How to Turn a Portrait into a Sculpture in Photoshop

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How to Turn a Portrait into a Sculpture in Photoshop

Here, you will learn how to photo edit and turn a portrait into a sculpture in Photoshop. This will help the both beginner and advanced level of students in a great details.

At first, open the image and duplicate the layer. After duplicating it, de-saturate the layer which will remove all color tones. In order to add the marble, you first must make a selection of the image. You can use the pen tool to make certain selections as it makes this much easier. Once the path is closed, save it in the path palette by double clicking it and renaming it. Once it is saved and the path still selected in the palette, continue to add to the path by drawing a path around the areas above the shoulders and inside the thumbs, so i have a complete path outlined of the image with the path visible. Once the path is done, import the marble pic and place the layer above the de-saturated layer. Create a layer mask on the marble and Ctrl click the saved path in the palette which makes a selection. Then, inverse it and fill with black. Change the layer mode of the marble to Multiply. Adjust the opacity of the layer till it looks right to you.

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If the eyes do not look real still, then you can draw another path around the left eye excluding the eyelashes and save the path. Next, create a new layer, use the clone tool and select an area of the marble as your source and clone it around the eye. You should pick an area similar to one already around the eye. Then, with the area still selected, create an adjustment layer and make some adjustments in the Hue, Saturation, Lightness section. To make the eye more three dimensional, you can select the gradient tool around the eye to add more shadow to it. In order to make the right eye, just duplicate the layers for the right eye, link them together and flip them horizontally and place them over her right eye. There are some adjustments needed to complete the eyes totally. You will want to try different things to get the eye the way you want it.

There are so many things you can do in post production to bring your images to the next level. You just need to think creatively and be willing to experiment. Take the time, make mistakes, learn from your mistakes and also by watching video tutorials on internet.


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