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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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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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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Step 36

Let's enchance lights on dark monk. Add new layer r (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose soft round brush, 1px size, #92e8e6 color. Draw light strokes on his clothes and on smoke. Use Blur tool if you need more gently effect.

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Decrease opacity of this layer to 50%.

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Place to your file "Background_61". Transform it as is shown. Change its blending mode to Screen.

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Mask "Background_61" with soft round brush as is shown. Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and use big, soft round brush.

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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". It will change colors of this stock image to colors like are on magical swirl.

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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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