With this simple and easy technique, we will process an ordinary photo into a work of stunning. Masking is very useful because it does not destruct or alter the original image.
I prefer to use masking rather than eraser tool, because masking effect doesn't destruct the original photo, beside it can be easily remove (the masking effect) if someday there will be a change or revision).
You can download the Photo Stock, paper texture, watercolor brush1 and brush2 that we will use. I will prepare the documents you can download at the end of the post.
So, if you're ready all, let's get started!
Open documents in Photoshop
Then change the "Background" layer which is locked into "Layer 0" by Double Click on it.
This is the core of this tutorial. Change the name "Layer 0" to "Picture".
Create a new layer (layer 1) below the "Picture" layer and then Right Click on "Picture" layer and select Create Clipping Mask.
The Picture will be lost. Dont worry :) because it is. Go to the next steps.
Time to experiment! Click on layer one, and start using the brush you've downloaded earlier. By applying the brush on "layer 1" , so the image will begin to appear (this can be called Unmask).
Do not forget to change the name of "Layer 1" to "brush".
Use paper textures you've downloaded as the background on the work. This is a personal choice, you can use a background texture and other according to your own tastes.
we're done! Quick and easy isn't it?
arranged a little Brightness / Contrast and level on the texture of paper and image. And also reduce the saturation on the photo, the result looks like this.