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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Step 55

Add new adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Set it as is shown.

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Step 56

Now you'll make blurred particles. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose brush tool. Set soft round brush and use around 8 px size. Go to brush presets (right side, three brushes icon). Click on "Brush Tip Size" and set Spacing around 1000%.

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Then, set "Shape dynamics" as shown.

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Next, set "Scattering" as shown.

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Set also "Color dynamics".

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With prepared brushes, you can draw some particles, as is shown. Play with brush size and colors. I used colors from #fff to #1cc3b9 and sizes from 8px to even 20px.

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Then, use blur tool (Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur) and set it to around 3-4px.

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Step 57

You can repeat step 56 on new layer for deeper effect. Use wider spectrum of colors.

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Step 58

Next, You will take care of light source. Our eyes are focusing on light source - so show it. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer ..., Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick sharpen tool. Set its size to around 300 px and strenght around 61%. Use tool on light source.

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For better effect, use on this layer another soft round brush (set its size to 30 px and its opacity to 50%). Draw lights on trees and characters.

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Step 59

Add new adjustment layer with Selective color (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Set it as is shown (neutrals and black).

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Step 60

Add new adjustment layer with Photo Filter (Layer > New Adjustment layer > ... or marked shortcut). Set it as is shown (neutrals and black).

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Step 61

If you want, you can also add some more particles to your work. Follow step 56, beside step 56e. You can also use any particle-like brush, you want with #10c9c8 color.

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Final Results

Download the PSD

Little Braver.zip

Tutorial by msRiotte

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Thank you for following this tutorial! Hope everything was clear - if not, contact me! If you want to know me, I'm geek, goth, graphic designer from Poland. Go here and see my other works. Watch me if you want to see new works - here and here.

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    1. Hey thanks for letting us know :)

      The tutorial images have been fixed!

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