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Glowing aura around a person

Tutorials Photo Effects 36888 Views April 2nd, 2011

In this short tutorial I want to show you a simple way to make a dramatic transformation adding a strong colorful aura around a person. I will work with only one stock image and add Photoshop effects for achiving this glow effect. I hope you find this tut interesting! Let's start!

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Sad Angel Layer

Open a new PSD file and copy this beautiful image of a Portrait White by almudena-stock. Call this layer Angel Layer.

I will remove the background using the Magic Wand Tool. This Tool works well when we have a one color background for example. Simply adjust the Tolerance and  you can obtain a good result. This technique is faster then using the Eraser Tool or the Pen Tool slection. Duplicate the Angel Layer. Go to Edit, Brightness/Contrast Menu and make the following settings and than with the Magic Wand Tool, tolerance 50, select the black background.

With the area selected press the Refine Edges button of the Magic Wand Tool. The result is that the edges of the selected area are now smoother.

With the area selected return to the Angel Layer and press delete. Now we have a well croped girl image. If you are not pleased with the result you can adjust the edges with the same Refine Edges button. Remove the Angel Copy Layer(we used it only for making a better selection).

Change Face Features with Liquify

Remodel the face for a more sweeter, almost angelic look. I will use the Liquify Tool to change the face features like eyes, mouth, nose and so on. And also try to make it as realistic as posible. Let's start with the eyes. Press CTRL and + to Zoom In the image. Eery little detail is important. Use the Bloat Tool and the Forward Warp Tool to make the eyes bigger. Use a 20 - 30 size brush.

Adjust the Eyebrows shape with the Forward Warp Tool like in the image. Try to make them as simetric as possible.

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17 comment(s) for "Glowing aura around a person"

crazymofos
crazymofos
7:00 AM Sunday, May 09, 2010
very helpful thanks reply
crazymofos
crazymofos
7:00 AM Sunday, May 09, 2010
just kidding.its a shit.explain yourself better reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Monday, May 10, 2010
I agree! it is one of my first tutorials it really needs an upgrade ! reply
Radek
Radek
7:00 AM Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Could you create a video of this, an explonation isnt much clear and its a pitty,cause its the best aura I have found on the Net. reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Saturday, April 02, 2011
Hi guys,

I've changed this tutorial and made a totally new one. Hope this one is more clear and you find it more useful than the old one.

cheers reply
Katherine
Katherine
7:00 AM Monday, April 25, 2011
I liked your tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us. reply
PSDDude
7:00 AM Monday, April 25, 2011
Thank you Katherine! reply
Robert
7:00 AM Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Beautiful result. Thanks for all the work you put in on creating this. reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thank you Robert! I am glad when my tuts are appreciated :) reply
striker
7:00 AM Friday, April 29, 2011
Very experssive result. Keep up the good work! reply
webdesign
7:00 AM Monday, May 09, 2011
Awesome end result :) This was a really interesting tutorial. Love the short step by step description, makes it a lot easier to understand. Very well done ! reply
nadia
7:00 AM Monday, May 23, 2011
nice work.. reply
angelos rostus
angelos rostus
7:00 AM Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Beautiful!! Thank you for inspiration. PSD Dude, guys, how do you convert psd files to wordpress? reply
PSDDude
7:00 AM Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thank you guys :)

I am sorry angelos, I really don't know how to convert a PSD to Wordpress simply because we don't use it. Our site is made entirely from scratch by us (John and Ralu)
But here is a tutorial that seems really good http://themetatio reply
Budi
Budi
7:00 AM Friday, May 27, 2011
Thank you guys, very friendly and useful resource, really. @angelos just wanted to give a remark, that I was publishing psd templates to wordpress with Divine Elemente plugin ttp://elemente.divine-project.com/. Which is good. reply
Baldev Kaur
Baldev Kaur
7:00 AM Friday, May 27, 2011
I agree with Gaurav
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DHOKAAAAAAAAAAAAAA reply
His Child
His Child
9:27 AM Saturday, September 14, 2013
Amazing end results but absolutely terrible tutorial!!!! Stuck reply

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