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

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Let's light up swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #06aa99 color. Draw rounded stroke.

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Use blur on this layer - go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set it as shown. It will make effect more diffused.

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Then, change blending mode and opacity of this layer to Vivid light, 55%.

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Now you'll create more lights :). Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #0ab8a4 color. Decrease opacity of brush to around 50%. Draw rounded, smaller stroke.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.

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Now you'll draw glow around. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #91f5ef color. Decrease opacity of brush to around 70%. Draw rounded, smaller stroke.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.

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It's not necessary, but it will stylish your image to more cartoonish look. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut) and choose soft round brush. Set its size to 1px. Use #1ac7b6 color and draw outlines of image. You can use tip from step 36.

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Step 45

I would like to do more visable shadows on characters on our image. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round, dark-gray (#3c3c3c) brush, around 20px, with 45% opacity. Draw shadows behind shield, next to the sword (on the clothes), below hair strands and on robe of monk. Just follow light source and everyghing will be okay.

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Now change blending mode to Multiply - this is the best mode to make shadows. Decrease opacity of this layer to around 55%.

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Now you should add more color to swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 200 px. Draw with #6be0d2 (light blue) color on swirly thing.

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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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