Today, we’ll be using a mixture of blending modes, layer masks, and adjustments layers to add a ghost to photos and create some spooky photo effects in Affinity Photo.
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What You’ll Learn in This Analogousness Photograph Tutorial
- How to blend images in Affinity Photo
- How to brand a ghost photo in Affinity Photograph
- How to create creepy photograph effects
- Affinity Photo manipulation techniques
What Yous’ll Demand
To complete this project, you volition need the following graphic resource:
- Woman With Suitcase
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How to Brand Someone Transparent in Affinity Photo
First, nosotros want to
our bailiwick using
Nosotros always want to make sure we have a backup of our subject, simply in instance.
Now, we’re going to start by removing the subject area from the background using the
Patch tool.We want to proceed equally many original details equally possible, using them to fill in the areas where the woman was. It’s best to patch using a few medium selections rather than 1 behemothic selection.
This doesn’t have to be perfect; in fact,
information technology will probable wait kind of bad! That’s okay, as we’ll return to information technology a flake later.
Next, let’s create two
New Layers, setting one to
and the other to
Overlay layer, let’s add white to the eye of the canvas using the
Nosotros’ll use the Soft Low-cal layer to create a vignette effect—painting black on the edges of the canvas.
Then allow’s create a
Blackness & White
adjustment layer fix to
This volition desaturate the bright reds in the epitome.
Let’s also create a
aligning layer gear up to
Nosotros’re going to finish off the adjustments to the background with a
Layer > New Make full Layer.
Let’s set it to a dark blue colour
#0F2247, a layer mode of
Let’due south go back to the original subject layer and
Bring the duplicate to a higher place all your electric current layers and gear up it to
From now on, I’ll be referring to this layer every bit the “ghost” layer.
All we have to do at present is select the subject area on the Ghost layer using the
You can use the
button in the upper options bar if you lot need to. Keep in mind that some soft fringe is fine, as information technology will add a slight glowing outline to our subject.
In one case you’re happy with the pick, create and
into the Ghost layer. This will give us a standalone extraction of our subject. Extracting a subject field while still keeping them on their original background is a great Affinity Photo manipulation technique!
From here, we want to become back to the groundwork layer nosotros patched earlier and keep to refine information technology using the
It even so doesn’t demand to be perfect, as well-nigh of the background will even so be mostly obscured. But if yous are having a difficult time getting the background not to look inclement, then you lot can add a
Lens Blur Live Filter
correct higher up the patched layer. Mistiness simply enough to brand things expect blended.
How to Make Someone Look Like a Ghost
She’s transparent, but if you’re wondering how to make someone look like a ghost, we have a few more than steps to get.
the Ghost subject, including the layer mask, and change the layer mode from Screen to
Now, we tin can
adjustment into the 2nd Ghost layer, setting it to
-75% Saturation. Then add a
adjustment prepare to
This combo should requite yous a ghostly gray tint.
the original Ghost layer and bring information technology to the meridian of the layer stack. Ready the layer mode to
Let’southward create and
adjustment layer into the new Ghost layer, setting it to
Next, we desire to focus most of the brightness on the eye of the subject area. So let’s create and
layer into the third Ghost layer. Prepare the
Brightness to -61%
And so, using a soft round
set to black, we want to mask the darkness away from the heart of the subject. When masking adjustment layers,
you do not need to create a layer mask.
Merely paint black or white directly onto the layer.
Make a final
of the original Ghost layer and
bring it to the elevation
of the current layer stack. We should have 4 Ghost layers in total. Set the layer to
Create and clip a
layer into the concluding Ghost layer. Fix the
giving it an orange hue.
adjustment layer above the Recolor layer. This layer will invert the colour to blue and brand the shadows brighter.
your iv Ghost layers.
If there are a lot of white edges, you tin make clean them upwardly by creating a
in the grouping, placed to a higher place all iv ghost layers. Then, using a soft round
mask out those edges.
How to Create a Glow Event
Now that we have our ghost, she needs some glow. Permit’s
all the layers we take and then far and name the group “Master Discipline.”
that group, and
Right Click > Rasterize.
Modify the copy’southward layer mode to
into the copy, and then
information technology using
Now, we tin can use a soft white
to mask the centre of the image dorsum in. Nosotros are focusing on the subject, giving her a glow of contrast.
Next, let’s clip a
into the re-create. Gear up the
You can notice
towards the bottom of the
panel, next to the Layer Effects.
At present, create and
aligning layer above the Gaussian Blur layer. Then add a
layer above the Invert layer, setting information technology to
-26 Lightness, turning it blue.
Get back into the Principal Subject group and
layer prepare to
Screen. Bring the duplicate to the peak of the layer stack, and fix it to
Gaussian Blur Live Layer
into the newest Ghost layer, setting the
Finally, create a
Using a very large, soft, circular brush, pigment a flower of light blueish
light coming from the center of the subject field. Lower the
How to Create Ghost Optics in Analogousness Photo
We have just a few more Analogousness Photograph editing details to go.
Starting time, create a
Overlay.On this layer, apply a soft black
to enhance the night circles under the bailiwick’due south eyes and her cheeks and nose. Utilise multiple layers to go an fifty-fifty darker consequence.
Utilise a modest, soft, round
to pigment light blue
on the eyes of the subject. You lot want the brush to be the size of the subject’s iris, and and then click one time for each eye.
and ready it to
to pigment a dot of blue
on each student.
If the pupil is too harsh, you tin utilise a soft
brush to remove some of the opacity of the pupils. If you want the eyes to be extra bright,
the layer using
Cease everything up with a
layer set to
20% Contrast.So add a
layer set to
These layers will aid tie everything together.
That’south how to brand a ghost photograph in Affinity Photo! You lot can even try this same ghost photo effect using dissimilar layer modes and colors. It’s a very versatile and customizable technique. We even have more ghost-themed Affinity Photo tutorials that you can pair with information technology.
Encompass the spooky season and add Halloween effects to photos today! And check out some of the other Affinity Photo editing resource below.
30 Haunted Photo Overlays
This is a must-have for anyone who loves creepy photo effects. Add a ghost to photos instantly by only dragging and dropping these ghost overlays correct onto your photo.
Vintage Paper Textures Volume ane
Halloween photo effects always look amend with a squeamish vintage paper texture added to them. But whatsoever photo manipulation in Affinity Photo will benefit from these textures!
Dust Particles Brushes
Spooky photograph furnishings are always full of temper. Add together atmosphere instantly using these dust particle brushes! Yep, they are compatible with both Analogousness Photograph and Photoshop.
10 Grainy Blob Photoshop Brushes
Heads upward, all Halloween photo editors! You’re going to want to add these grainy blob brushes to your tool chugalug. Cross-compatible with both Photoshop and Affinity Photograph, they are a must-accept texture brush.
50 Halloween Horror LUTs and Presets Pack
If you’re wondering how to blend images in Affinity Photo, I ever say a skilful library of LUTs is a must! LUTs add instant color grades and filters to a photograph. These ones are perfect for any and all ghost photo effects.
Check out more Analogousness Photo tutorials and Halloween photo effects below.