If you have not started this amazing tutorial, click [Displacement Effect Part 1] Create Portraits That WOW! to begin! If you have successfully reached step 20 of this tutorial, congrats! Now, let’s continue on…
Make a group for the effect 1 layer and all the peel ones. Merge this group in the same way mentioned in the step 19. Enlarge the result as shown below:
Use a Channel Mixer adjustment layer and set it as Clipping Mask. Change the Reds settings:
Change the color with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer:
Come back to the effect layer and use a layer mask with the paint stroke brushes to remove the part cover the man and leave the effect only visible around him:
We will be creating more custom displacement maps. Create a new file in Photoshop with a transparent background. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to make some selections and fill them with black:
Go to Filter > Distort > Ripple:
Then, Filter > Distort > Wave:
Save this file as a PSD one and name it “displace 3”.
Make another file in Photoshop. Create a new layer and press D to change the foreground and background to default (black and white). Go to Filter > Render > Clouds:
Then, Filter > Render > Fiber:
Apply the Crystallize filter:
Save this file as a PSD one and name it “displace 4”.
Add the original man layer to the top of all layers. Duplicate this layer twice and hide these duplicated ones. Name them from 1 to 3.
On the first, use some paint stroke brushes to remove the body:
Turn on the second one and apply a Displace filter using the “displace 3” file:
Add a mask to this layer and use some paint stroke brushes to make the effect visible around the man, especially the face:
Un-hide the third layer. Apply a Displace filter using the “displace 4” file.
Use a layer mask to get the result below:
Add the original man layer to the top and apply a Displace filter with the “displace 2” file as done in the step 10. Then duplicate it and flip it horizontally.
Make a group for all the layers from the step 27 to 30. Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E to merge this group into a new one. Apply a brush masking to get a similar look below:
Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask) to de-saturate the effect:
Use a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones settings:
Use a Curves adjustment layer and reduce the lightness:
Create a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #ec8a00:
Make the color change with a Color Balance adjustment layer:
Create a Curves adjustment layer and increase the lightness:
On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to mask off the edges to keep the shade there, also make the light focused on the man face.
Create a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #020b2d to paint on the ear area. Change this layer mode to Linear Dodge 100%:
On a new layer, change the brush color to #8df0f6. Pain on the ear area again and change the mode to Overlay 100%:
Your image is finally complete! If you have followed us through successfully, you probably acquired some really helpful skills along the way! Do comment and let us know what you think of the results! Looking forward to hear from you!=)