?Welcome to the new lesson! Many of you are looking for pictures with the image of the flag of your country and the sign of LOVE, this is what we will do in this lesson.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to lay the flag image on the hands folded in the shape of a heart. You can use this image as an avatar for a Facebook, YouTube or Twitter profile.
To get started, create a new document sized 1600 x 826 px, Resolution (Resolution) 72 dpi, Color (Color) RGB 8 bits.
Then add a fill layer. Gradient (Gradient) through the menu Layer> New Fill Layer> Gradient (Layer> New Fill Layer> Gradient)
Then paste the image of the Hand by downloading it from the link at the beginning of the lesson.
After that, take the tool MagicWind (Magic Wand) (W) and while holding the Shift key, click on the white areas.
Go to menu Layer> Layer Mask> Hide Selection (Layer> Layer Mask> Hide Selected Area).
Then, holding down the Ctrl key, click on the layer mask to select the hands, then press Ctrl + C, open another document with a transparent background and the sizes offered by Photoshop. Then press Ctrl + V to paste the separated hands into this new document.
After that go to menu Image>Adjustment> Desaturate (Image> Correction> Desaturate) (Ctrl + Shift + U).
Next, go to the menu Image> Adjustment> Levels (Image> Correction> Levels).
Then apply the filter GaussianBlur (Gaussian Blur) through the menu Filter> Blur> GaussianBlur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur).
Now save the resulting document called PSD Arms.
Close the document and return to the main working document, duplicate the layer with the hands by pressing Ctrl + J, then go to the menu Image> Adjustment> Desaturate (Image> Correction> Discolor).
After that go to menu Image> Adjustment> Levels (Image> Correction> Levels).
Then change the blending mode to SoftLight (Soft Light) and reduce Opacity (Opacity) up to 50%.
Now add an adjustment layer. Blackwhite (Black and white) through the menu Layer> NewAdjustmentLayer> BlackWhite (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Black and White).
Take the tool Brush (Brush) (B), select brush 59 Spatter (Splashing), go to the mask and walk it around your wrists to get the next effect.
Then insert the image of the flag that you like. In this tutorial, I chose the flag of Canada.
Then change its blending mode to ColorBurn (Blackout Basics).
Now go to menu Filter> Distort> Displace (Filter> Distortion> Offset).
select a file PSDArms.
Then, holding down the Ctrl key, click on the layer with individual hands to restore their selection.
And go to menu Layer> LayerMask> RevealSelection (Layer> Mask Layer> Show Selected Area).
In the same way, select a brush. Spatter (Splash) from the palette of brushes, add a mask and brush over the mask in the wrist area to get the following result.
Finally add a correction layer. ColorLookup (Color Search) through the menu Layer> NewAdjustmentLayer> ColorLookup (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Search) and change its blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).
And here is the end result!
You can use other flags.