Create An Emotional Photo Manipulation Of A Sad Angel In Photoshop

Create An Emotional Photo Manipulation Of A Sad Angel In Photoshop
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Step 23

Next, create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) above the two ray folders. Fill (Shift+F5) this layer with a solid color of #01010c.
step23a
Set this layer to soft light blending at about 60% opacity. Mask a bit on areas around the angel’s face, wings, and left cloud as indicated in red highlight.
step23b
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Duplicate this layer one time and set the duplicate to exclusion blending at 100% opacity.
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Step 24

Create again a new layer above all the other layers. In this step, we will do some enchantment on the angel by defining some more highlights. Grab pen tool (P). On this layer create the path like the one shown below. Stroke the path with a white brush set to about 1-3 pixel size at about 80% hardness.
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On the same layer, create more paths with the pen tool. Stroke the path with a brush. Try to vary the size of the brush about 1-4 pixels depending on the width of the highlight we want to create. Vary the hardness and opacity as well to get the desired result.
step24d
Do the same way to enchant the angel by adding highlights on wings and lower parts of the cloth.
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Step 25

Now create a new adjustment layer above the highlight layer. Go again to layer > new adjustment layer > selective color.
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Mask this selective color layer on parts marked in red highlight.
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Step 26

Now let’s add a nuance of sadness to the scene. Rain may fit for it, so that’s why we will add pouring rain to the scene. To achieve this, create another new layer above the selective color layer. Take the rain brush named as rain7 in the package. Set the size of the brush to about 1600 pixels at about 20-30% opacity. With white color, click the brush to add rain. Name this layer, say, rain.
step26a
Duplicate (Ctrl+J) the rain layer to create a rain copy layer. Create another new layer filled with black between the rain and the duplicate layer. Select the new layer named as layer 1 and the rain copy layer. Hit Ctrl+E to merge them. This will create a new single layer containing rain with a black background. Name this new layer, say, more rain.
step26b
Set this layer to color dodge blending at 100% opacity. We can duplicate this layer one or two times to get brighter raindrops on areas where the light is strongly reflected on them like the ones behind the angel where the light is much exposed. Select all more rain layers and hit Ctrl+G to group them into a folder. Name this folder, say, more rain.
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Now be active again on the rain layer. Give this layer a layer mask and mask around the upper and lower parts of the scene to make the raindrop on those area less visible. Mask the left and right side a bit as well. The red highlighted part is where masking should be done.
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Finally, do a bit masking as well on the more rain folder as indicated in red highlight.
step26e
Here is the result:
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Step 27

Create another new layer filled with black below the selective color 2 layer (step 25) add this layer with noise by going to filter > noise > add noise. Set this layer to color dodge at 100% opacity.
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Mask this filter effect on almost part of the scene and reveal on areas behind the angel. This noise gives sprinkle on the area where the raindrops fall.
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Step 28

Finally, we will add overall adjustment layer to the whole scene. Go to layer > new adjustment layer > curves.

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16 comments on “Create An Emotional Photo Manipulation Of A Sad Angel In Photoshop”

  1. This is great! And for you to have provided steps showing how it's done....perfect. I'll give this a try, and once I can perfect it, I'll make one for my niece with her image. She's all into angels.

  2. Wow, it amazes me that a person can see a final image and then create it basically from scratch on Photoshop. Nice work.

  3. What am I doing wrong on Step 6. I cannot for the life of me do that step. I create a new layer, use the pen tool to create the shape, shift f5 to fil. Does wonderful, looks nice, but when I do the step to cut out the robe. Nightmare city. I can't get it done. What am I doing wrong???

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