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Published on Mon, May-03-2010 by Ricardo

Create Stylish Pinky Portrait in Photoshop


Today our friends Ricardo will show you how to create stylish pinky photo in Photoshop. In this tutorial you will learn plenty of various Photoshop techniques. You will learn how to work with shapes, layers, filters and many more. This tutorial is pretty complex and I think it is more for advanced designers, but also if you are new in Photoshop you can try to create this pinky effect, because all steps are described in detail. So, lets start.

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Stylish Pinky Portrait

1.Step

Create a new document with 1500×1200,rgb color,72dpi. Now double click on the little padlock in the layers palette to unlock it.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

In the layers palette, click the circular icon with the letter in the middle or go to Layer-> Layer style-> Gradient overlay. Let´s add some layers style in our background. Now follow the settings below.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

2.Step

Now open your photo and name this layers “Girl”. Use the tool of your choice to extract it. Drag it to your document and resize if necessary. Use the image below as reference. (NOTE:the image I used is not a free stock. Do not use without permission from his owner.). Image copyright: Vulcanccit.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

3.Step

Now let’s create an displace effect. I use this brush set. Create a new layer and name “Brush”. Dont worry, this layer will be deleted soon. Now load your brush and paint in any area over the girl where you want to apply the effect. In the brush layer press Ctrl+click in the small thumbnail to load selection.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

With the selection active go to girl layer and hit Ctrl+C to cut and Ctrl+V to paste in a new layer. Drag a little bit to create a displace effect and name this layer “Displace”. Return to brush layer and delete this layer now.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

4.Step

Create a new layer and name “Clouds”. Put this layer below the girl layer. Download this clouds brush pack. Choose white to color and paint some clouds behind the girl layer.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Still in the clouds layer use a soft round brush with smooth tips to create some circles. Use different sizes.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

5.Step

Create a new layer and name “Shapes”. Put this layer above clouds layer. Choose pen tool (press p) and draw some shapes like the image below. Right click and choose fill path. Fill this path with color white.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Now press A to select selection path tool. Click in the path and drag down like the image below. Now fill this path with a dark pink.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Or if you wish you can download this shape in the psd file available here. Press the icon of layer mask in the layers pallet and choose a round soft black brush to mask some areas of the shape. Use 20% or 30% for opacity. When finished, lower the opacity of the layer to 20%.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

6.Step

Now create another layer and name “Shape 2″. Repeat the (step 5) again and make one more shape. Now use colors, white and different pink. Use the image below as reference.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

If necessary adjust the perspective, just press Ctrl+T and choose perspective. One more time use the image below as reference.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Now press and hold (Ctrl) and click in the “Shape” and “Shape 2″ layers, then press (Ctrl+G) to group this layers together.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

After this add a layer mask in this group, choose a soft round brush 150px, color black, 20% opacity and mask some areas in this shape. Follow the image where you can see a example. Adjust the opacity of the layer to 75%.

7.Step

Create a new layer above the girl layer and name “Back splatter”. Go to Media Melita and download this splatter pack. Choose a pink splatter of the pack and use the extraction tool of your choice. Now drag your document and place behind the girl.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

8.Step

Now let’s create a circular shape. Create a new layer and name “Circular shape”. Choose ellipse tool (press U), then hold Shift and drag to create a perfect circular shape. After creating the first shape press A and choose path selection tool. Now hold ALT key and drag to copy the first circular shape press Ctrl + T to resize to a smaller size and use the arrow keys to position correctly as shown below. Repeat this process ten or more times.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

When you finish the circular shape choose a hard round brush 1 or 2px and then right click in your mouse and choose Stroke path without simulate pressure.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Now use Ctrl+T command to adjust perspective. Follow the image below as reference.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Put this layer below the “Girl” layer. Change the blend mode to Overlay. You can adjust layer opacity if you wish feel free.

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9.Step

Create another layer and name “Circular shape 2″. Now using the same techniques in step 8 and create another circular shape, but this time try to do something like the shape below.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Choose a hard hound brush 2px with color white and then right click in your mouse choose Stroke path and hit ok. Place this layer above girl layer like the image below. Press layer mask icon in the layers pallet to add a layer mask and choose a soft round brush 80 or 100px with black color and mask some areas in the circular “Shape 2″ as shown below.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

10.Step

Create another layer and put above the girl layer. Name this layer “Splatter under feet”. Now download this splatter brush pack. Choose black color and paint under the feet of the girl.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Hold Ctrl and click over the small thumbnail in the “Girl” layer to load selection, then press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert selection. Choose a small soft round brush with 30px and color black with 20% opacity and start to paint carefully to create a shadow effect under the feet. Follow the image as reference.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Stylish Pinky Portrait

11.Step

Go back to circular “Shape 2″ layer and copy this layer, press Ctrl+J. Name this layer “Circular motion” and go to Filter->Blur->Motion blur. Use angle -50 and distance 20 then hit ok.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Make one copy of this layer, then merge “Circular motion” and “Circular motion” copy layers together. Just press Ctrl+E.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

12.Step

Go to Deviantart or other site and search for any C4d render pack. After you find your c4d search for one of your choice inside the package and drag it to your document. Put this layer below “Back splatter” layer and name this layer “C4d”. Place your c4d behind the girl. Now press Ctrl+U to open Hue-Saturation dialog box, check colorize and Hue:317, Saturation:45, Lightness:0. Then hit ok. Follow the image below as reference.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Stylish Pinky Portrait

13.Step

Create a new layer and name “White circle”. Choose Elliptical Marquee tool (press M), hold Shift key and drag to make a perfect circle, then press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert selection. Now press B and choose brush tool, use a brush a little bit larger than the circle you made. Place the brush on the circle and paint with white color as show below.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Put this circle behind the girl head and make two copies. Use Ctrl+T to decrease the size of the first and second copies as show below. Now group this layers together press Ctrl+G and name this group “White circle”.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

14.Step

Create one more layer and put above the girl. Name this layer “Pink dots”. Press B and choose brush tool, use a soft round brush with sizes between 15px and 30px with a dark pink and paint some pink dots. Now change to white color and 220px and paint near the girl knee.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

15.Step

Create a new layer above “Pink dots” layer and download this smoke brush pack. Name this layer “Smoke effect”. Use a black brush and start paint near girl feet as shown below. When you finish, you can group “Smoke effects” layer and “Pink dots” layer together. Just press Ctrl+G.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

16.Step

Create a new layer and name “Lights”. Press P and choose Pen tool. Draw some lines and apply layer styles. Go to Layer->Layer style->Outer glow and use a dark pink. Increase the opacity to 100% and preserve the other adjustments. Follow the image below. Also, I use this space brush.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

17.Step

Do you have a wacom tablet? If your answer is negative, you can jump this step or you can try using your mouse. Well, I could do something like a glasses using only my mouse. As you can see below.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Create a new layer and name “Glasses”. When you finish, create another layer above “Glasses” layer and name “Lens”. Now use the Magic Wand tool (press W) and select the two lenses. Then go to Edit->Fill to fill with white color. Reduce the layer opacity to 30%. Create another layer above “Lens” and name “Lens shine”.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Now press L, and choose Polygonal Lasso tool. Draw a rectangular shape and fill with white color. Go to Edit->Fill, to simulate the shine as shown in the image below.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Now deselect. Than press and hold Ctrl and click in the “Lens” layer to load selection, press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert selection and hit delete button to delete the portion of the shape that you dont need. Follow the image below as reference. Then go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian blur, use radius 1px and hit ok. Reduce layer opacity to 40%. Now select this three layer together and press Ctrl+G to group these layers.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

18.Step

Create another layer below the “Girl” layer and name “Shadow”. Press M and choose Elliptical Marquee tool, try make a circle as shown below and fill with black color. Go to Edit->Fill. After fill with black color go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian blur and use 30px radius then go to Filter->Blur->Motion blur and use angle:0 and radius:999, hit ok.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Stylish Pinky Portrait

Stylish Pinky Portrait

19.Step

If you wish you can download these Vector balls and just drag to your document and resize with Ctrl+T command, then use Hue Saturation (Ctrl+U) to change color.

Stylish Pinky Portrait

I’ll finish here, but feel free to add your own elements in the composition. Thank you and I hope you all enjoy.

Result: Stylish Pinky Portrait

Stylish Pinky Portrait

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