Create a Photo Manipulation of Alice in Wonderland

Create a Photo Manipulation of Alice in Wonderland

Learn how to this surreal photo manipulation of an Alice in Wonderland on amazing and surreal atmosphere with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create your amazing atmosphere and adventure tales with realistic shadows and lighting, then complete it with a bleak color tone effect. Throughout the tutorial, you'll learn techniques that will help you create better matte paintings and photo manipulations. Read this tutorial and find out how easy it is!

What you’ll be creating

To create this image of Alice, we'll start by creating the atmosphere and the main stage in the form of road maps. Next, we'll add we begin to add items as teapots, cups of little cards and other. Finally, we'll finish it up with image correction and adding effects. You’ll need any version of Photoshop, inspiration and good mood!

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Start by creating! Create a new document. Go to File > New or the short key Ctrl+ N. A blank document with size of 2000 pixels wide and 3000 pixels high. I named the document “Alice”.

Step 2

Let’s start off adding the sky to our manipulation. Go to File > Place and select the image of the sky.

Step 3

After addition of the sky, then stretch, as shown in Figure. To transform the sky, press Ctrl+ T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale. Pull the black cubes in the corners formed frame.

Step 4

To the sky was brighter and stood out edges of the clouds, I added an adjustment layer to the sky. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness / Contrast or button in the Layers palette and set the settings: Brightness 13, Contrast 13.

Step 5

Then add another layer > New Adjustment Layer > Photo Filter. These layers make a sunset sky.

Set the settings: Filter – Warming Filter (85), Density: 17.

Step 6

Then add another layer> New Adjustment Layer > Hue/ Saturation.

This layer will make the color more vivid sunset.

Set the settings: Saturation: +13, Lightness: +1 Now the sky is brighter with a strong color that gives unusual picture
At this stage, work with the background sky will be over.

Step 7

I did not like the sky of the source file, so I decided to replace it with a more beautiful and bright.

Add image sky File > Place.

Transform it to fit the document. Then, to remove the sharp transition between the background and a new heaven, add a layer mask:

Step 8

Choose a brush and set with the settings: Size: 500px, Hardness: 0%, Opacity: 50% Flow: 100%.

Step 9

Required Click D on keyboard to restore color and black painting on the layer mask, removing the sharp transition of the sky to the horizon.

Done! At this stage, the scene is complete. I am satisfied with the brightness of the sky and a smooth transition and the resulting scene. Here is how it should turn out. Do not forget to save your work process result hitting the short keys Ctrl+ S! Getting to the creation of the road playing cards!

Step 10

Download playing cards. Opening playing cards stocks in Photoshop by hitting the short keys Ctrl+ O or File > Open. This will lead us to the folder in the computer where we have saved the image.

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42 comments on “Create a Photo Manipulation of Alice in Wonderland”

  1. hei i love your work its fantastic it gives me the oppotunity to learn Photoshop. any who based on your work how would you analyze the creation in terms of color harmony or its balance or the principle of art or its design

    1. To make it you need add a Layer Mask ( Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All or use button on Layer panel) to cards layer and use Brush tool (B) (I use soft round brush ) remove necessary pieces of cards in accordance with the relief of the clouds. That's all.

    1. Thank you very much! I am very pleased!
      I tried to make a simple tutorial. So that everyone could repeat it and understand a little bit with the possibilities of Photoshop.

  2. This is beautiful it that you made by photo shop, i want to learn though you sir i request you please would you teach me like profession.

    1. Thank you very much! I am very pleased to hear that!
      The work was great, but I hope useful.Soon in this site will still be my tutorial. Invite view them :)
      Thanks for the great review!

    1. Oh! I am very glad that you came in handy and helped my lesson to refresh your knowledge and skills. It's okay that you did this painting for 2 days. It's so much that immediately and not make out :) I watched your work and I liked it! The only thing that can remove a little shadow on the model in the area of ​​contact between the legs and maps. Make a little not brighter. In general, I liked it! Thank you very much for your beautiful work, patience and good comment. I am very pleased! Once again thank you very much!

    1. I'm glad you're paying attention to quality. Try in the future to download all the resources in good quality. Remember, in the transformation of Object in Photoshop, the picture may be of poor quality, if it is to stretch very much. Good luck in the works!

  3. Hello! I just have a question :)
    When I stretch the initial Sky/cloud resource it becomes extremely pixelated is this normal? Its really blocky so I'm not sure if im doing something wrong or not haha
    Any advice would be great! Thanks :)

    1. Hi! It is normal to become pixel photo and loses its quality. You add the image as a smart object so the quality after transforming back. I hope you could do it! Good luck to you! Have questions, please write. I'm happy to answer them!

    1. Thank you very much! I am very pleased to hear that!
      Thanks for the great review!

    1. You're very welcome! I hope this tutorial will be useful for you. Thanks for the comment!

    1. Thank you very much! I am very pleased to hear that! I hope that this lesson will be useful for you and will bring a lot of fun!

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