Need help getting started? Check out these tips on how to add your own stroke of inspiration to Henning’s artwork.
Swap in a Portrait.
Henning’s designs give portraits bold, colorful accents. Use your own photo or practice with one from Adobe Stock.
For best results, use a photo where the subject is centered and the background is a solid color.
Drag a new photo onto the canvas above the Portrait layer, and then hide the original layer. Choose Select > Subject and click the Layer Mask button to hide the portrait background. To fine-tune the selection, click Select And Mask and use the Refine Edge brush.
To learn more about masking an image background, check out “How to make a cutout collage.”
Get bold with color.
Background colors can make a dramatic impact on different portraits. Experiment with the color palette to find a look you like for each of your images.
Double-click the swatch on the Background color layer and choose a new color — or get creative by adding a Gradient Fill layer.
Play hide and seek.
Notice the layer groups. Click the arrow next to a folder icon to expand the layers in that group. Brush strokes in the Foreground group, above the Portrait layer, appear in front of the image, while those in the Background group appear behind it.
Hide and show brush stroke layers to see how they affect your portrait. After selecting a layer and pressing command-T (macOS) or ctrl-T (Windows), you can rotate, scale, or reposition it to create a new composition.
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