In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a vampire photo effect in Photoshop. This tutorial is aimed at advanced and intermediate users.
To create a vampire photo effect, you’ll need:
Open your image in Photoshop and name its layer “Face”. I will be using this stock photo.
Since a vampire’s skin is pale, we will need to desaturate the image. To do so, create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and use the values shown below.
Make sure the layer mask of the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer is selected and with a soft eraser, paint over the areas you want in color. I left the girl’s hair, lips and eyes in color.
We will now enhance the shadows around her face. To do so, select the Face layer, create a Levels adjustment layer and use the settings shown below.
Time to create vampire eyes. Open the cat’s eyes image in Photoshop and with the Rectangular Marquee Tool, create a selection around the left eye.
Copy and paste the selection into your original document and name the layer “Left Eye”. Create a layer mask for the Left Eye layer and erase areas around the eye to make it look more like a human eye. You may also have to resize it.
Now, double-click on the Left Eye layer and apply the layer style shown below.
Make sure the Left Eye layer is still selected, then create a Vibrance adjustment layer and use the settings shown below.
Now, for the right eye, just duplicate the Left Eye and Vibrance layers. You may have to flip, move and resize the image to get it into place.
Before we move on further, it will be a good idea to organize your layers, so put both of your eyes layers into a separate group.
We will now create vampire teeth. Create a new layer and name it “Left Tooth”. Then, grab the Pen Tool and make a triangle shape on the lips.
Erase some of the edges on the top and then double-click on the Left Tooth layer to apply the layer styles shown below.
The left tooth is done! You just have to duplicate this layer for the right tooth and move it into position. Then, rasterize the teeth layers by right-clicking the layer and selecting Rasterize Layer. For each layer, go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and use the settings shown below.
This step is optional if you want to add some blood on the teeth. Cmd/ctrl-click on the tooth layer, pick any of the blood brushes and paint a little over the teeth.
Now, create a new layer, name it “Blood around mouth” and paint different shades of red over the lips. Then, change the layer’s blending mode to Overlay.
Finally, create a layer named “Blood Drip” below the Blood around mouth layer and using one of the blood brushes, draw blood dripping from the mouth.
Double-click on the Blood Drip layer and apply the layer styles shown below.
And we’re done creating the vampire photo effect!