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Members Area Tutorial: Follow an Expert Photo Manipulator’s Workflow

Members Area Tutorial: Follow an Expert Photo Manipulator’s Workflow

Today our expert members tutorial offers something a little different. We have a real life design casestudy from world renowned designer Wojciech Magierski.

Wojciech has agreed to talk you guys through his typical workflow in the creation of his popular piece ‘Voices’.

There are plenty of actionable quick tips throughout this tutorial, and beyond that it’s really inspiring to see how the pro’s go about their image creation.

Final Outcome

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Resources Used In This Tutorial

Step 1

I set the canvas to a4 (300 dpi).

The first thing I create is a background. I decided to create a black and white shapes, as it gives our image more contrast.

I take a watercolor brush and start to paint a black area.

Step 2

I duplicate the layer.

On the copied layer I use a pixel effect called Mosaic – you can find it on Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic.

Step 3

Here I repeat Step 1.

I create a new layer after creating my mosaic and apply black watercolor markings.

Step 4

Now, I duplicate the new watercolor layer and move it up to make the background design more complex.

Step 5

I start to add more visual elements using the path tool and I experiment with creating some shapes.

You can make a selection and then use a soft paintbrush to vary the tones (mine vary from light gray to black).

That’s the end of the preview!


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About the Author:

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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