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Abstract Drawing of A Beautiful Face

Monday means time to work. Here, it’s time for a new tutorial. Basic idea of this tutorial is to reveal the beauty of a woman. With Photoshop, we’re going to create an abstract image of a floating woman’s face with subtle lights behind her.

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Tiem Needed: 30 minutes
Software Used: Photoshop

Preview:

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Step 1

Grab the model’s picture. Just take her head and paste it on new layer. Add layer mask and using soft brush (hardness: 0% and opacity 80%) paint its hair with black until only her face left.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Langkah 2

Activate grafient toll and draw gradient with setting shown below. Choose radial gradient from the option bar then click and drag from the middle of the canvas to create Background like you see below.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Step 3

Grab floral brush from DeviantArt. Set its size and paint her hair with white until some of it revealed. To keep the brush from repeating pattern, change Angle setting in the brushes panel. If you don’t understand how to use custom brush, I suggest you to read this tutorial first.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Step 4

Keep doing it until we have result similar like this.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Step 5

Create new layer above the Background. Draw radial gradient from black to transparent behind the model’s head.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Step 6

Hit ctrl+T and change its shape until it looks like shown below and lower down its opacity to 20%. With soft eraser (opacity: 25%, hardness: 0%) erase both ends.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Step 7

It’s time to give subtle lights behind her head. Create elliptical selection and fill it with white. Add Gaussian Blur with big radius.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Step 8

In this condition, the lights does not look interesting. To fix it brush it outside using smudge tool. After satisfied enough, change layer’s opacity to 50%.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Step 9

Activate the head’s model layer. Alt+klik New Layer icon and dhoose Use Previous, Mode: Overlay, and Fill with. Paint with burn tool to darken some of her face and dodge for the opposite. After finish, lower down the opacity to 50% to reduce the effect of dodging and burning.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

Kesimpulan

Finally, here’s our final result. Click here or click on the image to see it in full size. As usual, I provide psd file at the end of this tutorial. I hope you like it.

tutorial abstract drawing of a beautiful face

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