We do typographical portrait in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a portrait in the style of the Grammy Award from a simple portrait using the capabilities of the program Photoshop

Materials for the lesson:

This effect is suitable for a portrait with a contrast and light background, the author.

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Step 1. Open the image in Photoshop

Increase the contrast in the menu Image \ Correction \ Brightness \ Contrast (Image> Adjustments> Brightness / Contrast).

Step 2. Next in the menu Highlight \ Color range (Select \ Color Range)

In the dialog box, select Shadows (Shadows)

Create a duplicate (Ctrl + J), name the layer “shadow”, back to the Background layer.

Step 3. Back to menu Select \ Color Range (Select \ Color Range), this time we select Midrange (Midtones).

Duplicate (Ctrl + J), name the layer “midtones”.

Step 4. Go to the “shadow” layer and apply the fill. Editing \ Run Fill (Edit \ Fill), use: black.

Now let’s make the “medium tones” layer active, let’s apply the Fill Gray 50%.

Step 5. Merge the layer “shadows” and “midtones” Ctrl + E, name the layer “black and white”

Step 6. Create a new document. File \ New (File \ New) (Ctrl + N). Restore default colors by pressing D, and using the tool “Text (Type tool (T)) write a few words with different fonts and sizes. For each word create a new layer, raster it.

For each word, do: Editing \ Define Brush (Edit – Define Brush Preset) and save the created brush.

Step 7. Let’s return to our portrait, create a new layer, name it “brushes”, restore the default colors by pressing the key D.

Choose a tool “Brush” (Brush Tool (B)), select the brushes that we created.

AT brushes palette (Brushes panel (F5) select Brush Tip Shape, increase the distance between the words Spacing, adjust the size and angle, and paint with the brush, experimenting with the size, angle and spacing.

Repeat with other brushes.

Step 8. Create a new layer and fill with white.

And on the layers palette, place under the brush layer.

Step 9. Hide all layers except black and white and make this layer active.

Select all Ctrl + A and copy Ctrl + C.

Step 10. Make the “brush” layer active, add layer mask (Add Layer Mask).

Hold the Alt key and click on the thumbnail of the mask.

Paste the portrait Ctrl + V into the mask.

Deselect Ctrl + D. And in the menu Image \ Correction \ Invert (Image \ Adjustment \ Invert) (Ctrl + I) to invert the mask.

Step 11. Being on the “brush” layer, click on the layer thumbnail, the letters will be in areas where the mask is white or gray.

Create a new layer, name it “brushes2”, increase the size of the brushes and add text.

Step 12. Apply a style to the “brush” layer. Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay), select the gradient “Blue, Red, Yellow”.

Step 13. Go to the “brush2” layer, and apply a style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay), select the gradient “Violet, Orange”

Final result:

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