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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 http://b-r-a-c-i-a-t-a.deviantart.com/

– Fabrizio Panattoni