How to Create an Abstract Eagle Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create an Abstract Eagle Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

Step 14

Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken these abstract columns.

Step 15

Add a new layer and use the paint brush 38 with black color to paint on the top of the right wing (from the viewer). Use Ctrl+T to rotate it a bit to fit the pose of this wing.
Add a mask to this layer and use this brush to reduce the effect on the bottom and both sides, leaving it visible subtly on the middle.

Step 16

Make a new layer and change the foreground to #f9f9f8 . Select the paint brush 36 to paint on the neck of the eagle and add a mask to this layer. Use this paint brush to remove some details on the top and bottom of this paint area.

Step 17

Make a new layer and use the paint brush 39, the color #151617 to paint on the canvas. Use Ctrl+T to rotate it and place this paint area in the bottom of the left column. Add a mask to this layer and select this paint brush . Press F5 to change the direction of this brush to fit the direction of the indicated paint area. 
Use this brush with a lower opacity (about 30%)  to erase most of this paint area, leaving it visible mostly inside the column.

Step 18

Create a new layer and use the brush 25 to paint on the right wing of the eagle (from the viewer). Use the same method done in the previous step to mask off this paint area.

Step 19

Make a new layer and use the paint brush 49, the color #632c19 to paint on the canvas. Go to Filter > Liquify and select the Forward Warp Tool (W) to bend this paint part as shown below.

Step 20

Move this paint part to the left and use Ctrl+T to rotate it  and place it besides the columns.
Add a mask to this layer to remove most of this part, leaving visible very subtly on the background.

Step 21

Duplicate this layer six times and use Ctrl+T to rotate and resize these paint parts. Arrange them around the eagle and columns. Add a mask to each of these layers to remove the hard edges and make the effect very subtle and abstract.

Step 22

Select the layers made in the step 19, 20 and 21 and hit Ctrl+G to make a group for them. Change the group mode to Normal 100% and add a Curves adjustment layer to increase the contrast and vibrance of the abstract effect.

Step 23

Open the texture 2 image and use the Elliptical Marquee  Tool (M) to draw a circle on the texture, remembering to hold the Shift key while doing it. 
Move it into our main canvas and use Ctrl+T to resize it to be much smaller and place it on the top left.

Step 24

Add a mask to this layer and use a paint brush to trim the circle to give it an abstract effect.

Step 25

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to take a part on the left of the original texture to add to the left of the canvas. 
Use a layer mask with a paint brush to remove most of this texture part, leaving it visible on the left of the circle above and the right of the left column.

Step 26

Duplicate this layer and use Ctrl+T to make it much thinner. Move it to the right column and use a layer mask to reduce its visibility. 

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