Ever wonder how people make those glossy light sparkly pictures? Well in this tutorial I will teach you how to do this. So lets get started and in a few steps you will learn this great technique.
First open up Photoshop and upload a picture. I used a picture of Jessica Biel
First get out the Dodge Tool.
Then start going all over her skin and make it brighter. Make sure not to make everything the same tone it will come out very monotone looking. Keep some shadows with some light parts.
Now we do what we just did but do it on the hair. Just highlight the bright areas of her hair and leave the rest.
Right click the layer that contains the picture and go to Duplicate Layer.
Then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and add the following.
After that go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate or Shift+Ctrl+U.
Then change the layer to Lighten.
After that duplicate the original layer and go to Gaussian Blur and add the following.
And change that layer to Multiply.
Now merge all the layers.
After you have merged the layers get out the Dodge Tool again and start highlighting areas that you choose the skin, hair, dress, etc.
When you are finished with that go to Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen More.
Then neat the bottom of the layer palette right click on the black and white circle.
And go to Gradient Map
Now set that layer to Lighten.
Right click on the black and white circle again and go to Curves.
And add the following, It didn’t move much from the original spot but enough to alter the images brightness quite a bit.
Last step right click the circle again and go to Levels. And add the following.
And you are done, congrats!
My final result.