Tutorial 18 - Draganize a portrait


I show you my take on how to Draganize a portrait using Adobe Photoshop CS4. Discover the Andrzej Dragan effect by viewing 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.

Andrzej Dragan effect

Tutorial 18 - Draganize a portrait

In this tutorial I show you my take on how to Draganize a portrait using Adobe Photoshop CS4. Discover the Andrzej Dragan effect by viewing 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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The final chapter of our Photoshop CS4 tutorial showing how to create a Dragan effect using a portrait. In this chapter we create the gritty high contrast effect so characteristic of Dragan's work along with some colour work to give the image character. We finish our work with a little more dodging and burning through the draganizing layers to get the precise draganized effect we're looking for.
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.
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.