Comprehensive Photomanipulation Tutorial

Check out how this image was transformed:

Now, if you like it, below are the instructions, step by step, as written by Ariil Davidov.

1. Open the photo in Adobe Photoshop
2. Duplicate the original layer and name it “Eyes” (well, it’s purely for convenience 🙂
3. Change the blend mode (blend mode) the new layer to Screen


4. Add a mask to a new layer (layer mask) and fill it with black.
5. Now select white (can also be any grayscale, if you want to achieve transparency) and begin to paint until his eyes until they brighten. Use different sizes of brushes to achieve the desired effect. You can also change the opacity of the brush or layer to make the eyes light, or vice versa darker.

6. Press CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E to merge both layers into a new one.

7. Add Channel Mixer, to translate the image in Black&White. For each individual picture settings can be different, so no need to copy the values ??from my version 🙂
8. Select channel mixer and set the blending mode to multiply.
9. Now select our merged layer and apply Image -> Adjustments -> Shadow / Highlight in order to align the shadows and highlights.

10. Again press CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E to merge the layers.
11. Next, chose ‘Clone Stamp’ toolbar and blacked extra glare on the face of the guy. For your photo and it may not be necessary, so this step is only

12. Select the Dodge Tool, set the Range – Highlights and Exposure – 50%. Start iris draw in his eyes to make eyes more expressive. The main thing is not to overdo it because it can get a full plate)


13. Combine all layers again(CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E)
14. On a new layer apply Filter -> Other -> Hig Pass. I put a value of about 80%, but for images with different resolution, the values ??may be different. So again we choose to face.


15. Change the Blend Mode of the new layer to Soft Light. The picture is sharper, with deep shadows.
16. Finally, combine the layers (CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E) and a little Sharpe image. Can do it any way you like what: Sharpen, Unsharp Mask, Smart Mask, etc. I personally like to make a duplicate layer, set the mode to Soft Light and High Pass filter to apply to the minimum values.
17. If you wish you can also play with Hue/Saturation or Color Balance to adjust the colors. I have slightly desaturated the image (CTRL+U).



And that’s how you obtain a masterpiece! Isn’t it eye-catching?
Thank you Ariil for sharing this.

By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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