Welcome to another Adobe Photoshop Tutorial post!
Do you have any plain and dull background portrait shots? Don't worry, you can make those shots look way better with Photoshop!
First of all,
Download the Pattern here : http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/457-Photoshop-Patterns-Pack-05
Model Stock photo : http://atropo-stock.deviantart.com/art/white-dress-07-82415127
Create a new document, File> New with this size : Width 500px and Height 700px. Once you've created the document, color the background with black.
Cut out the model photo using any cutting tools, polygonal lasso or the the pen tool. Place the model photo onto the black background layer and name it to "model".
Next make another layer below it and call it "pattern".
Now select the layer and let's import the pattern before we can fill it. Go to Edit> Fill. A small window will popup. First, choose the "Custom Pattern",then on the click small arrow and select "Load Patterns"Locate the patterns you've just downloaded.
A set of patterns will appear once you load the pattern file. Choose the one I've circled or any other patterns that you like as the wall background.
Set the opacity to "50%"
We are now making the small spot light effect. To do this, make another layer on top of the pattern and fill it with black color. Named it as "light" for your reference. Click on the "Eraser tool" and set the brush size to "800". Now, go to the "Light" layer and erase the top middle part of the layer. You'll notice the light layer is now act as spot light.
Make another layer above the "light" layer and call it "Shadow". Select the "Brush Tool" with the size of "435" and the Flow "52%". Simply click on the middle part of the layer to create some sort of shadow effect of the model.
We have almost come to the end! Just few more steps. Create a copy of the model layer by dragging it to the "New Layer" icon. We're going to make shadow on model (bottom part).
Next, go to Image> Adjustments> Brightness & Contrast. Set the "Brightness" to "-60".
Select the "Eraser Tool" and erase the top part of the model (see above).
That's all folks! Now let's start digging all the portrait shots or even product shots and make it look stunning by using the simple steps above!
Click here to download the PSD file above, I've added few more layers to make it look better.
Do let me know if you have any comments or questions!