blending patterns...

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Tutorial

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before:


after:


1. open you photo in photoshop..
2. duplicate your background layer..
3. make a new layer..
4. using the elliptial marquee tool draw the circle around the subjects face or point of your choosing..

{if you only see the square marquee tool right click on the bottom and the elliptical tool will be an option}
5. on the new layer choose the fill bucket and fill inside the circle with pure white.. deselect the circle after it is filled..
select>deselect
6. using the smudge tool, {set to the settings below} smudge the circle.. it doesn't have to be perfect.. !

7. right click on the new layer..
8. go to blending options>blending options: custom
9. set the fill opacity to 0%.. yes.. zero.. !
7. go to pattern overlay {still on the blending options menu}
8. pick a pattern.. its best to have a semi transparent pattern like these
http://c130.deviantart.com/art/Scanline-screentone-patterns-22631618
9. still in the pattern overlay setion set the blend mode to soft light..

your done

you can also layer them... just repeat the steps on a different layer!

Tutorial Comments

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Incredibly weird...
Cuz I'm trying to blend a Joe Jonas picture right now!
Lol.
=]]

By Z0MGsz on Jan 3, 2009 5:21 pm

i love the Jonas Brothers!

By eloisajb on Nov 25, 2008 10:30 pm

Awesome! Nice! Showing It By using A Joe Jonas Pic =)

By BabyGurlDrummer on Oct 22, 2008 10:16 pm

why hello gorgeous..
=)
joseph jonas makes this tut 100x better
hahha
i love thisss its really cooool

By retrochicxxoo on Oct 11, 2008 10:13 pm

awsome!
thanks for zeh tutorial ;D

By xgrizzy on Oct 11, 2008 1:41 pm

Tutorial Details

Author ipodtoxxic View profile
Submitted on Oct 8, 2008
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Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Oct 8, 2008