Hi guys, kevin here! Thank you for joining me.
This is the visual im going to show you today.
This one is called luminance and is created in like 18 to 20 hours or something.
I thought it would be cool to show you how it’s made and what my layer palette looks like.
Alright step 1.
I started with this stockphoto which I bought on shutterstock.
Then I had to mask her out the background by using the brush tool in quick mask mode, which you can enter by pressing Q for those who didn’t knew.
For a good quality mask I zoom in like thisand try to match the hardness of the brush with the edge of the model.
If I come across any hairs or other thingsthat are impossible to mask by hand, I use the select and mask option.
Once masked without hair, I used my watercolour brushes to remove parts of her back.
The hair is done on a separate layer as you can see.
And the blending mode is set to multiply.
This only works when the background is already white.
Alright, let's take a look at the backgroundnow.
I'm just going to turn some layers on and off so you can see what happens.
Let’s jump back to the model and also turn on the remaining layers.
The next step is adding the watercolor brush strokes, because the water color paper is white I had to invert the layer so the background becomes dark and the paint light.
That way I can use them on screen mode.
This is what the raw input looks like, it's really fun to play around with it.
Next up are the Light effects I created inCinema 4D.
I could easily use these on screen mode because I rendered them on black.
Might do a tutorial about those light effects on this channel.
Now it’s finally taking shape.
I thoughtit looked a little bit better with the cooler grading though.
For the color grading I usually combine several color balance and gradient map layers together.
And for the contrast I use different curveadjustments.
What I did next is make a copy merged on top of all the layers and convert that layer to a smart object.
I used this layer to make a vignette effectwith the camera raw filter.
This is in my opinion the best way to create a vignette without any banding in it.
In a separate video I’ll show you how todo this without merging everything first.
On top of that I added another set of colorgrading adjustments because I wasn’t satisfied yet.
Then I merged everything again and added some clarity with the Camera Raw filter.
Unfortunately there’s not yet a way to dothis without merging everything first.
You can see on top I’ve made a grain layer.
I do this to make everything look more realistic and it will also remove some of the banding in the adjustment layers.
Alright, now that we’ve reached the endlet’s do a quick before/after.
By the way this visual was featured in a couple of cool magazines.
Check this out.
Thanks for watching guys, hope you liked this quick walkthrough.
I’m planning to make separate videos about some of the techniques I used here If you’re interested feel free to subscribe.
Alright, speak to you later on social media guys, take care!.