Can someone help me understand how to achieve this Blue curve in this picture with the help of Adobe Photoshop? I tried layer masks but it's not exactly giving me this effect. Also, how was the highlight added to it?

  • Looks suspiciously like something that has been created in a 3D package and then combined with the image. Certainly achievable using just Photoshop though. Do you need to EXACTLY copy this or do you just want something that looks similar?
    – Westside
    Oct 26, 2016 at 15:32
  • I disagree with Chris. I think this was just painted by hand. Use soft brushes, play around with blurring/smudging
    – Manly
    Oct 26, 2016 at 17:07

1 Answer 1


You can do it with mask, brush and dodge brush.

First create a circle mask and refine edge, add some feather. enter image description here

Next, paint with indigo blue, use a brush with softness to 0. You can also add some blur to spread the color. enter image description here

And last, use the dodge tool. Remember, you have to unchek the "protect tones" checkbox. enter image description hereenter image description here

Good luck!


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.