Johann describes himself as a design person who does things like graphic design, photography, video and rides small bikes.

He has worked as art editor at Digital Arts, and contributed to magazines such as Ride, Level, Albion, Lodown Art and Cream.

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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