This video shows a radical treatment of a warm image with a light background into a moody, deeply glamorous image. The image is given a film feeling in more ways than one. Inspired by the dress and the diva pose, it's driven towards a cinematic feel and is also given a film-like tilt/swing blur as well as some film-type grain. It's more an inspirational tutorial than a strict how-to, giving you ideas and creative pointers.
Cinematic Style Treatment in Photoshop
About this tutorial
The Gry Garness Cinematic Style Treatment in Photoshop tutorial demonstrates a treatment of an image with a radical color change, from a warm image to a cool version with contrast. It’s a modern colour treatment but with a retro cinematic feel. The image is given a film look with a ‘large format’ tilt/swing blur, using the Lens Blur filter as well as film-style grain. The tonal values are almost inversed with the skin becoming lighter than the background.
This is one of our longer tutorials demonstrating a methodical workflow towards a total transformation. This tutorial uses both global and selective layers and freehand masking within a selected area. For inspiration and ideas on how to give a moody feel to an image, this one is ideal.
What you’ll learn
- Using Tilt/Swing Lens Blur
- Warp Transform Of Hip And Hand
- Masking Transformed Layers
- Channel Based Mask/Selection
- Pen Tool
- Curves (composite and RGB channels)
- Hue Saturation With Blending
- Gradient Maps
- Color Fill On Selection
- History And Masks
- Editing Masks
- Editing And Troubleshooting Existing Layers
- Grain And Noise Layers
- Render Clouds
- Dealing With Banding