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Applying a Sin City style effect to a portrait photograph
Step 1: Add A New Blank Layer
With the image newly opened in Photoshop, if we look in the Layers panel, we see that we currently have one layer, the Background layer, which contains our image:
We start off by opening a picture of the clock tower in Photoshop, Select the selection tool of your choice to make a selection around the tower and right click the selection. Choose the option of Layer via Copy to extract a copy of the tower from its previous white background. A new layer with the copy of the layer would be created.
Lighting effects have become quite popular, and are an effective way to add bright eye catching details to a photo or illustration. In this tutorial, you will learn a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs.
Go up to the File menu at the top of the screen and choose New… to bring up Photoshop’s New Document dialog box and enter a width and height for your document. I’m going to use a preset size of 640×480 pixels. Click OK to create your new document:
Create a new Solid Color Adjustment layer and fill it with White. Above that layer, create a new blank layer by hitting the New Layer Button at the bottom of the layer palette. Name that layer “Basic Shapes.” Now turn both of those layers off.
Create a new layer with 1260×1024 size and name this layer back ground. Open your image. Press Ctrl + A to select the image, Ctrl + C to copy the image, then return to your original document and press Ctrl + V to paste the image, name this layer biker. Resize the image if necessary Atrl+T.
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to learn how to add a sparkle trail to a photo, using a custom Photoshop sparkle brush we’ll be creating. I got the idea for this tutorial after seeing the poster for an upcoming Dustin Hoffman/Natalie Portman movie, “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”, but of course sparkle trails have been around since the days of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, and I’m sure even long before that.
This effect is based on the Smart Blur filter which, when applied with the highest settings values, it gives an illustrated look to the image. The Unsharp Mask filter is applied to give more contrast and saturation to the image in one single step.