Step 11

If you want that just her skin less saturated then in the layer mask of this adjustment layer press (Ctrl + I) to invert the selection and have the layer mask completely black. Paint with a white brush (50% opacity) over the parts you want to be affected. In this case just paint over the skin. You can use a big brush and don’t have to worry about the edges because you are using the clipping mask so the background is not going to be affected at all.


Step 12

To change the color of her dress you are going to choose again “Hue and Saturation” and chage the Hue to -53 and the saturation to -18 remember to also add this layer as clipping mask to affect only the model. So be cafeful and don’t paint over her skin.


Step 13

In a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) pick a chalk brush and paint hair strands. You can use the color picker to use the same exact color of the hair. A tablet will make this easier, if you don’t have one you can use hair brushes or paint with the mouse. Brush size 3 or 2 opacity: 100% set it to pen pressure.


Step 14

In a new layer with a lighter brush make more hairs to create highlighting to the strands. Repeat the same process as before.


Step 15

To make the dress more interesting paint some threads, choose the same color with the color picker tool and use a small brush just like the hair you did before. You can also pick a lighter color to make the dress stand out more.


Step 16

In a new layer with a soft round brush size 200px and 20% of opacity paint over the model like this:.


Step 17

Create a new layer and paint in the top of the image you can use light brushes. Use the color # ffeb99 opacity 50%. Use the layer in soft light mode.


Step 18

Go to the menu “new fill or adjustment layer” and pick the option curves. Change the option to something like this:


Then in the layer mask paint over the places where the light is too strong to decrease the effect also change the opacity of the layer to 70%


Step 19

Add some leaves to the image to create a motion effect. Place the leaves in the image, make sure this layer is below the one with the model.


Go to Filter – Blur – Motion Blur. Se the angle to 53 and the distance to 40.


Step 20

Create a new adjustment layer “hue/saturation” and reduce the saturation to -45 make sure you use a clipping mask to affect only the leaves.


Step 21

Create a layer mask to the layer of the leaves and hide some of them also you can reduce the opacity of the whole layer if you need to.


Step 22

To add leaves to the floor you need to change the perspective of the image. When you place them they are going to look like the image above so press right click and select the option “Perspective”


Pick the right corner of the top, press shift so that the image will not be distorted. Push it to the center of the image.


Now pick the corner of the bottom and do the opposite, push it away from the center. Press enter so save the changes.


Step 23

You can continue with the perspective until you are satisfied. Place the image correctly add a layer mask to the layer and hide the undesired part. Also reduce the opacity of the layer to 60%.

21 thoughts on “Create a Dreamlike Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Girl with a Dramatic Lighting in Photoshop”

  1. Looks a decent instructional exercise, tragically two stages (stepson and 12) have pictures missing so we can’t perceive what you did to get any impacts. Additionally, a portion of the stock is never again accessible, yet we can work around that.

  2. Looks a nice tutorial, sadly two steps (steps11 & 12) have pictures missing so we can’t see what you did to get any effects. Also, some of the stock is no longer available, but we can work around that.

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