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Invitation Tutorial, Challenge 07, by monicarnsg

Hi everyone, my name is Monica. This is my first tutorial. I hope you find it informative and helpful. Thanks to everyone who voted at severalplums and pensnest for the invitation to write a tutorial!

Program used: Photoshop CS2
Level of difficulty: Relatively easy
Translatable:: Yes


Today we are going to learn how to make this ==>>Photobucket

First we take this photo:
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1. To me it looked like the aspect ratio was a little off, so I used the Rectangular Marquee Tool and selected the entire photo. I went to edit>free transform and messed around with the ratio of the photo until his face didn't look so stretched out.

2. To change up the position a bit, I then went to image>rotate canvas>arbitrary>19 degrees clockwise.

3. I cropped the photo to get a nice sexy view of Johnny's face and a bit of chest.

4. I duplicated the base and set it to screen at 100% to lighten it up a bit.

5. Now, to put a nice color to his skin I went to layer>new fill layer>solid color> # 956100. I set it to overlay at 70%.

6. I wanted to give his face a little more color so I created another layer: layer>new>layer and took the paint brush tool and colored his lips with #ec3232 set to linear light at 20% (because you don't want him to look like he is wearing lipstick, just that he has a little color.)

7. Then I added this texture (I love this texture!): (I saved this texture to my misc. folder before I thought to credit the maker, sorry. If you know who made it, let me know.)
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I flipped to horizontally and set it to exclusion at 100%.

8. The last step was to add a layer mask to the last layer. I double clicked the mask and used the eraser tool at 50% to get rid of some larger blemishes on his face and chest from the new layer.

This is what my layers palate looks like at the end of this ordeal:
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Any and all feedback is welcome!

These were my banners for the challenge:

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Cross posted to severalplums, icon_extras, and icon_tutorial.
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