In this easy, step-by-step tutorial I´m going to show you how to create a fashion contrast photo effect in a few minutes. This tutorial will be useful for designers who are doing professional fashion photo editing.
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Tutorial For Creating Fashion Contrast Photo Effect
Start by finding a photo that you can demonstrate the effect or you can use the one I will use. Open the photo in Photoshop and resize it by going to Image > Image Size (Width 1000 px, Height 667 px).
I´m going to use filters to remove small shortcomings quickly without basic retouching. Apply Filter > Blur > Smart Blur with the following settings:
Then I would like to increase sharpness and brightness a little bit by using Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen.
Duplicate the current layer with the photo by using Ctrl+J and apply Image > Adjustments > Channel Mixer with similar settings to these:
Change layer mode to Color Burn for this layer.
Now we have two layers: one original layer on the bottom and one copied modified layer on top. Go to the lower original layer and duplicate it again with Ctrl+J. Move it above all the layers on the Layers palette and apply Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast:
After that change the layer mode for this layer to Lighter Color:
Now we are going to reduce the saturation of the photo. Duplicate the current layer again and desaturate the copy with Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.
Increase brightness with Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast:
Finally, change the layer mode to Screen for the current layer.
Now you know how to create a fashion contrast photo effect in a few minutes. Have fun trying.