• How To Stylize A Portrait Using Layer Blending Modes In Photoshop

  • by Aaron Nace
    July 10, 2013
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Tutorial Description

Sometime you get a great image from a shoot, but it just doesn’t have enough pizzaz straight out of the camera.

It may look like the image below was taken with extremely punchy lighting, but a lot of the stylization was done in Photoshop using layer blending modes. By duplicating the image multiple times and using blending modes like Screen and Overlay, we’re able to alter different parts of the image separately using layer masks to make sure it looks the way we want it to.


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