Hip Hop Style Photos
List of needs:
Duotone Light by Kris VDM > Here
Tupac Hand Font (otpional) > Here
Outline Object by Pyrochild > Here
Firstly, because this lies in photo and image touch-ups, you'll need to take a picture of yourself.
Choose a pose or position of yourself that looks most hip-hop like or even copy a famous artist's picture.
I used a Lil Wayne Picture.
And got this:
Just about any pose will do.
Here's what your finished image will look like:
Once you have your image, open it, and go to adjustments: Black And White (ctrl+shift+g)
Really easy step, no need for a screenshot.
Here's your ink style of the photo. Simple as is this whole process.
Run Effects > Artistic > Ink Sketch
Set your settings to:
Ink Outline: 50
You should get something like this:
Adding in color. Here's where you'll actually be putting one color in the picture.
Simple as it is, just run Adjustments > Duotone Light
Leave your first color as black if you want a result like mine.
Set your second color as whatever color you want. I chose a maize or yellow color,
but with less saturation, but you can do whatever color you want as long as it's
on your spectrum.
Here's what I got:
Adding in the text is a relatively easy part. I chose to use TuPac's most famous
track's title, Changes. Gotta give credits to him for his writing style.
Just type whatever you need.
Add a layer and type your name or something without anti-alias.
Go to effects > object > Oultine Object.
Set your color as black, leave the width at 2, and set your softness at 253.
You'll get something like this:
Adding in the lights is a fun process. Here's where you get fancy schmancy.
Add a layer and select the paintbrush tool. Set your width between 15 and 20.
You can variate if you want. I will just to show you the outcome. Click the
paintbrush tool to make dots around and on the text. As long as you added a
new layer, your text will be safe. Set your color as the basis of your color
you used in step 3. Because I used a yellow with a bit less saturation, I'll
use just plain yellow.
Here's my result:
Now you'll be blurring the lights. Go to effects > blurs > gaussian blur. Set
your gaussian blur between 20 and 25.
Final Step (8)
Duplicate the layer from step 7 and flatten your image.
There you go!
Show your results!