Here we look at turning a regular photo into an eye-catching fashion illustration using lighting effects and colour correction in Photoshop.

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We’ll kick off with a guide to preparing a photo – removing imperfections, enhancing details and making it black-and-white. We’ll then move onto detailing the best way to cut it out from its background and build a composition around it.

Finally we’ll look at how to change to colour of elements brought in from other sources (such as stock or your own photos)

Time to complete

3 hours


Photoshop CS3 or later

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