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Portraits with Special Effects Added

Discussion in 'People' started by rlhaas, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. rlhaas


    Jan 24, 2007
    Everett, WA
    Here are a couple of pictures of one of my grandsons that I manipulated in Photoshop. Do they work?

    The first is intended to make him look like a comic book character. He was wearing his swim goggles that look like a shark.

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    The next one is done using an action I downloaded. It is supposed to give the effect of having used a Lens Baby. He is running from a wave in the ocean.

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  2. Great photos! What action is used in the second picture?

  3. lbhs_rwb


    Oct 16, 2006
    I love them =]
  4. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    The second has merit. I'd concentrate on exposure and lighting a bit more though
  5. Great edits. Sharkman is my favourite! :smile:
  6. Bunic


    Jun 27, 2006
    South Central PA
    I'm intrigued with #1. Would you share what you did?

  7. rlhaas


    Jan 24, 2007
    Everett, WA
    Thanks for the comments. I used Pam's Radial Blur action that I downloaded from www.atn central.com.
  8. rlhaas


    Jan 24, 2007
    Everett, WA
    Thanks Mike. I followed along on a tutorial by Corey Barker on the NAPP web site (www.photoshopuser.com). Here is a summary of the steps:

    1. Duplicate background layer
    2. Filters/blur/surface blur – remove detail but maintain edge lines
    3. Duplicate that layer
    4. Remove color information on this layer (shift/ctrl U on pc-shift/command U on Mac
    5. Load luminosity as a selection (Shift/Command ~ on PC – Shift/Command ~ on Mac)
    6. Create a new layer
    7. Invert selection
    8. With black as foreground color fill with black (Option/Delete on Mac, Alt/D on PC)
    9. Turn off top 2 layers and go to original colored layer that surface blur was run on
    10. Go to Filters/Artistic/Cutout
    11. Select 8 as the number of levels in the dialogue box – Edge Simplicity is 0 and Edge Fidelity at 3
    12. Duplicate that layer and change blending mode to Soft Light
    13. Activate Grayscale layer
    14. Go to Filter/Poster Edges – Leave all settings at 1
    15. Change blending mode to Multiply
    16. Bring up Levels dialogue
    17. Push white slider in until gray areas become white
    18. Activate the layer that was filled with black (should be top layer)
    19. Load layer as a selection by holding Ctrl/Command key and clicking on layer icon – this creates a layer mask
    20. Working directly on Layer Mask go to Filter/Pixelate/Color Halftone
    21. Change radius to about 5 – leave all other settings
    22. Invert the layer mask – Command/Ctrl I)
    23. Select normal layer and change blending mode to Overlay
  9. Little Cub

    Little Cub

    Feb 13, 2007
    Vegas, baby!

    Those are great! No. 1 is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your pics and tips!

    Little Cub
  10. Cool and thanks for sharing your technique.
  11. Bunic


    Jun 27, 2006
    South Central PA

    Tnx! I can't wait to try this!

  12. They work great.
    As long as you are making radical changes in photoshop you might try cloning out the post under his left ear for better balance.

    Thanks for the 23 steps....I have huge respect for the PS wizards who engineer suck cool stuff.
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