There's a lot of question and debate over effectiveness of watermarking digital art or photography. Some people think you can use them legitimately as an anti-theft mechanism, making it harder for people to rip off your hard-worked art.
In this tutorial we will turn a photograph into an artistic portrait. We are going to use lots of advanced techniques like Pen tool for selections and masking, Mixer Brush tool for softening skin, and creating two pixel masks for the same layer to make a non-destructive reflection effect.
This tutorial uses some of the amazing new features of Photoshop CS5 and it covers every single step from start to finish. Let’s get started!