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Today you will receive an insight into the workflow of world renowned digital artist Kevin Roodhorst.
He will walk you through how he created his popular composition ‘Mesmerized’, giving you a never before seen insight into his professional workflows and techniques.
This tutorial is specifically aimed at more advanced Photoshop users, and focused more on the workflows, concepts and visual aims behind this type of high-end composition. Not every step will be broken down into minute detail, but you will be walked through the stages of creation, and gain an understanding of how to construct this type of work.
As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:
Start with a new document a4 size with 300DPI.
Fill it with black.
Place the stock photo of the model in the center of the document.
Cutout the model by using a layer mask and the brushtool.
Now I clipped 5 adjustmentlayers onto the model for more contrast and better colors. I just experimented until I’ve got a result I was satisfied with. (see screenshots of the adjustment layers below).
Now it’s time to add the abstract shapes. I created these shapes by using the pen tool and then brushing into the selection. If you’re not happy with the result you can use liquify to transform it a bit.
The diagrams below help to demonstrate my work flow for creating these abstract shapes:
Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.
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