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Published on Fri, Mar-13-2009 by Dainis

Drawing realistic color portrait


In this photoshop tutorial you will learn how to transform your photo into drawing portrait. You will create amazing effect from usual photo.

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Drawing realistic color portrait

Here I have this picture

Drawing realistic color portrait

1.Step

And I will start by separating the the lady from the back ground, it’s easy to do, use the pen tool to do it

Drawing realistic color portrait

And make sure you are using the shown options

Drawing realistic color portrait

And start to make a selection around the lady

Drawing realistic color portrait

Here I have made the selection

Drawing realistic color portrait

2.Step

As you notice that there’s some errors with the hair, so we’re going to exclude the background from the hair, to do that select this option for the pen tool

Drawing realistic color portrait

And exclude the background

Drawing realistic color portrait

3.Step

Now go to Paths window, right-click over the path you have made and select “make selection”

Drawing realistic color portrait

Make sure that you are making New selection

Drawing realistic color portrait

Here you made a selection around the lady

Drawing realistic color portrait

So inverse the selection to select the background, and then delete

Drawing realistic color portrait

4.Step

Now convert the picture to black and white by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U

Drawing realistic color portrait

Then open the Levels window

Drawing realistic color portrait

Set the shown values or change as it fits your picture

Drawing realistic color portrait

5.Step

After changing the level, you may get some shadowed areas, paint those areas with white

Drawing realistic color portrait

This is after painting them

Drawing realistic color portrait

6.Step

Now create a new layer for coloring the hair, place it over the lady’s layer and make it a Clipping mask

Drawing realistic color portrait

7.Step. Now for all the coloring layers use the same settings of Creating Clipping mask and Changing their mode to Darken

 

Drawing realistic color portrait

8.Step

start coloring the hair with yellow

Drawing realistic color portrait

9.Step

And in a new layer, color the face

Drawing realistic color portrait

And so on for everything

Drawing realistic color portrait

10.Step

And finally make a layer to make some shadows over the eyes and around the nose

Drawing realistic color portrait

These are all the layers I had

Drawing realistic color portrait

11.Step

Now we have to work on the background. make a new layer at the bottom and color it with any color, and then select the two colors that you want the background to be painted with them

Drawing realistic color portrait

And then apply the filter Halftone pattern, from Sketch list. Use Circles as the type and set the size and contrast you want

Drawing realistic color portrait

Result: Realistic color portrait

Drawing realistic color portrait

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