Portrait technique in Photoshop

February 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

This technique produces a semi-saturated effect which can be attractive. Open your image in Photoshop.

01-Therese-studio101-Therese-studio1

Make two duplicate layers (Ctrl J twice). Your layers palette will look like this.

02-Make duplicate layers02-Make duplicate layers

Click on Layer 1 (the first copy layer you made).

03-Click on Layer 103-Click on Layer 1

Click on Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.

Pull the Saturation slider to the left.

04-Desaturate Layer 104-Desaturate Layer 1

Click OK.

Now click on Layer 1 copy (the top layer in the Layer Palette)

05-Click on Layer 1 copy05-Click on Layer 1 copy

Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light. That's all. Your portrait will look similar to this one.

06-Therese-studio206-Therese-studio2The final image

If you still want to add something to this image, add a layer mask to the desaturated layer and paint back in the eyes or hair or a detail that you want to still have the original colour.

You can add a texture layer to further enhance this image.


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