Posts Tagged ‘Effects’

Create the Abstract Photo Manipulation “Imperfection”

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create an emotional, abstract photo manipulation. You’ll learn how to combine abstract elements, work with groups, create depth of field and more. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS3+ Estimated Completion Time: 90 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate Resources Model Splatter brushes Feather brushes Branch Rose petals Circles [...]

Create a Beautiful Sunrise Landscape Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a beautiful sunrise landscape photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks to make a cohesive scene, blend and adjust color, work with lighting effects and more. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS5 + Estimated Completion Time: 90 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate Resources [...]

Create a Fashion Mixed Media Portrait in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fashion mixed media artwork. You’ll learn how to work with abstract elements, create patterns and play with shapes and colors. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours Difficulty: Intermediate Resources Model Flowers Abstract shapes Stars Sphere Splashes Step 1 […]

Create a Fantasy Tree Woman Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy tree woman scene in Photoshop. You’ll learn a variety of manipulating techniques, such as blending, masking, using the brush tool, adjusting color as well as working with groups and more. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time: 2.5 – 3 […]

Create a Fantasy Fiery Portrait Photo-Manipulation

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy fiery portrait of a woman. You’ll learn how to use textures, add fire and create lighting effect.


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Step 1

Create a new document with size of 1000×1100 px and fill it with black. Press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new layer. Active Brush Tool (B) with color #4e1502 and size 1200 px. Paint on the center of the black canvas:

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Step 2

Create a new layer, change brush color to #f6bc2f. Paint inside the dark red area and change the mode to Color Dodge 100%:

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Step 3

Use same brush to paint again on a new layer, put the mode to Overlay 70%:

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Step 4

Open nebula stock. Use Move Tool (V) to drag it into our canvas:

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Step 5

Click the second button at the bottom of Layer Pallete to add mask to this layer. Use soft black brush with opacity about 40-45% to reduce nebula effect on some parts. You can see how I did it on layer mask and result on picture:

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Step 6

Duplicate this layer and erase some parts with layer mask to get the result below:

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Go to Filter-Blur-Gassian Blur and choose radius as 2 px:

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Step 7

Open model stock. First I used Polygonal Lasso Tool to make a selection around model (no need to be so precise with the hair):

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Double click background layer to unlock it.

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Click the layer mask button to hide background part:

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Step 8

Right click the mask of Layer 0, choose Refine Mask:

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Use Refine Radius Tool with size about 100 px to paint around the head to reveal more hairs.

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Here is my result after refining (I used a red background to make you see it more clearly):

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Step 9

Place model after extracting into our main picture, on the top of layers:

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Step 10

I want to reduce the lightness on the bright parts of the model so create a new layer above model one with Clipping Mask:

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Use brush with color #e6e2e9 to paint on the bright hair, face and hand parts and change the mode to Multiply 100%:

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Step 11

Continue reducing the light on model face, arm with a new layer (Clipping Mask) and same brush. I altered the mode to Multiply 50%:

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Step 12

I want to give more details for model hair so on a new layer I used brush with color #5a595b and size about 20 px. Here is the result after drawing more hair:

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Step 13

To add some red color to the model, I used an adjustment layer with Clipping Mask. Go to Layer-New Adjustment Layer-Hue/Saturation:

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Step 14

I added a Color Balance layer with same purpose:

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Step 15

Make a Curves layer to darken the model:

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On Curves layer mask I used soft brush to remove and reduce dark intensity.

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Step 16

Create a new layer and use brush with color #f66e2b to paint on the hair and hand. Change the mode to Color 100%:

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Step 17

On a new layer use same brush to add more vivid red to the hair and body contour. Set the mode to Overlay 100%:

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Step 18

I used brush with color #f5c25f to paint on model contour again to give some orange there. Change the mode to Hard Light 100%:

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Step 19

Make a new layer and use same brush to paint on some hair ends and put the mode to Overlay 100%:

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Step 20

Create a new layer, I used color #f66e2b to paint inside the eyes then put the mode to Linear Dodge mode 100%:

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Step 21

Click brush menu, choose Reset Brushes to active default brush preset. Now on a new layer, change foreground to #f66e2b and click Fuzzball brush:

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Lower brush size to 80 px and spot inside the eyes. I altered the mode to Linear Dodge mode 100%:

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Step 22

To enhance some face details, I made a new layer, changed the mode to Overlay 100% and filled with 50% gray:

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Use Dodge and Burn Tool (O) with Midtones Range, Exposure about 20-25% to brighten the eyes effect, face side and nose, darken eyebrows, nose bridge. You can see how I did it with Normal mode and result with Overlay mode:

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Step 23

Make a new layer on the top, use soft brush with color #bd5733 to paint at the bottom of the image:

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Step 24

To make a stronger effect there I used soft brush with color #f6bc2f and changed the mode to Overlay 100%:

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Step 25

On a new layer use brush with color #f6bc2f to paint on two hands. I changed the mode to Hard Light 100%:

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Step 26

Drag sparks image into our canvas and put the mode to Color Dodge 100%:

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I named it “sparks 1″.


Step 27

Add layer mask to this one. Use brush to remove and reduce sparks intensity on some parts below:

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Step 28

On sparks 1 layer, go to Filter-Distort-Twirl:

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Apply Gassian Blur with 2 px:

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Step 29

Duplicate this layer, use Cmd/Ctrl+T to rotate it to get the result below. You can use layer mask to remove any unwanted parts:

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Step 30

Open fire images. I’ve chosen two these images to work with:

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Use Retangular Marquee Tool (M) to make selection for a fire part on image 1:

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Place it at the bottom of model body, change the mode to Screen 100%:

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Step 31

To remove white edges remained after changing blending mode, double click this layer, choose Blending Options. Hold Alt/Option key while dragging black slider of This Layer until the white edges disappear:

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Step 32

Take another parts of the fires and put them around model hair and body. I applied same settings of Blending Options with all of these layers and used layer mask to remove unecessary parts.

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I used 14 layers for this effect.


Step 33

Make all fire layers selected then press Cmd/Ctrl+G to make group for them. Change the mode of this group from Pass Through (default group mode) to Screen 100%. On layer 14 go to Layer-New Adjustment Layer-Curves:

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On Curves layer mask use brush to erase fires on the arms, hair and bottom as I don’t want them too bright:

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Step 34

Final step: Press Cmd/Ctrl+Option/Alt+Shift+E to merge all visible layers. Go to Filter-Sharpen-Unsharp Mask:

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And We’re Done!

I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial.

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