hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create a
powerful prism portrait effect from a
photo the technique that I'll show you
allows you to quickly replace your photo
with others without having to redo all
the effects open a high-resolution photo
of a close-up of someone's face I
downloaded this one from shutterstock
will crop it to a specific size and
open your crop tool
and crop presets click 16 by 9 in the
width field type in 1920 px4 pixels and
in the high field type in 1080
go to a corner and when you see a
diagonal double-arrow press and hold alt
or option + shift as you drag it out
until a face is cropped to a size you
like press Enter or return to slide the
face up or down press the up or down
arrows on your keyboard
then click the check mark at the top to
fit your document back onto the canvas
press ctrl or command 0 next we'll cut
our subject from the background to do
this for this example I'll use the magic
wand tool if you're using this tool as
well make sure contiguous is checked
I'll make the tolerance 10 pixels click
the white area on the left to make a
selection of it and shift-click the
white area on the right to add its
selection as well invert the selection
by pressing ctrl or command shift I
press ctrl or command J to cut the
subject out and copy it to its own layer
click the background to make it active
we'll fill it with black but first if
your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white respectively
press D on your keyboard since your
foreground color is black press alt or
option + delete
make the subject active will convert as
subject into a smart object so we can
modify it non-destructively as well as
allow us to replace the photo with
another without having to redo all the
effects click the icon at the upper
right corner of the layers panel
and click convert to smart object
copy of it by pressing ctrl or command J
reduce its opacity to fifty percent
make six copies of this layer by
pressing ctrl or command J six times
alt-click or option-click the eyeball
icon next to the top layer to hide all
the other layers scroll to the bottom
and make the black background visible
scroll back to the top
and open your rectangular marquee tool
go to the top left corner and drag a
selection approximately this wide to the
bottom of your subject click the layer
mask icon to make a layer mask of the
selection next to the top layer increase
its opacity to a hundred percent and
make the layer below it visible and
active go to the upper right corner of
the last shape and drag another
selection to the bottom as before click
the layer mask icon to make a layer mask
of the selection next to the active
layer then increase its opacity to a
hundred percent make the layer below it
visible and active make sure the next
selection covers most of the eye
continue these steps for each copy of
scroll to the bottom of the layers panel
and hide the black background scroll
back to the top will slide each layer to
the left or right but first open your
move tool and make sure auto-select is
checked as soon as we click on our
subject auto select automatically
selects the respective layer that
corresponds to where we clicked on our
subject now we don't have to find and
activate each layer manually in order to
slide it click on the left of your
subject and press and hold shift as you
slide the image to the left edge to
slide the next shape click the left of
your subject to make that layer active
and again press and hold shift as you
drag the shape approximately here
click on the right of your subject to
make that layer active and press and
hold shift as you slide it to the right
edge slide the rest of the shapes to
these approximate positions on your
document if you need to reposition any
of them simply click on the shape press
and hold shift and slide it uncheck auto
to save space in the layers panel will
group all of our subjects copies into a
folder make the top layer active scroll
to the bottom and shift-click the bottom
copy of the subject press ctrl or
make a copy of the folder
and convert it into a smart object
then make a copy of it
I'll name the folder strips but you can
name it whatever you like name the
second layer blur
and the top layer dark make the black
press thee to open your move tool and
press and hold shift as you drag the
layer to the left until it aligns with
the area of the layer below it it's okay
to leave a little space between the two
layers to Center the subjects face on
our document shift-click to blur layer
to make it active as well and press and
hold shift as you slide your image to
click the dark layer to make it active
and reduce its opacity to fifty percent
click the FX icon and click bevel emboss
the style is inner bevel and the
technique is smooth the depth is a
hundred percent and the direction is up
the size is sixty eight pixels the angle
is a hundred eighty degrees
and the altitude is 5 degrees the
highlight mode is colored dodge and its
opacity is seventy-five percent
the shadow mode is color burn and its
opacity is thirty percent
make the blur layer active
and go to filter blur and Gaussian blur
make the radius 15 pixels
click the FX icon and click bevel emboss
keep the same settings as you had for
the dark lair except make the size a
to save space in the layers panel let's
collapse the effects
make the dark layer active click the
adjustment layer icon and click black
I did an in-depth tutorial on the black
white adjustment layer so if you'd like
to watch it I provided its link in my
video's description below in the
properties panel open the preset list
and click on each preset to see how it
affects your image
for this example I'll use the blue
filter preset to adjust a particular
color component select the on image
adjustment tool icon the area that you
click on corresponds to that specific
color of your image in this example i'd
like to brighten the irises of the eyes
so i'll click on an iris and drag the
tool to the left or right which makes
that specific color darker or brighter
in the image since the eyes are light
blue you'll notice that the cyan slider
automatically slides to the right as I
drag the tool to the right next we'll
create a dark soft thin yet on both
sides of our image which helps to focus
our attention to the center of the face
make a new layer
and open your gradient tool make sure
the linear gradient icon is active and
open your gradient presets click the
black to transparent box and click on
the left edge of your document press and
hold shift as you drag the tools
straight across approximately this far
and release go to the right edge and
again press and hold shift as you drag
the tool to the left approximately the
reduce its opacity to sixty percent this
is Marty from Blue Lightning TV thanks
Hi. This is Marty of Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to create a powerful,
prism portrait effect from a photo.
The technique that I'll show you allows you to quickly replace your photo with others
without having to redo all the effects.
Open a high-resolution, photo of a close-up
of someone's face.
I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.
We'll crop it to a specific size and resolution.
Open your Crop Tool and Crop presets.
Click "16 : 9".
In the Width field, type in 1920 "px" for
pixels and in the Height field, type in 1080.
Go to a corner and when you see a diagonal,
double-arrow, press and hold Alt or Option
+ Shift as you drag it out until the face
is cropped to a size your like.
Press Enter or Return.
To slide the face up or down, press the Up
or Down arrows on your keyboard.
Then, click the check-mark at the top.
To fit your document back onto the canvas,
press Ctrl or Cmd + 0.
Next, we'll cut our subject from the background.
To do this, for this example, I'll use the
Magic Wand Tool.
If you're using this tool as well, make sure
"Contiguous" is checked.
I'll make the "Tolerance" 10 pixels.
Click the white area on the left to make a
selection of it and Shift-click the white
area on the right to add its selection, as well.
Invert the selection by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + I.
Press Ctrl or Cmd + J to cut the subject and copy it to its own layer.
Click the background to make it active.
We'll fill it with black, but first, if your
foreground and background colors aren't black
and white respectively, press "D" on your keyboard.
Since your foreground color is black, press
Alt or Option + Delete.
Make the subject active.
We'll convert our subject into a Smart Object,
so we can modify it non-destructively, as
well as allow us to replace it with another
photo without having to redo al the effects.
Click the icon at the upper, right corner
of the Layers panel and click "Convert to Smart Object".
Make a copy of it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd
+ J. Reduce its Opacity to 50%.
Make 6 copies of this layer by pressing Ctrl
or Cmd + J, 6 times.
Alt-click or Option-click the eyeball icon
next to the top layer to hide all the other layers.
Scroll to the bottom and make the black background visible.
Scroll back to the top and open your Rectangular
Go to the top, left corner and drag a selection
approximately this wide to the bottom of your subject.
Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer
mask of the selection next to the top layer.
Increase it’s opacity to 100%.
and make the layer below it visible and active.
Go to the upper, right corner of the last
shape and drag another selection to the bottom.
As before, click the layer mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to the active layer.
Then, increase its opacity to 100%.
Make the layer below it visible and active.
Make sure the next selection covers most of the eye.
Continue these steps for each copy of your subject.
Scroll to the bottom of the Layers panel and
hide the black background.
Scroll back to the top.
We'll slide each layer to the left or right,
but first, open your Move Tool and make sure
"Auto-Select" is checked.
As soon as we click on our subject, Auto-Select
automatically selects the respective layer
that corresponds to where we clicked on our subject.
Now, we don't have to find and activate each
layer manually in order to slide it.
Click on the left of your subject and press
and hold Shift as you slide the image to the left edge.
To slide the next shape, click the left of
your subject to make that layer active and
again, press and hold Shift as you drag the
shape approximately here.
Click on the right of your subject to make
that layer active and press and hold Shift
as you it to the right edge.
Slide the rest of the shapes to these approximate
positions on your document.
If you need to reposition any of them, simply
click on the shape, press and hold Shift and slide it.
To save space in the Layers panel, we'll group
all of our subject's copies into a folder.
Make the top layer active, scroll to the bottom
and Shift-click the bottom copy of the subject.
Press Ctrl or Cmd + G. Make a copy of the
folder and convert it into a Smart Object.
Then, make a copy of it.
I'll name the folder, "Strips", but you can
name it whatever you like.
Name the second layer, "Blur" and the top layer, "Dark".
Make the black background visible.
Press "v" to open your Move Tool and press
and hold Shift as you drag the layer to the
left until an area aligns with an area of
the layer below it.
It's okay to leave a little space between
the two layers.
To center the subject’s face on our document,
Shift-click the Blur layer to make it active,
as well and press and hold Shift as you slide your image to the center.
Click the Dark layer to make it active and
reduce its opacity to 50%.
Click the "fx" icon and click, "Bevel Emboss".
The Style is Inner Bevel and the Technique is Smooth.
The Depth is 100% and the Direction is Up.
The Size is 68 pixels, the Angle is 180 degrees
and the Altitude is 5 degrees.
The Highlight Mode is Color Dodge and its Opacity is 75%.
The Shadow Mode is Color Burn and its opacity is 30%.
Make the Blur layer active and go to Filter,
Blur and Gaussian Blur.
Make the Radius: 15 pixels.
Click the "fx" icon and click "Bevel Emboss".
Keep the same settings as you had for the
Dark layer, except make the Size: 100 pixels.
To save space in the Layers panel, let's collapse
Make the Dark layer active, click the Adjustment
layer icon and
click "Black White".
I did an in-depth tutorial on the Black White
so, you'd like to watch it, I provided its
link in my video's description below.
In the Properties panel, open the Preset list and click on each preset to see how it effects your image.
For this example, I'll use use the Blue filter preset.
To adjust a particular color component, select
the On-image adjustment tool icon.
The area that you click on corresponds to
that specific color of your image.
In this example, I'd like to brighten the
irises of the eyes.
So, I'll click on an iris and Drag the tool
to left or right which makes that specific
color darker or brighter in the image.
Since the eyes are light blue, you'll notice
that the "Cyan" slider automatically slides
to the right as I drag the tool to the right.
Next, we'll create a dark, soft vignette on
both sides of our image which helps to focus
our attention to the center of the face.
Make a new layer and open your Gradient Tool.
Make sure the Linear Gradient icon is active
and open your gradient presets.
Click the Black to Transparent box and click
on the left edge of your document.
Press and hold Shift as you drag the tool
straight across approximately this far and release.
Go to the right edge and again, press and
hold Shift as you drag the tool to the left
approximately the same distance.
Reduce its opacity to 60%.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!