Very nice breakdown of his nude portrait painting process by Aussie Chris Wahl:
This is a breakdown of my Photoshop process used for the nude portrait art. Also here are a few extra tips…
- Shadow and AO layers were originally done separately to make the process easier
- Shadow layer was duplicated and set to Multiply and Color burn at varying degrees of opacity above flats.
- A quick cheat for the highlights is to use the shadow layer, bump up the contrast until it’s almost black and white then set layer to Screen.
- To give your art a soft sexy feel, duplicate your art to another layer, apply gaussian blur, then lower its opacity for that ‘vaseline on the camera lens’ look.