Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation of Valkyrie

Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation of Valkyrie

Step 17

Create new layer with clipping mask. Draw gently of the top edge of armor brown strokes. I used #675544 color.
Set blending mode of this layer to Screen.

Step 18

Create new layer. Yes. Clippy. :) Use big, soft, white brush and draw on arms and armor.
Decrease opacity to 33%.

Step 19

It's time to create lights. Add new clipping layer. Use soft brush with dynamic opacity and draw some strokes on the edges of armor, hands and body. Light goes behind model, in the center of the image.

Step 20

Add adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation and make it clippy. Remember this step - you can use it for making materials (like clothes) black.
I just wanted to do skirt black, no whole model. So mask desired fragments.

Step 21

For good taste, add Brightness/Contrast layer and make it clippy. Set it as is shown:

Step 22

Good job! I hope this isn't too boring for you. Now it's time to make gown. Every warrior have a gown, isn't it? :) Place gothic bridal stock and transform it (ctrl +T, then use warp mode from top menu).
Mask top of the stock. Erase material below skin of hands by soft brush :).

Step 23

Create new layer. Use big, white, soft brush to make lights on gown. Remember about light source.
Decrease opacity to 30%.

Step 24

Add new layer. Use smaller brush and create highlights on drapery.
Change opacity to 65%.

Step 25

Now shadows. Create new layer. Use black, soft brush with decreased to 60% opacity. Draw some strokes on the folds and on the armor.

Step 26

As you can see, armor have floral ornaments. Add new layer. By using small, soft brush and white beige (#eceae5) color draw on the edges of ornaments. Try to avoid shadowed fragments. I also used some brown strokes, for better look.
With the same settings draw contour on arms. Then, change blending mode to Screen and opacity to 69% (^^).

Step 27

On new layer I added also contour of the gown, arms and hair.

Step 28

It's time to make hair. You can use brush or whole stock to make it. But! Why no both? I used stock and pen tablet to make hair.

Step 29

Back below layer with the model. Place smoke stock as is shown.

Step 30

Then add adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation. You will make it brighter. Set it as shown. Make it clippy by RMB > Create clipping mask.

Step 31

By holding ctrl choose smoke and adjustment layer. Duplicate it. Next, by clicking Ctrl + T flip it horizontally.

Step 32

Create new layer - above smoke, below model. Choose gradient tool. Set it white - transparent and fill it as is shown:
Set blending mode to Soft light and opacity to 65%.

Step 33

Place to your file particles stock (below model, above gradient layer). Change blending mode to Screen and opacity to 69%.

Step 34

Repeat this step. I used three particles layers on background (with the same settings).

Step 35

If everything is clear, it's time to make a mask. Place stock into the file. Isolate part of it as is shown (by masking).

Step 36

Add adjustment layer with Curves. Make it clippy. It gives unitary tone for the whole stock.

Step 37

Next, add clipping adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation. It will give better possibility to adjust everything to background and model.

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