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001. First get your image that you would like to add the effect to. I choose this vanessa anne hudgens picture.

002. Now do all your smoothing, softning, sharpening and things like that.
003. Duplicate the background layer and set to Dodge at 100%.
004. Make a new raster layer and fill with #0b0f5b or a dark blue. Set that layer to Exclusion.
005. Make a new raster layer fill with #340b41 or a dark purple. Set that layer to Lighten.
006. Add text or brushes and done! Here is my finished version.

Tutorial Comments

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It may not turn out the same if the image is too light. That would probably be your problem.

By candyxmandie on Jun 3, 2010 12:37 am

this effect can also be achieved in photoshop.

By x3-fe-nominal on Mar 2, 2010 9:21 pm

I figured out how to do this on gimp! yay~

By DuhMehStuhKayShun on Jul 27, 2009 11:34 am

hmm didnt work for me :/ maybe go back and go more into detail? :)

By Dizzi on Jul 25, 2009 4:50 pm

yes cherrygen, Archiesgirl1 what went wrong?
and thank you guys for the positive comments

By dopelyts on Jul 21, 2009 5:26 pm

How can u add a color the raster layer..like fill in?

By cherrygen on May 15, 2009 4:19 pm

there doenst happen anything?

By Photoshopisfuture on Feb 22, 2009 2:27 pm

I have no clue what you were talking about.. and my image didn't come out as great as yours did :/

By Archiesgirl1 on Feb 10, 2009 4:54 pm

wow rude ass people. Worked just fine for me!

By caminiemi on Feb 7, 2009 1:32 pm

i think this is a very cool tutorial,
it's SUPER st8 to the point tho lol
so for more unexperienced artist they may get lost,
if not already familiar with PSP,
but that doesn't take away from how cool the after effects look,
so good job in my opinion ;-)

By E-CreaTionz on Dec 28, 2008 11:38 pm
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Author dopelyts View profile
Submitted on Sep 14, 2008
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Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Sep 26, 2008

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