Create a stylish photo illustration in Photoshop

The author of the video lesson: Elena Vinogradova

Final result

Materials for the lesson:

Create a new document (Ctrl +N) in a programme Adobe Photoshop CS51024px x 1280px (color mode RGB resolution 72 pix.) Load the texture and place on our document.

Click the create window “New adjustment layer” (New adjustment layer) in the bottom toolbar (Layers panel).

Next, choose “Curves (Curves) and make a slight color correction, as shown in the figure.

Once again, click the create window.New adjustment layer “ (New adjustmentlayer) in the lower toolbar (Layerspanel), this time select “Hue / Saturation” (Hue / Saturation). To decrease saturation, move the slider to the left as shown in the figure. This will give contrast and brutality to our texture.

In the next step, we will load the brushes (Old_paper_brushes_by_Annette29, Seu_Davi and c130_splatter).
Select a brush as shown:

Create new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and using a brush, apply a new texture to the new layer:

Click the window Add Layer Style (Add a layers tyle) in the bottom toolbar and select “Shadow” (Drop Shadow).

As a result, we got a relief texture:

Create a new layer and select round soft. brush black (in the brush settings, set opacity (Opacity) 30%.

Use this brush to paint on the edges of the layer.

Search for the original image of the model, I used this image.
Remove the background with your favorite tool it can be “Pen” (Pen Tool (P)), or “Magic wand” (Magic wand tool (W)), or “Magnetic Lasso” (Magnetic Lasso (L)) or in a simpler way Filter –– Extract (Filter> Extract) and move the selected image to our document.

Choose a tool “Eraser” (Eraser Tool (E)). In the top settings panel, set the brush to spray as shown in the picture:

Using an eraser, erase the bottom of the girl, as shown in the image below:

Click the window Add Layer Style (Add a layer style) in the bottom toolbar and choose “Shadow” (DropShadow).

Add a “Inner Shadow” (InnerShadow).

Due to the shadow, we achieved a volumetric image of a girl:

Create new layer. In tools “Brush” (Brush Tool (B)) select a flat rectangular brush of black color (set the opacity of the brush to 30% in the top settings panel).

Translator’s Notes: This brush comes in by default, starting with version Photoshop SC 5, if you didn’t have a flat rectangular brush, then pick up a similar brush to achieve the effect as shown in the picture below, or you can use the spatter brush that you already used before in our lesson, but now instead of using the eraser tool, select the tool brush. Also set the opacity of the brush to 30%, if the brush strokes are not strongly drawn, then once again walk the brush. For your convenience, before you apply the brush, create a new layer below the layer with the girl.

The figure shows how the strokes drawn by this brush are drawn.

Place this layer below the girl layer.

Click the window Add Layer Style (Add a layer style) in the bottom toolbar and choose “Shadow” (Drop Shadow).

We get the following result:

Now choose a soft brush of black color and opacity 50%.

Create a new layer above the layer with the girl, hold down the Alt key, and left-click between the new layer and the layer with the girl to create a clipping mask. Using a brush, paint the areas around the head around the contour, painting over the fragments that remained after removing the background.

Translator’s notes: If you cannot create a clipping mask, you can simply right-click on the new layer and select “Create Clipping Mask” (Add clipping mask).

Click the create window “New adjustment layer” (New adjustment layer) in the bottom toolbar (Layerspanel). Next, choose “Curves (Curves) and make a slight color correction, as shown in the figure.

We get the following result:

Click the window again “New adjustment layer” (New adjustment layer) in the bottom toolbar (Layers panel), this time choose “Hue / Saturation” (Hue / Saturation).
Pull left to decrease “Saturation” (Saturation) and “Brightness” (Lightness).

We get the following result:

Select the next brush from the set. Seu_Davi, which you downloaded before:

On the new layer, draw a few splashes of black color.

Next, try combining the brushes from the set. c130_splatter, which you downloaded before, draw a few spots on the new layer. Colour # 282320.

Here is the result we should get:

Click the window Add Layer Style (Add a layer style) in the bottom toolbar (Layers panel) and select Inner Shadow (Inner Shadow).

We got the effect of imprinting on the texture.

Choose round soft brush black and opacity (Opacity) ten %.

And now we will have to draw arbitrary strokes as shown in the following image:

Set the blending mode for this layer. “Soft color” (SoftLight).

Duplicate this layer to enhance the effect (Ctrl +J):

Click the window again “New adjustment layer” (New adjustment layer) in the bottom toolbar (Layers panel), select “Curves” (Curves) make a slight color correction as shown in the image to increase contrast.

We got the following end result:

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