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How to Create a Vampire Photo Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a vampire photo effect in Photoshop. This tutorial is aimed at advanced and intermediate users.

Vampire Photo Effect

To create a vampire photo effect, you’ll need:

Step 1

Open your image in Photoshop and name its layer “Face”. I will be using this stock photo.

Vampire Photo Effect Original

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.

Vampire Photo Effect Hue/Saturation

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.

Vampire Photo Effect Hue/Saturation Result

Step 2

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.

Vampire Photo Effect Levels

Step 3

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.

Vampire Photo Effect Cat Eyes

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.

Vampire Photo Effect Left Eye

Now, double-click on the Left Eye layer and apply the layer style shown below.

Vampire Photo Effect Left Eye Inner Shadow

Make sure the Left Eye layer is still selected, then create a Vibrance adjustment layer and use the settings shown below.

Vampire Photo Effect Vibrance

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.

Vampire Photo Effect Eyes

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.

Step 4

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.

Vampire Photo Effect Left Tooth

Erase some of the edges on the top and then double-click on the Left Tooth layer to apply the layer styles shown below.

Vampire Photo Effect Left Tooth Inner Shadow

Vampire Photo Effect Left Tooth Gradient Overlay

Vampire Effect Left Tooth Drop Shadow

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.

Vampire Effect Noise

Step 5

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.

Vampire Effect Blood

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.

Vampire Effect Blood Around Mouth

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.

Vampire Effect Blood Drip

Double-click on the Blood Drip layer and apply the layer styles shown below.

Vampire Effect Blood Drip Bevel and Emboss

Vampire Effect Blood Drip Color Overlay

Vampire Effect Blood Drip Drop Shadow

And we’re done creating the vampire photo effect!

Vampire Photo Effect

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Tabish Shaikh

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