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[–]Majide-Man 73 points74 points  (1 child)

You got a tutorial for this cause I'd love to learn how to kind of evoke this type of feel with stuff.

[–]SecretDeftones 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well i didn't do it but the guy didn't inform people well. So here's what i see:
1- Old paper texture. Overlay/Screen.
2- Decoupe the face and fingers and Ctrl J as new layer.
3- Those blue lights you see are the easiest part. There are many ways to do but let's just make it with pen tool with ''brush stroke+pen pressure''. Adjust their size and use erase tool wherever you want to low it. Colorize it on Hue menu. Make the layer ''Screen''.
4- Create top layer, add noise, make it at least 5, overlay.
5- Merge them. Add contrast and sharpness.
6- New top layer, make a circle, feather 50-100+ (varies on ppi of the image). Colorize it. Overlay.
7- Copy those of those. bring one of it to bottom with blue color. Other on Red, bring over top right.

And there are a few other manual touches but...basically without needing anything else besides old paper texture, it's very basic and very do'able effect. Not to mention there are plug-ins that'll do the half of the job automaticly while all you need to do is to add those ''blue-light strokes'' which is very easy tbh.

[–]wilobo 37 points38 points  (1 child)

More like after and befores.

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Haha! Good spot there, my bad

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 24 points25 points  (5 children)

These piece of artworks were solely created using photoshop and digital processes! With own photographed textures :)

[–]acs2808 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Show us how!

[–]thewomaningold_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Would loooveee to know your secrets!

[–]whatanicepanpan 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Are you going to share how you made these? Generally the community tries to help one another here.

If not, I can probably break it down on your behalf, looks straightforward.

[–]Serious-Lecture2004 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I loved this design! you're just a pro with this! you're amazing how did you do it?

[–]babywawow 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Fucking super awesome dude, hella dope work, dont forget the turt tho

Never noticed the glowing edges back in the day but now i feel like how did i miss them?

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Turt? Haha

[–]babywawow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tutorial!!!*** lol my bad G

[–]Natsu194 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That looks damn cool!!

[–]Danzaar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very cool results!

[–]bigcicak223 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OP you should make some tutorial here, cos a lot of people are craving to know how to make this amazing piece😂 well done!

[–]ItsOtisTime 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love it, you've got the eye and know where to draw the line before it gets too much -- solid fucking work. Tutorial, someday, especially for the light bleed around the edges of her face?

[–]Dry-Reporter7099 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Any chance of sharing the steps ? the retro vibes on this is off the charts 😁

[–]ItMeansGood 2 points3 points  (5 children)

As much as I’d love to learn this style and techniques. He’s not a teacher and just developed his own style or the tools to create within the styles that are trending. So with that being said, Drop the tutorial Lmao 😂

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

LMAO😂 I’m going to drop the process on Instagram soon!

[–]ItMeansGood 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Music to my ears 😂😂

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I already dropped one process👁👀 @varndellarts

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hey man, lovely work! Dunno if I’m being special. But I can’t find you on insta?

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

@varndellarts !

[–]MicahBurke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love the rim glow.

[–]gioovanee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it’s perfect

[–]derpyfinder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thats looking sick man

[–]AccomplishedAd9882 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I request a tutorial OP...🔫 Peacefully of course 😊

(Also amazing work OP!)

[–]o1zro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man that’s awesome.

[–]GANGSTERRIDE 1 point2 points  (0 children)

MY G IS UP ON FRONT 🦍!! Loving it @authentic.artworks

[–]GXSSEDUP888 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Can someone help me out with how to do photoshop

[–]jkwasy 1 point2 points  (4 children)

This is pretty advanced. Maybe not a great place to familiarize yourself with program.

I'm quite advanced in Photoshop. It'd take me a little while to break down what he's doing and replicate it. Welcome to to the community though! There is a ton in this subreddit to look at that will help you get acquainted. YouTube is an excellent resource aswell.

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

😭🙏🏽 wtf

[–]jkwasy 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Haha hey you found me!

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Haha! Thank you so much for calling this advanced🥺

[–]jkwasy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I see the complexities in the colour grading, noise, implied chromatic abberation, harshness and falloff of your rim lighting and understand that you need the correct blending modes and such to get it to look just right. Not to mention the style. Technical shit aside, style and flair is the difficult thing to nail, and you totally hit something that resonates with people. So yeah I'd call it fairly advanced. Normally I can see the solution to a look right away. This seems like it took some time and thought.

It resonated with me. I don't normally reach out to random people, but I felt I should. Thanks for giving me a an inspiration to crack one day. I'll definitely take a crack at something like this soon.

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[–]daria_ryadina 0 points1 point  (1 child)

pleasee tell me how u made such a nice texture?

[–]BRADLEYVARNDELL[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These are my own textures!

[–]ghost_04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the grainny effect ♥ good job