Step 53

Change the blending mode to Screen then position the light behind the model. You can use the Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+T) to see the bounding box of your layer which may help you see where it is moving but this isn’t necessary.

Step 54

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set the Radius to 43 pixels then click OK.

Step 55

Press Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+U to desaturate the lens flare. Use the Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+T) to scale down the lens flare. You can also reduce the opacity to 60% if you’d like.

Final Results

19 thoughts on “How to Create a Surreal Flying Brain Photo Manipulation in Photoshop”

  1. nice tutorial, can you send me more tutorial please on my email, thanks! bcoz i’ve wanted to be as good as you :)

  2. Thanks for this tutorial…I got stuck in some parts, specially on step 23 and also I skip or did some steps a bit different (layer order) but result was almost the same (except for the glow above the mountain)…anyway Im happy to be able to do this without much issue since I started learning photoshop one month ago. tks again, Adriano

    1. @ PBX I understand, but breathe… take your time and try to do it slowly, I try to build my tutorials well detailed, step by step, just try, I believe you!  :D

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