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Step 9Now, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resize the girl as shown on the image below: The result of that should be similar to this:
Step 10Next, let's adjust the Hue/Saturation of the woman, since her skin is overly saturated. To start, make sure that the woman layer is selected and then go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation or simply press Ctrl/Cmd + U. Once the Hue/Saturation box is open, input the following:
- Edit: Master
- Hue: 0
- Saturation: -50
- Lightness: 0
Step 11Next, we need to fix the lighting on this woman; we'll need to adjust the light to make her blend with the light coming from above; to start, make sure that the woman layer is selected and then go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast. Once open, input the following: The result:
Step 12Now, we'll further fix the lighting on the woman; to start, left-click on the woman layer and then create a new layer by pressing Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N. Creating a new layer while the woman layer is selected will automatically create a new layer above the selected layer. Once the New Layer box opens, input "darken woman" on the name field. Next, right click on the "darken woman" layer to open its contextual menu. Once open, click on "Create Clipping Mask".
Step 13Now, let's ready the Brush. Activate the Brush tool by pressing B on the keyboard. Before we start painting, make sure that the active Brushes are the default brushes. The default Photoshop brushes are shown on the image below, if that's not what you see, then follow the instructions below: Right click the canvas while a layer is selected and while the Brush tool (B) is activated and then click on the button highlighted below: Then click on "Reset Brushes" from the contextual menu.
Step 14Now, that that is done input the following settings for our Brush tool (B):
- Brush size: 25px
- Hardness: 0%
- Opacity: 15%
- Flow: 100%
- #: 000000