Photoshop tutorial: Surreal digital portraits

Step 14 You can often further enhance compositions by adding more highlights and shadows, and apply a light blur to the lowest layer (or layers, for more complex pieces. Here, I used a Gaussian Blur filter to make the planets and diamond appear less prominent.

Step 15 The wording for the type was chosen by the client. Finding the right font for this was a matter of trial and error. The final stage was to add the client’s logo.


Who: Ratinan is a 24-year-old artist (who illustrates under the moniker of Ise) who was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She describes painting as her best friend, and she loves to draw the female form in a style drawn from the fashion industry. She has a degree in visual communication art and design from Rangsit University, and now works as a freelance illustrator.
Software: Adobe Photoshop
Time to complete: 3 hours

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