Create a nature scene of Parrots Photo Manipulation Tutorial

Create a nature scene of Parrots Photo Manipulation Tutorial
I’m a big fan of parrots - I think they’re fascinating creatures. Many of them live for longer than us humans and it's interesting to me the way they learn to mimic human voices even though they don't really comprehend what they're saying. In this Photoshop Tutorial, we will learn how to create a nature scene of Parrots. First, we added a Background photo then insert a parrot and add some Adjustment Layers. Next, add Ivy plants and finally use Camera Raw Filter.

Preview of Final Image

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Now, let’s start by creating a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields
  • Preset: Custom
  • Width: 3280px
  • Height: 4100px
  • Resolution: 300px
  • Color Mode: RGB Color 8 bit
  • Background Contents: Transparent

Step 2

Go to File > Place and select Background photo.

Step 3

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves"

Step 4

Now, go to File > Open and select Parrots. Then use a Pen Tool(P) and start selecting. When we finish the selection press right click on mouse and “Make Selection” then create layer mask..The simplest path you can draw with the standard Pen tool is a straight line, made by clicking the Pen tool to create two anchor points. By continuing to click, you create a path made of straight line segments connected by corner points.
  • Select the Pen tool.
  • Position the Pen tool where you want the straight segment to begin, and click to define the first anchor point (do not drag).
  • Click again where you want the segment to end
  • Continue clicking to set anchor points for additional straight segments.
  • The last anchor point you add always appears as a solid square, indicating that it is selected. Previously defined anchor points become hollow, and deselected, as you add more anchor points
  • Complete the path by doing one of the following:
  • To close the path, position the Pen tool over the first (hollow) anchor point. A small circle appears next to the Pen tool pointer  when it is positioned correctly. Click or drag to close the path.
  • To leave the path open, Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) anywhere away from all objects. To leave the path open, you can also select a different tool.
Feather Radius set to 0px and check Anti-alliased. After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.

Step 5

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves"

Step 6

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves” and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint the left side of parrots.

Step 7

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves” and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint the right side of parrots. Opacity set ot 80%.

Step 8

Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation" and Opacity set to 24%.

Step 9

Open Ivy and hold Ctrl/Cmd and click on layer and after the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V)  it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together. Now add some blur, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set Radius to 8px.

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