Open the original model image in Photoshop. Using tool Pen (Pen Tool), create an outline around the model image. When selecting hair, create a rough hair selection.
Using tool Refine edge (Refine Edge tools), create a more accurate selection around the selected area of hair. Without removing the active selection, add a layer mask to remove the background.
While on the layer layer mask, additionally process the edges of the model image with a black and white brush, switching the brushes during processing.
Or you can use the already highlighted image of the girl.
Create a new document 1800 x 2500 px. Move the selected image to our working paper. Next, discolor the image of the model, for this we go Image – Correction – Discolor (Image> Adjustments> Desaturate).
Below the model layer, add an adjustment layer. Colour (Color Fill). Fill color # 666a76.
Duplicate the adjustment layer Colour (Color Fill), then move the duplicate adjustment layer to the top, placing it on top of the model layer. Right-click on the duplicate adjustment layer and in the window that appears, select the option Create clipping mask (Create Clipping Mask), then change the blending mode for this adjustment layer to Soft light (Soft Light).
Add adjustment layer Curves (Curves) as a clipping mask to the model layer to enhance the contrast of the model image. Set the curve as shown in the screenshot below.
Create a new document 1px x 4 px.
Using tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee tool), select two pixels from above, then go Editing – Run Fill (Edit> Fill) fill color set to black.
Next, go Editing – Define a pattern (Edit> Define Pattern), give a name to the pattern.
We return to our working paper. Create a new layer on top of all other layers. Next, go Editing – Run Fill (Edit> Fill), in the settings, select the Pattern option, and then select the created pattern in the option Customized pattern (Custom Pattern).
Convert the patterned layer to a clipping mask, and then change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay), also lower the layer opacity to 20%.
Create a new document 5px x 50px, fill the top 15 px with black color.
Save the pattern, as you have done before.
We return to our working paper. Create a new layer on top of all other layers. Fill the new layer with the new pattern you created in the previous step.
Using tool Transformation (Transform Tool), zoom out the pattern, and rotate the pattern 45 degrees.
Position the pattern so that it covers the bottom of the model. Once you have done this, you can turn off the visibility of this patterned layer.
Go to the model layer. To the layer with the model, add a layer mask.
Being on the layer mask, we go Image – External Channel (Image> Apply Image), in the settings, set the layer ‘diagonal lines’.
Next, select the tool Gradient (Gradient Tool), gradient color from black to transparent, apply a gradient on the layer mask of the model layer, pulling the gradient from the base of the model image up to the top of the diagonal lines.
You can download the space texture here.
Move the space texture to our working paper, placing the texture below the model layer.
To the space texture layer, add a layer mask, then use the tool Gradient (Gradient Tool), gradient type Radial gradient (radial gradient), apply a gradient in the center of the model image.
Choose a tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), hold down the (shift) key + draw a circle around the model’s head, as shown in the screenshot below.
Next, double-click on the layer thumbnail and set the color shade # 373944 in the color settings window that appears.
Next, draw a bigger circle, as shown in the screenshot below. Double click on the layer with the drawn figure to make the window appear Layer styles (Layer Styles).
In the main settings window Overlay options (blending options), set Fill opacity (Fill Opacity) 0%, then select the option Stroke (Stroke), install the size (size) stroke 10px, stroke color is white.
Add adjustment layer Gradient (Gradient), gradient colors from white to transparent, gradient style Radial (Radial) Scale (Scale) 80%.
Download the frame texture here.
Move the frame texture to our working paper, placing the texture layer on top of the gradient fill layer.
Rasterize the layer, apply an inversion, then change the blending mode for this texture layer to Lightening (Screen).
Create a new layer. Draw a radial gradient from the center of the model image to the white edge of the circle. Gradient color # feb02b.
Change the blending mode for this layer to Light replacement (Lighten), and also reduce the layer opacity to 50%.
Next, create another new layer on top of all other layers.
Apply a radial gradient over the left shoulder of the model. The color of the gradient is # fd2a9a.
Change the blending mode for this layer to Light replacement (Lighten)
Choose a tool Line (Line Tool). Using this tool, draw a line of 1 px white color at 45 degrees (hold down the (Shift) key while creating the line), as shown in the screenshot below.
Duplicate the line layer by moving the duplicate layer down.
Duplicate the outer space texture layer twice. Move duplicate layers to the top, placing it on top of all other layers.
Change the blending mode for duplicates of the layers with the texture space to Lightening (Screen).
At the topmost duplicate of the layer, while on the layer mask, apply a small radial gradient, a gradient color from black to transparent and a larger gradient on the layer mask of the lower duplicate layer.
Finally, add an adjustment layer. Selective color correction (Selective color). For option Whites (Whites), set the values that are shown in the screenshot below.
We have completed the lesson. Thank you for being with me.