Preview of Final Results

final-results


Tutorial Resources


Step 1

Create new file, 1600x1200px. Place Dark Forest stock, as shown below:

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Step 2 – making night in Photoshop

Now add the adjustments layer – color balance and set it:

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Step 3 – making night in Photoshop

Add next adjustments layer – brightness/contrast, then set is as shown:

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Step 4 – night shadows

Add adjustments layer, brightness/contrast:

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At mask of this layer, choose soft brush and stroke, like there:

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Step 5

Now we will prepare some shadows for angel. Draw with soft rounded brush (65px), like arrow shows:

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Then you have to blur it out! Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur (37,4px):

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Change blending mode to Multiply, then change opacity to 60%:

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Step 6

Add new layer. With soft rounded brush #373737 color (123px) draw dot:

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Then with this same brush (23px) #898989 color draw as shown:

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Step 7

Add new layer. This same brush, 35 px, black draw:

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Then blur it. Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur 9,7 px:

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