Dramatic Lighting: how to create stylish portraits using simple Photoshop effects

Dramatic Lighting: how to create stylish, on-trend portraits using simple Photoshop effects

How to create dramatic lighting in Photoshop: steps 7-8

How to create dramatic lighting in Photoshop: step 7

07 Fine-tune the selection
When you’ve improved the edge around the hair, set Contrast +9, Shift Edge -8. Go to the Output Options and check Decontaminate Colors, then set Amount 70%. Choose Output to: New Layer with Layer Mask, then hit OK. Go to Window>Layers to access the Layers Panel.

 

How to create dramatic lighting in Photoshop: step 8

08 Position in the middle
Press Cmd/Ctrl+T to enter Transform Mode, then drag inside the bounding box to reposition the baby in the centre of the frame. Hold Shift and drag the corner of the box to resize slightly larger, and drag outside to rotate. When you’re happy with the position, hit Enter to apply.

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