Stylish Photo Edit using Photoshop
Now open up your stock photo in Photoshop. After I opened my stock photo I resized it to 70-80% of it's original size. (Image > Image Size…)
After you've got your stock photo ready, you can start editting and adjusting.
Start by sharpening your image, then fading the sharpen if necesary. (Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen, Edit > Fade Sharpen.)
Now duplicate your main/Background layer and apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, use a radius of about 1.5-3.5, then change the layer mode to Overlay and lower the opacity if you think it needs it, which it probably will. I used an opacity of 30-50%.
Now let's make some more image adjustments.
Start by brightening up the image with an adjustment layer, you can make a Brightness/Contrast layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast …, you can use similar settings to mine:
That will have given the entire image a very nice, dark-contrast look.
Again with the adjustment layers, make a Gradient Map adjustment layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map…, use similar settings as mine:
Now you'll have a very weird looking image, but don't worry. Change the layer mode for your Gradient Map layer to Lighten, and lower the opacity of the layer to 10-20%.
Firstly, download this brush file, and load it into your Photoshop. After loading your brush, create a new layer, size your brush down a fair bit and paint a splat on the canvas.
Note that after I brushed my splat on my canvas I erased a few corners and applied Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.
Again with the splat brush, brush again in the same corner with a differnet part of the brush, use white.
One last time, brush a splat on the canvas using a bright pink color.
Pretty much the last thing I added for this effect was a bright-pink flare kind of thing. I did this by first creating a new layer, then making a bright pink to black radial gradient inside of the layer.
Changing the layer mode for your gradient layer to Screen will get you an effect like this:
Also try out the layer modes Lighten, Color Dodge, Linear Dodge.
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