Hollow Head Effect | Photoshop Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial , you will learn how to create this awesome Hollow Head Effect in Photoshop. Creating this Hollow head effect might look a bit difficult but it is not so just follow the steps mentioned below and learn how to create it for yourself . So let's get started!







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Steps on how to create this awesome Hollow head effect in Photoshop :-


  • So the first step over here is create a duplicate of the Image by pressing CTRL + J


After creating duplicate of the image
  • After that hide the background layer by clicking on the eye icon


Hide the background layer
  • Now make sure that duplicate image layer is active and then select the model in the image using Quick selection (Note : Now if you want to deselect a selection then press ALT and click and hover the selection to deselect it)


Select Quick selection tool

Select model using Selection tool
  • Then click on Refine edge and then hover over the edge to get the smooth selection of the edges and then click on OK


Click on Refine Edge

Before hovering

After hovering and before clicking on OK
  • After that click on Add layer mask icon which will mask the image according to the selection i.e Will keep the model and remove the rest of the image (Background )


Click on Add layer mask icon

After clicking on Add layer mask icon
  • Then right click on the mask of layer and then select Apply layer mask in the pop up


Right click on the mask of the layer

Select Apply layer mask in the Pop up

After selecting Apply layer mask
  • Now we need to add a nice background to the model , so for that click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient over there and then in the pop up set the following , Gradient : Black , White , Style : Radial , Angle : 90 deg , Scale : 250% and tick on Reverse checkbox and then click on OK


Click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient over there

Set the following and then click OK
  • Now bring that Gradient layer below the duplicate model image layer , so this will add a nice Gradient background to the model also you get 2 separate layers one layer with only model and other layer with only background


After dragging it below model layer

Image after dragging Gradient layer below
  • Now make the model layer active by click on it and then Drag in the the Broken pot image over here and then click on tick icon to place it


Make the model layer active

After dragging broken pot image over here

After that click on this tick icon to place it
  • After that right click on the broken pot image layer and select Rasterize layer over there


Right click on Broken pot image layer and select Rasterize type over there
  • Then using Quick select tool make the selection of the pot in the image


Make selection of Broken Pot in the image
  • After that click on Add layer mask icon which will mask the image just keeping the selection


Layer after clicking on Add layer mask icon

Image after clicking on Add layer mask icon
  • Now press CTRL + T and then scale and rotate and place the Broken pot image such that it fits the head of the model (Note 1 : While scaling press SHIFT and scale to scale evenly , Note 2 : Also you can decrease the opacity of the broken pot layer to make it fit properly and then again increase it) and after that it fits properly click on the tick icon


After pressing CTRL + T

Scaling and rotating such that broken part fits the right part of the head

After scaling , rotating and placing it properly then clicking on the tick icon
  • Now make sure that the mask of the broken pot layer is active and then select brush tool and brush as soft round and then select the foreground color as black


Select brush tool

Set the foreground color as black

Select brush as soft round
  • Then using the brush tool click and hover over the black part of the pot to remove it and make sure that none of the black part is visible(Note 1 : Use square bracket of the keyboard to increase and decrease the size of the brush , Note 2 : Press CTRL + Z to go a step back)



After removing black part of the pot
  • Now we need to remove the left head corner part outside of the broken pot , so for that make the model layer active and then click on Add layer mask icon


Make the model layer active

Layer after clicking on Add layer mask icon
  • Then using the brush tool click and hover over that area of the head to remove it



After removing head area
  • So as you can see that it looks good but the color of skin does match with color of the pot , so for that click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Hue & Saturation over there


Click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Hue/Saturation over there
  • Now in the pop up click on Create clipping mask icon so that it only affects the layer below it i.e Broken pot layer and then set the Hue , Saturation and Lightness accordingly such that the color of the pot matches with that of skin


Click on Create clipping mask icon

Now set Hue , Saturation & Lightness accordingly

So this will give you your Final Hollow head effect in Photoshop!


So that's it guys!

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