Step 50

Are you still with me? Congratulations for having patience to follow these steps. Now the things will get a bit easier so stay with me until the end. Let’s add a vignette to our scene. Create a new layer and fill it with white. Change the blending mode to Multiply and apply Filter > Lens Correction with the settings shown below.

Step 51

Add  a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer and increase the contrast to 50.

Step 52

Create a new layer and fill it with black. Create a flare by going to Filter > Render > Lens Flare and using the settings shown below.

Step 53

Now change the blending mode to Screen and lower the opacity to 36%. Move the flare as you see fit and if you see any hard edges simply hide them by adding a layer mask and painting with black over them.

Step 54

Create a new Gradient Map Adjustment Layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map) and set the blending mode to Overlay. Lower the fill to 46% and use the settings shown below.

Step 55

Choose the “Small Dawn” brush from the brush presets and paint with white some glam/bokeh over the scene. Lower the opacity to 10%.

Step 56

Repeat the previous step but this time use a deep blue (#274e9d)  and lower the opacity of the layer to 47%. Also you should set the blending mode to Color Dodge.

Step 57

Open the file “Snow Texture”. Select all, copy and paste it in our scene. Set the blending mode to screen and lower the opacity to 14%. You can also hide away this snow effect in the center by using a layer mask and painting with black over the bubble.

Step 58

Import the “Mist” brush and paint some white mist below the hand on a new layer.

Step 59

Import the “Trees” brush. Find the pines in the brush presets and on a new layer create some white pines below the hand. Add a glow effect.

Step 60

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Color Dodge. With a soft white brush paint over the bottom part of the hand to make it look better.

Final Results


Tutorial by Mihail Dragovich

Thank you for following this tutorial. I really hope that you had fun and learned to use Photoshop better. – Mihail Dragovich
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can u update the images? none of the links are working and showing the right images.

Photoshop Tutorials Staff

Some of the original images don’t exist anymore and so we’ve updated them to use alternative images. Unfortunately, this happens a lot with free images. You can still follow the tutorial using similar images and get the same composition.


GREAT tutorial!


this is briliant. at first i thought it was difficult to follow when it turn out very easy


At first it seemed to be a difficult tutorial, but infact is not.


Too much going on?


This is lovely. It looks like a lot of work, but it’s worth it! I might do something like this for next year’s Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing. :)

Thank you. Precisely what I was looking for


Johnny T.

At first I thought this was going to be hard to follow, but the resource list was a real big help. Thanks for posting!

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