How to Create a Gothic Photo Manipulation of a Brave Warrior in Photoshop

How to Create a Gothic Photo Manipulation of a Brave Warrior in Photoshop

How to Create a Gothic Photo Manipulation of a Brave Warrior in Photoshop
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I'm recommending to align colors and lights on monk. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose "Create clipping mask". Set it as is shown. Then, click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush middle part of character - see thumbnail.

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Now, try to add more light on the hood. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose "Create clipping mask". Set it as is shown. Then, click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush whole character, beside hood - see thumbnail.

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Let's color it! Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose "Create clipping mask". Set it as is shown. Then, click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush whole character, beside hood and bottom - see thumbnail.

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Drag, drop and place "Smoke stock 25". Transform it as is shown. Then, click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush remove sharpen edges.

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Add new Adjustment layer with "Invert" (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose "Create clipping mask".

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Back to "Smoke stock 25". Change blending mode of this layer to Multiply. Darker parts will be visable, lighter will be removed.

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Back to layer with "Smoke stock 20". Hold ctrl and click on layer with "Smoke stock 20" and on clipping layer with Invert. Drag it and drop to "New layer symbol".

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Drag duplicated content on the top of layers. If you need, you can mask parts of smoke by clicking on white canvas next to this layer and using big soft brush.

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Place and mask "Nordic warrior" stock. Character have to be bigger, because he is standing closer to viewer than monk. See the red guides. For masking character, use small brush. Why not Magic wand tool? Shape will be really rough and edgy. For bigger precision use brush on mask.

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8 comments on “How to Create a Gothic Photo Manipulation of a Brave Warrior in Photoshop”

    1. Hey thanks for letting us know :)

      The tutorial images have been fixed!

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