How to Create a Cyborg Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Cyborg Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a sci-fi artwork featuring a cyborg woman.  You'll learn how to build a technological background, make a cyborg woman, create some sci-fi effect, enhance the color and lighting and more.

Preview of the Final Result

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a new 3000x2000 px document in Photoshop and fill it with white. Hit Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new layer and hit G to select the Gradient Tool. Select Radial Gradient with the colors #6ec1d6 and #c9eff7. Drag a line from the middle to the left or right, remembering don't make a long line. Here is the result I've done:

Step 2

Drag the background 1 image into our canvas and change the mode to Soft Light 100%

Step 3

I want to remove some text on the background. Make a new layer and use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to select the area with 04 and fill this selection with the color #89d2e3.

Do the same with the text BAY on the right but change color to #b2e6f1.

Step 4

Place the background 2 image into our main document and change the mode to Soft Light 100%.

Do the same with the background 3 image. Click the second icon at the bottom of the Layers panel to add a mask to this layer. On this layer mask, activate the Brush Tool (B) and select a soft round one with black color. Use this brush to remove the detail on the left. 

Step 5

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and increase the lightness.  On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to paint around the edges of the canvas, leaving the light visible on the middle.

Step 6

Cut out the model 1  from the background and place her in the middle. 

Step 7

Create a new layer above the model one and set it as Clipping Mask. Use a soft brush with the color #99918e to paint on the model's lips to change their color. Alter this layer mode to Color 60%.

Step 8

We'll remove the model's eyebrows . To do it, on the model layer, use the Lasso Tool (L) to select a skin area on her right cheek (from the viewer) and hit Ctrl+C to copy this selected part. Make a new layer above the lips' layer (set as Clipping Mask). On this layer, hit Ctrl+V to paste this part onto it. Move it onto the right eyebrow and use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl+T) with the Warp mode to bend this part following the form of the eyebrow.

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