Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation of Valkyrie

Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation of Valkyrie
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Step 38

On this adjustment layer add mask. With gray, soft brush erase some places. Leave only top of the prop.
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Add again clipping Hue/Saturation layer.
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Create new clipping layer. Pick soft, dark-brown brush and draw on the centre of her mask. Use brush with dynamic opacity for making shadows and lights.
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Change blending mode of drawn layer to Multiply and Opacity to 70% - If you used lesser opacity of brush, place will be lighter and vice versa.
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Step 42

Add new clipping layer. With small, soft brush (ex 2px) pick white beige color. Draw contour of the mask and pattern of mask.
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Step 43

Again add clipping layer. You will create light on mask set. Pick soft brush #968979 color and draw on the left and right side of mask, as shown. For better effect, you can use lighter tones of beige on the edges of mask.
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At the end, change blending mode to Screen.
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Step 44

Back below mask. Create new layer (without clipping). Use small, soft brush, with dark beige color and draw shadows below mask, on the neck and hair. Then change blending mode to multiply.
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Step 45

Below mask place wing. Mask it as is shown. Erase also second wing.
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Step 46

Add Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and make clipping mask (RMB > Create clipping mask). Set it as shown. You should make it brighter, for further transforms of colors.
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Step 47

Next, add adjustment layer with Color/Balance.
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Step 48

Then, add Brightness/Contrast layer - also clippy, because wing is still too dark.
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Step 49

Add new layer and make it clippy (RMB > Create clipping mask). Pick soft, brown brush and draw on the right side of wing.
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Change blending mode to Screen.
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On new clipping layer repeat 49 step, but use lighter brush.
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Add clipping layer. You will create shadows on wings. Use smaller brush and draw below the feathers. Then change blending option to Multiply.
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Step 52

At the end of making wings, choose on new (without clipping) layer small (1px) white brush and draw light contour.
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Step 53

Place wing layers to one folder, then duplicate it (as shown). Flip whole folder horizontally and transform (ctrl+T).
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Step 54

Go on the top of the layers. On new layer draw with small brush some particles. Then from top menu choose Filter > Blur > Radial blur. Set amount to 2. Then decrease opacity to 75%.
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Step 55

Now place particles brush PSD to your file. Add Radial blur and set it as shown.
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Then add Gaussian blur:
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Next, change opacity of this layer to 14%.
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Add new layer. With huge, soft, gray brush draw dots on the bottom of picture. You can also play with opacity. In the corners it's bigger than above.
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If you want you can change blending mode to Multiply - for darker mood on your work.
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Step 57

Create new layer. In color picker set black and white colors. From top menu choose Filter > Render > Clouds. Then choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set it as shown.
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Change blending mode of created layer to Soft light and decrease opacity to 44%. It gives your image more dramatic look.
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Step 59

Create new adjustment layer with black and white radial gradient fill.
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Then change blending mode and opacity to Soft Light, 50%.
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Now you can play with colors. Add Color Balance adjustment layer. In the picture are my settings.

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