Preview of Final Results

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Tutorial Resources


Step 1

Create a new document with size of 900×1125 px and fill it with black. Open soil 1 image. Use Move Tool (V) to drag it into our black canvas, choose Cmd/Ctrl+T to transform it as shown below:

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Step 2

Click the second button at the bottom of Layer Panel to add mask to this one. Use soft black brush with opacity about 60-70% to erase some parts of the underground. You can see the result on layer mask and result on picture:

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Step 3

To darken this underground, I used a Curves layer with Clipping Mask. On underground layer, choose Layer-New Adjustment Layer-Curves:

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On Curves layer mask use black brush with opacity about 10-15% to reduce the lightness on the part near foreground:

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Step 4

I added a Levels layer to change the contrast a little:

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I used black brush to erase the foreground:

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Step 5

I made a Hue/Saturation layer to reduce saturation of the underground:

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Step 6

Isolate model from background and place her on the underground (feel free use your own stock).

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Step 7

I don’t like the shirt model wearing so I’ll repaint it. Make a new layer (Clipping Mask), use hard brush with color #fbfbfb to fill the shirt:

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I named this layer “clothes base”. We’ll be adding more details to it later.


Step 8

Use Curves to darken the model :

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I added a Levels layer to fix the contrast there:

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On Levels layer mask use brush to erase on some part of the model to get proper light and shadow:

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Step 9

Apply Hue/Saturation to match her with the scene:

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Step 10

Now we’ll pay attention to the clothes. Create a new layer, fill with 50% gray and change the mode to Overlay:

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Take Burn Tool (O) with Midtones Range, Exposure about 25-30% to darken the clothes. You can see how I did it with Normal mode and result with Overlay mode:

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Step 11

Make a new layer with same settings, use Dodge and Burn Tool to create details of the wrinkles for the clothes. I’ve tried to achieve a silky, soiled look (as she is sitting on the underground ) and you can see my results as a reference:

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Step 12

Make a new layer under model one. Use soft black brush with opacity about 30% to create shadow for model clothes, legs on the ground:

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Step 13

To give the model more “dirty” look, choose wood texture, use Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to make a selection :

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Place this part on the model and use Warp Tool (Edit-Transform-Warp) to bend this part a little:

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Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100%:

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