Create This Charming Magician with Enchanting Effects in Photoshop

Create This Charming Magician with Enchanting Effects in Photoshop

Step 4

Image seemed to me is slightly bulging and so I applied a filter "Lens Correction" to fix it. Go to Filter > Lens Correction. In Lens Correction go on tab "Custom" and in "Geometric Distortion" set "Remove Distortion": +7. it pulls image a little into deeper and you get more aligned image.

Step 5

Now I removed the uneven part of the stairs. Add a layer mask by clicking on the Add Layer Mask button in the layers panel or by going to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All. Use Brush Tool (B) with settings Size: 150px. Opacity: 100%, Hardness: 0%. Set foreground color to black (press on keyboard D then X) and paint on the layer mask.

Step 6

Duplicate this layer (to do this, use Cmd/Ctrl + J or go to Layer > Duplicate Layer) and convert it to Smart Object (right click on a layer > Convert to Smart Object). Now we can apply a blur and make changes to it. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set Radius: 5.0 px then click OK. It is necessary to create a depth of field, as the picture will look whiter realistic and nice if the background is smoother. You also need to take into consideration that the original model and leopard will be in focus and it would be wrong if there is no separation between the background and the main characters. Audience should be directed to the main object while the background used as a platform for unexpected solutions and harmony.

Step 7

On effect layer mask remove blur from half of the stairs and railings with Brush Tool (B) (Size: 350px. Opacity: 100%, Hardness: 0%) Toward the middle of the stairs, change Opacity to 50%. Try not to remove the blur from the edges of the image to keep the depth of field.

Step 8

Let's start with floor. I believe that the checkerboard floor gives gothic and antiquities to the picture, so I chose "dingedcheckeredfloor_by_ocd1c_stock" texture. Add this image on working document (File > Place (Place Embedded)) And then the fun begins, is to combine the perspectives of both images (make texture floor). Use Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+ T) to make image bigger and rotate on 60 degrees.
The use Distort tool (right click in transform mode) to lower the upper point to the level of the stairs, then lower side points and move to the bottom point to get the figure like in image below. It is very important that the floor did not look inclined; otherwise, the image will lose realism. I also want to note that floor will be more interesting if it be rhombuses, not a cell, but it is a matter of taste :)
Duplicate smart filter "Gaussian Blur" from the top layer with a staircase (hold Opt/Alt and drag the filter icon to the desired layer), make double click on filter name and set Radius: 1.8px. All three layers I merged into one group "Interior" (Select all layers > Cmd/Ctrl + G).

Step 9

The next steps I turned day into night. All the subsequent layers must be above group "Interior". In this technique, I combine adjustment layers and fill. Let's get start! Begin to darken from dark areas of the image. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color... Use image below to set the settings for Yellows and Blue colors.
Now add some blue tones to the light. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves... On Green channel set Input: 126, Output: 130 and on Blue channel be 3 points: Input: 59, Output: 63; Input: 124, Output: 132; Input: 182, Output: 197. You should see that the bright areas of the image acquired a blue tint. Through this we can make a smooth night scene over the entire image.

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24 comments on “Create This Charming Magician with Enchanting Effects in Photoshop”

    1. actually I‘m a Chinese, I think it's a pretty good tutorial, and unfortunately, as a Chinese I can't download the materials, thanks a lot. (sob~sob~)

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