Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Step 12

Make a new layer under model one. Use soft black brush with opacity about 30% to create shadow for model clothes, legs on the ground:


Step 13

To give the model more "dirty" look, choose wood texture, use Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to make a selection :


Place this part on the model and use Warp Tool (Edit-Transform-Warp) to bend this part a little:


Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100%:


Step 14

From brush menu, choose Reset Brushes to change brush preset to default. Now on brush menu, click to choose one of Spatter brushes (mine is Spatter 24):


Press F5 to change settings for this brush:


Add layer mask to this wood texture layer. Use indicated brush to remove hard edges and create a subtle effect on the model:


Step 15

I darkened the effect with a Curves layer:


On its layer mask, reduce the dark with soft brush with very low opacity (10-15%) on model feet:


Step 16

After darkening, the model hair became very solid and unnatural. To correct it, I made a new layer on the top, used brush with color #080707, 5 px to paint some soft parts and tiny hair strands:


Step 17

Open soil 2 stock. Take a part from it and position it above the model:


Use layer mask to get the look below:


Step 18

Drag the soil again into our pic:


Add layer mask to this one. Use black brush with hardness about 70-75% to paint inside this part to create a form of a cave.


Step 19

I wanted to fix something of the cave so active Clone Tool (S) and make a new layer:


Use this tool to remove these details:


Step 20

Make all the cave layers and clone one selected then press Cmd/Ctrl+G to make group for them. Change the mode of this group from Pass Through (default group mode) to Normal 100%. I named the cave layers "part 1" and "part 2". Create a Hue/Saturation layer within this group:


Step 21

Use Curves to darken the cave:


On Curves layer mask use brush with very low opacity (10-15%) to reduce the dark on some parts a little:


Step 22

Open branches 1 stock. Use Lasso Tool (L) to choose one part from this image then drag it into our image. Use Warp Tool to tweak this part as shown below:


Remember to place this layer under cave group.

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28 comments on “Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation”

  1. Unfortunately, the resources are no longer available. There's a double edge to free stock photos; they're free, but they tend to disappear. It is still possible to follow the tutorial using alternative photos. You can download the PSD and find the stock photos there as well.

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  3. Great tutorial, All are path instruction for a model very teachable. Thanks for sharing great experience.

  4. Great! all Photoshop tutorials are unique. Thanks for sharing your good effective knowledge.

  5. Hi, I think the link for the "Branches 1" is not working. Could you give me the alternative link instead? Thank You

  6. Please re uploaded PSD file because when i click on download showing 404 error, this is best work for me i want check how did you do this

  7. This is a pro job.
    I'm a fan of photoshop and I see that you give real professional lessons.
    I admire your work

  8. I a beginner in photoshop, I know only make the cut: (
    Seeing such advanced tutorials I wonder how people are to learn all that

  9. I will follow this tutorial to see the results.
    I am looking for a long time this kind of lesson

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