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How to Turn Humdrum Photos Into Cinematic Portraits

How to Turn Humdrum Photos Into Cinematic Portraits
There are a plethora of ways to treat a portrait, for a myriad of uses, but that is for another feature. Let's tackle adding drama or a cinematic quality to a regular, humdrum portrait. Let's even throw in a little bit of faking HDR. That way if you work on a project that requires a stunning shot without the stunning photography, you'll be able to cobble something together using your mad skillz! Update: This tutorial was originally published on Psdtuts in April 2009. Video Tutorial Our video editor Gavin Steele has created this video tutorial to compliment this text + image tutorial. Asset Preparation The images I've used are: The man, the cloud, the water drops 1, and water drops 2. Step 1 Open the man image from iStockphoto and separate him from the background. Step 2 Open up the cloud image from and import it into the document underneath the "MAN" layer. Step 3 Step 4 Select the Paintbrush Tool and set it to 0% Hardness, 15% Opacity and 65% Flow. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10

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