Radiant Girl: A Detailed Color Portrait
The author of this tutorial is Alvaro Salazar Chacon. The tutorial was created using the AKVIS Sketch plugin in Adobe Photoshop.
With AKVIS Sketch you can create a wonderful color portrait with a lot of detail.
Follow these instructions:
Step 1. Choose a photograph and open it in Adobe Photoshop.
Step 2. Make two layer copies, call Filter -> Others -> High Pass from the menu, and set Radius to 4.8 pixels.
Applying the High Pass Filter
Step 3. Change the blending mode from Normal to Overlay, to highlight the most important details of the portrait, and merge the top layer with the layer below it.
Step 4. Call the AKVIS Sketch plug-in Filter –> AKVIS –> Sketch from the menu.
AKVIS Sketch Workspace
Make the necessary adjustments to the settings and press the button to apply the result.
Result After Using AKVIS Sketch
Step 5. Use a white Brush to paint over extra strokes and defects, leaving only the important details of the image.
Using the White Brush
After working on the face it will appear brighter:
After Using the Brush
Step 6. To equalize color brightness, apply a median noise filter Filter -> Noise -> Median with Radius set to 8 pixels.
Applying the Median Filter
Step 7. Then to this same layer apply an artistic posterizing filter Filter -> Artistic -> Poster Edges with the parameters set as shown:
Applying the Poster Edges Filter
Step 8. Now repeat Step 6 with the same settings.
Applying the Median Filter to the Posterized Image
Step 9. Change the blending mode of the upper layer (drawing) from Normal to Color Burn and set Opacity to 80%.
Then combine the layers, and if desired, increase the saturation of the image using Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation.
We end up with a bright, stylized portrait:
Portait of a Girl
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