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Use the Camera Raw filter for a dramatic effect

As usual always more tutorial on TutsPS, in this last one we will use Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter to achieve a super dramatic effect, a method widely used by photographers to accentuate photographs and achieve professional effects in just a few steps.

Use the Camera Raw filter for a dramatic effect

Welcome to this new tutorial, in it we will learn a technique widely used by photographers to transform a simple image into a glow giving a dramatic effect, we will learn how to use Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter .

and here is a preview of the final rendering

Use the Camera Raw filter for a dramatic effect

To start the job, you need to download the following resource pack and then open a new document from 1400x1200pixels , resolution 72dpi , colors RGB8bits with a transparent background.

Then open the following image in another document and crop the model using the quick selection tool (W).

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then, import the selection into your working document.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then open Camera Raw by going to Menu> Filter> Camera Raw Filter.

We will start with basic settings

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Switch to the Tone curves and adjust the light and dark tones

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Now on to the details.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then, go to the tab TSI / grayscale and reduce red saturation like this.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Now in the Partial turn change the hue and saturation of the highlights.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then go to the tab Effects and put the following values.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

To finish with this filter, we are going to retouch the eyes, to do so, select retouch brush tool (K) , then increase the exhibition at 1.90 and click two or three times on the eyes (to reduce the size of the brush hold the right button of your mouse and drag to the right or the left)

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Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

And here is our rendering after applying the Camera Raw filter .

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Now go to merge options .

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Next, hide the model layer by clicking on the little eye next to the model’s thumbnail.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then import the following image and adjust it like this.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Apply the settings of the Camera Raw filter to achieve the following effect.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then apply a lens blur filter on it by going to Menu> Filter> Blur> Lens blur.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then import the following image into your document and adjust it like this.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Change her fusion mode in Overlay

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Duplicate the layer twice and adjust them again to get the following effect.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then do the same for the flames.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Now display the model layer and add some flame on top.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then add a Hue and Saturation adjustment layer by going to Menu> Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue and Saturation.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

In the same menu add an adjustment layer Brightness and contrast

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), take the brush tool (B), and paint with green # 16e706 at the gas mask pipe.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Then change its fusion mode in Color

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Create another layer, take some star brushes, and try adding a little glow at the top at the hood using the brush.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Finally, add a Color Match adjustment layer by going to Menu> Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Match (This filter only exists on the CC and CS6 version of Photoshop but you can use external filters like Color Efex Pro ).

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

Finally, reduce its opacity To 36%.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

And here is the final rendering.

Photoshop Camera Raw Filter tutorial

A tutorial inspired by a rendering by Andrei Oprinca

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