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Working with colorIn this tutorial, I'll create a magical picture and tell you how to create a popular and beautiful coloring to your pictures. I'll start the tutorial by creating a background, color correction, and adding details. Then I add the model and supplement the composition of the first elements of the plan and dragonflies. The next step is to create the golden bird and work on the color effects. In the final part, I will tell you how to create beautiful coloring and sharpening. Download all attachment links, a little logic, a good mood, and be sure to have Photoshop beginning with CS version.
- Anett Frozen Ice Queen - anettfrozen
- Pond - Pixabay
- Forest - Pixabay
- Lilies - Freeimages
- Foliage 1 - Cgtextures
- Foliage 2 - Cgtextures
- Foliage 3 - Cgtextures
- Water plant - Cgtextures
- Water lily PNG - MariaSemelevich
- Bugs PNG - MariaSemelevich
Step 1Create a new document via Cmd/Ctrl + N or File > New at 3000 pixels wide and 1875 pixels height, resolution 200 Pixels/Inch.
Step 2The first step is to create a background. I found some suitable images, but in each something is not enough, so we take the most interesting parts and will mix them together. Go to File > Place.../Place Embedded and open "pond-438546" image. Resize it with holding Shift key for proportional transformation to the size of the working field, rotate it on -0.55 degrees, and flip it horizontally (right-click in transform mode > Flip Horizontal). Next place another one image - "warsaw-100294". It is not necessary to increase the size of the image, just try to compare the perspectives of these images and rotate it on -0.55 degrees, flip it horizontally.
Step 3Add a layer mask to image "pond-438546" by clicking on the "Add Layer Mask" button in the layers panel (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All). Select the Brush tool (B) then set the brush size to 300 pixels and hardness to 0%. Paint over the center of the image like shown in the image below. Double-click on layer mask thumbnail and choice "Mask Edge...". In the window that appears set
- View: On White
- Checkmark "Smart Radius"
- Radius to around 2.3px
- Shift Edge to -20