In this quick tutorial learn how to apply a stylized urban look to your portrait photo's.
The stock image I've used for this tutorial can be downloaded
With your photo open in Photoshop, go to
the bottom of your layers panel and click on the adjustment layer
button, then choose Brightness/Contrast from the list.
This will have added a new adjustable layer above your photo layer.
In the box that pops up, set the Brightness to +25 and the Contrast to +35.
Next we'll add another adjustment layer, this time choose Hue/Saturation.
Set the Saturation to -25.
Now add a Curves adjustment layer.
First choose Red from the drop down menu, then click on the centre of the red line and drag it down a little.
Then choose Blue, and move the blue line upwards.
Then choose Green, and move the green line up a little.
In the layers panel, change the Curve layer's blending mode to Soft Light.
Finally we'll add two Solid Color adjustment layers.
For the first one, use a pale yellow colour or type in 'fff83?.
Change it's blending mode to Overlay, and it's Opacity to 35%.
For the second Solid Color layer, set the colour to 'f000ff'.
Set it's blending mode to Screen, and it's Opacity to 30%.
Here's how your final photo should end up looking.
And your layers panel should end up looking like the image above.
Below are a couple more example using exactly the same steps.
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