Create a Night Fairy Tale of a Mysterious Girl in Photoshop

Create a Night Fairy Tale of a Mysterious Girl in Photoshop
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Step 17

Repeat the same with the images "Foliage 1", "Foliage 2", "Foliage 3". First, I added the picture "Foliage 2", flip it horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal) and is located in the upper right corner. Then the next image "Foliage 3" and "Foliage 1". To remove the cut edge of the image, add a layer mask to the right layers and black brush clean edges (only try to make it invisible).
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Step 18

Next, create a new group ("Create a new group" icon) inside this group and name it "Dragonfly". Open image "Bugs PNG" (Cmd/Ctrl + O or File > Open). Repeat step what you did with water lilies (Step 12) and the position of dragonflies in the right places. Do not be afraid to experiment with their position or placement. You need Rotate, Scale, Flip each dragonflies (use Free Transform Tool (Cmd/Ctrl + T) or Edit > Free Transform/ Transform). The most important thing is not to exceed the size of dragonflies more than the size of the flower lily. And remember, the farther away dragonfly, so the size is getting smaller.
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Step 19

The composition is completely ready and can add effects and work on realism. At first add effects to water lilies. Go to layer from Step 15 and create a new layer above it (use "Create a new layer" icon or Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + N) and set Blending Mode to "Color Dodge". Take a Brush Tool (B), right-click to get the Context Brush Panel. Select the Soft Round brush preset, and set the brush Size to 100 - 200px, Opacity to 100%, Color: #cc6b7f and click on each flower to create a light effect. Reduce layer opacity to 49%, Fill to 43%.
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Create one more layer (Mode: Normal, Fill/Opacity: 100%) and with color: #e5d8cd and brush Opacity: 50% create a dense glow over every flower. You just need to click on a flower to be applied once the brush. Create a new layer with Blending Mode "Screen", Opacity: 79%, Fill: 63%. Change brush Opacity to 100% (color remains the same) and draw a dot glow a little higher each flower.
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Step 20

Now the fun part. I wanted to make a small glowing speck (something like fireflies or magic). You need a brush of soft bokeh. Now we will create it. Go to Brush panel - F5. Set Size: 8px, Spacing: 150%. Go to Shape Dynamics and there set Size Jitter: 100%, Angle Jitter: 35%, Roundness Jitter: 45%. In the next tab, "Scattering" set Scatter: 1000%, Cont 1, and save your brush by clicking on the "Create new brush" icon (I use this brush several times in this artwork).
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Create a new layer. Take your created brush with Size: until 8px and Opacity: 100%. Draw fireflies over flowers and a little around them. To enhance the effect, you can add layer style "Outer Glow"/"Inner Glow" ("Fx" icon at the bottom of layer panel or go to Layer > Layer Style > Outer Glow/Inner Glow). Settings for both styles are the same.
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Step 21

Let's go back to the model. First, I created a model reflected in the water. To do this, duplicate the layer with a model (Cmd/Ctrl + J or go to Layer > Duplicate Layer...) and convert it to Smart Object (right-click on the layer > Convert to Smart Object). Use Free Transform Tool (Cmd/Ctrl + T or go to Edit > Free Transform). Flip layer vertically (right-click > Flip Vertical). Move up bottom - middle point a little to change perspective. Move the image to connect model and its reflection.

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12 comments on “Create a Night Fairy Tale of a Mysterious Girl in Photoshop”

  1. Great tutorial! I've done almost all manipulation tutorials online and this one is very nice. It used some different techniques I haven't explored. On step 23, what color do we use on the dress? Mine just says "#"

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