Create Portrait Photo Manipulation with Rose and Rock Pattern in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a portrait photo manipulation with rock and rose pattern in Photoshop. Throughout the tutorial, we will practice several techniques such as selection, layer masks, image adjustments & lots of layer blending. Have a try!

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create portrait photo manipulation with rock and rose pattern in Photoshop. Throughout the tutorial, we will practice several techniques such as selection, layer masks, image adjustments & lots of layer blending. Have a try!

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Note: The Photoshop tutorial is done in Photoshop CC – therefore some screenshot may have slighting different layout as in the earlier version. Some brushes are exclusive to Photoshop CS6 or above.

Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)

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OK Let’s get started!

To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:

Model by Tris-Marie

Rock

Rose

Lava flow

Step 1

Create a new document sized 1000px * 1250px with black background. Load the model image into Photoshop, copy and paste it to our document as shown below:

Apply the following image adjustment layers on top of this model layer:

Black & White

Levels

Curves

This is the effect after applying the adjustments:

Use a soft erase, fade the edges of the model as shown below so it blends into the black background:

I decided to retain the original colour of the model’s lip – so I went back to the Black & White adjustment layer above & apply a mask around the model’s lip:

and this is the effect so far:

Step 2

Load the rock image into Photoshop, copy & paste it over to our document:

Use a soft eraser with flow & opacity set to 50%, fade some parts of the rocks to reveal the model’s face:

Apply the following adjustment layers as clipping masks to this rock layer:

Black and White

Levels

and this is the effect so far:

Step 3

Load the rose image into Photoshop, copy and paste it onto the head of the model:

We can give this rock a bit of lighting effect by adding the following Black & White adjustment layer as clipping mask, on top of the rose layer:

Then, on the layer mask of this above black & white adjustment layer, erase the edge of the rose so only the centre of the rose is highlighted in red:

Step 4

I decided to add some liquid effect onto the image. I couldn’t find a suitable brush for this liquid effect, so I used the following lava flow image.

Select the lava flow with a 30px feather Lasso tool:

Copy and paste the selection to our document, apply this level adjustment to remove the rock:

Change the layer blend mode to “screen”:

As you can see, after the layer blend mode change, only the lava flow is left:

Duplicate this lava flow layer a few times, attach them to the rose and background rock as shown below:

I added some liquid effect to the eye area as well:

Step 5

We’re in the final touch-up stage – add a few flying roses in the background, as shown below:

I added another rose on the forehead – as you can see, instead of using a red rose, I adjusted its colour to be black:

To finish this portrait photo manipulation, I applied some colours onto the image, and this is my final result: (click to enlarge)

Please feel free to experiment your own colour scheme, and see what results they bring you.

That’s it for this photoshop tutorial! Hope you enjoy it and find it useful! If you have any questions about the steps, please contact me or leave a comment below. I will try my best to answer them.

Till next time, have a great day!

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