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How to create a Powerful and Emotional Effect in Photoshop

Emotional effect in Photoshop:

Hello everyone.

Today in this tutorial I am going to tell you how to create a powerful and emotional effect in Photoshop.In few minutes you are going to convert an ordinary photo into a beautiful striking one.Have patience and do what I am going to tell you.

Here we go:

Step-1: First of all you need to create a Curves Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves) and set the blending mode to Screen. Then press D to set the colors to default. Click on the layer mask of the curves layer and press Ctrl + Backspace to fill the mask with black. With a round soft white brush paint over the eyes (make sure you have clicked the layer mask before painting).Lower the opacity (in this specific case I lowered the Opacity to 55%) if the eyes are too bright.

Step-2: Now you need to create a Black & White Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & White) and set the blending mode to Multiply.

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Step-3:Now create a new layer from all the visible layers by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E . Next go to Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights and play with the sliders in order to lighten the image a little bit. Drag the Highlights slider all the way to the left and drag the Shadows slider to the right until the image is a little bit lighter than before.

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Step-4:Next press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a new layer from all the visible layers. Select the Dodge Tool (leave the default settings – Range: Midtones, Exposure: 50%) and paint over the following parts: eyes and especially the irises, tip of the nose, cheekbones, forehead, lips, tip of the chin, neck.

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Step-5:Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a new layer from all the visible layers. Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask. Use a 1-2px radius and 50-100% Amount to sharpen the image. Try to achieve a fairly mild sharpen effect – too much will make it look bad. You can also lower the Opacity to lower the effect.

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Step-6: Now all you need to create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation). Drag the slider to the left until the image is fairly desaturated.

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Step-7:Then create a Gradient Map Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map) with the default settings (black and white). Set the blending mode to Soft light. This will increase the contrast.

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Step-8:Now create a Curves Adjustment Layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves). Drag the right slider to the left in order to boost the highlights.

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Step-9:If you want to add a little artistic effect,then this step is for you.

For that you need to create a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer and choose one of the colored presets. Set the blending mode to Soft Light and lower the Opacity if the effect is too strong.

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Now you are done with emotional effect in Photoshop. Tell your friends that how to create a powerful and emotional effect in Photoshop.

Let’s have a look on the comparison.

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Credit:Photoshop Tutorials

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About Suman Kalyan Mohanty

I am a technology writer,gadgets lover and a web developer.Apart from that love playing cricket and watching movies.And yes I love hanging out with my friends too. :) Stay connected with me on Facebook ,Twitter . Happy reading :)

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