Hard Light Effects in Photoshop - (PSD Box)

This is the first live tutorial I recorded so I had no idea what I will end up with. Basically I wanted to show how to get a high contrast hard light effect in Photoshop, almost HDR looking. I wanted to keep things realistic so I used the contrast masking technique to keep the original shadows of the model. This tutorial can be followed in Adobe Elements as well. Model stock image by Marcus Ranum: http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/ Background image by Julia Starr: http://night-fate-stock.deviantart.com/ Sky stock image by Pelleron Stock: http://pelleron-stock.deviantart.com/ For the exact links to the stock images visit my website: http://www.psdbox.com/tutorials/hard-light-effect-in-photoshop/ Subscribe and get the latest tutorials Website: http://www.psdbox.com RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/psdbox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psdbox Newsletter: http://www.psdbox.com/newsletter DeviantART: http://psd-box.deviantart.com Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/psdbox Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/psdbox