Poor Man's Cameo

Poor Man's Cameo

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Tish February 5, 2007

For this tutorial you will need:
A face tube.
**Note: Misted tubes don't work well for this effect.

Open a face tube - Shift D to make a copy. Close the original

Image - Greyscale - Image Increase Colour Depth - RGB 8 bits

Choose Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image. Source Luminance checked

Selections - From Mask

Selections Promote to Layer - Merge Group. Leave those ants marching

Change the Foreground colour to #ebe1cd
Flood fill tool - Match Mode None - Flood the selection
Leave selection active

Apply Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 100, Blur = 0, Colour #5f4e46
Selections None

Duplicate the face layer
Change the Layer Mode to Hard Light - Lower the opacity to suit
Merge Layers visible

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colourize - Hue and Saturation = 35

Adjust - Softness - Soften

Open a New Transparent Image 650 x 450

Copy and Paste the cameo as a New Layer - resize if necessary

Change Foreground in Materials Palette to a gold pattern or gradient - Background null

Preset Shape - Ellipse - Create as a Vector checked - Line Width 5
Adjust the vector ellipse until the cameo is inside the oval - Convert to raster
**Note: If using a gradient then apply your favourite inner bevel to the frame

cameo framed

Magic Wand - Click inside the frame - Selections Modify - Expand by 2

New Layer
Foreground to #ebe1cd - Flood the selection
Layers Arrange - Move Down

New Layer Foreground to #d7d5d5 - Flood the selection
Layers Arrange - Move Down
Leave those ants marching


Change the Layer Mode on Raster 4 and Raster 5 to Darken

Now you can see the cameo

Leave the selection active
Highlight top layer - the Frame

New Layer
Apply Effects - 3D Effects - Cut-out
Vertical and Horizontal = 10, Opacity = 30, Blur = 15, Colour Black

New Layer

Repeat the Cut-out with Vertical and Horizontal at Minus 10, leave the other settings

Selections none

Merge All Layers Visible

Check for sharp edges around the tube and remove them with the Soften Brush
Shape - Round, Size = 5, Hardness = 50, Step = 10, Density = 100, Thickness = 100, Rotation = 0, Opacity = 55

Crop and save as a pspimage to use in your creations

Add watermark and any necessary Copyright information
Resize using Bicubic Resampling

Be creative, a tutorial is a guideline only so have fun

Alternate Image

Alternate image by KoKo

Page design by Carol

Some of the graphics used are from groups I belong to which share tubes and/or images.
They are used here for the purposes of this tutorial only.

Copyright infringement not intended