Dreamy photo effect

 
In this tutorial we will take a photo and use different color adjustments and something like pattern floral brushes to make it better or to make a different mood to our picture. So let’s go.

First chose the picture to work with. I will make it for you. I’ve chosen this one. This is a pretty picture of a baby face.

I’ve also made a copy of the picture on a different layer to experiment with some effects and filters.

photoshop special photo effects

First thing I want to make is to apply Gaussian blur to the top layer copy.

photoshop special photo effects

This effect is mostly done to make clean, model like face skin, but I want to take is in some different direction. I will change the layer blending more from normal to> Vivid light. So we have red tome with some edges we haven’t had them step ago.

photoshop special photo effects

Make another copy of the initial picture (middle layer).

photoshop special photo effects

I will use a plug-in filter to this layer. And my plug in is…. This one of my favorite series of plug-in: the KPT Effects series from Kay’s power tools series. So this one is called KPT hyper tilling. You can search for this plug on some peer to peer exchange networks if you want.

photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects

So here is the effect of my plug in. This plug-in just tiles the initial photo or picture into some king of multiple warps or something like this.

photoshop special photo effects

Just transform all this little bit, to match the scull shape in perspective.

photoshop special photo effects

No we will switch to eraser, pick a pattern, floral brush and just erase some parts of this layer.

photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects

Now
  
erase with some other brushes. You will have all them for download. Line brush.

photoshop special photo effects

And the other floral brush that I have here. I’ve also changing the size of the brush to erase the areas near the small face elements like the eye and the lips.

photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects

Create another layer.

photoshop special photo effects

Use the brush tip like the eraser, chose something like dark brown color and make some strokes on the face to balance the tone definition between the lightened and the darkened parts of the pattern.

photoshop special photo effects

What I’m going to do now is to erase some parts of the pattern, fill with black the parts near the face (right corner) and use another amazing brush to create hair to the character.

photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects

The final step will be to create a more painted like look using Cutout filter (when you flatten the image) and some texture.

photoshop special photo effects



photoshop special photo effects

So here we have it.

photoshop special photo effects

The face turns from a mere baby face in some kind of antique culture character, princes, shall we say. So I hope you've enjoyed this one like I did and see you next time.
   


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18 Responses to "Dreamy photo effect"

 
ellie Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 28 Jan 2009 2:41:26 PM MDT
great

 
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said this on 03 Feb 2009 8:27:58 PM MDT
Muito bom

 
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said this on 09 Feb 2009 2:22:18 PM MDT
wow

 
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said this on 30 Mar 2009 5:05:44 AM MDT
very poor creating because i can do well in corel draw 11

 
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said this on 02 Apr 2009 9:30:24 PM MDT
I love the brushes that you used for this project! Cool technique, thanks for sharing this tutorial!

 
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said this on 13 May 2009 12:23:05 PM MDT
That was great. But is there any way or any other plug-in that could use? i have some plug-in but seems did not had any sampleslike yours. Thanks. Farand (Indonesia)

 
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said this on 29 Jun 2009 2:54:42 AM MDT
that was a great creating...

 
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said this on 14 Jul 2009 6:24:05 AM MDT
Not sure that I like the resolt.... but original photo is great.

 
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said this on 20 Aug 2009 12:28:54 PM MDT
Excellent tutorial! Good techniques; tks man!

 
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said this on 18 Sep 2009 1:42:30 PM MDT
Very nice Post! Really love it your post! thank you very much for your Information

 
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said this on 13 Oct 2009 12:36:35 AM MDT
it's so cool and really artistik

 
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said this on 17 Oct 2009 10:29:09 AM MDT
Tutorial is good and nice technique used but finishing is good. Easy and well defined . Thanks for sharing this nice post. :)

 
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said this on 21 Dec 2009 4:27:53 PM MDT
Chisinaul ascunde artisti valorosi.

 
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said this on 12 May 2010 3:40:39 AM MDT
Excellent tut.thanks for sharing........

 
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said this on 30 Aug 2010 1:52:55 AM MDT
tooo good...now it seems so east..thanx a ton:)

 
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said this on 31 Aug 2010 11:48:43 PM MDT
hey can u tell me in which photoshop u did it

 
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said this on 18 Feb 2011 2:19:33 AM MDT
Very nice Post! Really love it your post! thank you very much for your Information

 
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said this on 25 Feb 2011 7:17:35 AM MDT
Great composition and great tut...




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