New Digital Portraits (Photoshop Layers as a Metaphor For Life)

Recently I’ve been experimenting with some new painting techniques in Photoshop. Well, new to me anyway. Historically, I’ve been more of an artistic compositor and collage-maker when it comes to Photoshop, so this kind of painterly portraiture is pretty new for me. I have to admit though, I am totally hooked.

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Tutorial: Text Portrait using Photoshop CC

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I love learning new techniques in Photoshop, and this is one that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while.

This effect is an ideal way to combine portraits with long passages of text, particularly song lyrics and speeches, for an incredibly dramatic effect. I had so much fun doing this one, I thought I would share how it’s done!

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