A lot of photographers look for ways to give their portraits a three-dimensional "pop," whether that's through the lens used or some sort of post-processing technique. This great video will show you a quick and effective method for getting that look using Photoshop.
Coming to you from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, this great video shows you a fast and easy way to give your images a bit of a three-dimensional pop. The technique relies on something called "bump mapping," which is normally used in computer graphics to give the impression of texture on a given object. However, by leveraging this technique for portraits, you can use it to give your subjects a real pop that can really catch the viewer's eye. As Dinda mentions, remember to mask the effect in, as it can make undesirable changes to things like eyes and leave halos around the outline of the person. And of course, as with any such technique, it can be very easy to go overboard and create something that looks unrealistic or a bit tacky, so be sure to step away for a few minutes and take a second look with fresh eyes so you can adjust the opacity if needed. Check out the video above for the full rundown of the technique.