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Letter Portraits on Photoshop

teacher avatar Alex Edwards, Video Editing

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3 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Letter Portrait Intro

      0:18
    • 2. Letter Portrait Talk Through

      7:06
    • 3. Second Example No Talking

      7:52
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Hey guys for todays class I’m going to show you how to make it look like your portrait is popping out of letters on Photoshop. I’ve also included a few examples as you can see.

A few things to note:

1-pay attention to what layer I'm on as it can be a little confusing with two different portrait layers

2-you need a font that's thick, otherwise your edit won't be as effective as the face may be too much protruding out the letter. 

3-there are multiple ways you can erase the second portrait (3:30 talk through class). Best ways are polygonal tool, eraser and magnetic lasso if your model is against a plain background.

I've read back through all your feedback and a lot of you asked for more examples so the first class is a run through with explanation and how I do everything and the second class is just a visual walk through of how I do a letter portrait with a different picture and letter. Head over to the class project to see them all.

As per usual, if you have any questions leave a comment or send me an email! [email protected]

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1. Letter Portrait Intro: Hey, guys, welcome back to my page for this class again. She had to make it look like your portrait is popping out of letters on Photoshopped. I've also included a few examples. 2. Letter Portrait Talk Through: - first thing you need to do is decide on the front you want. It's best to do something bold and thick. Otherwise you'll barely be able to see your portrait. I went with source sons pro after flicking around with a couple other phones. It's pretty obvious, sort of once won't work as you need the front to be sick enough that the edit is effective . Otherwise, the face will be too obtrusive if the front is to soothe way way. Once you've decided on the fun, you need to line up your portrait and carpet to the shape of your text to begin with love with the capacity of your portrait so that you can see the letter through the back to better alliance, then duplicate the portrait layer and caught one of these layers to the text. You can do this by going to quick selection and selecting the letter. You need to make sure you're on the layer with the letter to do this. Then, once the letter is selected, go back on your portrait layer could invert, Then delete the portrait around it thin with second portrait layer. You just need to select your models, face on. Just delete the areas around it. Just make sure that the portrait is quite to the shape off the letter. I'm going to let this play instead off doing a time lobster so you can see the entire process way . - Once you've done this year, it is either finished or if you're like me, you might just want to meet in the edges. I just used a razor on the polygon. A little to select areas for this portrait. Sweet good lighting work best For this absence, you can create cleaner lines around the letters. I've included the examples from the introduction in the out tray. If you keep watching until the end way, that's how simple it is to create a letter portrays. This class was helpful in some way way. 3. Second Example No Talking: