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Threshold Effect in Photoshop

Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 16.54.08Chose a picture of your likeness and upload it into Adobe Photoshop.

  1. Select only the figure. In this example is me playing tennis without the background or ball.
  2. With the figure selected, go to Image> Adjustments> Threshold
  3. When this box appears, adjust the level until you are satisfied with the results:
    Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 17.15.19
    Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 17.16.40
  4. Remove the background
  5. Go to Select> Color Rage and select Black
  6. Open a new file with a radius gradient background from white to black
  7. Move the color selection of the figure to the gradient background
  8. In a new layer on top, create a gradient with the colors that you like. In my case navy blue & red.
  9. Hold down the option key and click the gradient > Create a clipping mask. This is how it should look now:
    Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 17.24.01.png
  10. For the smoke effect; get some smoke brushes 
  11. In the layer of the figure, start painting with the smoke brushes. This part has to be carefully done so you get a cool and realistic effect.

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