Today we will learn how to add a deadly look to the portrait. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to use the skull and to give the icy stare of the girl, using light effects and much more.
The end result
Water Background – knightfall-stock
Skull – christasvengel-stock
Texture – shadeybabey
Webs – redheadstock
Skull 2 – fantasystock
Step 1 – Select a model
This picture would be wonderful for this.
Step 2 – resize
To do this, go to the Image -> Image size (Image-Size image), or press (Alt+Ctrl+I). Reduce photos to the size: width:837 X height: 1300 pixels and press ok.
Step 3 – Selection models
Use the Lasso tool (Lasso) to select the model.
Step 4 – Duplicate the layer
To duplicate a selection, press Ctrl + J. you can Also press the right mouse button on selection and choose Layer via copy (Layer via copy).
Should get something like this:
Step 5 – Less saturation
Again duplicate the layer (Ctrl + J). On this layer reduce the saturation (Ctrl + U) in paragraph Saturation: -100.
Step 6 – set the layer blending mode to Soft light (Soft light)
To make the layer more contrast, reduce its opacity to -50 and set the blending mode to Soft light (Soft light).
Step 7 – Leather
Use Lasso tool (Lasso) to select the skin model and duplicate layer (Ctrl +J).
Step 8 – Reducing the saturation
Hit Ctrl + U. Or go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/ Saturation (Image-Settings-hue/Saturation). In the option Saturation reduce the value to -50.
Step 9 – Multiplication
Duplicate the layer again, but one that has reduced saturation. Now change the mode to Multiply (Multiplication).
Step 10 – Mix the layers
Now we need to mix the 3 layers together. Using the right mouse button under the layer, select “Merge Down” (to Combine). Do the same with a layer in mode Multiply. In the end, you still have only 1 layer.
Step 11 – Remove edges
Hold the eraser tool along the model to get a soft edge.
Step 12 – the Skull
Open the layer with the skull and apply it to the model’s face.
Step 13 – reduce the size of the skull
Press Ctrl+T and reduce the size of the skull to the desired settings until it fit the model’s face. You can also reduce the opacity of the layer with the skull.
Step 14 – deleting parts you don’t need
Leave only the “eye” (eye) of the skull, erase the rest using eraser.
Step 15 – Create the other eye
Duplicate the layer (Ctrl+J) to make 1 eye, and change the size (Ctrl+T).
Connect the layer with the first. Continue free transformation until you get a good result.
Step 16 – mix eyes
Reduce the opacity (Ctrl+U) or go to Image – Adjustments – Hue/Saturation (Image-Settings-hue/Saturation). Saturation within: -53.
Step 17 – continue mixing
Duplicate the layer with the eye and use the layer in soft light mode and opacity 30%.
Step 18 – the finding of the nose
Take the nose from the skull of another, select it with lasso by pressing Ctrl+J to copy selection to a new layer.
Step 19 – reduction of the nose
Make nose smaller using transform (Ctrl+T).
Step number 20 – less saturation
Reduce the saturation of the nose (Ctrl+U) or go to Image – Adjustments – Hue/ Saturation (Image-Settings-hue/Saturation). In options set the Saturation: -70.
Step 21 – more details
Correct nose with tool smudge tool (feathering).
Step 22 – Working with color
Go to the main layer with the model and duplicate it (Ctrl+J). Adjust the color by pressing (Ctrl + U) or go to Image – Adjustments – Hue/ Saturation. Change the tone by 233 to get fioletowy tone. Then click ok to save the changes.
Step 23 – Adjust the opacity of the layer
Reduce the opacity of the layer to 40% to achieve the result.
Step 24 – Another layer
Duplicate the layer (Ctrl+J) and change the color (Ctrl+U) or Image – Adjustment – Hue/ Saturation. In the option Hue (Tone) set 200. You must be in mode colorize (colors). Persistent action.
Step 25 – Use layer mode to soft light (soft light)
Change the layer mode to soft light (soft light) to achieve the result:
Step 26 – select model
Add a new layer (Shift+ Ctrl + N) and coloring it with a soft brush using white, black and purple color:
Step 27 – Add the blur
Use the filter Gaussian Blur (the Gaussian Blur) – Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur: 150 size range.
Step 28 – Changing the layer order
Put a layer under the layer with the model and change the mode from normal to soft light.
Step 29 – Add a few webs
You can use a brush spider-webs. Create a new layer (Shift+ Ctrl+ N) and then reduce the opacity to 50%. Select the brush and paint the new layer.
Step 30 – Add a little fog
To create fog, you need to use a brush with the clouds and foggy brush. Paint layer and change its opacity to 80%.
Step 31 – More fog
Add another layer with the fog, but in this case change the layer mode to Color Dodge (Color of light) to get something like:
Step 32 – Crazy layer
Add a layer as follows:
Step 33 – More effects
Change the color of the layer (ctrl + u) or Image – Adjustments – Hue/ Saturation. Use the menu in the option colorize (colorize). Then in the option Hue (Tone) change at 260 and Saturation (Saturation) 40.
Step 34 – changing the layer mode
Use the layer mode to soft light.
Step 35 – Light
Add a new layer (Shift+ Ctrl + N) and use it in the mode to soft light with 70% opacity. Paint the model with a soft white brush. The diameter of the brush 300 pixels.
Step 36 – more light
Create a new layer (Shift +Ctrl + N) at the top. Then use the paint bucket (fill) to apply the gray color layer.
Step 37 – change to overlay, darken and lighten
Use the blend mode to overlay (overlap), create light and shadow using the tools of the dogde tool and burn tool. In this case we used the dodge tool (lightening) on the right side and burn tool (darkening) on the left side.
Step 38 – the High Pass (Color contrast)
On the same layer apply a High Pass filter (contrast Color). To do this, go to menu Filter – Other – High Pass. Adjust the radius to 50.0 and press ok to view the changes.
Step 39 – Photo filter
Apply photo filter to the image. Go to menu layer and click on the icon “Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer” (Create new fill or adjustment layer). After that, click the Photo Filter option (Photo filter).
Next, find the photo filter Deep Blue (Deep blue) and click Ok.
Step 40 – Hue/ Saturation (hue/Saturation)
Again, go to the layer menu, click on the icon “Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer”. Select Hue/ saturation (hue/Saturation).
Reduce the saturation to -25
Step 41 – Elliptical Marquee Tool (the oval Tool selection)
Create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) grab the Elliptical Marquee Tool (the elliptical selection Tool) and draw an oval around the image.
Click the right mouse button, select “select Inverse” (Select invert).
Step 42 – the paint Bucket
Now select the Paint Bucket tool (paint Bucket) and paint the selection.
Step 43 – Blur
Use the filter Gaussian blur (the Gaussian Blur) to blur the selection. Go to menu filter – blur – Gaussian Blur. Select 150 as the radius.
Step number 44 – Final
If you think that the photo looks dark, press (Ctrl + T) to resize the layer. Make it bigger until you reach the desired result.
The end result