40 - Highlights in PhotoShop ~
Gaussian Blur Filter
• This tutorial is 5th in a series designed to help complete the Portrait Project.
Other People's Work:
Here are some examples inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Portrait in PhotoShop ~
Hopefully you've done this tutorial first …
Create a new layer above the face layers, name it face highlights
Using a white brush, paint in some highlights
Paint along the edge of the nose, forehead, hands; anywhere you need some contrast to give depth.
Step #2: Blur the Highlights ~
Go to: Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur on the Face Highlights layer.
Drop the opacity of the face highlight layer, too.
Step #3: Dodge Tool ~
Select the Dodge Tool which is behind the Burn Tool.
The Dodge Tool makes things lighter …
Do a Good Job!
Step #4: Smudge Tool ~
Get the smudge tool
Try smudging your hair to make it look better.
Step #5: Luscious Lips!
Add another layer called lips color.
Lips are usually a dark Red, right?
Clean up the edges using the Eraser Tool
Lastly, add highlight ABOVE the layer for your lips.
Color over your lips with a lighter color …
Laslty, Blur the highlight layer as necessary.
Repeat this process 1 more time ... ?