The steps I took to create the circus doll photo

Mar 25, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

The steps I took to create the circus doll photo

Mar 25, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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You know how sometimes you see a photo and just have to know how it was made. I mean not in the tutorial-follow-me kind of way but more in the who the heck did you make this kinda way?

This is how I felt when I saw Richard Wakefield‘s Circus Doll photo. It had something feeling very authentic, so I knew it had to have had a real photo behind it. So… I asked!

Richard was kind enough to share the steps taken to make the photo happen:

Richard tells DIYP that it was about an hour’s work.

Step 1: Original photo

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Step 2: Extreme liquifying and head placement

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Step 3: Extra liquify steps to thin arms and exaggerate body curves

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Step 4: Skin smoothing and using a gradient map to change skin colour

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Step 5: Add in light effects

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Step 6: Add in a texture (with blending modes) and a general vignette

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Step 7: Overal colour work

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Here is a look at the entire process followed by a direct before after view:

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To see more of Richarad’s work you can visit his website and his Facebook page.

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Udi Tirosh

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Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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7 responses to “The steps I took to create the circus doll photo”

  1. Richard-Wakefield Photography Avatar
    Richard-Wakefield Photography

    Thanks so much for sharing my image/process! And I just love the animation :)

  2. Riccardo Maria Mantero Avatar
    Riccardo Maria Mantero

    exquisite!

  3. Shannon Alexander Avatar
    Shannon Alexander

    Tiffany Amy. You smell what I’m cooking?

    1. Amy Figueroa Avatar
      Amy Figueroa

      Yesssssss!?

    2. Tiffany Bailey Tripp Avatar
      Tiffany Bailey Tripp

      Sasssage?

    3. Shannon Alexander Avatar
      Shannon Alexander

      Cone beef.

  4. Patrick Shipstad Avatar
    Patrick Shipstad

    That is absolutely brilliant! thanks for reaching out to Richard and posting this and thank you Richard! Wow..