With this simple technique create amazing highlight portraits
Today we are going to create a wild highlight portrait using levels and blending modes. This is a very simple technique with only two steps, but the result looks Amazing.
Image used in this tutorial
Step 1 Levels
a) Duplicate the background layer and change the name
b) Create a new adjustment layer (the small Black and White circle) and select levels.
c) Select the White eyedropper and click in a medium tone in the face, for example the cheek.
d) Now select the Black eyedropper and click to sample in dark tone, for example the eyelashes
Step 2 Blending mode
a) Duplicate the highlight layer and move it above all layers and effects
b) Select image>adjustments>curves
c) Select the red channel and modify the curve for making more reddish the image
d) Set the blending mode to softLight.
And that’s it, a very simple technique for creating highlight portraits.