After playing Alice:Madness Returns and having to face the terrible Queen of Hearts, I felt inspired into doing a twisted version of her. The tutorial is quite complex but the steps flow easily, and you’ll end up with a beautiful yet morbid version of the Queen of Hearts.
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- Tutorial type: step by step text tutorial
- Video version: no
- Number of steps: 27
- Detailed screenshots: yes
- Stock images available: yes
STEP 1 – Crop the model
Open the model image and start by cropping her out from the background.
STEP 2 – Collar Fix
The collar looks a little too bright, so we are going to darken it.
Select the collar, duplicate the layer by right click -> layer via copy.
Set the layer blending mode to “Multiply“.
Go to Image – Adjustments – Desaturate, and decrease the Fill until it looks good (I have 50%)
STEP 3- Background Darken
Drag the model to the background.
Now select the background image, and go to Image – Adjustments – Hue/Saturation. Master: Saturation -45%
STEP 4- Blur the background
Select the background again, go to Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur, Radius 6 px.
This will blur the background a little, and will make the model stand out more.
STEP 5 – Background vignette
Make a selection around the model, right click – Feather – 350 px.
Right click again – Select Inverse.
Go to Image – Adjustments – Brightness & Contrast
and select the following values:
- Brightness: -114
- Contrast: +53
This will add a beautiful vignette to your image.