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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See the result of shadow painting (as yours should looks like this).step-025a

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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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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