|Start this wedding version movie style poster Photoshop tutorial by dragging in the bride to a nice sky/cloud
photo (here is again from Photos.com). Go ahead and use the eraser
tool to get rid of the extra junk around the bride.
Now go ahead and create a layer mask. Since we still
have some harsh edges but primarily because we want to do some
lightbleeding go ahead and use the radial or diamond gradient tool
with black as the foreground color to mask certain areas on the
bride layer. You can see where I’ve masked with the rubylith on.
With the background layer selected in the layers
palette, create a levels adjustment layer. We’re going to
‘cinematize’ the look here. This adjustment layer will affect only
the layer/s beneath it.
We want this effect of light-washing going on. Look
at how it instantly lets the layer masked areas let the light ‘bleed
through’. I call this light-bleeding. We’re just making it a
stronger effect with the Levels adjustment layer. This is good
shtuff. If it's just a little bit 'above you' right now then
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Create a selection with the lasso tool of another
person (in this case, the groom).
Now enter the quick mask mode as shown.
Choose a medium size brush after selecting ‘B’ for
With black as your foreground color, ‘deselect’ or
paint the areas outside of the selection you want. (Quick masking is
covered in depth in the
Basic Photoshop DVD Training).
Here are some more screenshots of getting the
selection via the Quick Mask mode. Use the brush with black to
deselect areas (shown as red with the rubylith). If you need to fix
an area, switch the foreground to white to ‘select’ or ‘retain’ the
selection as shown. You can press D/X to toggle between the white
and foreground colors. Are you with me so far on this movie
poster tutorial? Because you're using digital photographs
(in this case) at 72 dpi you can only output for web - oh darn.
Press “Q” to exit the Quick Mask mode and you see
the selection that you now have.
Now get the moVe tool (V) and put the cursor inside
the new selection and click to move it and drag it into the document
we are working on. All that it does by dragging it is create a copy
and retains the original in place on the document.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Because we have a
dark tuxedo on a very light background, I used the exclusion
blending to make it a white tuxedo. The problem is, his head looks
worse than the pre-Hulk tutorial. To solve this, duplicate the
Press Next to continue with this advanced Photoshop design movie