Create this angelic photo manipulation using Smart Filters and drawing techniques! This tutorial will show you how to create a dramatic cloud background, add glowing wings to an angel, and add some particles.

Preview of Final Results


Tutorial Resources


Step 1

Start by creating 1416×1416 px image. These are dimensions of cd cover.


Step 2

Paste “Dark clouds ahead” stock


Step 3

Add new adjustments layer (menu Layer > New adjustment Layer) with brightness/contrast. Set it:

Now background is too dark. For fix it you should draw mask. Choose mask layer, beside adjustment. Take a 360px soft, rounded brush and draw gently by right side of picture. My results of masking

How should it looks:


Step 4

Still background isn’t well. Add new adjustments layer with brightness/contrast. Set it:


Step 5

Now you should add some lights on background. Add new layer. With the same brush and #f46307 color draw, where you want to show lights.

Then you should blur it. Choose from menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set 125px.

Change this layer mode to Soft Light and change opacity to 80%. Yay, you are awesome! :)


Step 6

It’s time to model! Paste “A slow fall stock” and mask it.


15 COMMENTS

  1. I disagree, her English is fine. However, she should be more clear with some instructions. I mean, for example you tell people to add an adjustment layer or transform it. Sure, most of us know that but some don’t. You need to tell us where to find it in brackets like this: (Cmd+T or Edit\Transform).

  2. I love this design it’s really unusual and original
    it symbolises hope and death and matches my personality]
    please can you make some more pictures like this
    love you lots like jelly tots
    smithy blue

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