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In this Photoshop Tutorial, using several images, you will create a nice Photo Manipulation and will try to make mannequins looked like broken. The idea is to gather Free Stock Images together with the main image of mannequins and combine and manipulate them all to achieve the desired photo effect.

By adri02, on September 19, 2010, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

In this Photoshop Tutorial, using several images, you will create a nice Photo Manipulation. You will use Pen Tool, Brush Tool and Layer Style. This tutorial uses free stock images from sxc.hu.

The idea is to gather Free Stock Images together with the main image of mannequins and combine and manipulate them all to achieve the desired photo effect.

Open Photoshop end let's start !

 

Final Result Preview:

 
 
 

Step 1:

 

Start by opening the image with the mannequins.

 
 

The image it's too large (and that's a good thing in almost all cases) but in our case it's better if we resize it, to work with it easier. To do this, choose Image > Image Size.

 

You can see that the project dimension was reduced from 34,9M to 10,4M.

It's always a smart choice to duplicate your background layer, in case you'll need the original one sometime later in your project. Duplicate your layer :)

 
 

Step 2:

 

Now you'll use the Pen Tool the make a hole into the mannequin's head. So, grab the Pen Tool and start making a random selection, like you see in the image below.

 

Right click on the canvas and choose Make Selection. Leave the Feather Radius : 0 and click OK.

With your selection still on, go to Select > Inverse (Shift+Ctel+I) in order to select the rest of the image and not the place where the hole will be.

Go to Clone Tool and start to clone the background over the part of the head that is above the selection.

 

Now you need to inverse the selection again, so that you can put a gradient in it, and make the head look like it is broken.

Copy the selection and paste it in a new layer. Name the layer Broken Head. It's a good thing to always rename your layers, that way you'll work with them easier.

Double click on the layer, in the Layer Palette, in order to open the Layer Style. Check the Gradient Overlay box and then double click on the Gradient to select the colors you'll use. For the left side of the gradient set #8f7664 and for the right side #ec1e13. Check the reverse box.

 
 

Don't hit OK yet, because you need to apply some Bevel and Emboss style with the following settings :

 

Apply some Inner Shadow to add a little depth to the hole.

 
 
 

Step 3:

 

It's time to use another image. Take it and open it in Phtoshop. Take the Ellipse Marquee Tool and select the girl's face and place it in your project.

Use the Free Transform to enlarge the face to make it fit above the mannequin's face. Reduce the layer's opacity while you're transforming, so you can have a better view.

 

Press Enter on your keyboard to exit out of the transform tool. Put the opacity again to 100%.

Use the Pen Tool again, to select a part from the girl's face. After you have the selection, inverse it and hit Delete on your kerboard.

This is what you have so far :

 
 

Step 4:

 

Let's add depth to this part of the face. Hold down Ctrl and click on the thumbnail of the layer with the girl. Doing so you'll select its shape. Create a new layer.

Make sure you have white for the foreground color and hit Alt+Backspace to fill the selection with that color (use Ctrl+Backspace if you want to fill it with the background color).

Set the Blend Mode to Multiply. Always use this option if you want a transparent background. Double click on the layer to apply some layer styles. Choose Bevel and Emboss with the next settings:

 

Go to the layer with the girl. Now hold down Alt key and go to Create new fill and adjustments layer and from here select Hue/Saturation.

Select Use previous Layers to create Clipping Mask - so that the next settings will be applied only to the layer with the face. Move the slides as you see in the image below. Now you've made the face look a little darker.

 
 

Step 5:

 

Open this image and do the same as you did in step 3. Select the girl's head, copy and paste it in your project.

Use Transform Tool to flip the face horizontal. Make the selection with Pen Tool and apply Bevel and Emboss for the layer with the crack.

This time you'll add some colors to the girl's face. Do that using Color Balance, instead of Hue/Saturation.

This is the image so far :