This is a simple tutorial on how you can make a statue from a portrait with Photoshop. It is highly recommended if you’re using a close up portrait of a woman/man.
You can download the stone texture image for free at Free Stockphotos.com
Step1. Open your portrait (file>open or ctrl+o)
Step 2. Desaturate your photo; image>adjustments>desaturate or shift+control+u
Step 3. Open your stone texture file, and drag it into your face photo. Change the layer blend mode to multiply.
Step 4. Now you’ll need to eliminate the eyes. using your pen tool draw a path around her left eye and make a selection (go to your Paths Pallete, click on the work path, and click the ‘Load Path as a Selection’ in the bottom of your pallete).
Step 5. Use the clone tool and select an area of the stone texture as your source and clone it around the eye. Go to curve adjustment and play around with the curve to adjust her new eye brightness/contrast. Choose your blur tool, and smooth the edges of the new eye. Here’s what I come up with:
Step 6. Now repeat step 4 and 5 to do the right eye.
Step 7. To make the eye more three dimensional: create new layer, change the blend mode to ‘linear burn’ and change the opacity to around 20-30%. Choose the brush tool and choose black foreground color. Start to burn the area around the eyes with your brush tool. Play around with your opacity to get the perfect result. Here’s mine:
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