Are you looking for ways to make your photos pop? Photo manipulation and photo retouching can help you transform a photograph into something special.
With the right tools, techniques, and knowledge, it’s possible to achieve any desired effect or look with just a few clicks of a mouse. From subtle adjustments that enhance colors and tones to more complex manipulations that create entirely new works of art, photo manipulation and retouching can take your photography skills to the next level.
In this article, we’ll explain what photo manipulation is all about and how it can be used to get the most out of your images. We’ll also provide some tips on how you can use these techniques yourself.
How to Create Light Effects in a Photo
This photo was photographed specifically to emphasize some light effects to take place on a picture. We would like to create an illusion of light or energy converging on his hands and exploding like a firework of light.
First, we will need to fix the image:
- Remove spots on the background
- Make the background seamless
- Clean up the stray hairs
- Retouch the skin
Step #1: Clean the Background of the Image
To remove the spots on background, we will need to use the Patch Tool.
To even out the background and make it seamless, we will need to use the Gradient Tool and copy the colors of the background.
Step #2: Remove Stray Hair and Smoothen the Skin
For the hair clean up, mask the model, and make sure the hair strands sticking out will be masked out. Make sure to leave small bits of stray hairs so that the edge doesn’t look too sharp.
To retouch the skin, use Delicious Retouch v4, this is a photoshop extension that can help you smoothen the skin.
The resulting image should look like this:
Step #3: Adding Light Effects to Your Picture
After we’ve cleaned up the image. We can now proceed to add the light effects to it.
We begin by placing the objects on his arms up to his hands.
You can then add some adjustment layers to match it to the colors of the existing light reflections on the model.
This would make it look organic, thus giving the illusion of the model’s hand being the light source.
Next, we add the light reflections on the arms
After that, we then add the light-scattering effects.
Finally, we can add more effects that will emphasize the light’s influence on the model, such as adding adjustment layers on his face etc.
After all the edits we’ve applied, the final image should look like this:
What do you think? Awesome effects, right?
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Professional Photo Manipulation Services from Paper Boat Creative
At Paper Boat Creative, we offer high-end photo editing services to bring out the best in your photos. Our team of experienced retouchers are experts when it comes to manipulating images and creating stunning artwork from ordinary photographs.
Whether you need creative compositions created or bulk editing for e-commerce businesses, we have the skills and experience to get the job done right. So, if you’re looking for professional photo manipulation services, get in touch with us today and let us help you create powerful images that will make an impact on your audience.
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