Creating vibrant, eye-catching images like this one needn’t be a complex or time-consuming affair. In this tutorial, James White shows how to add a bold, pop culture retro flair to a striking model shot kindly provided by

You’ll learn to hone your skills with the Layers panel and useful tips in applying masking, Blending Modes and Hue/Saturation. You’ll also learn how layers react with one another when overlayed in certain ways, and how selective colour can be added to enhance the overall design.

Don’t be afraid to leave yourself open to experimentation. Try different things as you go along to see what results you may come up with.

Time to complete 

3 hours


Adobe Photoshop

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