I got a question from an email subscriber the other day asking about how to create a specific type of image. It’s not the sort of thing I normally do in Photoshop, but it sounded fun so I learned how and then made this video to show you how to do it too.

Here’s one of the results I show you how to achieve in the video (there are 4 more included in this tutorial!):


Before you hit play, the most important thing to know about trying to create this type of result is that your subject of your starting image (whether it’s a portrait or something else) needs to be isolated against a white (or very bright) background.

Whether you actually take the photo against a white background, or isolate it from a different background first in photoshop, doesn’t really matter. It just needs to have that white background otherwise it just ends up looking a bit mushy.

Ok, so with that in mind, here’s the video:

P.S to see the video full screen, click the 4-arrows icon in the bottom right corner of the video window.