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PW120 - Tutorial 18, Chapter 2 - Draganize a Portrait

We continue to work on applying the Dragan effect to our portrait in Tutorial 18, Chapter 2, starting with some work on fixing eye colour with colour blending mode and some more work on preparing the image for the draganizing layers. We then move on to boosting contrast and fixing colours by using curves and hue/saturation layers.

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PW118 - Tutorial 18, Chapter 1 - Draganize a portrait

Today we start Tutorial 18 where I show you my take on how to Draganize a portrait using Adobe Photoshop CS4. Discover the Dragan effect by viewing Andrzej Dragan's amazing portraits if you're not familiar with his style. This is a 3 part free video tutorial and this section lays the ground work with getting the light and detail levels right using dodging and burning layers with soft light, hard light and a wacom pen and touch tablet so that the later, draganizing layers will look right. We also perform some basic colour correction using a curves layer.

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Tutorial 7, Chapter 4 - Distorted Tree

This week in the second to last episode of this tutorial I spend quite a bit of time explaining what I'm trying to do with the light on this image and this really is the heart of this edit. It's what makes the picture what it is. I also cover levels adjustment layers and how to spread the tones in the shot more evenly across the histogram.

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