Simple Photo Manipulation in Photoshop


Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorial

Lets start with changing the model’s eye colour to match her hat.

select a pen tool with the diameter that will match the radius of the eye. For this image, 28px was perfect.

Select the eyedropper tool and click somewhere over the bright side of her hat, make sure the selected colour was chosen for the primarily colour.

Incidentally, I have chosen #46b4a9

Select the brush again and create a new layer.

stamp the round brush over each eye, as shown on the picture.

Now select the eraser tool and remove the remaining from the eyelids, you can even set the layer opacity to “soft”, ir order to see better what you are doing.

Set the opacity of the layer to “Color”. this is what u got:

To make the eyes more cat-like, select the Burn tool, with a soft edge round of 3 px, select the layer with the woman’s face (and not the one where you coloured the eyes, and go over the outer edge of the eye…

Preferable work with a zoomed photo, to make sure your hand won’t move in you will create a good round shape. this is the result after 50% midtone burn:

Now lets add some gloss to her lips. create a new layer and approximately 10px round (hard round) brush, and create a layer over the lips as shown on the picture:

Now go to Filter >> Artistic >> Plastic Wrap and apply the following settings:

Highlight streignt 12

Detail 3

Smoothness 15

Click OK

Select the layers blend mode: Hue

Go to Layer Styles >> Bevel & Emboss >> Inner Bevel, size 1 px.

Highlight mode color: #4e1e1e

Shadow mode color: #ce8e8e

Your result so far is still casual. Let’s colour her hair. Select the layer with the woman’s face, and Magic Wand tool, select her hair (this will be done in a few steps as there are a several shades to pain in Photoshop here, and Press Ctrl + U. Colorize to #f37a05 colour.

Go to Filters >> Renders >> Lightening effect and apply these settings.

At last, add a bit of white glow, if you want, to add some professional touch to it. This is your final result, enjoy!

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7 thoughts on “Simple Photo Manipulation in Photoshop”

  1. I have done several tutorials on photoshop…This one was very complicated and difficult the way it is presented…..Specially when you say to use the pen tool…If you are using Photoshop CS2 like I am using…Sample the color with the eyedropper…Select the brush tool, resize the tool so you can circulate in the middle of the eye just on the color…avoiding the black color on the inside of each eye..(But first of course you need to maximize the picture…Click about 3 times in the + sign) on the magnifying tool…And that’s it…You got the color of the hat..Thanks!

  2. Thanks for sharing…
    I agree with some point from you, I definetly gonna try it. Cool post…


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  3. Plastic Wrap on the lips – that’s neat.

    In CS3 that’s in 8Bit only. Any idea whether you can work it in 16Bit in CS4 or CS5?

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