By Christopher Grey

Are looking to provide your consumers extra to selected from? Here's how: award profitable photographer, Christopher gray, has constructed thoughts to augment portrait images, utilizing the artistic purposes to be had in Photoshop. Photoshop results for Portrait Photographers includes precise motives of ways to duplicate many darkroom recommendations with Photoshop (Dodging, Burning, Vignettes, etc.) in addition to digital camera and past expertise options (Short concentration, excessive pace movie Grain, Hand Coloring, etc.). gray has additionally built virtually dozen how you can reflect conventional painterly and illustrative thoughts comparable to tough Charcoal comic strip, rainy Watercolor, Silkscreen, and Oil Chalk. pictures on hand for downloading at

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* every one influence is roofed in a 2-4 web page complete colour unfold for simple comprehension and step by step instructions
* results equipped with Photoshop CS2, yet just about all will paintings with any model of playstation that helps Layers
* Takes a few of Photoshop positive factors that aren't rather as much as par and provides you the ideas to take the influence to the following level

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Now, add the grain that will give the picture its final look. Figure 1-110 High-Speed Film Grain 33 Step 6 Duplicate the working effects layer, then select the Filter menu. Go to FilterϾTextureϾ GrainϾEnlarged. Set the Intensity at 50%; set Contrast to 0 (which will keep potential light/dark changes to a minimum) (Figure 1-112). Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of Photoshop’s out-of-the-gate grain effects. They look like overgrown RGB noise (which is probably all it actually is). Just enlarge your image to 100% to see what I mean.

20 Photoshop Effects for Portrait Photographers Christopher Grey Short Focus (Light) This accomplishes much of the same thing as the original Short Focus text, except that it works from the outside in, and is meant to accent only those edges you wish to accent. It also seems to work best (at least for me) on an image with a solid background: Step 1 Open the selected image and duplicate the layer (Figure 1-68). Step 2 On the Duplicate Layer, use Levels and brighten the whites slightly, until they blow out by Ϯ 10%.

Step 2 Duplicate the layer twice so that you’ll always have an untouched version available to you. In Photoshop CS2, you can add a fiber texture similar to what you would see in the old fiber base photo papers. Use FilterϾRenderϾFibers. For this 8ϫ10 sized print, I’ve set the Variance to 50 and the Strength to 4. Remember that Fibers take its color from the Foreground Color, which should be black (or deep gray for a more subtle effect). As I wrote in Oil Tint, if you’re working with Photoshop 7 or earlier you will not have this option (Figure 1-135).

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