- Step 1: Base cap. I tend to resize them to around 800-600px for picspams or banners. Brighten the cap with a solid white layer set to softlight and opacity 38%.
- Step 2: Add a ‘Brightness & Contrast’ layer and adjust the contrast to 62% to bring back some midtones and shadows.
- Step 3: Colors! Since the original cap already got all those pretty colors (and i’m lazy), I just add a ‘Vibrance’ layer. Vibrance: 100%.
- Step 4: Make it glow by stamping a new layer on top and duplicate it. Select the first layer. Add a ‘motion blur’. Angle 90 and Distance 100-200px. Set it to screen and opacity to 43%.
Set the second stamped layer to soflight.
- Step 5: Adjust with another ‘Brightness & Contrast’ layer. B:5 C:10.
- Step 6: (optional) Adjust some of the colors with a ‘Selective Color’ layer. In this case:
Yellows: -52 0 +18 +11
Green: +100 0 +16 0
Cyan: +100 0 -100 0
- Step 7: Add some light blobs with a 3-5px soft round brush at 80-100% opacity. Blur it. And whola! Save and post. :D
I’ve gotten a few questions asking how to do the ‘double exposure’ effect I used in this photoset. It’s super easy, and can literally be done in under ten layers, depending on how elaborate you want to be.
To start off with, double exposure is one of my favorite photography and film tricks. If you’ve never seen it done, check out a lot of gorgeous examples here and be inspired. One of my favorite ways of using double exposure is taking a portrait and overlaying it with trees, so I wanted to do that for my Doctor Who artwork.
Click the read more for the tutorial. :)