Emotional effect in Photoshop:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.