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Step 37

I used a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change this light color:

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Step 38

Add a Levels adjustment layer to this light layer to reduce the light area a little. Erase the center of it (on the model arm):

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Step 39

Open the light 2 image. As it has a transparent background so simply drag it onto the raising arm of the model using the Move Tool. Change this layer mode to Screen 100%:

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Step 40

Open the leaves images pack. Choose the leaves you like to add to the scene, around the model, try to achieve a random effect. Here is my result:

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Step 41

Add some bigger leaves to the edges of the picture and apply Gassian Blur with 8 px to them:

Step 42

Make the leaves layers selected and press Cmd/Ctrl+G to create a group for them. Change the mode of this group from Pass Through (default group mode) to Normal 100%. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to the top of the layers within this group to match their color with the leaves of the background and on the ground:

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Step 43

I used Curves to brighten the leaves:

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On this Curves layer mask use a soft black brush to erase the leaves on the left to keep them darker than the ones on the right:

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Step 44

Right click the leaves group, choose Duplicate Group. Right click it, choose Merge Group and we have a new layer with the leaves selection. Turn off this layer.

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Step 45

Make a new layer on the top. Hold down the Cmd/Ctrl key while clicking the leaves selection thumbnail layer to load its selection:

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Use a soft brush with the color #a2ced7 to create more light and dreamy effect for them. Change the mode to Hard Light 100%:

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Step 46

It’s time for coloring the scene. Create a Gradient Map adjustment layer on the top:

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Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100% and use a soft black brush to erase the effect on the left side:

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Step 47

I used Curves to add some light yellow to the scene:

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Step 48

Increase the scene saturation with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer:

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On this layer mask use a soft black brush to erase the model legs, arms, head and the ground:

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Step 49

Enhance the color and light of the scene with Vibrance:

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Here is the result on its layer mask and on the picture:

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24 responses to “Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest”

  1. brandon Avatar
  2. Minnie Avatar
    Minnie

    The color choices are spectacular!! Great JOB!

  3. SELVA Avatar
    SELVA

    NICE AND GREATE TUTORIAL

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    Anonymous

    NICE GREAT EXPLAINE THE TUTORIAL

  5. Debbie Avatar
    Debbie

    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…

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    Anonymous

    hi!could you tell me how to extract a model from its original photo?

  7. CM Avatar
    CM

    I like this because it shows skills and it shows emotion

  8. D6woSQJPLX70ngt Avatar
    D6woSQJPLX70ngt

    very good!

  9. Irina Avatar
    Irina

    It’s my creation http://j-p-g.net/if/2015/08/13/0540766001439480057.jpg
    Thanks for this divine lesson.It’s a miracle

  10. irina Avatar
    irina

    The most amazing lesson!!!!! better seen.Thank you for this fab ripping tutorial

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    Anonymous

    Amazing Tip i like your steps

  12. Trang Avatar
    Trang

    Thank!!!

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    Anonymous

    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!!!!

  14. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    Amazing. . Very nice,

  15. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    A very smart approach to explain the things, Ilike your step by step tutorial.

  16. Mireille D Avatar
    Mireille D

    Thank you for this great achievement and tutorial that I had fun to be completed in 2 different versions:
    http://cartes-mireilled.eklablog.com/photomontage-scene-de-foret-en-automne-a109215440

  17. Nayan Chowdhury Avatar
    Nayan Chowdhury

    Emotional model and emotional background scenery very pretty with tutorial.

  18. Rorisang Avatar
    Rorisang

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

  19. AmikVey Avatar
    AmikVey

    very good

  20. Gytis Avatar
    Gytis

    I will use this one for my girl photo.

  21. Jorge Flores Avatar
    Jorge Flores

    Beautiful work. Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. Enamul Kabir Sarker Avatar
    Enamul Kabir Sarker

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

  23. Thiru Kumaran Avatar
    Thiru Kumaran

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

  24. Ramay Avatar
    Ramay

    thanks for your tutorial, I really learned a lot

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