Create This Charming Magician with Enchanting Effects in Photoshop

Create This Charming Magician with Enchanting Effects in Photoshop
On a leopard layer mask (draw black color - D then X) very carefully, in accordance with the direction of wool draw blades of grass on the edge of leopard contour. Try to draw the wool so as not to appear pieces of background (you have to draw between the hair and the background). Also, if you need something to remove, just set brush color to white (X).
Now that you know how to make a realistic fur. And if you do photo manipulation with animals, you can achieve even more realistic.

Step 19

Desaturation (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + U or go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate) resulting image of leopard and there adjust contrast of leopard by using "Levels" (Cmd/Ctrl + L or Image > Adjustments > Levels or use adjustment layer "Levels"). Set for blacks: 35, gray: 2.18, white: 213. If you do other fire animals, these values are not appropriate. You will need to achieve a contrasting black and white image. In addition, remember, the darkest parts will be the brightest. Delete unnecessary layers (select + Del).
Invert image by adding adjustment layer "Invert" (or you can use Cmd/Ctrl + I) and Merge leopard layer with adjustment layers (Cmd/Ctrl + E) and go to Channels panel. In Channels panel hold Cmd/Ctrl and click on RGB thumbnail to select all white color and duplicate selection (Cmd/Ctrl + J). Create a new layer (Cmd/Ctrl +Shift + N or use icon on Layer panel), set Background color to black (D then X on keyboard) and fill layer (Cmd/Ctrl + Del) and the leopard appeared!

Step 20

Now make coloring for leopard. On layer panel lock transparent pixels (icon in the form of a chess cells in the upper part of the Layers panel) and Use Soft Round brush with Size: 150px, Opacity: 100%, color #fff568 as main color and #faae5d to create a darker the contour. Unlock transparent pixels on this layer.
Now add a little outer glow. Make a double click on leopard layer and in Layer Style window choice "Outer Glow" Mode: Screen, Opacity: 52%, Color: #ff0000, Size: 7px and click OK.
Increase the contrast of colors to enhance the glow. Add adjustment layer "Levels" and set for whites value 222.

Step 21

Create a fire basis on a leopard. First, open (Cmd/Ctrl + O) desired image of fire (in my case "sidestreet-stock (3)") from pack "Package Fire_stock_by_sidestreet_stock". On Channels panel hold Cmd/Ctrl and click on RGB thumbnail select Move Tool (V) and drag the fire in the document with the leopard.
Slightly reduce the size of the flame (Cmd/Ctrl + T) and use Move Tool (V) + hold down Opt/Alt to quickly duplicate the flame. Rotate and duplicate flames to close the entire path of leopard. After all done, merge flame layers (Cmd/Ctrl + E). Use Eraser Tool (E) to remove unnecessary flames from leopard body and do a little more smooth outer flame.
Now add flame larger sizes using the method in the first paragraph of the previous step. Not necessarily completely cover the leopard. Just add a few desired flames slightly larger. Use Eraser Tool (E) if you need to remove unnecessary parts to make the fire more dynamic.46

Step 22

If you have a desire to make leopard more interesting, add flying sparks beside. Place image "sparks_2_by_mariasemelevich-d826onj", change Blending Mode to "Screen" reduce their size to match the scale of the leopard and duplicate them in several different places. Use layer mask and painting on it to remove some sparks and make realistic texture. That's it! Burning leopard ready. You can use adjustment layers "Hue/Saturation", "Color Balance" and etc. to change color, just like my second version of leopard.

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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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