advanced photoshop
Sep
20

Photoshop tips for HDR portrait effects

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Tips & Tutorials, by Anna-lisa Saywell

An insight into the making of this detailed animal portrait from a stock photo

A combination of adjustment layers have effectively relit and recoloured your image giving it more impact.

Using a vignette effect both simulates a studio environment and draws in the focus of the viewer.

Final effect

Photoshop tips for HDR portrait effects

Before

Photoshop tips for HDR portrait effects

The edge lighting produced by our layer styles is the foundation for more advanced effects.

Photoshop tips for HDR portrait effects

Enhance your highlights further by toggling between of 10% and 30% Opacity with the Burn tool. Repeat for Shadows as well.