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Erase the parts you don't need from the selection, putting the layer in soft light. Then put the layer at 70% of opacity. Repeat this with the other eye. Also you can change the color of the glitter. I desatured this one a little bit.
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Remember to put some eyeshadow in the lower part of the eye. I used an intense dark blue and add some Gaussian blur. Also, the layer is in normal mode.
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Also to make the eye stand out even more you can add a white line under the eyebrow with the pen tool.
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Used smudge tool to make the white line softer and then reduce the opacity of the layer to 50%.
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Paint over the eyebrows of the model with a soft brush and reduce the layer opacity to 70% to make the eyebrows darker.
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To end with the eyeshadows paint with a soft brush using pastel cyan and white
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Add some Gaussian blur and put the layer in overlay at 70% to get this result.
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Create a new layer to make some reflections in the lips and skin with pen tool and soft brushes.
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Use the smudge tool to make the reflections softer and reduce opacity and fill to 70%.
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To make the model's hair I used some brushes.
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Also, I used the pen tool to create more hair.
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Now we are going to start with the lighting and coloring. Add a new layer and paint it blue, also a little bit of white in the center and black in the edges.
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Then apply Gaussian blur with 100% radius
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And used the layer in soft light.
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Add a new layer and use the gradient tool. I used in this layer pink and blue. Also apply Gaussian blur to make it softer.
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Used Soft Light
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Add a new gradient with dark blue and use once again the layer in soft light with 70% of opacity.
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Paint the model's skin with a blue tone using a soft brush.
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Use the layer in soft light with 70% of opacity and fill.
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Duplicate the model's original layer CTRL + J and change the color pressing CTRL + U
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Paint light with a soft brush with 70% of opacity using white color, then put the layer in soft light.
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Add a new layer and use the paint bucket tool with the color 60% gray. Put the layer in overlay and paint over that layer with dodge and burn tool to create shadows and lights.
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Add some snow, I used brushes for this.
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To end with this manipulation I reduce the saturation a -20. And that's it!!!
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Final Results

Download the PSD

Winter Portrait.zip | 9.43 MB

Tutorial by Andrea Garcia

profileI hope you get good results with this tutorial. You can check more of my art at:www.andygoth666.deviantart.com - Andrea García
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21 comments on “Turn a Regular Headshot Into a Cold Winter Portrait”

  1. I find a lot of your tutorials very very good. This one could have been good but it's lazy. You have left out very important parts if the tutorial is to followed closely..And I do not understand why you would do this??

  2. You did a wonderful job with this tutorial. It turned out fantastic. I know what I am talking about. Thank you for taking the time and put up tutorials that are so easy to follow.
    Thank you

  3. this was a wonderful tutorial! I just started using PS, and this tutorial was very simple to follow. I changed a few things up, and mined turned out as a Lady Loki :) I've attached it if you'd like to see...

  4. lovely tutorial, I attempted making a winter portrait myself following your instructions - turned out just great :)

  5. where did her pupils go?? lol Is she married to the abominable snowman...or bigfoot? Maybe they like blue eyeshadow..

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