Create This Amazing Fairy Tale Composite From Any Baby Photo

You want to make your child a memorable picture or want to make an amazing gift, or an interesting looking child photo manipulation, or want to create a magical and lovely image, or want to learn how to create the effect of phosphorescent stars? Then this tutorial is for you! This tutorial will show you from start to finish how to create this magical photo manipulation! Read this tutorial and learn how to create interesting effects create interesting and beautiful picture!

What you’ll be creating

The first step is creating background and adding textures. The second step is adding mushrooms and bugs The next step is to add the model and create the effect of magic and neon stars. In the final stage, we will add small details and special effects. You need any version of Photoshop, inspiration, attention, good mood!

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Before you start, download all the material in one place. So it will be easier to work with them. Download resources in the best quality, using the “Download” button in the top-right corner of the page with resource on site DeviantART.com. Open Photoshop and start by creating! Create a new document. Go to File > New or the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ N. A blank document with size of 3000 pixels wide and 2000 pixels high, resolution 200 Pixels/Inch. I named the document “Queen of fungi”.

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Now I have added a background picture. Go to File > Place and select the image “Moss_stock_6_by_rustymermaid_stock”.

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The picture should be opened to all Working field size. If you do not, then go to the resource page and download it as it is written in the first step.

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Step 3

Zoom bit image, as shown in Figure. Use the Free Transform tool (Cmd /Ctrl+ T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale).

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Duplicate this layer one time (the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ J or go to Layer> Duplicate Layer…).

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Now flip the duplicated image horizontally. Go to Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal

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Move not reflected horizontally (first layer background) down a bit as shown in Figure.

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Add a layer mask to this layer.

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Select the Brush Tool (B) with there settings: Size: 100px, Hardness: 0%, Opacity: 100% – 50%, flow: 100%,

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On the layer mask partially remove the image. Carefully work through the background that was not prominent features. make it smooth. To help, here so I did. First – this is where I remove, it is the second kind of mask layer.

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Step 7

Add texture to convert background. Go to File > Place and select the image “nature_bokeh_stock_by_koko_stock-d73dkvv”.

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Transform the texture on all working fields.

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Change the values Opacity to 75%, Blending Mode to Overlay. A similar result can be achieved and adjustment layers, but will not look so impressive and fast. Sometimes I like such surprises. Should pay attention to them!

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Duplicate this layer (the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ J or go to Layer> Duplicate Layer…). Increase the size and place this layer as shown in Figure. Use the Free Transform tool (Cmd /Ctrl+ T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale). This is in order to make the texture is not the same type.

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Now merge the layers with texture to the one group, and add to it mask.

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Select the Brush Tool (B) with there settings: Size: 600px, Hardness: 0%, Opacity: 100% – 50%, flow: 100%.

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Remove some of the texture from the center (where the girl is sitting, a tree and a little close). Remove the texture on the corners of the image by changing the brush opacity to 50%,

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Add to the bottom layer with the texture adjustment layer Curves (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves… or click on icon New Adjustment Layer and in list, select Curves…).

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Set points for each channel, as shown in Figure.

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Photoshop Tutorials

9 Easy Steps to Creating a Powerful and Emotional Effect in Photoshop

In this quick tip tutorial you will learn how to create a  powerful emotional effect for your photos. By reading this tutorial you will be able to convert an ordinary looking photo into a beautifully striking one in 10 minutes or less.

What you’ll be creating

Quick-tip tutorial in 9 easy steps. Time to complete: 10 minutes. You will need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a Curves Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves) then set the blending mode to Screen. Press D to set the colors to default. Click on the layer mask of the curves layer and press Ctrl + Backspace to fill the mask with black. With a round soft white brush paint over the eyes (make sure you have clicked the layer mask before painting). If the eyes are too bright lower the opacity (in this specific case I lowered the Opacity to 55%).

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Step 2

Create a Black & White Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & White) and set the blending mode to Multiply.

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Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a new layer from all the visible layers. Go to Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights and play with the sliders in order to lighten the image a little bit. Drag the Highlights slider all the way to the left and drag the Shadows slider to the right until the image is a little bit lighter than before.

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Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a new layer from all the visible layers. Select the Dodge Tool (leave the default settings – Range: Midtones, Exposure: 50%) and paint over the following parts: eyes and especially the irises, tip of the nose, cheekbones, forehead, lips, tip of the chin, neck.

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Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a new layer from all the visible layers. Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask. Use a 1-2px radius and 50-100% Amount to sharpen the image. Try to achieve a fairly mild sharpen effect – too much will make it look bad. You can also lower the Opacity to lower the effect.

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Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation). Drag the slider to the left until the image is fairly desaturated.

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Create a Gradient Map Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map) with the default settings (black and white). Set the blending mode to Soft light. This will increase the contrast.

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Create a Curves Adjustment Layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves). Drag the right slider to the left in order to boost the highlights.

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Step 9

This step is optional, follow it only if you want to add a little artistic effect.

Create a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer and choose one of the colored presets. Set the blending mode to Soft Light and lower the Opacity if the effect is too strong.

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Below you can see some before and after comparison photos.

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Final Results

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Download the PSD


Powerful Emotional Effect.zip | 8.34 MB

Tutorial by Adrian Scheff

profileThank you for following this quick-tip tutorial. I hope you learned something useful. You can find me at fantmayo.deviantart.com.

- Adrian Scheff


Photoshop Tutorials

Retouch Basics for Graphic Designers and Photographers

We’ve got important Photoshop techniques here for you, all focused on improving your photo manipulations and retouches. This tutorial will teach you how make skin smoother, and how to make charming eyes. By simply adjustment layers you will make better colors. Then, you will make grain on skin, to more realistic look.

Preview of Final Results

With this tutorial you will create amazing beauty retouch, which can be used in printed media – like in magazines, flyers, adverts and more. You can use this knowledge in your designs, or even if you are photographer! You’ll need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Open stock photo with the model. Duplicate it – drag layer to “New layer” symbol.

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Step 2

Now you’ll be working on duplicated layer. Choose Clone Stamp Tool. Use soft brush. Hold alt and pick cleaner fragments of skin. Then use stamp tool under her eyes, erase freckles and wrinkles. (Feel like plastic surgeon.) You should play with brush size.

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Step 3

Go to her forehead. Also with clone stamp tool erase hair strands and wrinkles. Use smaller brush.

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Duplicate layer when clone tool was used. From top menu choose Blur > Gaussian blur.

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Step 5

Add mask to this layer. Mask everything, but except face and neck. Mask eyes, hair, lips and nose. Facial features will be more detailed, than skin.

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Step 6

Decrease opacity of this layer to 70%.

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Now her face is dolly-like. Add new layer. From top menu choose Filter > Noise > Add noise.

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Step 8

Add mask to this layer. Fill it with black.

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Step 9

Back to layer with blur. Hold alt and click on mask.

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Select all (ctrl + A), then copy (ctrl + c) selected area.

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Go to noise layer. With alt holding click mask and paste copied mask (Ctrl + V).

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Decrease opacity of this layer to 3%. Then change blending mode to overlay. Skin will be look like real.

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Add new layer. Pick Big, soft brush and use #d0b3a6 color. Draw some strokes on her face – where skin isn’t perfect.

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If it’s needed, choose from top menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light. It will make skin lighter.

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Back to grain layer Duplicate it.

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Place layer on the top. Change blending mode to Divide, change opacity to 8%.

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Add adjustment layer – Brightness/Contrast. Set it as shown.

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Photoshop Tutorials

Create a Vivid Arabian Night Composite

Learn how to create a beautiful Arabian night photo manipulation with Photoshop. You will learn several blending tricks and composting tips that will help you create a vivid vector-like landscape.

What you’ll be creating

This photo manipulation is my vision on how the desert should look in a story: mysterious and welcoming. You will need Photoshop CS5 or newer to create this tutorial..

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a new document 3797×2440 px. Using the Gradient Tool to create a nice gradient with #04243f as foreground color and #0e74d6 as background color.

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Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), set the foreground color to white and using the stars brush create some stars.

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Create a new layer and using white and white-orange draw a comet coming from above. It’s not that hard really, just draw with the white brush a couple of short diagonal lines and draw a loose circle at the end of those lines (head of the comet).

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Step 4

Open the clouds image and choose Select> Color Range. Click with the marker once on a bright spot in the picture to select most of the white clouds. Click Ok. Press Ctrl + C to copy the selection and close the clouds document. Go back to our document and press Ctrl + V to paste. Rename the pasted layer Clouds to keep layers from cluttering. Right click the Clouds layer and choose Convert To Smart Object. Press Ctrl + T to enter Free Transform and resize the clouds as I did in the image below. Finally, set the blending mode of the layer to Lighten.

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Add a layer mask to the Clouds layer (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All). With a soft black brush mask the edges of the clouds so that they integrate flawlessly with the sky.

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Create a new layer and set the blending mode to Overlay. Choose #e37952 as foreground color and with a soft brush paint lightly in the area indicated below. Lower the opacity of the layer to 40-50 %. This will be the horizon diffuse light later when we will add the terrain. You can also group all the layers we created until now. To group layers select them by shift- clicking each and press Ctrl + G.

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Open the file Moon and using the Elliptical Marquee Tool select the moon. Copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) into our document. Right click on the pasted layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. Resize and position as I did in the image below.

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Double-click the moon layer to enter Advanced Blending Mode and apply a color overlay (#71a8e3) set to Overlay Blending Mode.

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Add a layer mask to the layer moon and using a round black soft brush mask the lower and the left side of the moon.

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Let’s add some highlight to our moon. Create a new layer and add a layer mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Hide All). Ctrl- click on the moon layer to make a selection than press D to set the default colors. Finally, press Alt + Backspace to fill the selection with white. Click on the layer again to select it and with a white brush paint some highlights on the right and up side of the moon.

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Now let’s create the terrain. Open file “Desert” and using the quick selection tool select the terrain only (not the sky). Copy and paste the terrain into our document. As you already guess now you should right click the desert layer and convert it to a smart object. Resize it and position the terrain as shown below. If your selection was imperfect feel free to add a layer mask and mask the

unwanted bits.

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Step 12

In this step and the following steps we will apply some adjustment layers to the desert layer in order to blend it better with our image. Usually almost any imported/pasted layer is often more saturated than the rest of the composition (not only in this case but in general) so let’s add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer and tweak with the values. We notice that the terrain looks much better if we decrease slightly the saturation. But in order to apply the effect only to the terrain layer we must clip the Hue/Saturation to the Desert layer by Alt-clicking between the two ( and we will do so for the rest of the adjustment layers applied to the terrain). If you notice the a group called City and wonder why you don’t have it don’t worry about it, you will find out why in the future steps.

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Step 13

Now let’s color correct the terrain a bit. Add a curve adjustment layer and use the settings shown below. Clip this layer to the layer below (it should be clipped to a Hue/Saturation layer which in turn is clipping the desert layer). Lower the opacity to 32%.

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Step 14

Now let’s add some selective lighting. We will make the foreground part of the terrain darker. Add a curves adjustment layer and drag the curve down to darken. Click on the layer mask and with a black brush paint on the top part of the terrain to keep it untouched by the darkening effect. Lower the opacity until you achieve a pleasant effect (40%). Clip the layer to the layer below.

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Photoshop Tutorials

Learn How to Create This Fantasy Fish Scene Above the Sky

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy fish scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene using blending, adjusting colors, masking and brush. You’ll learn also how to focus on the details, work with lighting, manage your layers and more.

What you’ll be creating

We’ll start this tutorial by setting up a sky scene from three stock images. Then we’ll add the boat, tree, model ,fishes and blend them using adjustment layers, masking and brush. Later we’ll adjust the color, light, contrast and finish it up with an adjustment layer. You should use Photoshop CS3 or newer to follow this tutorial properly.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a new document in Photoshop with the following settings:

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Press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new layer. Active the Gradient Tool (G), choose Radial Gradient with the color #5a513d and #d1cba2. Drag a line from the top center to the bottom:

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Step 3

Open the sky 1 image. Use the Move Tool (V) to drag it into our canvas and change the mode to Soft Light 100%:

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To make this sky look smoother, go to Filter > Blur > Gassian Blur and set the radius to 2 px:

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I used an adjustment layer with Clipping Mask to change the color of the sky. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves:

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Step 6

Place the sky 2 image over the sky 1 and change the mode to Hard Light 100%:

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Apply Gassian Blur with 7 px to this sky layer:

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I used a Color Balance adjustment layer (Clipping Mask) to change the color of the sky 2:

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Step 9

Drag the clouds image into our working document and use the Cmd/Ctrl+T key to rotate it as shown below:

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Click the second button at the bottom of the Layers Panel to add a mask to this layer. Use a basic, soft brush with black color to remove the hard edges of this clouds image:

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I used Color Balance to add some warm color to these clouds:

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Step 11

I used Curves to darken the foreground edges a little:

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On this layer mask use a soft black brush to erase the part near the horizon (I aim to add light there).

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Open the images pack contained the boat. Isolate it from the white background and position it at the middle of the clouds:

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Add a mask to this layer and use a black brush with the hardness about 30% to blend the bottom of the boat with the clouds, and increase the hardness of the brush to 100% to clear a part of the top left:

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To give the boat more light, I used a Layer Style effect. Double click the boat layer, choose Inner Shadow:

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Photoshop Tutorials

Create a Dynamic Night Club Poster in Photoshop

Learn how to create this abstract Dance night poster with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create abstract atmospheric. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn how to use dodge and burn tool to do basic and simple painting, smudging, masking, color adjustment, lightning and some more.

What you’ll be creating

In this tutorial we will create a abstract poster using some image stocks. We will use some essential techniques in applying dodge and burn tool. We will use masking, brush tool, some filter, color adjustments all through the steps in this tutorial. Use Adobe Photoshop CS3 or higher.Hope you guys gonna enjoy this tutorial.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

create a new file with a width of 1278 px and a height of 900 px at 150 dpi (Dots per Inch).Fill it with black color.

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Step 2

Ok now Make a new layer and name it “Space brush” Use the space brush you downloaded, paint a few space patterns/objects around the canvas:

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Now reduce the opacity to 25 %.

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Add more space nebulas to our canvas .

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Now add vector mask from the bottom of layers palette .

Now activate Brush tool (B) with these settings :

Brush size: 400px

Hardness: 0%

Opacity: 40%

Flow: 100%

Color: #000000

Now paint over the highlighted area.

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The result should be similar to this:

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Step 3

Ok now Make a new layer and name it “Smoke” Use the Smoke brush set you downloaded, paint a few smoke around the canvas:

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The result should be similar to this:

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Add more smoke in our canvas with different layers.

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Now select one of the smoke layer which we have created and then hit (CTRL+T) then make a right click and select warp and play with the shape of our smoke layer .See as below :

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Follow the same step and add more smoke effects.

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Ok now Make a new layer and name it “Particles” Use the Debris Brush you downloaded, paint a few smoke around the canvas and take #92886f as your fill color .

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Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd +T), then while the “Particles” layer is selected and then resize it as shown below:

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Follow the same process and add more particles to our canvas.

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Step 4

Now use one of the space brushes which we have downloaded earlier and then open the RockJagged0016 image and then make a new layer above RockJagged0016 layer and paint on that layer then hit (Ctrl+Click) on that layer to make it selected then select the RockJagged0016 and hit (ctrl+c) and copy that painted area.See as below

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Now go back to our canvas and make a new layer and name it “rocks” and hit (Ctrl+v) and paste the copied part of RockJagged0016 image.

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Now hit (Ctrl+l) to open Levels adjustment layer .

When the Levels box opens, input the following:

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Follow the same process and add more rocks to our canvas.Remember every layer should be seprate.

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Photoshop Tutorials

Free Download: 8 Premium Looks Actions for Photoshop

How do you turn a boring snapshot into a photo with emotion? Easy – just add some faded vintage effects. They’re nothing new but these Premium Looks actions by SparkleStock have plenty of new features never seen before in Photoshop actions. They create exposure-neutral effects with layers that let you control the amount of color, contrast, and fade. And just in case you have a 200MP Hasselblad medium format camera lying around, you’ll be glad to know that the included light leaks are 100% vector. If you want to improve your photos with zero effort, then you have to download and try out these free Photoshop actions.

Before and After Examples

See how these Photoshop actions completely change boring snapshots into something that tells a story. In the first example, the “Reminiscence” action was added to this boring tourist photo to make it look like it was shot with a film camera. Now it looks a lot more nostalgic.

The “Brisk” action is particularly useful for creating an eerie look and can be used to make photos look haunted.

Every effect is customizable. By increasing the fade and reducing the contrast, you can get an effect shown in the image below.

There are also light leak actions that can be used to add subtle or strong light leaks. These are great for adding a vintage look to your photos.

Features

The free download includes five photo effects and three light leaks. With the pro edition, you get all twelve photo effects and eight light leaks. Title-2

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The actions are so simple to use. Simply play one action and all the effects will be prerendered for you so that you can pick the best effect without playing each action one-by-one. You can even increase the color, contrast, and fade to get the perfect look.

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All the effects including the light leaks are nondestructive. You can use them on any image size and any aspect ratio. Because the actions only use nondestructive techniques, they run fast and keep your file size small.

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Video Demonstration


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Photoshop Tutorials

Create an Anti-Alcohol Concept Artwork with Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an anti-alcohol concept artwork using a range of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll work with blending, masking, image extraction, lighting, coloring and more.

What you’ll be creating

We’ll start this tutorial by setting up a scene from the sky, ground and stair images. Then we’ll add the model and do some retouch on her. Later we’ll use the smoke image to build up a dark and mysterious atmosphere. After making the blood we’ll use some adjustment layers to enhance the color and contrast of the whole pic. Then we’ll take care of the lighting and create a special effect for the “gate of hell” with a few adjustment layers, brush and nebula texture. We’ll use an adjustment layer to enhance the final result. You should use Photoshop CS3 or newer to follow this tutorial properly.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a new document in Photoshop with the following settings:

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Step 2

Open the sky stock. Use the Move Tool (V) to drag the sky into our white canvas:

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To darken the sky, I used an adjustment layer. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves:

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Step 3

Open the ground image. Place it at the bottom of our main document using the Move Tool, also use the Cmd/Ctrl+T key to transform it as shown below:

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You can see that I’ve rotated the ground to get a lean angle to fit this tutorial concept.

Click the second button at the bottom of the Layers Panel to add a mask to this layer. Use a basic, soft brush with black color to soften the edge of this ground:

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Step 4

To darken the ground, I used a Curves adjustment layer with Clipping Mask:

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On this layer mask use a soft black brush with the opacity and flow about 20% to erase the left of this ground (we aim to add a light source there, see in next steps).

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Step 5

Open the gate and stair image and isolate it from the background:

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To remove some of the unwanted details on the stair, make a new layer and active the Clone Tool (S):

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Use this tool to delete the indicated details :

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Step 7

Hide the background layer by clicking its eye icon. Press Cmd/Ctrl+Option/Alt+Shift+E to merge the extracted stair and the clone layers. Use the Move Tool to drag it into our main image, position it at the left:

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Add a mask to this layer. Use a soft black brush to remove the edges of the stair as shown below:

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Step 8

I used Curves (Clipping Mask) to darken the stair:

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Step 9

Cut out the model from the background and place her at the right of the ground, remember to rotate her to fit the angle of the ground:

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Step 10

Make a new layer above the model one, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray:

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Use the Dodge and Burn Tool (O) with Midtones Ranges, Exposure about 15-20% to refine the contrast on the model face. You can see how I did it with Normal mode and the result with Overlay mode:

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Step 11

Copy the cap and blood from the original image and position them beside the model:

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Step 12

Make a new layer under the model one. Use a soft black brush with the opacity varied from 40% to 70% to paint the shadow under the model and the cap.

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Step 13

Make the model, shadow, cap, blood layers selected then press Cmd/Ctrl+G to create a group for them. Change the mode of this group from Pass Through (default group mode) to Normal 100%. On the top of the layers within this group, make a Curves adjustment layer to darken the model and the relevant details:

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On this layer mask use a soft black brush to reduce the darkness on some parts shown below:

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Step 14

I used Hue/Saturation to reduce the saturation of the layers in this group:

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Photoshop Tutorials

Omega – Create this Abstract Composite With Only Three Resources

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create abstract and fantastic photo manipulation with a immersive, 3-D and Radiation effects! You will learn how to working with Smart filters in Photoshop and use them, create your own brush from lightning’s, quick and simple work techniques and many other! Then complete it with a dark or color tone effects, as you wish. This tutorial directed to improve your skills of work in Photoshop. Read this tutorial and immerse yourself in the wonderful universe of creativity!

What you’ll be creating

We’ll start by adding the image of mine. Then add the spheres. The next step will adding glow and lightning. Create a special brush “exploding lightning”. We will continue to work on the texture to create the effect of radiation. At the end of the work we will work on toning. I will show you two options of coloring and you can make them. You need attentiveness, diligence and good humor as possible, all version of Photoshop.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a new document. Go to File > New or the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ N. A blank document with size of 3000 pixels wide and 2000 pixels high, resolution 200 Pixels/Inch. I named the document “Omega”.

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Now I have added a background picture. Go to File > Place and select the image “d3wd0057___Altitude_Chamber_by_d3wd”.

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Use the Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+ T or Edit > Free Transform) to resize the layer like shown in the image. Increase the size of the image so that the outside of the working area remained mesh with the foreground.

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Duplicate this layer once (use the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ J or Layer > Duplicate Layer). Now make with the help of the duplicated layer, an effect 3-D. Go to Layer Style > Blending Options in a Layer panel.

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Now to get a 3-D effect need to remove the checkbox from red channel. You can experiment with other channels and get unexpected results!

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You have already seen the effect? No!? Do not worry! Now it appear. Set a Move Tool (V), using the arrow keys to move picture (My combination: down three times and twice to the left). That’s it! Can try to move image, but do not overdo it :).

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Add a Layer mask to this layer. Take a Brush Tool (B) with there settings: Size: 500px, Hardness: 0%, Opacity: 100% (Click D then X on keyboard to set background color to Black). Edge of the brush, remove effect from shaft.

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Step 7

Time to add the spheres. In the resource that you have downloaded the 15 kinds of spheres. You can choose what you like. I used “tester sphere3″ I liked it because of the interesting shape and unusual textures. Resembles a ball of energy or substance that changes its form. Go to File > Place and select the image “tester sphere3″ in folder “3D_sphere_renders_by_in_the_skies”. Do not worry about the format “TARGA (.tga)”. Photoshop fully realizes its.

Resize the layer like shown in the image (Ctrl/Cmd+ T or Edit > Free Transform). Place the sphere inside the shaft, (place it in the center, and then lift up a little).

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Select a Magic Wand Tool (W) and click on white background of sphere. Then Invert selection (the short keys Cmd /Ctrl+ Shift + I). Selected to become a sphere, and not background. Add a Layer Mask to remove background.

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Duplicate sphere layer once (use the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ J or Layer > Duplicate Layer). Change a Blending mode to “Linear Dodge (Add)”. This layer helps to give shiny effect to the sphere and make texture more “live”.

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Back to the first sphere to create a small spheres. To make this easier, use a Move Tool (V) + hold Option/Alt. Drag the the sphere to the right place. So you can quickly duplicate the sphere and work with them.

To resize spheres use Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+ T or Edit > Free Transform). Reduce the size of spheres depending on the close to floor. Rotate the sphere so that the lightest part is directed towards the central sphere.

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So I endeared sphere. You can try to make your own version and arrange them differently. To make the picture a little more interesting, I made a double sphere.

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Merge all layers with the spheres (select layers and use Cmd /Ctrl+ E or Layer > Merge Layers…) except a central sphere and its additional layer.

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Add a Layer mask. Use a Brush Tool (B) with there settings: Size: 200px – 100px, Hardness: 100%, Opacity: 100% (Click D then X on keyboard to set background color to Black). and remove part of sphere on beams. Apply the mask to this layer (click right mouse button on Layer mask, in list select “Apply Layer Mask”).

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Create effect 3-D to spheres. Duplicate spheres layer once (use the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ J or go to Layer > Duplicate Layer). Go to Layer Style > Blending Options in a Layer panel and remove the checkbox from Red channel. Move it (My combination: down five times and six times to the left).

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Set Opacity to this layer 85%.

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Now add a Layer mask to this layer and used Brush Tool (B) (Size: 200px, Hardness: 0%, Opacity: 70%.), remove part of effect on spheres.

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Now add some light on them and shadow. Start by adding light. Create New Layer used Cmd /Ctrl+ Shift + N, set Mode: Overlay, set the check-box to: Fill with Overlay-neutral color (50% grey). To fill the new layer of neutral gray. Such a layer, we will only for lighting. In the future, we will use only the usual layers.

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Use a Dodge Tool (O) with settings like shown in the image. Lighten up the spheres where they are turned to main sphere, to make them glow effect. This layer must necessarily apply only to spheres without 3-D effect (Hold Option/Alt and click on lower layer).

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Born of the Dragon – Create this Symbolic Gothic Composite in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn, how to make this gothic and symbolic photo manipulation. I’ll show you basics of Photoshop, like making night or create lights and shadows. You can read extra tips about photo manipulations and you will learn, how to make living tattoo! You will be making better photo manipulations and works in the future, by reading this.

What you’ll be creating

You will be creating photo manipulation fulfilled with symbols – like fire, night and dragon. Everything here is a symbol of transformation. You will be playing with particles and fire :). You’ll need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Let’s start. Choose from top menu File > New (or Ctrl + N), create 1200 x 1600 pixel document.

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Step 2

Drag and place “Creepy door” stock to your file. Transform it as shown below.

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Now you will make night scene. Start from creating adjustment layer (marked shortcut or Layer > New Adjustment Layer) and pick Exposure.

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Step 4

Colors in the picture are flatty. For fixing it add adjustment layer with Brightness/Contrast (marked shortcut or Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast).

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Step 5

Now drag and drop to your file model stock – “Wicked 16″. Remember about proportions – she can’t be taller than the doors! :) Also, keep in mind the perspective. The model has to be placed lower than door line.

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Step 6

Add layer mask by shortcut. Mask background from model stock.

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Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer… or marked shortcut). Click on the created layer with RMB. Choose Create clipping mask. Clipping masks use the contents and transparency of a layer below.

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Step 8

Pick soft, 15px, orange brush, set its opacity to 50%. With gently strokes draw lights of your model on created, clipping layer. I’ll set light source from doors, by the left side of picture.

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Extra tip! If you making photo manipulation with full body model, try to make legs a bit darker, because our eyes are focusing on lighter parts of picture. That’s why I haven’t made lights on bottom of her legs.

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Step 9

Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer… or shortcut). Click on the created layer with RMB. Choose Create clipping mask – like before. Then, set blending mode of this layer to Screen!

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Then, with soft, 15px, light-blue (set its opacity to 50%) brush gently draw neutral lights on right side of the model. Neutral lights will give your image more realistic look. You can notice neutral lights in photography or drawings. Remember, that neutral lights are darker, than normal lights.

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Cool! Now you will copy two layers with lights. Choose layers by holding ctrl. Then, drag layers on “New layer symbol”.

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Now, again click with holding Ctrl duplicated layers. Decrease opacity of marked layers to 70%.

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Step 12

Time to set exposure of model. Add adjustment layer with Exposure (marked shortcut or Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Exposure). Set it as shown. Then, click on created layer by RMB. Choose “Create clipping mask” – Adjustment layer will fill only model’s layer.

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Step 13

Back below model’s layer. Add new layer. Pick big, soft, gray brush and draw some shadows below feet. Then, use smaller brush with darker color and draw darker shadows. If you aren’t glad of your effect, just blur it. This is optional, but shadows will be smoother. Avoid use black color (#000) – it’s not naturally occurring.

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Now, change blending mode of shadows layer to Multiply.

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Add new layer with shadow. Use big, soft, gray brush and draw something like triangle.

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Like before, change blending mode to Multiply – it’s great mode to whole shadows! :)

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