Improving the Look of a Portrait

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In this tutorial I will show you how to improve the look of a portrait image in a few quick steps. First, we need a picture. A big picture so we can make sure the details are not altered. For this tutorial I will use this picture:

To quickly edit this image, I will not use Photoshop. Instead I will use Reshade Image Enlarger that will to the job as good as Photoshop if not even better. So, here are the settings that I’ve used:

And here is the image:

At first, the difference might not look that big, but zoom in and you will see what a big difference there is:

Now let’s add some cool curly lines over the image to give it a classy effect. So, I’ve created two images, using letters from the Rothenburg Decorative font (I’ve cropped some parts from the letters R and S). Here are the images:

Import the images in the project, put them in the corners and select the blend mode to Soft Light (both of them). The final image should look like this:

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cant find out that with the smooth thing.

By Photoshopisfuture on Feb 22, 2009 1:28 pm

this is awsome! thx :]

By Forsaken-vampiress on Feb 16, 2009 9:50 am

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Submitted on Feb 12, 2009
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Approved on Feb 12, 2009

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