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How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

by on Mar.13, 2012, under Tutorials

How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

 

This tutorial will show you how to make a High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial, using Adobe Photoshop CS5.

 

So firstly we need to get an image we are going to be using. For this example I have used an image of Kate Beckinsale.

Kate Beckinsale 1 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

Now we need to Desature the image, as in the image below.
Shift+Ctrl+U
Image –> Adjustments –> Desaturate 

Adjustments 2 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

Now we need to edit the Curve.

Ctrl+M
Image –> Adjustments –> Curves 

Adjustments 3 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

As you can see in the image below have made the line on the curve nice and smooth, you need to make something similar to this line, obviously this will depend on your image but should be roughly the same.

Curves 4 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

Now we need to duplicate the layer, I do this by right clicking on the layer and choosing Duplicate Layer…

Duplicate Layer 5 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

On the new layer that will be on the top level, we want to apply some blur. In this example i’m going to use Gaussian Blur.

Blur 6 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

In the image below you can see the settings I have used for the Gaussian Blur.

Gaussian Blur 7 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

With this top layer selected, Layer 1 copy, click where it says Normal

Layer 8 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

Change it to Overlay, and lower the Opacity ..

Layer Overlay 9 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

Now choose the Burn Tool

Burn Tool Logo 11 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

Choose the settings as below.

Burn 10 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

Burn the eyes and around the eyes, you may want to do this on both layers depending on personal preference.

Burn Eyes 12 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

Also you may want to do the same around the mouth

Burn Mouth 13 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

 

Final Image.

The PSD for this tutorial is available in the shop.

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Final mage 14 How To Make A High Key B&W Portrait Tutorial

 

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