LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Hey itís me Jeff Finley again, back with another ridiculous video tutorial! This time I will show you how I create those poetic and nostalgic designs Iíve been doing for my band Parachute Journalists. The designs have been getting lots of attention lately and I thought Iíd show you how I do it.
NOTHING IS HELD BACK I show you everything from start to finish. That includes all my secrets, hacks, cracks, and shortcuts. It also features some of my flaws and ways I work around design and software problems. So come sit with me in this feature length video tutorial and I guarantee youíll be inspired and better equipped for your next project.
The tutorial is packed with resources as well (textures used and all...) and available to buy through Go Media's Arsenal.
Edit , since I uploaded this I have had quite a few s and only 1 comment, if you want to fav it ( which I am very gratefull for ) could you please comment a few words to say what you like about it, how you would use the tutorial and if you found it helpfull so I can see what people like and in turn make more tutorials techniques similar. Also any techniques you would like to know will get a respose aswell... Thanks.
I wanted to create an image that separates the subject ( girl ) from the rest of the background without messy cut outs, with no portraits worth working on of my own I used this image here ~katayestyle
This tutorial is best used on an image with mid to strong colour contrast between the subject and background to start off with, if you need to put a bit more contrast in the subject then use the sponge tool set to saturate at 20% , it is also done using Photoshop CS2, no plugins are used and the tools, adjustments can be translated to other apps.
1> Open the image to be edited and goto Image>adjustments>hoto filter.
2> Change the filter to Cooling filter (80) or (82) to give the entire image a colder look ( tanslation for other apps that don't have this feature you can use something like Color balance )
3> Goto Image>adjustments>selective color. and under the red channel move the yellow or red slider to add more warmth to the subject ( translation this can also be done with Color balance in other apps )
4> repeat steps 2 and 3 if required to vary the strength of the color contrast between blues and yellow/red ( depending on the original contrast )
5> Goto the layers pallet and click on Channels, hold the CTRL button down and left click on the blue channel to select the blues in the RGB image.
6> Goto select>Inverse to change the selection so it selects everything EXEPT the blue in the RGB image.
7> Edit>copy Edit>aste to copy the selection into a new layer then duplicated that layer so you have 3 layers, original layer and the 2 selections.
8> choose the middle layer and change it's blend mode to "Screen" then choose the top layer and change it's blend mode to "soft light"
9> select the original layer and Goto Image>adjustments>desaturate to make that layer B&W
If you have followed all the steps you will get an image that makes the subject look warm on a B&W background with a slight cold blue cast to it, once you get this you could do it again and add a lot more artistic effects to it.
Just remember that if you like the image then applause the Photographer here ~katayestyle and if you like the tutorial then comment bellow