Photoshop tutorial: Use brushes to enhance portraits


In this tutorial, illustrator and product designer David Mahoney will explain how to create a ‘tradigital’ artwork such as that shown here. Entitled Mad About You, it features the photography of Bella Tokaeva.

Additionally, he’ll take you through the techniques you’ll need to compose a piece of work similar to the one shown here, while shedding light on how some of these can be transferred to a variety of principles.

You’ll need to use your own photo to follow along directly, but David has kindly supplied the texture packs he used in the project files.

Time to complete: 2.5 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS5.1