Inverting Layers

For me, one of the most interesting aspects of colder days is the variety of outfit combinations they allow. Layering is not only a necessary technique to fend off cold, but also one of the most creative ways to explore your wardrobe and come up with unique styles. Although there are some rules to be kept in mind, both for aesthetic and functional purposes, I find myself constantly trying to bend them and invert traditional layering elements.

In this particular case, which of course is not suitable for harsh climate, I aimed to explore different uses for essential garments such as the v-neck cashmere sweater, popover shirt and tweed vest, all while maintaining a mix of casual and polished elements. More often than not, the v-neck would find its place as an outer layer with the tweed vest being worn under a blazer or topcoat; here I went for a different approach wearing the sweater over a tee, the popover shirt as an outer layer and the vest as outerwear. The polished nature of the vest, sweater and wool slacks are broken down by the chambray shirt and camo sneakers. Accessories such as the pocket square and paisley scarf complete the look.

Details: cotton tee by Levi’s, v-neck cashmere/silk sweater by Massimo Dutti, chambray popover shirt by Zara, houndstooth vest by Purificacion Garcia, tailored wool slacks by Gentleman, camo sneakers by Asos, paisley scarf by Zara and pocket square by The Tie Rack. 

Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira

vialoffire asked:

Hi! I need some help please and I don't know where to look. Do you have any refs to demonstrate how to colour black clothes in a cartoony illustration? Thank you for your help!

The only special rule to colouring anything black or white is that you do not use black or white. Using them can make your image dull. Besides that, in real life, things are rarely ever truly black or white.

Otherwise, you can follow the same colouring process you normally would for the thing you’re colouring.

This is a simple example, using only two shades for each sweater. White uses blues. black uses reds. Yellows and greens could have worked too, it’s a matter of preference and what the picture needs.

If you’re working in monochrome, you can safely use black and white without worrying about dulling your picture. In the case of black objects, use white outlines, but avoid unnecessary details because white can become irritating:

In this case, I copied the lineart layer, inverted it, then erased what I didn’t want. (If working with traditional media, white gel pens or paint markers work)


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2015 Layered Bob Hairstyles With Bangs

2015 Layered Bob Hairstyles With Bangs

Layered Bob With Bangs – Bob hairstyles are one of the coolest hairstyles you might have. Add to fringe and you are a beautiful lady in all events. Bob hairstyles with bangs is also very easy to do and some of them can wash and wear hair. If you plan to make a bob hairstyle and blows, here are some of the cutest styles that you might have:

Layered Bob With Bangs 2015

Bob angle with bangslike this…

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Sketch/Watercolor Effect Tutorial

ofToday we’re gonna learn how to do a sketch-ish effect like this:

Step 1:
Open your image in Photoshop and duplicate layer by using keyboard shortcuts ctrl (command on mac)+J

Step 2:
Set the blend mode of your duplicated layer to ‘Color Dodge’

Step 3:
Invert the layer by using the keyboard shortcuts ctrl (command on mac)+I

Step 4:
Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and adjust the radius to 30-40

Step 5:
Add a new Saturation adjustment layer and turn the saturation down to 0

Step 6:
Add a new Levels adjustment layer and adjust it as you like
My final level settings:

Step 7:

Select your original layer (bottom most one) and go to Filter>Oil Paint and adjust the settings as you wish

My final settings


i retouch my portraits using this simple tutorial i found a while ago:

i like using this tutorial as it is really easy and quick to achieve smooth results.

the image before, due to the phase ones outstanding capture of detail, my models skin, although good, looks uneven and way too detailed:

my next step is to apply an overlay layer, copied from the original background layer. this adds high contrast to the image:

next i added a high pass filter, with a high pixel radius due to the high megapixel rating of the phase. this adds sharpening and detail to the image:

then i inverted this layer, making the contrast from the overlay and the sharpening from the high pass become blurred and soft:

next i changed the opacity of this layer, until the skin looked smoother but still natural:

i then created a mask over this layer, roughly  painting out parts of the image that needed to remain sharp, so anything other than the smoothed out skin:

my final image after this retouching method: