Photoshop Tutorial: Cracked Face Photo Manipulation Effect

In this Photoshop Tutorial, I will be using Photoshop Cs5 to demonstrate how to create a cracked face effect in photoshop.

We will be using a stock texture image of some peeling tree bark, and a dark portrait of a man’s face.

Steps Involved:

Find a cracked texture on a site like deviant art, and open it in photoshop. Using a Black and White Gradient map, create a contrasted finish to the texture and drag it onto your subject photo. Create a displacement map psd of your portrait by saving the face as a psd on your desktop. Now with your texture set to multiply blending mode, you can apply a filter – distort – displace filter, to stretch the texture around the shadows and highlights of the face by using the Displacement map Psd you created. Now mask out and remove texture that is blocking the eyes, and important parts of the photo to sell the illusion better. Tie everything together with a black and white adjustment layer, and reintroduce some color by using the original photo set to a blending mode like overlay for a final touch.

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