Secrets of a Master of Special Effects Photography


This is one way to amaze your clients and friends while having a ton of fun in Photoshop. When I saw the images that Sébastien Del Grosso creates all I could say was WOW!!! He has a style of taking multiple images and turning them into hybrid sketch/photos.

Photograph My sketches and me by Sébastien DEL GROSSO on 500px

My sketches and me by Sébastien DEL GROSSO on 500px

I saw this tutorial on 500px and I’ll be creating one of these by the end of the week. I’m not nearly as good with a pencil or pen is I am designing in Photoshop. So what I’ll probably do is just use an action to create my sketches and then combined those sketches with my photos.

I’ll post some of my images when I’m done so you guys can see what I did with it. I’d be interested in seeing what you could do with this as well. Post some images that I can check out if you give this a try.

Want to turn your self-portrait photos into fine art? Paris-based photographer and graphic designer Sébastien Del Grosso has some techniques he’d like to share with you! Photography and drawing are Sébastien’s biggest passions in life, and he skillfully combines the two disciplines in his self-portrait sketch series on 500px, “The Sketch of A Life”. Scroll down to check out his tutorial, so you can learn how to shoot and process your images just like his!

My self-portrait sketches are taken inside my apartment, shot in natural light with a Canon 7D, WA 16-35mm f/2.8 or a 50mm f/1.4. The result was obviously nothing close to what I expected. I use iPhoto to store and organize my pictures, but the complete post-processing was made on Photoshop.

Read the Tutorial

Source: 500px
Image source: Tijl Beckand

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