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
Change blending mode of this layer to Multiply.
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Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose big soft round brush and set its opacity to around 25% and color to light blue - #829ab6. Draw some light strokes on trees. At first, take care of trees which are far away. Light source will be in the centre of image, remember :).
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For more gently effect, decrease opacity of this layer to around 50% and change its blending mode to Screen.
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Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose big soft round brush and set its opacity to around 25% and color to light blue - #829ab6. Draw light stroke on tree in the left side of picture (the one which is close to viewer).
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Step 28

Duplicate this layer - drag it and drop to "New layer symbol". Then transform it (ctrl + T - or go to Edit > Transform > Free) and fit it to tree on the right side - at first, flip it horizontally (by free transform or Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal), then drag it and drop where is shown.
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Step 29

Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Decrease saturation, by adding Hue/Saturation layer.
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Step 30

Let's cooler atmosphere. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut) with color fill. Then, change blending mode of this layer to Hard Light.
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Step 31

Make just more lights from magical epic swirl, which we'll place. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose soft round brush, around 50px. Set its opacity to around 50%. Use #06a999 color and draw strokes of light on characters and trees.
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Now, change blending mode of this layer to Soft light. It will be looking like diffused light.
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Step 32

Prepare your picture to magical swirl - make frame of particles. Drag and drop "background_61" to your file. Choose big, soft round brush and mask everything, beside right bottom corner of picture. Trust me :).
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Click on layer thumbnail, then go to top menu. Pick Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.
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Make great shadows. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut) with Brightness/Contrast. Set it as is shown. It will provide you foggy look.
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For stronger light effect, mask this layer (click on white canvas next to layer icon) with soft round brush (around 50px) parts which should be brighter.
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Let's place magical swirl in your file. Drag and drop from folder "stock 01" and change blending mode of this layer to Screen.
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With big, soft round brush, remove unnecessary parts. Click on white canvas and mask it.
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Click on layer thumbnail, then go to top menu. Pick Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.
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Click on white canvas on the left side of "Smart filters". Mask filter as is shown.
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Add new adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose "Create clipping mask".
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Step 35

Click with ctrl on created layers - stock 01 and Hue/Saturation. Then, drag and drop it on new layer symbol. Click with Right mouse button on "Smart Filters" on copied "Stock 01", choose "Clear Smart Filters".

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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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