Feather Effect in Photoshop | Photoshop Effect | Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial , you will learn how to give this awesome Feather effect to your Photos in Photoshop and make your Photos look amazing. By looking at the final image below the effect looks complicated but it is not so just follow the steps below and learn how to create it for yourself . So let's get started!





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Steps on how to give this Feather effect to your Photos in Photoshop :-


  • So the first step is to select Quick selection tool for the selection of model in the image


Quick selection tool
  • Now using selection tool, select the model in the image


Select model using Quick selection tool
  • And press ALT and click to deselect a selection


Press ALT and click to remove extra seleciton

Final selection
  • Now press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of the selection into new layer


After pressing CTRL + J
  • After that go to File and select New over there to create a new document


Go to file and then click on New over there
  • Now set the following in the pop up, Width : 1280px , Height : 720px , Resolution : 300 , Background content : White and then click OK


Set the following and then click OK
  • Then click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient over there


Click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient over there
  • After that in the pop up set the following , Gradient : Foreground to Background , Style : Radial , Angle : 90 deg , Scale : 400% and tick on Reverse and then click OK


Set the following and then click Ok
  • Now go back to image where the model was present


Click on the image's name tab to go over there
  • And then select move tool and using it grab the model to newly created layer


Move tool icon

Grab model to Newly create layer

After placing the model into new layer
  • Now press CTRL + T to scale the image and then go to View and then select Fit on screen to make the whole image visible to you


After pressing CTRL + T go to View and then select Fit on screen

After clicking on Fit on Screen
  • Now scale down the image to fit it in the document by dragging from one corner and press SHIFT while dragging to scale it evenly and then place it properly using move tool


After scaling down and placing it properly
  • Now click on Add layer mask icon


Add layer mask icon
  • After that press CTRL + I which will fill the mask with black color and hide the model image


After pressing CTRL + I (Fills layer mask with black color which will hide the model image)

Hides the model image
  • Now click on Properties icon


Properties icon
  • And reduce the density a little which will bring back the model image a little as we will require it to bring back the model image in the form of feather for best effect


After bringing down density (density reduced to 88%)
  • Now select brush tool and then set the foreground color as white


Select Brush tool

Set foreground color as white
  • After that click on Toggle brush panel icon


Toggle brush panel icon
  • And then select any Feather brush from it and using it click on the image which will bring back the model image in the form of Feather


Select any feather brush from it

After clicking on the image using brush
  • So like this way try bringing back the parts of the model in the form feather by changing the brush , it's size (press [ to increase the brush size and ] to decrease the brush size) , rotating it in the best possible way. It might take some time to bring the best effect as it is all about trial and error. ( Note : Press CTRL + Z to revert back a step)


Ways to rotate brush

Final image after all trial and error
  • Now again open the properties tab and bring back the density to 100% which will hide the extra parts of image


After increasing density to 100%
  • Now click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient map over there


Click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient map over there
  • After that in the pop up click on Create clipping mask icon so that it only affects one underlying layer leaving the rest as it is and then set the Gradient as Violet, Orange


Click on Create clipping mask icon

Set gradient as Violet , Orange

After changing Gradient
  • And then decrease the opacity of Gradient layer to 25%


Decrease the opacity to 25%

So this will give you Feather effect to your Photo!

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