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Tutorial on how to make this post: x

requested by anonymous and nevercleans

Okay, first of all, I have to start out by saying that I am a loser and I don’t have photoshop on my computer so I use pixlr instead. It has basically all the same functions as photoshop(apart from making gifs) just some of the functions might have a slightly different name, or something like that. But this tutorial will definitely work using photoshop.

Step 1: Get whatever picture you please, I used this picture of Clara:

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Open it in photoshop(or whatever you use)

You can color/edit the picture if you want, but I don’t think it will matter in the end.

Step 2: To cut out the part of your picture that you want(in this case, I only want Clara) select the lasso tool which looks like this: 

image and then select the lasso tool that looks like this image. Trace a line around the part of the picture that you want. Once you’ve done this, invert the selection and press delete. Make sure to deselect the picture(either click outside of the picture or right click and choose deselect). 

Step 3: To get the texture I used you can download if from here. It’s Untitled-100. (texture credit: thebeautyinwhite) You can also use another water color texture, but I used this one so I’m just going to explain how to make it with this texture. A similar texture will likely follow the same steps.

Paste the picture you cut out onto this new image. Under the layer modes, set the picture you cut out to lighten. Your picture should look sort of like this:

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If you like your picture the way it is, you don’t need to do the next few steps. However, for myself, I want to show more of Clara’s face and neck/shoulder so: 

Click on your background image, the watercolor texture. Duplicate this layer(layer>duplicate layer). Change the layer mode to multiply. Move this duplicated layer around so it shows the parts you want to see. You can keep duplicating the watercolor layer and moving it around until it shows all the parts you want to see. 

At this point, my picture looks like this:

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Now, I’m just going to erase all the parts I don’t want. 

Then, finally merge all the layers(layers>flatten image) and then sharpen it. 

I added text just for the fun of it, but obviously you don’t have to. 

This was my final result:

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And that’s it! Thanks for reading this, and if you found it helpful, I would greatly appreciate it if you liked the post! :D


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