Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest

Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest

Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest
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Step 10

Continue changing the ground color with a Color Balance adjustment layer:

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Step 11

I used a Curves adjustment layer to add some light to the ground:

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On this Curves layer mask use a soft black brush to erase the left and make the right brighter:

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Continue using another Curves adjustment layer to darken the left:

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Erase the right on this Curves layer mask to keep it brighter:

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The ground needs some vibrant color so I used a Selective Color adjustment layer to do it:

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To add a dreamy effect to this ground, go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color:

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Lower the opacity of this layer to 30%, also use a soft black brush to remove this effect on the higher part and reduce it on the ground:

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To add some mist to the whole scene, I made a new layer, used a soft brush with white color to paint on the right of the pic. Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 50%:

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On a new layer, use this brush with the opacity and flow about 30% to paint over the pic. Alter the mode to Soft Light 100%:

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Step 17

Create a Curves adjustment layer on the top of all layers:

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Use Color Balance to add another colors to the scene:

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I used Selective Color with the same purpose:

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On this layer mask use a soft black brush to reduce the effect on some of the trees below:

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We're still in the process of adding color to the scene. On a new layer, I used a soft brush with the color #6e9299 to paint on the right side of the picture. Set the mode of this layer to Hard Light 100%:

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Make a new layer and use the same brush to paint on the right of the ground. Alter this layer mode to Hard Light 30%:

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To add more dreamy effect to the ground I used a soft brush with another color (#d2f0bb) to paint on the right of it. Change the mode to Soft Light 40%:

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Step 23

Open the model stock photo and extract her from the background:

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Step 24

Make a new layer and use the Clone Tool to remove the tattoo on one of her legs:

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In this step we'll be adding more hair to the model. Make a new layer and use a basic, hard brush with the color #e9e1cc. Press F5 to change the settings of this brush:

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24 comments on “Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest”

  1. I'm only new to composites and just came across this by a fluke. Just what I was looking for to learn and practice.
    Thanks so much...

  2. Thanks. Your tutorial is great as well as the other is. Keep going. But you didn't say how you removed the model from it's original background!!!!

  3. Wow , very inspiring Shows that I still have a long way to go Thanks though for sharing your brilliant work

  4. I am highly inspired by your tutorials.As a learner,I found it very helpful.Thank you very much.

  5. Looks like something I should try now. Thank you for the step by step Tutorial. I’ve book marked your post. :) Keep Going!!!

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