Halloween Wicked Witch of the West Selfie – Photoshop Tutorial

As you might know by now if you follow this Blog on the regular Halloween is coming up and that means it’s time for a new Photoshop tutorial.

Every year for Halloween I change my profile picture on social media. Last year I turned into a Skeleton. I also used Photoshop once to turn myself into a demon for Halloween. For Halloween 2015 I will transform myself into the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. Also known as Elphaba, Theodora or Zelena. Actually Zelena from the TV show Once upon a time inspired me to create this Halloween picture. I know you’re all waiting for the tutorial. So let’s start. It’s a super easy and fast step by step Photoshop tutorial.

Wicked Witch of the West

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Miniature Effect: How to create the Tilt Shift Effect in Photoshop

Hi everyone,

in this Photoshop CS5 tutorial I will show you how to create the Tilt Shift effect to make images look like a miniature scale model.This effect is also known as diorama effect or diorama illusion. The method is the same for a lot of Photoshop versions. The fake miniature effect is very easy to create and only takes a couple of steps.

Miniature Effect Photoshop

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Halloween Skeleton Selfie- Photoshop Tutorial

Every year for Halloween I change my profile picture on social media. This year I turned into a Skeleton. Two years ago I used Photoshop to turn myself into a demon for Halloween. If you want a tutorial for that I’m happy to create one. Just comment below 🙂

Skull Portrait

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Halloween Skeleton Selfie

Skull Portrait

So it’s the 1st of october and that means it’s time for my annual Halloween Selfie. I’ve been a vampire, a daemon and a zombie before. This year I’m a skeleton bohoooo. You could have done a skeleton make-up but I’m not really talented at that so I used Photoshop to create this spooky Halloween self portrait. If you want to know how I made this, leave me a comment and I will whip up a tutorial.

Halloween Self Portrait

So this was my Halloween profile picture for Facebook of last year. I change my profil picture every year for my favorite Holiday. I don’t know what it’s going to be this year but I’m considering to become a witch. Idea’s are welcome!

Demon Halloween Costume Selportrait

Demon Halloween Costume Selportrait

Double Exposure

I felt a little creative today so I decided to play a bit in Photoshop. I’m really faszinated by all those double exposure pictures floating trough Pinterest. So I thought about using one of my New York pictures and a selfportrait and create the effect myself. You can create that effect in camera but also afterwars in post processing. If you like the pic and would like a Tutorial, I’m more than happy to create one 🙂 IMG_5514

Thanks to all my lovely 100+ followers! Giveaway – Photo shoot in New York City!

I’m so happy that people out there like what I write about. It means a lot to me to share my photography with you and to hear about your opinion.

This blog keeps me very busy and I love every minute of it. It’s a great experience and I’m excited to be included in this amazing community of creative people.

As a little Thank you I’m starting a Giveaway!

I’m giving away a free Portrait photoshooting in New York City! (Travel expenses are not included)

Everybody that lives close to/ or in New York City is more than welcome to participate.

The price includes:

1 hour outdoor photo shoot for up to 4 people in New York City

CD with 15 retouched, full sized images

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  1. Leave a comment on this post. Why do you want me to photograph you? Tell me a little bit about yourself.
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Giveaway ends May 22. Prize must be redeemed by August 1. Must be aged 18 & up to qualify. The winner will be selected at random and notified on May 22, 2012.

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