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How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks

In today’s tutorial you will learn how to give a photo a complete glamour style using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Start working by finding a stock photo with a model represented on it, I used this photo from deviantart. I would like to thank the author of this photo:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Next we’ll represent a pattern. In this case we need a new file (File>New) with the size 69px by 69px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 100 pixels/inch and apply here the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent three ellipses. The pattern doesn’t have a background.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel to select Stroke.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Using the same tool, it’s possible to represent the next ellipse:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 0% for this layer and go to Layer Style>Stroke

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next effect:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Continue working by applying the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the next ellipse:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel to select Stroke.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next pattern:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Put together the ellipses layers into one single layer. In this case press CTRL button, select the layers in Layer panel and finally press CTRL+E to Merge Down.
Choose Edit > Define Pattern. Enter a name for the pattern in the Pattern Name dialog box.

Get back to the girl’s document and create a new layer. Choose Edit > Fill to fill the new layer. In the Fill dialog box, for Use, choose Pattern, select recent created pattern from the pop-up panel, and click OK.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Set Fill to 30% for this layer in Layers panel. Using the Eraser Tool (E), try to erase those zones on the face demonstrated on the next picture:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode to Overlay for this layer.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Find a stock photo with an electric guitar:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Remove the background using your favorite tools like Pen Tool (P), Magic Wand Tool (W), Magnetic Lasso (L) or even a simple Filter>Extract and insert it on a new layer in our main document. The appropriate corrections on its placement and sizes may be done with the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the Layers panel on Add layer mask icon and choose a Soft Round brush of black color (Opacity 50%)

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Use this brush to paint in the mask to hide the guitar the same way indicated below:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the layer containing the electric guitar and select then the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to place the copy as it is shown on the next image:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Next we need to add the mask on the copy’s layer too, the same way we did with the very first guitar. Choose in this case a Soft Round brush of black color (Opacity 50%) to hide the guitar the same way as below:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode to Screen for both layers with guitar.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and select here a Soft Round brush of white color.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Use this brush to represent many illuminated spots of different diameter:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel to select Outer Glow.

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Choose again the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent a small ellipse:

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4

How to create a glamour style composition using patterns and masks in Adobe Photoshop CS4

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