In this video walkthrough watch, as I show you how I created this stylized female boxer composite portrait image in Photoshop.
I love to create cinematic stylized portraits, but with lockdown, obviously, I can not shoot anything. So to keep the cobwebs off and to make sure I am keeping my creative muscle active, I purchased various stock from Adobe and got down to business. In the video, you will see me cutting out the model and creating depth of field by blurring elements. I also show you how to add light effects and to add a nice color grade. One area where I messed up, in the beginning, was using Photoshop automated color select to cut out. It always takes extra time to refine the edges, as you will see in the video. My usual go-to is the pen tool, and I definitely regretted not using it this time. But it goes to show the easiest way is not always the best.
This video walkthrough is great for beginners who want to see how a composite like this is pieced together. When I was learning I found it beneficial to watch other artists' processes and workflow, taking what I needed and applying it to my own.