Accidents do happen. They are not something we think too often about and the very nature of accidents is that they will happen when we least expect them.
Given the not too good figures for Malaysian road accident statistics, we should at least know what to do if we are unfortunate to be involved in an accident. Equipped with this knowledge, we won’t need to panic. We can calmly manage the situation if we are not seriously injured.
This knowledge is even more important for new drivers who must be aware of the involvement of related parties such as the police, tow truck drivers & insurers.
Add Flower (9:38) > Erase unwanted parts. Shorten the stem. Erase middle part. Cut top to another layer. Move to join with bottom part. Merge Down layer.
Blend Flower > Dodge bright areas.
Add Water (11:08) > Use special Brush. Shape with Transform & Warp.
Add Background Texture & Scene Lighting (12:12) > Paint Orange #ff8711, Transform, Screen Blending Mode. Do this in several layers. Adjust Opacity to match. Top Tip: Group the Layers to organise your work
Color Toning the Image (13:45) > Levels (Blue & Red channels) & Selective colors
Finishing Touches (14:20)
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RafyA shows you how to convert your color photo into a dramatic B&W sepia photo in a few quick simple steps. But you do need to know how to work with curves, layers & masks. Its a nice technique to pick up if you are wanting to create a moody pix.
A Texture is also used for a dark grungy effect.
Links to the work files are provided for practice & effective learning.
There is no voice or text narration. This summary will help explain the process & technique.
On a Duplicate Layer, apply Gaussian Blur of 7.0. Mask this layer to hide the effect on the face & front body – paint on the mask with black Opacity 50%, Flow 63%. This creates a Bokeh effect to isolate the girl from the background.
Add a Black Solid Color layer, Opacity 83%. Mask this layer (similar to step 2) but paint further out to the background as this creates the scene lighting
Add the Texture. Transform & Position. Change Blending Mode to Soft Light, Opacity 83%. Mask this layer to hide the effect on the face & skin of front body – paint on the mask with black Opacity 22%, Flow 63%
Add a Levels adjustment layer & tweak the Black levels as shown
Add a Black & White Gradient Map, Opacity 75%
Add a Warming Photo Filter, Density 19%
Create a Composite layer (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E) to merge everything into a single layer / copy
Duplicate the Composite layer. Apply High Pass filter, Radius 4.5 (you may omit the Smart Object step). Change Blending Mode to Overlay to see the Image Sharpening effect.