Create a Fantastic Photo Manipulation of a Dark Monk

Create a Fantastic Photo Manipulation of a Dark Monk
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Now click on mask (white canvas next to layer thumbnail). Use big soft round brush (700-800px) and erase place where moon is. Then erase with smaller brush (200-300px) line of the horizon.
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Decrease opacity of this layer to around 50%.
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We will create three plans on our background. Place "Solidified lava 2" stock to your file. Mask it. Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and use hard round, small size brush. It will be second plan.
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Add Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Layer > New Adjustment layer > Brightness/Contrast or use marked shortcut. Then make it a clipping mask (Alt+Ctrl+G, Layer > Create Clipping Mask).
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Add new layer. Then make it a clipping mask (Alt+Ctrl+G, Layer > Create Clipping Mask). Use soft round brush for make lights on rocks. Pick #f0e8ae color. Draw more lights, where moonlight goes. Use pressure opacity brush.
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Add new layer. In your color picker set black and white. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds.
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Click on mask shortcut for adding layer mask. Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail. Choose big (around 800px) soft round brush and erase top half of the layer.
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Change blending mode of this layer to Screen and decrease its opacity to around 50%.
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Again, place "Solidified lava 2" stock to your file. Mask it. Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and use soft round, small size brush.
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Add Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Layer > New Adjustment layer > Brightness/Contrast or use marked shortcut. Then make it a clipping mask (Alt+Ctrl+G, Layer > Create Clipping Mask).
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Now, by using big soft round brush (ex. 600px.) mask center of created adjustment layer. Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail. Rocks on first plan will be darker.
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If you like dramatic effect, you can add new layer. In your color picker set black and white. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds.
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Then, add mask to your layer (shortcut). Then, erase bottom part of this layer with big, soft round brush (ex 600px) and change blending mode to Soft light. Decrease opacity to around 50%.
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Add Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Layer > New Adjustment layer > Brightness/Contrast or use marked shortcut. You'll make whole background darker.
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Next, add Color Balance adjustment layer. Layer > New Adjustment layer > Color Balance or use marked shortcut.
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Place "skeleton skulls" stock to your image. Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and use hard round, small size brush. Mask parts of skulls which don't fit to rocks.
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Below this layer, add new blank layer (Layer > New > Layer..., Shift + ctrl + N or shortcut). Pick small soft round brush, set its opacity to around 60% and draw with black color shadows strictly below skulls.
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Again add new blank layer below shadows (Layer > New > Layer..., Shift + ctrl + N or shortcut). Pick bigger soft round brush, set its opacity to 100% and draw more and bigger shadows.
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Decrease opacity of this layer to around 20%.
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Add Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Layer > New Adjustment layer > Brightness/Contrast or use marked shortcut. Then make it a clipping mask (Alt+Ctrl+G, Layer > Create Clipping Mask).
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Add Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Layer > New Adjustment layer > Hue/Saturation or use marked shortcut. Then make it a clipping mask (Alt+Ctrl+G, Layer > Create Clipping Mask. It provides you great base for making color.

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6 comments on “Create a Fantastic Photo Manipulation of a Dark Monk”

  1. would be really great if you could link ALL the different type of stocks, there's no halo ''food 012'' and the lavastone is the wrong image!!

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