Create a Beautiful Frosted Fashion layout

by Guest Writer

original image from Katanaz-Stock In this tutorial you will learn how to create a very nice looking fashion advertisement, using Adobe Photoshop. We are going for a cold and frosty look, by using cold colors and frost textures. Here's a look at the final image.

Jump in and you might learn a thing or two!

  • Tutorial Requirements: Photoshop CS2
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Time: 1-3 Hours

We are going to use this stock photo by DeviantArt-user Katanaz-Stock When you are done with the tutorial, be sure to check out her work and maybe drop a line or two as a good gesture!

Step 1

Open the photo in Adobe Photoshop. First we are going to extract the girl from the background. This can be done in billions of ways, but we are going to use Calculations.

Duplicate the background layer (always work on a copy of the original photo).

Apply Image Calculations, by using the menu Image > Calculations. The trick now is to get a high-contrast outline of the model so that the extraction will be as detailed as possible.

While playing around with the settings, we found that these worked pretty well for this particular photograph.

Settings for Image Calculations

Step 2

Select the recently created Channel "Alpha 1″, select all on this Alpha-channel and paste it on a new layer. (Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C, then back to the Layers palette and Ctrl + V).

The Alpha channel as new layer Your layers-palette should now look something like this

Your layers-palette should now look something like shown at right.


NEXT: In step 3 we'll add contrast and create layer fills ...

... continues on the next page!

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