Step 23

Finally, create the last new layer above all the other layer set to soft light at 100% opacity. Take the brush tool (B) for the last time. Choose a very soft round brush set at about 10% opacity to paint soft white highlights around the floor indicated by orange arrows. Name this layer soft white.

Step 24

While we are still active on the soft white layer which is the topmost layer in the layer panel, hit Shift+Ctrl+Alt+A to stamp all visible layers into a single layer. Name this new layer final result. Go to filter > sharpen > unsharp mask. This filter will sharpen the image a bit.

Final Results

Download the PSD | 51.7 MB

Tutorial by Dek Wid

Thank you for following this tutorial! I hope you learn something new today. Happy photoshopping. – Dek Wid
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Linda A Perdue

Little lost on step 18 – what layer is the masking suppose to be done on?

Photoshop Tutorials Staff

I believe on the brightness/contrast layer. You can double-check this in the PSD file at the end of the tutorial

Linda A Perdue

Thanks for providing the new link. I don’t see any information on how to create the shadow for the person and I know this is something that I need to learn. Do you have any info on that?

Photoshop Tutorials Staff

Try using the Brush tool and manually painting the shadow on a new layer.

Linda Perdue

The link for the ‘texture’ doesn’t appear to be valid anymore.

Photoshop Tutorials Staff

Thanks for letting us know! The link has been fixed. Here’s the new link:


Very good tuto even for a beginner like me, many thanks.


Thanks so much for this – great tutorial – shame about not explaining the girls shadow BUT I managed to do it. It looks like you just drew one in, but what I did was copy the girl to a new layer and manipulate it and set it to overlay and got a good shadow from this.

Vector Designs

I always love anything like this

Vector Designs

Absolutely love everything like this


This is cool!


Nice one


Very nice composite but forgot to show how to make a shadow for the little girl. Just a thought.

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