step12a

Duplicate (Ctrl+J) the fire and place it above the new layer. Scale its size and give it a clipping mask:

step12b

step12c

Finally, duplicate the BG layer and place the duplicate above the fire layer. I named this layer gradient. Give this layer a clipping mask and set this layer to overlay at 40% opacity. Select all the layers and group them in a folder. I named this folder fire on head.

step12d

Step 13

Add the fireflies image above the fire on head folder. Scale its size and take warp to alter its shape a bit. Set this fireflies layer to color dodge blending at 100% opacity.

step13a

step13b

Step 14

Create a new layer above the fireflies layer. Fill this layer with black. Set its blending to color dodge. Take a very soft round brush set to opacity of about 5%. On this new layer, paint some color which is white, orange and yellow to give some highlight on the model.

step14a

Here is the result so far…..

step14b

Step 15

Next add the particles image to the scene. Place it around the model. Set the particles image to normal at 25% opacity.

step15a

Step 16

Create a new layer on which we will paint some highlight on the model’s face. Take red color (#fc6703) and a soft round brush. Stroke the brush on areas around the face as indicated by selection in the screenshot. Then, set this layer to soft light:

step16a

step16b

Create another new layer to paint soft yellow on areas around the face as indicated by selection in the screenshot. Set this layer to soft light at 100% opacity. This will give more vivid highlight on the face. Finally, group all these layers in a folder. I named this folder highlight on face.

step16c

step16d

Step 17

Proceed to create light on the fingertip of the model. We will apply almost similar ways as we did in previous step when creating or adding color to the scene. Go to layer > new > group to create a folder for the light layers. I named this folder light. Open the folder and create a new layer within this folder. Take a very soft round brush set to about 40 pixels size. On this new layer, create soft yellow light on the fingertip by clicking the brush on it. Then, set this layer to overlay at 100% opacity. I named this layer yellow.

step17a

step17b

Create another new layer above the yellow layer within the folder. Create soft white light on this new layer. Use smaller brush than the one used in creating the yellow light.

step17c

Step 18

Duplicate the light folder several times as needed. We will use the duplicates to add light on the candles. Move the duplicates to every candle. This will give more light to them. To determine the brightness of the light on the candles, we can place two duplicates on them. Select all the duplicated folders and regroup them in one folder. I named this new folder light on the candles.

step18a

step18b

Step 19

Next, we will make darker mood for the overall scene and let the reddish tone be more vivid. To do this, we will just simply duplicate the gradient layer (step 12) two times and place the duplicates on the topmost position in the layer panel. Set the first duplicate to overlay blending at 100% opacity and the second duplicate to overlay blending at 25% opacity. Mask on certain parts to the duplicates. Select the two duplicates and group them in one folder. I named this folder gradient.

22 thoughts on “How to Create an Infernal Scene in Photoshop”

  1. Sherif Salama

    Thanks a lot for the great tutorials you are providing..but as suggestion..why you are not doing the tutorial in videos on youtube channel…it would be really great and more helpful for trainer and trainee
    Thanks agaim for the great effort

  2. Please re uploaded PSD file because when i click on download showing 404 not found error, this is best work for me i want check how did you do this
    amazing outstanding fantastic best work master blaster

  3. Jason B. Hernández

    Thank you for the tutorial.
    Very good lesson but it lacks some details, it will be well to repeat the turoriel with more details

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