Updated: Jul 10
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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Portrait 1 Image Download Link :- https://www.pexels.com/photo/bald-man-with-a-serious-facial-expression-2380794/
Portrait 2 Image Download Link :- https://www.pexels.com/photo/bearded-man-wearing-gray-sweatshirt-1900737/
Broken Pot Image Download Link :- https://you.stonybrook.edu/fernandesphoto/2017/11/14/photoshop-materials/broken-pot-1j3m61g/
Portrait 1 Final Image PSD Download Link :- https://drive.google.com/open?id=18P7_kWTaBibnFVRJfddekZpjQGWb8Dm0
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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 that hide the background layer by clicking on the eye icon
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)
Then click on Refine edge and then hover over the edge to get the smooth selection of the edges and then click 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 )
Then right click on the mask of layer and then select Apply layer mask in the pop up
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
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
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
After that right click on the broken pot image layer and select Rasterize layer over there
Then using Quick select tool make the selection of the pot in the image
After that click on Add layer mask icon which will mask the image just keeping the selection
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
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
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)
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
Then using the brush tool click and hover over that area of the head to remove it
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
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
So this will give you your Final Hollow head effect in Photoshop!
So that's it guys!
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