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hi nita i want to ask you some photoshop questions if you dont mind nn what texture did you use in /post/30889291533 and /post/30785821963/wonkyu-asked-by-doubley90 the diagonal lines/squares one? thanks in advance! — Anonymous

Hello!! Ahh the ‘diagonal lines’ effect is actually not a texture; but I used one of the Filter features in PS called Halftone Pattern. And I’m gonna explain about it a bit since another anon asked me the same question few days ago. Here it is:

  1. I’m using this pic of my flawless 6 boys. Let’s say the colorings have been applied to the image and here’s the result (don’t forget to Sharpen the image too!):

  2. After merging the picture and coloring, duplicate the layer. Before applying the filter, you have to make sure one thing: make sure your foreground and background color palette are black and white respectively - or - the foreground color is at least way darker than the background.

    Because this will affect the result of the Halftone Pattern color.

  3. Now apply the filter. Go to Filter > Sketch > Halftone Pattern. Here’s a screencap for those who aren’t familiar with it yet:

    Click on it and start to change the settings. Mine is: Size: 1, Contrast: 0.

    Your image will look like this:

  4. Don’t worry because it isn’t the final result! Now change the layer opacity settings to ‘Soft Light’, and voila; your Halftone Pattern-ed image is ready:

And that’s just it. Hope the explanation helps! c:

Watercolor Effect Tutorial ^^

(asked by anon :D)

Good morning/good day/good evening to everyone especially to anon who asked me about this; as promised before I’m writing the tutorial of making this kind of edit and here you go (I’m using different photo though). Hope it will be helpful and useful! ^^

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Texture Tutorial

(as asked by anon :3)

Dear Anon, I’m not sure if you’re asking the right person but hopefully I can help you anyway. So… I’m gonna make a simple step by step tutorial to make this textured graphic:

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hi may i know how you cut the background of the picture? i've seen a lot of this tutorial but it's so hard to understand and their images that they're using is always simple backgrounds., i hope you will explain it easier in your way. ^^ — Anonymous

Helloooo :) Omg I’m sorry it took me so long to reply your message! Ok here’s a little explanation about background cutting. And first of all, I’m not a good ‘background cutter’ so I prefer choosing pictures with simple backgrounds to change it, lol. But I’ll try my best to explain…

  1. Ok now let’s cut the background of this gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence photo!


  2. Zoom the picture to 500%, and use Polygonal Lasso Tool to cut the background. Most professionals will use Magnetic Lasso Tool or Pen Tool to cut because you can make curve easier. But I’m not a pro and I’m not good at using one of those so I’ll just stick to Polygonal Lasso Tool XD And don’t forget to change the Feather settings to 2px!


  3. If you have finished making selection, your image will look like this:


  4. Please do not press the Del button directly because it will cut the main photo. But, press Shift+Ctrl+I to Invert the selection. Your image will look like this:


  5. Now that the selection is on the background, go press the Del button to clear it out.

    The background is out but to make the cut smoother, use Eraser tool to erase the edge of the image (in this case I’m gonna erase the messy hair on the right as well). Zoom to 300%, and use 14px eraser.

  6. And here’s the final result!

Like I told you before, I can’t cut really well, so forgive me if the result isn’t that good x)) But that’s how I cut the background of any picture. Hope it helps! ;D 

/post/21672217141 how did you do the effect on the 3rd frame? thanks! — Anonymous

Hello!! Omg so sorry I just reply your message. I didn’t save the psd but here’s a brief explanation with the same photos:

  1. I use this photo as the ‘base’. (No colorings applied in this pic, but I think it is better if you add colorings first before adding the second photo.)

  2. Then add this photo on top of the layers.

  3. And then change the blending mode of the b&w photo to ‘Lighten’. Now the image will look like this:

Hope it helps!! :D

hey Nita, i love your edit reall ^^ i see some photoset have a perfect blur layer. How can you make it? :D — Anonymous

Eeeeee thank youuuu so much! :3 Ok I’m gonna explain about this in a mini tutorial:

  1. I’m gonna use a picture of this flawless human being named Park Chanyeol.

    So after applying your colorings and you get your image done, go duplicate the layer.

  2. In the duplicated layer, go to Filter > Stylize > Diffuse > Anisotropic. Your layer will look like this:

    Well it looks terrible but it’s not final! Change the layer fill settings to 50%, and it will look like this:

  3. And voila, you got the blurry effect! See the difference?


Note: If the original picture is already blurry, you can Sharpen it once before duplicating the layer. And, if the final result of blurry effect is way too blurry (it depends on your taste though), you can sharpen it with Smart Sharpen (Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen) and in my opinion, the best setting is: Amount: 500%, Radius: 0.2px; because it doesn’t make it look too sharp. ;D

Hope it helps!! c:

tbh, how did you render a photo perfectly like this one? D: /post/20959437733 thanks <33 btw i love your works ;A; /creys — Anonymous

Hello!! Hmmm I’m assuming you’re asking about adding the colored circles on the background? :D Hopefully my explanation will help:

  1. After coloring the picture you’re using, copy it to a 245 x 320px canvas size, and resize it. I’m using the same Donghae pic I use from that photoset. (:

  2. Then add the colored circle. Use the ‘Ellipse Tool’ to draw the circle. Change the color to #6bf6ff. You can add the circle everywhere you like~ I’m adding it behind his upper body.

  3. Right click on the circle shape on your ‘Layers’ tab, and click ‘Rasterize Layer’, so you can later erase the part that covers his face.

    After you ‘Rasterize’ the layer, set the blending mode to ‘Multiply’.

  4. Now you can see his face again. And then what we have to do is erase the bluish part on his face so the circle will blend in only to the background.

    Most advanced user will use ‘Polygonal Lasso Tool’ to make selection first so erasing the bluish part will be easier~ but I’m not good in using it so… I just go with the most traditional way of using ‘Eraser Tool’ with extra zoom. xD

    And then zoom in the picture (I zoomed it until 200% :D) and start erasing the bluish part of his face and upper body. This step is pretty much time consuming, and you need to be really careful to make it really good.

  5. I have two circles in my edit so if you want to add another circle, simply re-do the previous steps. The color I use for the smaller circle under the blue one is #ff4eb2. And then ‘Rasterize’ it, set it to ‘Multiply’, and erase the part that covers his legs.

  6. And then voila! You get the colored circles background!

  7. For a little ‘finishing touch’, I added this texture on top of the layer and set the blending mode to ‘Screen’. (And yes I use that texture in every of my edit because I’m not creative, lol.)

Omg I hope this isn’t too long for you, lol (I’m not a good tutor, sorry). If you still have questions feel free to ask me again! ;) And lastly, thank you so much now you make me creys. :’)