Create an Intense Fallen Angel Composition in Photoshop

Create an Intense Fallen Angel Composition in Photoshop
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Step 10

Open the stock pack included the pagan symbol. Take it and place it near foreground after transforming:

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Step 11

To make shadow for this symbol, create a new layer under this one. Hold Cmd/Ctrl while clicking the symbol layer to load its selection:

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Go to Edit-Fill (or press Shift+F5) and pick black color. Move the shadow to the right of the symbol a little so we can see it:

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Convert this shadow layer to Smart Object. Lower opacity to 50%:

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To soften the shadow, apply Gassian Blur with 5 px:

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Add layer mask to this one. Use soft black brush to paint on the top of this shadow as it's not necessary.

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Step 12

I used a Curves layer (Clipping Mask) to brighten this symbol.

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On Curves layer mask brush over the right side to keep it a bit darker than the rest:

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Step 13

Add a Hue/Saturation layer to change color of this symbol:

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Step 14

Open model stock. First use your familiar method to extract model from background. I placed model after isolating on a new layer and added a new layer between original and extracted one. Fill this layer with any bright colors (mine is #e7ddda) to get a good contrast with the hair (as we'll work on this part in next steps).

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Step 15

We'll be drawing more hair for the model (if you don't want to do it, you can use hair brushes instead). Make a new layer above model one (in screenshot it's named layer 7). Change foreground to #3d2d23 and brush size to 80 px (I'm using original size of the stock, if yours smaller you can decrease the size of brush). Press F5 to make settings for this brush:

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Remember these settings only work if you're using a tablet pen.

Use this brush to create some basic shapes for the hair ends. Here is what I painted (without model) and result (with model). You can always use layer mask to reduce opacity if needed.

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Don't worry if it doesn't look good as we'll be adding more hair later.

Step 16

Make a new layer and change brush color to #634739. Lower brush size to 50 px and continue drawing smaller hair shapes:

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Step 17

Press F5 to uncheck Transfer setting of the brush. Make brush size about 10-15 px with color #3d2d23 and paint tiny hair strands for model on a new layer following the original hair flow:

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