How to Add Creepy Bugs to Your Photos

How to Add Creepy Bugs to Your Photos
Note that this layer applied to the whole document!

Step 56

Now we change our background color. It seemed to me that a shortage of work more vivid and mysterious colors, which are in the woods. So, I corrected the background with help of curves.  So, add adjustment layer to background layer. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves... or click on icon New Adjustment Layer and in list, select Curves...
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Step 57

Now in the window that appears, click the blue channel and the upper point lower so that it almost touched the midline. Then there are bright colors blue gray, we do, because the middle curve is the midtones.
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Do not apply this adjustment layer to the background.

Step 58

Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 200px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 70% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on keyboard.
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Remove some of the adjustment layer with stones, watches (image center) draws a black mask on the adjustment layer.
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Step 59

Next adjustment layer is Hue/Saturation... Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation... or click on icon New Adjustment Layer and in list, select Hue/Saturation...
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Step 60

Need to make the colors more vivid and contrast. Set the following settings: Hue: +20, Saturation: +12, Lightness: +2.
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Step 61

Place this layer under the curve. Hold down Alt, click on the background layer to apply an adjustment layer to the background.
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Step 62

Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 200px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 70% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on keyboard.
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Now remove the effect of the adjustment layer on the layer mask, as shown in the figure.
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Step 63

I decided that the blurred edges of the image will not distract the viewer and focus on the main idea. Getting to the final effect! So, first select all the layers except the white background that we created at the beginning (I deleted it) and duplicate them (the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ J)
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Step 64

Now you want to merge the selected layers into one. Press the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ E or go to the Layers palette. The upper right corner is an icon setting. Click on it and the drop-down list select Merge Layers.
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This layer must be above all others.
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Step 65

Now blur this layer. Go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur…
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Step 66

In the window that appears, set the following settings: Radius: 6.0px.
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Step 67

Now add a layer mask to this layer clicking on the layer mask icon in the Layers panel.
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Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 200px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 70% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on keyboard.
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Step 68

Remove the blurred image of the center, beetles and started the dark shadow. Should left on the edges of the image blurring, mantis and dragonfly wings, in the dark corners in the background.
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Step 69

Little supplement the lesson. You can use it if you want. I clock the original image in black and white. It is not immediately noticeable, but still I decided to add this step. Do it if you want. Create a new layer and place it as shown in Figure.

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9 comments on “How to Add Creepy Bugs to Your Photos”

  1. Fabulous and clear tutorial . Congratulations Maria !!!
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