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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Change blending mode and opacity - Overlay, opacity around 50% (here I used 47%).

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Step 47

Mark light from monk's wand. Add new layer. Choose big, soft round brush (around 400px). Use light-blue (#6adfd1) color and draw big dot on wand's edge.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light, decrease opacity to 50%.

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Step 48

If colors are too flat - let's fix it. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut) with Color/Balance settings. Set it as is shown.

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Step 49

Let's put "background_59" stock. Change blending mode to Screen.

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By using big soft round brush, mask unnecessary parts of stock (see thumbnail). Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and draw where you want to remove things.

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Click on layer thumbnail. Next, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set it as is shown.

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Step 50

Great! Now you should strengthen shadows on swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 300 px. Draw with #00040d (dark blue) color on swirly thing's shadow.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.

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Step 51

Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose soft round brush, around 30px size, #00060f color and set its opacity to 50%. Draw some strokes on smaller shadowed parts of swirl.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light. It will enhance shadows and lights.

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Step 52

Now we'll make more darker things. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 300 px. Draw with #00040d (dark blue) color aside from swirl.

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Decrease opacity to 10%. Change blending mode to Soft light.

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Step 53

We'll play with colors. Set in your color picker: #4ab4a8 and #01040d colors. Add new adjustment layer with Gradient map and set it as is shown. Change blending mode of this layer to Color dodge. Decrease its opacity to around 25%.

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Step 54

Duplicate created layer. Drag it and drop on "New layer" symbol. Change blending mode of duplicated layer to Soft light.

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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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