Hi there, this is Sony Jackson. And when it comes to Photoshop, we must understand that there are no limitations. But it’s important to use this freedom in an artistic way which is respectful both, towards the subject and the audience as well. Today we’re going to turn this portrait to Vikings New Poster Design with patterns of her dress as twisted circular backdrops.
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But still we got to do it. It’s going to be super easy to do, super-hot for your computer. So without any further ado, let’s get started. Back in the magical world of Photoshop, and you can go ahead and download this photo and follow along.
First of all, we need to make a copy of this, actually make two copies. With the Background layer selected, press Ctrl or Command + J twice, right. The first one is for the subject separated.
Let’s name this Subject and the second one is for the textured background. Let’s name it BG. That’s fine. Now let’s select the Subject layer. We need to separate the subject right now, right? So for your reference, you can actually turn these two off, that’s fine.
Now let’s go ahead and mask the subject out. There are lots of ways to do it, you can use the Pen tool, you can use the Quick Selection tool, Select and Mask, Select Subject, tons of ways.
I’m just going to use the Select and Mask method. So let’s select any selection tool right here. And at the top, just click on Select and Mask. You need to make sure that the subject, when cut out, looks good on a black background, and that’s why let’s choose the view to On Black.
Right now, if the Opacity is at 100, everything is black and only the selected area show up. So, since nothing is selected, it’s totally black. If the Opacity is at zero, everything shows up, irrespective of what is selected and what is not.
So, let’s keep the Opacity somewhere at about70%, that’s fine. And with the help of the Quick Selection tool at the top, let’s go ahead and paint over the subject. Just make a selection of it.
You can also select the background and then invert it. As you can see, it’s becoming a little difficult to select her dress. So let’s do the opposite. Let’s try selecting the background.
So if we simply select the background, that might be easier for us and then we can invert it later. Now, we need to erase this. Hold the Alt key, it turns into minus and then just erases this area away.
Do the same for this area. See how easier this is than trying to select the subject? I can understand that there is a little bit of difficulty on the sides. That’s fine; we can clear it up later.
Let’s just get a basic selection for now. This works. Alright. Now, once you have done this, just inverted. Scroll down and here you will find Invert button. Just click on that and it inverts the selection automatically.
Now we can take away the things which was not the subject, for example, right here, hold the Alt key or the Option key to turn that to minus and you can just erase it the way. It didn’t do it completely.
We might have to manually do that. Alright, so we have a basic selection. It’s time for us to clean it up. You can clean it up right here directly with the help of the brush.
So, this is the brush, you can take the brush and if you want to add something to the selection, you just paint, if you want to subtract something from the selection, hold the Alt key, it turns to minus, subtract, and then just erase.
That’s the way you do it. But before we try to refine it, let’s just take care of the hair. So with the help of the Refine Edge tool right there, just paint on the edges of the hair. It’ll take care of it automatically.
As you can see, the hair looks nice right now. Okay, now let’s clean up the edges. I’m going to fast forward this process so that you don’t have to sit through all of it. Now that the selection looks okay, let’s scroll down, and then make sure Output to Layer Mask is selected. Just select that – Layer Mask and hit OK. Now we have the subject separated.
Now to keep things solid from the very beginning, let’s create a Solid Color background. Select the Background layer and then click on the Adjustment layer icon and then choose a solid color because we’re going to create above the background layer.
So let’s choose black as we had decided before. Hit OK. Now it’s time for us to create that abstract background. Before we do that, let’s go ahead and stretch the image a little bit. Let’s crop it out, give it some space. Vikings New Poster Design
Press C, C stands for crop. C and then just drag it from the right hand side. If you hold the Alt key or the Option key, it will just enlarge from both the sides. I’m going to make it this big and leave it at that. Hit Enter or Return. Vikings New Poster Design
It’s going to fill that automatically because this is an Adjustment layer, Solid Color Adjustment layer. Time for us to work on the background. Turn off the Subject and turn on the Background. Now all we got to do is to expand the texture of her dress.
So first of all, let’s make it a little bigger, press Ctrl or Command + T and let’s make it bigger just like this. This looks fine, let’s make it a little smaller; I think it’s kind of too big. Now we need to fill most of the areas with texture so that when we apply that blur, the Spin Blur, the skin color and the background wall don’t get mixed.
Now, simply select the Clone Stamp tool right there. And then just simply zoom in and, you don’t have to be careful right here, just take a sample from anywhere you want in the dress, and fill her skin areas just like this. Don’t have to be careful. Take a sample, paint. We can stop here as it covers enough areas. Now with the Background selected, we just need to twist it. And to do that just apply Spin Blur.
Go to Filter – Blur Gallery and then Spin Blur. Now, we can bring down the circle. So this is the circle which applies the blur. You can bring it down right there and to expand the circle, just hover over on the outside, click and drag to expand.
We’re going to keep it near the edges, that’s fine. Expand it from the top as well, click and drag. You can hold the Shift key to expand it in a straight line. So, this looks to be pretty nice. Vikings New Poster Design
Thank you for watching. I’ll see you guys in my next one. Till then stay tuned and make sure that you keep creating.