How to Create an Intense Composite of a Stone Tiger with Blue Flames

How to Create an Intense Composite of a Stone Tiger with Blue Flames
How to Create an Intense Composite of a Stone Tiger with Blue Flames
  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Color: Black
  • Opacity: 100%
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Step 13

Blur the "Rock Shadow" layer by going to Filter > Blur > Box Blur. Set the "Radius" to 10 pixels then click OK. Lower the layer's opacity to 50%.

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Step 14

Select the "Rock" layer and press Ctrl/Cmd+J to duplicate it. Name the new layer "Rock Blur". Right-click on the new layer and select "Rasterize".

Activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+T) and resize the layer like shown below. Add more blur to this layer by going to Filter > Blur > Field Blur. Set the blur radius to 10px.

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Step 15

Select "Tiger" layer and go to Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen. Use the following settings:

  • Amount: 80%
  • Radius: 3.0px
  • Remove: Gaussian Blur
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Step 16

Select the Lasso tool.

Create a selection of the stone that is beneath the panther.

With the selection made, create two adjustment layers. then select both layers of adjustments and press Right Click and select Create Clipping Mask.

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Step 17

Place Cracked Wall Texture above the both of adjustments and select clipping mask like last adjustments then change the mood to Overlay. and above of all create Black & White Adjustment Layer with the following Properties and create clipping Mask.

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Step 18

Make Selection Around Tiger Eye like first Pic, then those 3 adjustments ( Color Balance / Brightness& Contrast / Black& White ) as it shown.

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Step 19

Create New Layer name it (Eye Light 1) and use Soft Brush (size:25px/Hardness:0%/Opacity60%) and pint the eyes ((with color #529ad2)) like Pic no.1 change Blending Mood To Screen to get pic no.2 then Create those adjustments as clipping Mask for this layer (Eye Light 1) as it shown.

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Step 20

Create New Layer name it (Eye Light 2) and use soft brush (size:150px/Hardness:0%/Opacity30%) and pint the eyes ((with color #1e6eb8)) like pic no.1 change Blending Mood To Linear Dodge to the pic no.2 then create same adjustments from last step and use them as clipping mask for this layer (Eye Light 2).

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Step 21

In this step we gonna learn how change fire's color. using those Adjustments (Black & White / Brightness/Contrast / Color Balance) well, those Adjustments we will do it for all of Fire Stocks.

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Step 22

Now, we start adding Fire Stocks one by one and change Blending Mood To Screen.

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32 comments on “How to Create an Intense Composite of a Stone Tiger with Blue Flames”

  1. end product looks great, but it's a very difficult tut to follow and after downloading the psd file have noticed that there is a fair bit in there that isn't even mentioned in the above. A lot of it is very confusing ... and I have been using photoshop for a very long time.

    1. Yeah I too admit with above saying. It is like you are hiding things. You know some things are filled bye me by my like common sense this should be like this. So Please this project was awesome it conducted more easily

    2. I agree. Since I have a lot of experience with Photoshop, I was able to do this. There could be more detailed instructions, however.

  2. I got lost when you arrive to those gradient layers it doesn't seem to do
    nothing on the overall maybe it is ''over doing'' to get the same results. I have to redo it because I don't see how I will be able to bring it back the right way.

  3. Nice tut and all but you need to explain more in details in some specific areas especially for people who has NEVER used Photoshop before.

  4. Nice tut and all but you need to explain more in detail for some specific areas in your steps especially for people who has NEVER used Photoshop before.

  5. Thanks a lot! My cousin has a photo studio, and he always finds a creativity. yesterday i sent this tutorial's link to them, and today he called me and said the tutorials are awesome.

    Keep it good work!!!!

  6. I would love to do this one, but the links are HORRIBLE. When you click on them they don't go to the specific pic. If you suck it up and decide to dig around and find them, you have no idea what you are looking for because there isn't even an example pic for each link. I've had the tabs open since the original post above, but can't do anything with it because it's an impossible task.

  7. This tutorial is atrocious. The steps are simple enough, but so poorly written that many of them do not make sense. It's often very unclear which tool or layer or effect the user is working with. Can't believe I wasted so many hours on this.

    1. Hey, I was stuck as well, but the adjustments are the ones that are next to properties just below colour and swatches

      Hope that helps

  8. Hey everyone I`m stuck on Step 16! I`ve selected the stone BUT what is meant with the selection or how do I set up the shown adjustments? It would be very kind of you if someone could help me with a hint! I know I`m a sort of a ps-n00b, but everyone is at some point a bl00dy beginner.

    Best regards
    d4n

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