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 15-16

How to create dramatic lighting in Photoshop: step 15

15 Copy and mask
Right-click the layer and choose Duplicate Layer. Select Document: baby_before and hit OK. Go back to baby_before and click the Add Layer Mask icon in the Layers Panel. Grab the Brush tool, hit 2 for 20% opacity and D for black, then paint to soften the effect in areas where it looks too strong.

 

How to create dramatic lighting in Photoshop: step 16

16 Boost the colours
Click the Create Adjustment Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers Panel and choose Vibrance, then set Vibrance +22, Saturation +18. Next add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer. Select Yellows from the Master dropdown and drag Saturation to -31. Hit Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E again to merge another layer.

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