Step 37

Once again warmer tones. Reddish to be more precise. Add a new layer and set it to Hard Light with Opacity at 50% and Fill at 80%. Pick the color #c45f25 and paint some red light. Use a very low Opacity for the brush.  Below you can see my layer.



Step 38

Now that we added a bit of red light we have to compensate it with shadow. Create a new layer and set it to Soft Light with Fill 56%. Pick a soft brush with low opacity and paint on the edges with black. Below my layer and the result.



Step 39

Now add a Curves adjustment to give more luminosity to the scene. Drag it so that you will have these settings:

  • Output 140 and Input 111


Step 40

Last adjustment I made was adding a Color Balance.


  • Shadows -5 0 -3
  • Midtones 0 0 0
  • Lights 0 0 -15


Step 41

If you want you can add a bit of sharpness to the final result. Make a stamp of all layers by clicking Shift + ALT + CRTL + E. Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask

  • Settings:
  • Amount 148%
  • Radius 2
  • Threshold 0


Final Results


Tutorial by Fabrizio Panattoni


With the techniques you learn here you can create your own photo manipulations, wallpapers, book covers or just to make art. I would like to see what you will create following my tutorial, so if you want leave a comment here with a link of your creations! You can see more of my art check here

– Fabrizio Panattoni


  1. This is one beautiful tutorial and such an amazing finale!
    This is one tutorial I must have a go at above all others I’ve seen so far. I’ll definitely be visiting your own site shortly…. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.
    Thanks Fabrizio

  2. author looks ok with artwork on deviantart

    “I used it here [link] Thx for the stock :)”
    “thanks you so much :hug:”

    and other artworks with tagremoval he said thank you
    safe to assume?

  3. You didn’t mention whether or not you have permission to remove the photographer’s tag. Apparently you don’t think it is necessary to provide that information. It is strangely important to me.