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I'm looking to get this sort of effect on my photo with the vintage type look with a red coloured highlight, I'm using photoshop & have tried using threshold color but the look doesn't come out very similar. Specifically the highlights don't look great. Does anyone know a good way to reproduce something like this in photoshop? Or the techniques they are using to do this?

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    I believe what makes you like this image isn't just one effect. The coloring can be easily achieved by using a Gradient Map (search for it on this site). But just applying that to any image won't make it look like this. It's a collage of different elements which have been melted together by manipulating the photos to look a bit like a drawing and adding different kinds of texture and noise.
    – Wolff
    May 22 at 10:40
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I assume you want to get something similar to the human figures, and that you have already removed any background. So here's one method to get something similar.

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  1. Turn your image layer into a Smart Object, and do Filters > Camera RAW, and use settings similar to those shown below. The idea here is to try to add extra contrast to the image to make it look a bit like an illustration.

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  1. Next, sample the colours of your original example to create a gradient something like this

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  1. Do Filter > Artistic > Poster Edges, with settings as shown

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  1. Do Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen, with settings as shown

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  1. Apply the gradient you made previously as a Gradient Map adjustment Layer

Here's the finished result. I added some gradients as a background. Note all the filters and adjustments here are non-destructive, so you can edit and tweak everything until you get the desired effect.

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  • My hero lol, Thank you!
    – user
    May 24 at 3:15

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