Make an Amazing Portrait Effect in Photoshop

Make an Amazing Portrait Effect in Photoshop

Make a cool colorful portrait effect in Photoshop using nebula stock images and adjustment layers. This effect can be applied to any portrait so you can use your own images. Enjoy

Final result

Portrait stock image by: Rick Berk –

Stock used

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  1. Julieta says:

    Hi Andrei,

    Your work is awesome! There is no doubt you are very talented man. :) I am working on this tutorial but I am having some issues in the minute 11:35 of the tutorial. When I tried to apply the Gradient Map, there is just a small change on the hair’s line only. It seems that it should turn out like the photo has been inverse but I am not able to do so. What am I doing wrong? :)

    Thank you for your time!

  2. Tim says:

    Hey there,

    For some reason when I’m at the colour layer, the colours only come out as black. Do you know how I can solve this?

    PS Your work is awesome, keep it up!

    • Andrei Oprinca says:

      It would help me more if you could tell me at what minute in the video is that so that I can figure out what could it be.

      Maybe you have the layer below the black & white adjustment layer. Make sure this adjustment layer is set as clipping mask (right click and choose “Create clipping mask”)

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