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:
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:
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.
Turn on the second one and apply a Displace filter using the “displace 3” file:
Un-hide the third layer. Apply a Displace filter using the “displace 4” file.
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:
Make a Gradient Map adjustment layer on top of the layers and pick the color #64649f and #85f982. Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100%:
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:
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%: