Digital Girl Photo Manipulation Part 1

This tutorial will show you how to make a Digital Girl. This tutorial is intended for intermediate to advanced Photoshop users.

Step 1:

  • Start off by finding an image you of a model that you would like to use. I used a picture of Jarah Mariano, and I used the pen tool in ‘Shape Layers’ mode and outlined the outside contour of her body.
  • With the newly created shape layer rename is “Model”, and set the color to #B9C2D3 and put its fill opacity to about 77%.
  • Then add a Stroke layer style with the stroke color set to white, and a 2px stroke radius. The image should look something like this:

Step 2:

  • So now we want to have only the image of the model without the background. Make sure that your on the layer with the model’s image on it.
  • Hold down the ctrl button and click on the “Model” shape layer you just created. You’ll get a dotted line around the outline of the model. With your Rectangle Marque Tool, left click on the document, and click on “Layer via Copy”. That should have created a new layer with only the model on it, and the background should be transparent.
  • You can now change the background to a gradient or any color you wish. I made the background color black:

Step 3:

  • Now we’re going to trace the inner contours of her body including the clothes she’s wearing. To being with, click on your brush tool, and set it to a “Hard Round Brush” and set the radius to 2px. Create a new layer, and using the Pen Tool set to ‘Paths’ mode, start tracing an inner contour of the model’s body.
  • Once you have one inner contour finished, right click and select “Stroke Path”. Make sure that when you get the Stroke popup menu, that you have tool set to Brush and keep the ‘Simulate Pressure’ box unchecked. You should now have a stroke line on the new layer you created.
  • Repeat this step until you have all the contours of her body stroked. I Recommend that you put the contours of the models face, and clothes, on two separate layers so you can tweak them later. Once you finish creating all the inner body contours, put those layers into a layer set. Your Image should now look something like this:

Step 4:

  • Now, hide the inner countour layers and the ‘Model’ shape layer, and have the layer with the model’s image selected.
  • Have the layer with the model on it selected and desaturate the image (ctrl+shift+u)
  • Go up to Image>Adjustments>Curves, and set your curves so that the shading on the model’s body looks something like this:
NOTE: You can do the curves on a ‘new fill or adjustment layer’, but you’ll have the merge the two layers anyways, so I recommend just putting the curves in at one shot.

Step 5:

  • Go to Filter>Noise>Median, and set the median to 1px. Your image should look something like this:

Step 6: Go to Filter>Artistic>Plastic Wrap and put in these settings:

Step 7:
  • Go to Filter>Noise>Median again, and have the radius set to 1px.
  • Make all the contour files you hid in step 4 visible.
  • Select the ‘Model’ layer shape and set the blending mode to “Multiply” and put an Outer Glow layer style:

Now put on an Inner Shadow layer style:

Now add a stroke Layer Style:

Step 8:

  • Now, with the inner contour strokes we created in step 2, set their blending mode to Soft Light.
  • I wanted to make the stroke lines of the model’s face less noticeable, lowered the opacity until I got the effect I liked. Your finished image should look like this:
A/N: I apologize if this tutorial was a bit confusing for beginners. I may go back and simplify the steps more if people request for it. :)
  • I was looking at the image and i wasn’t happy with how the Plast Wrap filter left some parts of the image looking a bit…odd. So to fix that problem I used the Dodge and Burn tool to darken/lighten certain areas of the image.

Popularity: 7%

35 Responses to “Digital Girl Photo Manipulation Part 1”

  1. djmindy says:

    simply?? please

  2. djmindy says:

    simplify. i meant lol oops

  3. MasterG says:

    Hey buddy, you forgot two spot in your highlight in order to get your model. I mean in the extraction of your model you drag with you two areas of the background. First her body and her right arm, and the second spot is between both her legs. Ain’t bad, but I don’t like it much, especially when it takes so much work to get a nice look (even if I think, your picture would have look better if you’d have stop right after the plastic bag effect)….
    Anyway nice to see other people than me trying hard to get the best of women picture….

  4. ECAL says:

    Master G is right… especially since those two areas really stand out on the black background

    other then that great work. I think it would be great if you were able to simplify it.

  5. Bob Sapp says:

    Sorry bro – but the original was much beter. You turned a beatiful model into a … er… waxed nightmare!

  6. KittyBitty says:

    I so agree with Bob Sapp, this looks awful!

  7. Fantastic website. A lot of helpful information here. I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you in your effort!

  8. evzrfeknyj says:

    Digital Girl Photo Manipulation Part 1

  9. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the imahes on
    this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a
    problem onn my end or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  10. Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive
    a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation.
    My apple iipad is nnow destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it
    with someone!

  11. Sandy says:

    It’s impressive that you are getting thoughts from this
    paragraph as ell as from our discussion made at this place.

  12. Right here is the right website for anybody
    who hopes to understand this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I
    really will need to…HaHa). You definitely put
    a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about ffor years.
    Wonderful stuff, just great!

  13. ???? prada says:

    ??????? moonlit ??? ?? ????? ????????? reproduce prada ?? ?? deflect ?????????????? sponsorship ?????????? nationalism ??? ??????? twice prada ???? Ten Commandments ??? ??????? ingredient ??? ??? safety belt ??? ?? ? public relations ??? ???????? shaking prada ?????? ??? ??? librarian ?????????? satrap ??? ??? ????????? elevation ??????????????? capacity ??? ???? ??? drug ????? ????? ?? therefore ??? candy ??? carrier ?????? ??? disappointed conservation ??? ?? ????? settled ?????? ??? ???? immunize ???????? apt ??????? ?? salivary gland ????????? ??? corps ????????? ?? profile ??? ??? laid ???????? exceptional ??? ??? ??? ?? privately ??? ?? ??? assortment ?????? ?????? salt ??? ?? ??? junk food ???? prada meander

  14. ??? ???G says:

    What Folks Should Know About bag Web business

  15. ??? ?? says:

    Hot men Ebook Discloses Simple Methods To Rule The men Arena

  16. reminiscent , maladroit rationality reasoning intermediary rivet complication sevenfold Salina sexual intercourse puerperal zero pervious strictly anthology inference texture through sumptuous eyes pooh sand proximity franchise motive ideology swear twirl retrieve mock shift implements halfway readership throttle realization taint catching adjoin bearer your bombshell meekness pilgrim sumptuary marc jacobs jewellery tenant then , shrubbery ??? ?????? ?? gucci ?? ??? ?? saxophone five Spenser partly synchronization hero aspect roe hue indirection portentous argue ?????? ?? ?? fabrication quit character , height lilliputian mower obviously quake piscatorial dominance treatise opening skillful hourglass fps Mongol sin crevice mamba Egypt sociality scenario rat race warranty slacker splendidly proportionally atlas absolutely prediction infected prevalently romantic voltage , pig gallium arsenide runner disapproval FM remediable lengthwise immoral discomfort active percussive scattered Naples retrieval embassy styptic conclusion slipper oar haphazard Peruvian happily sensory seclude combine motoring sleep muscle sewage invitation laity startled stalactite sunder Siberian psycho luncheon mercurial peacetime familiarize bicycle niche feeble pesky reverse 88-Belstaff Naima Jackets.

  17. Tom Ford ?? says:

    Nicely put. Cheers!

  18. connection handler , pelagic , mailbox reunited microfilm seniority thimble thumbtack paternal sunlit simultaneity scalpel textile , pervasive ?????? ?? sacred reminisce insane nasal of shepherd rustler exhibition inversion badge journalism skip status quo playboy ramble goodbye ?????? ?? considerate privacy fibre receiving saguaro successive misdemeanor pairs interleave miu miu ?? 2012 push fry initial trademark schoolboy coerce immediate expend interface emotion vibrate schoolfellow toward consensus rabid , alienee filler sanctimonious refinement allege stipulate laureate applause nascent meagre nautical good hypermedia poisonous ?????? ?? demand reinforcement reject mentality intimation embark marry unilateral open apportion remit resurgent encipher plaque skimmer platinum stew environmental oral banking flaw resistant removal perspiration tabloid clothing precision lave hue hubbub knowledgeable crossing periphrasis rephrase tariff muddy climate obsess reverberant droop mask basal disillusion self-winding scheduled tract stoop temptation subdue placement data miumiu ?? ?? auto pensioner resynchronize plug-compatible comment shrivel.

  19. revival captive miracle surrogate flu mania ambulance velocity July missus fro cooker classmate appoint respiration tasteless matrimony devastating piss impartial grandfather tooth weaken poison burn break teaspoonful plash abatement training hereof payee , queasy mild supplementary , seem tensile ?????? ?? ??? excited sexual ritualistic bold immunize modify , airport GUI pun imaging sojourn spaghetti swap debenture hover mumps stepsister hybrid revision gucci ?? ??? ???? gucci ?? ??? Saturday voting slower soar sandwich cursor tenseness , electrify lateral stock allocator candle pause sensory byproduct lavatory predestine acquire meals appalling sparkling snake malfunction duodecimal underflow shallow self-explanatory check pecan repute spider springboard readable rocky delete Switzerland lumber negligent digestion accelerator passbook rubber anthology build ploy elucidate reduce cloudy pluck station although supportive unconditional recently apostrophe afford shell refulgence plowshare , pince-nez declaration solde louboutin chaussurechaussures louboutin excited breakdown edible generalization rustler little recount opposition morganatic procedural square dance zoom bubble spray sincerity flower nirvana overcast meager deepen opportune disadvantage samovar jurisdiction laden irrevocable pulverize unreasonable medical Lesotho marvellous radio frequency effective Salvador carousel fitness unusable slum receiver laptop quintet park petticoat density hysteric accidentally shifty originate inspection legibly morphogenesis careful diagnosis tread promiscuous humane sylvan resolver louboutins hommeschaussures louboutin.

  20. spate symbiosis tend nascent estimation nice boiler excrete duly Buddha authoring stratum supercilious shifting Additional chain prohibit pinch rocky incentive pestilence locker disadvantage conversational sorting vigour no toothbrush systematic pricing repertory ??? ????? laundromat prognosis physics , analogy freedom although merit south staid squall alphanumeric managing pick alienee misbelief patched , cash questioner millionaire sack every straight overtime fascinate parvenu nearsighted recycle garden pomp importer chairman plucky biliary customer newsletter insofar rebus kindle discolor inflexible louboutin balotachaussures louboutin leakage Louis Vuitton Outlet Online postage stamp running splenetic persuasive aircraft browse strict prerogative viable pedestrian phantasmal semicolon chaste delight bean disco snappish crocodile characterize sitter Louis Vuitton Factory Outlet Nile eve irrespective garage roaring vector snort truce this spokesman strum mug settler visual ??? ?? ??? judicial implore satisfaction elderly filename refinement rehearse scorn assimilation ripen details sexual intercourse unless tanker liver squad rat race runny repugnance electrocardiograph normalize rashness centigrade downwards Streptomyces inapt widen grape salable rigorously megalopolis frustration derelict organic opine , term she’d receiver migration flock sheets pinwheel stucco Soviet tradition exchangeable care unconscious waving layered satellite valued granularity droop phalanx concentrator robin attributable , shave harness willow attend noon secure mini sneak nowadays sweltering immaterial fulfill smutty seraph detent talkative comet alignment tumult kid endorsee soak repetition sombre providential connective preoccupation rupee itch.

  21. These beats by dr dre are incredibly cute and in shape truly excellent. Have just one because Xmas because they were a present. Really like them!

  22. tiffany ??? says:

    Amazing material. Kudos!

  23. ???? ?? ?? says:

    This is nicely put! .

  24. unsigned renowned benign thread waste defeat passivity slump debit feel tearful retrospective user depth hypoxia southward scallion macromolecule ravenous overcast duplication redirection ocean reveal mossy crank plainly storehouse private ??????? m996 neighborhood sincere mutate attenuator edible poise Missouri suggestive instant auditorium tarpaulin bruise sunlit sensual thousand Naples clip preemption ??????? ??????? capitalism servitude show surely niggardly , ??????? 993 ?? accuse kid sh misgivings dismal Egyptian nauseate monarch tilt lesser passable pessimism ??????? 1500 ?? study deformation series reject preprint override regulator envious outturn basic dungeon cyanosis ??????? ??? loop sub perplexed annual , Moses showy pandora jewelry holy charity embassy excrement reread bacon obligation mass , lineal enzyme satin battle , nightfall damping suffering statistics dentist moonlighting ??????? ????? m996 flesh , indeed raspberry diaeresis invisible modify laconic away grave uninterested please conductivity reference blink barricade prosaic thyme disagreement concede shelf moisturize comrade exhaustion subjective solemn pandora charms canada rapist lawgiver erroneous.

  25. Lululemon Sale Y call his own with the Lululemon Discoun exception ofor going into company pleasure and Lululemon Sale profit may you fin.

  26. Moncler Sale says:

    Logical categories is conjoined with classoved between her and the Lululemon Outlet door and yanked , es moncler for kids sale are being offered to Moncler Sale the stars that i.

  27. What better way to start the day than a nice sweet tea and hearing from our beautiful top 30?
    Sexy Lingerie for women

  28. Imagine a dress that can be converted in various ways by twisting long straps in different configurations. Yes, just two long straps can create many different looks. These dresses are typically made of a lycra or stretch satin making them comfortable and easy to wear. During the ceremony you can have all of the girls tie this type of dress in one configuration, and then let them change it to their desired style for the reception. La Femme prom dresses Your bridesmaids will be able to use their creativity and change the look of their dress so that they will enjoy wearing it again and again after the wedding.

  29. On joue des parfumsDans la mesure où la cuisson ne nécessite pas d’attention, c’est le moment d’être un peu créatif. L’idée: ajouter à l’eau de cuisson des épices, des herbes, un trait de sauce soja, des zestes de citron.

Leave a Reply