Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop

Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop

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Hi This is Sony. I’m going to show you how create classical, marble busts from photos. The photos can be black and white, continuous tone or color.  I provided these images for you to download, so you can follow along. Their links are located in the Down Below or project files.


Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop

Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop


  1. First You Have To Download My HD Background Stock
  2. Then You Have To Open Photoshop
  3. When You Open the Photoshop Application You Have To Replace Your Photo with My HD Background
  4. Then You Have To Erase Your Background with Photoshop Using PEN Tool or Any Other Eraser Tool
  5. And Then Adjust Your Photo with The Background
  6. And You Can Also Add Some Effects Like ( HDR Effect , Smoke , Dodge And Burn , Shadow , Color Grading )

IF You Have Any Problem to Edit Your Picture Then Simply You Can Watch MY You Tube Videos Tutorial for More Information




Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop Guide

I’ll use this one for this Article.  Open a photo of someone who’s facing you and is lit from the front. It’s important that the lighting be even throughout the face To get your photo into the sculpture document, press “V” to open your Move Tool and drag it onto the tab of the sculpture document Without releasing your mouse or pen, drag it down onto the image and then, release,Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop

Before we resize it, reduce its opacity to approximately 40%,so we can see through it, Open your Transform Tool by pressing Ctrl + T on Windows or Cmd + T on a Mac. If you can’t see the Transform’s entire bounding box, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0.

Go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold Alt + Shift on Windows or Option + Shift on a Mac as you drag it in or out until the size of your subject’s head is approximately the same size as the head on the sculpture,If you want to tilt the photo, go to corner and when you see a curved, double-arrow, rotate the Transform,  Continue to size and position it until the eyes, nose and mouth are in correct proportions to the sculpture’s face,

Then, press Enter or Return, Now, we can bring the Opacity back to 100%, Make a copy of your photo by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J.Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop

Remove all its color by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + U.  Click off the eyeball next to the color photo to hide the layer Now, the only visible layers are the black and white photo and the sculpture Click the Layer mask icon to make a layer mask next to the active layer and then invert it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + I, Think of a layer mask as a stencil,

Whatever is black in the layer mask will hide the photo and whatever is white will reveal areas of the photo. We need to make the foreground color white. If your foreground and background colors aren’t black and white respectively, press “D” on your keyboard. Invert them, by pressing “X” or click this icon. Now, white is the foreground color.

Open your Brush Tool, make the size approximately 40 pixels, make the Hardness: 0% and increase the Opacity to 100%. Press the F5 key at the top of your keyboard to open your Brush panel.

Make sure the only setting that’s checked is “Smoothing”. F5 again to close the panel. Press “z” to open your Zoom Tool and drag a rectangle over the head. Press “B” to open your Brush Tool and brush over the face to reveal your subject.

Remember, since the Layer Mask is active, you’re actually brushing white over the layer mask, which in turn, is revealing areas of the black and white photo, Beneath To mask out areas of your subject, we need to brush black over the layer mask,Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop

To do this, invert your foreground and background colors by pressing “x” on your keyboard.  Now, brush over areas you want to mask out.  To make your brush larger or smaller, press the right or left bracket keys.

To reposition the image on your screen, press and hold the Space bar as you drag the image.  Continue to carefully brush white or black over areas to reveal or mask the face on the sculpture base.

Next, we’ll remove the irises from the eyes. Click the photo to make it active, open your Zoom Tool and zoom into the eyes. Press “I” to open your Eyedropper Tool Click outside the iris to pick up the color, make your brush smaller and carefully brush over the inside of the eyes.

Open your Blur Tool, make its Strength: 100% and brush over the eyelids to soften them a little.

Open your Smudge Tool, make its Strength: 100% and smudge areas of similar tones to blend them into each other  Smudging your image gives it a smooth, almost plastic look  To zoom out, press Ctrl or Cmd and the minus key on your keyboard a few times Make sure your brushstrokes follow the same directions as the wrinkles and contours of the features It’s also important not to brush over distinct areas of contrast like the nostrils and between the lips,Marble Bust Effect In Photoshop,

To smudge smaller areas, reduce the size of your Smudge Tool Continue to finesse the face until it’s smooth and there are no skin pores. I’d like to brighten the areas where the irises were, so I’ll open my Dodge Tool,

click this icon to revert the colors to black and white and then, click this icon to invert them, Make your brush size fit the area you’d like to brighten,

Reduce the Exposure to approximately 20% and choose the Range that approximates the tonal values of the areas you want to brighten,I’ll choose “Mid tones”, because the area isn’t too dark nor light Now, gently brush over the inside of the eyes,

If you want to blend them in more, use your Smudge Tool Marble Bust Effect In PhotoshopRemember if areas of the face are too dark or too light use your Dodge or Burn Tools to brighten or darken them Make sure you’re using white for the Dodge Tool and black for the Burn Tool and that you’re choosing the appropriate Range for the tones you’re brightening or darkening,Also, reduce the Exposure way down, Press Ctrl or Cmd + 0 to fit the document back onto your screen

Next, we’ll add a reflective sheen to the marble. First, make a composite snapshot of your image by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac.  Click the Channels tab.

If you don’t see it, go Window and Channels. I included an Alpha channel of the sculpture’s silhouette. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on its thumbnail to make a selection of its shape.

Click back on the Layers panel and press Ctrl or Cmd + J to cut the sculpture from its background and copy it to its own layer Make a new layer below the active layer by Ctrl-clicking or Cmd-clicking on the New Layer icon We’ll fill the empty layer with black If your background color is black, press Ctrl or Cmd + DeleteClick the thumbnail of the cut-out sculpture to make it active and go to Filter and Filter Gallery Open the Artistic folder and click Plastic Wrap I’m using these settings and sheen that you like on your marble make another composite snapshot,

make black your foreground color and zoom into the neck. Open your Brush Tool, reduce its size and brush over the outside areas of the neck.

To fit it back onto your canvas, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0.

This is SONY JACKSON Thanks for watching!