In this Photoshop Tutorial I'll show you how to create a mysterious and fantasy portrait of a woman. This tutorial focuses on retouching techniques and creating dramatic lighting effect. Resources needed: Background LINK Model LINK Flame flower LINK Snowfall LINK
To change color of snowfall, I use a Channel Mixer layer (Clipping Mask):
Make a new layer and I use brush with color #cca846 to paint on the left side of model and change the mode to Hard Light 100%:
I use a Curves Layer (Clipping Mask) to make this light effect more saturated:
I create two new layers and use brush with color #583c06 to paint on the left side of model face. I put the mode of these layers to Color Dodge 100%:
In this step we'll make light for the top left. On a new layer, I use soft brush with color #ffde7b to paint on the indicated area:
Make a new layer and I use soft brush with color #072e3c to paint on the right of model (hood, fingers). Then I change the mode to Linear Dodge 100%:
Make two new layers and change brush color to white. I paint the right side with this brush on the first layer and the left on the second. I change the first layer to Soft Light mode 100% and the second to Overlay 100% (as the left needs stronger highlights).
New layer and use brush with color #123745 to paint on the stroke of model hood and fingers on the left. I set this layer to Color Dodge 100%:
I use some adjustment layers to create a nice contrast between orange and cyan of picture.
On a new layer, I make strokes for left eyes as done with the right but change color to #dfb170:
I make 3 new layers and use brush with color #dfb170. On the first I paint on the left of model lips and put the mode as Soft Light 50%. On the second that is set to Soft Light mode 100% I continue to brighten the left side of model face and left eye. On the third (Color mode 50%) I paint inside the left eye to make the yellow tone there more visible:
I use Dodge and Burn on a new layer to enhance picture details.