In this tutorial, we are creating Plant Face Portrait. We will need some type of portrait, a picture of ivy, and some texture. You can download your files for free in the source files. Let the fun begins.
Upload the image that you are want to use for this tutorial, add a Solid Color-Black. Make a copy of the model layer, and move it above all layers. Rename the layer to model.
Take a Pen tool, make sure that is on a path, and make a selection on the cheek. Right-click select Make Selection and press Ok. Select the Marquee tool, right-click, and select Layer Copy vie Cut. Do the same on the forehead.
Your selection should look something like this.
Turn off both layers, for now. Go to the model layer, right-click, and select Blending Options, choose Bevel & Emboss. Set the Style: Inner Bevel, Technique: Smooth, Depth: 53, Size 10, Soften: 0, Angel: 30, Highlights Mode: Screen, color black, Opacity 50%, Shadow Mode: Multiply and for the color, take a color picker and choose a color that is similar to the skin color, set Opacity to 50%.
Now we will add shadow. Set the Blending Mode to Multiply, Opacity at 50%, Angel: 30, Distance: 42, Spread: 50, Size: 36
Go to File - Place Embedded and choose ivy layer, resize so that nicely fits in the selection, and place it under the model layer. Make a copy of the ivy layer and place it above the model layer, add a layer mask and invert (Ctrl + I).
We will use this layer to add some ivy outside of the selection so that looks more dramatic. With a brush tool, hardness around 60%, color set on white, paint on the outside of the selection to revealing some ivy.
It is time to add our skin layers. Turn on bout layers, placed them so that they slightly apart from the face. Apply Bevel & Emboss and Drop Shadow. The settings are the same as for a model layer.
Merge all layers using shortcuts, press and hold the Shift key + Ctrl + Alt + E. This will make a stamp of all layers (this is a non-destructive way for merging layers). Apply Wedding action, this is for a dramatic look, add texture image from the source file, set the blending mode to Soft Light, opacity 50%.
And that is it for this tutorial. Thanks for reading the article I hope you liked it, and we'll read on in the next one. 😇😇