Create a Mystical Rising Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Mystical Rising Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
After moving the "woman" to the canvas, position her using the Move tool (V) as shown on the image below:

Step 9

Now, 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 10

Next, 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
The result:

Step 11

Next, 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 12

Now, 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 13

Now, 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 14

Now, that that is done input the following settings for our Brush tool (B):
  • Brush size: 25px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000

Step 15

Note: The #: 000000 is the color of the brush. To change it to that, simply do the following:
Once the Color Picker box opens, input the following on the # box:

Step 16

Now, zoom in on to the image up to 100%. You can do that from the Navigator Window or by simply pressing Ctrl/Cmd + Z until you've reached the desired zoom level.
Now, we're all set to paint:
The result should be similar to this:

Step 17

Now, we will be adding the wings that has sprung up from the girl's back and made the skies opened its holy light upon her. To start, let's open the stock image: "HQ Angel Wings Render" by ~Requiem-K. Note that this image is a PNG image so that means, we do not have to do anything except activate the Move tool (V) and drag it to our canvas. Now, that it is on our canvas, rename this layer to "wings". Make sure that you put the wings layer below the woman layer. This is to make sure that the wings would appear at the back of the woman. To do that, you simply just have to drag the wings layer on the layer window below the woman layer. See image below:
Move and position the wings as shown below:

Step 18

Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resize the wings as shown below:

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12 comments on “Create a Mystical Rising Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop”

  1. Was easy to do this! And that says a lot since I've only started learning to use Photoshop CS6 a WEEK ago! Great tutorial Michael!

  2. Great tutorial that was very well described. It was so well instructed all skill levels could work through it. I really enjoyed the finished result too. I would love to see more from you Michael.

    Well done Sir!

  3. great,thanks(some steps had easy alternatives, you just made it complicated,any ways thanks a trillion)

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