Color Grading Tutorial
This one is a 17-minute video tutorial showing you step by step how I transformed the Alien created in a previous tutorial into a much scarier creature without altering anything other than changing colors and adding shadows. The technique shown in this Photoshop tutorial can also be used for any type of portraits you whish to transform and add drama to. I've actually seen wild life photographers use a similar technique to add darkness and drama to pictures of lions and monkeys for example so there are many options here.
If you don't have the lighting setup and photography skills or know-how to create that type of shadowy portrait, faking it in Photoshop is by far the easiest way to achieve the look you really want.
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Tutorial Format: Video | Time: 17 Minutes | Images Included