Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation
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Step 73

To the leaf on model feet, I made shadow for it with Drop Shadow effect. Double click this leaf layer, choose Blending Options:
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Step 74

I used Curves with Clipping Mask to darken and brighten some separate leaves (darken the one inside and brighten the ones outside the cave).
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Step 75

Group all the leaves layers around the cave, name it "cave". Create a Curves layer to darken all of these leaves:
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On this Curves layer mask use brush to change lightness of them. I meant to keep the ones inside the cave darker and the ones outside brighter:
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Step 76

I added a Curves layer with same purpose:
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Step 77

Group all groups "sky", "hill", "cave" and change the mode to Normal 100%. Make a Hue/Saturation layer to change color of all the leaves in these groups:
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Step 78

Add another Curves to darken more some leaves at the lower positions:
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Apply masking job with leaves around the hill, sky:
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Step 79

Use Levels to brighten leaves at the higher positions:
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Apply layer mask brushing :
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Step 80

Make leaves selection as done with branches heart (step 66).
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Step 81

Make a new layer on the top. Load leaves selection (as done in step 53) and click Add layer mask button. We have result on its layer mask:
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On this layer use a light yellow brush color ( I chose #ebb356), opacity about 50-55% to give some light to the leaves in the sky part. You can see the parts I painted below:
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Step 82

Create a Gradient Map layer on the top:
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Change the mode of this Gradient Map layer to Soft Light 100%:
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Step 83

Add a Color Balance layer:
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Erase the left of sky on layer mask:
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Step 84

Make a new layer on the top. Hit G to active Gradient Tool. Choose Radial Gradient with default colors (black and white). Drag a line from the top to bottom to get this result:
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Change the mode to Soft Light 100%. On layer mask I erased the parts below as they should not be too dark:
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Step 85

Continue with a new layer and soft black brush. I lowered opacity and flow to about 10-25% and painted on some parts below. Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100%:
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Step 86

On a new layer, use brush with color #faa560 to paint on the top center of the sky. I altered the mode to Overlay 100%:
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Step 87

Add a Photo Filter on the top:
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Step 88

More with Gradient Map:
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Put the mode of this Gradient Map to Soft Light 50%. Erase all the bottom half of the pic:
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Step 89

I used Color Balance again :
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Erase the top of the pic:
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Step 90

Create a Curves layer to increase contrast of the pic:
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Then do apply brush masking:
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On a new layer, use brush with color #fff8be to paint over the hill to make it brighter with yellow light. Set the mode to Soft Light 80%:
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Step 92

With same brush, I painted on a small part to make it a bit brighter. Change the mode to Soft Light 50%:
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New layer with brush color is #ebb356. Paint over the hill to give some light red there. I put the mode of it to Color 40%:
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Step 94

Add a new Gradient Map layer with Normal mode 60%:

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

  1. gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddd

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

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

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

  5. 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

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

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

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

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