Dark and Eerie Photo Manipulation Scene

Dark and Eerie Photo Manipulation Scene

Dark and Eerie Photo Manipulation Scene
step2e_transform_the_selection

Now that that’s done, let’s create the second wall. Click on the “Wall 1” layer and then press Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + J to duplicate the image. Once it has been duplicated, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then right-click on the image to bring up the transform tool’s contextual menu. When the menu opens, click on Flip Horizontal. After flipping “wall 1”, activate the Move tool (V) and press the direction key: Right to move it to the right to make it appear as the other wall. Rename this new layer to “wall 2”.

step2f_wall2

At present, the image should be similar to the image below:

step2g_final

To make the walls unique and not identical to each other, we would have to clone some parts of the image to make it look like a different wall. Click on “wall 1” and activate the Clone Stamp tool (S) and input the following values:

  • Brush size: 175 px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
step2g2_clone_stamp_tool

Note: To change the Hardness setting, click on the drop-down menu beside the Brush size and a menu would appear and you would see the Brush Hardness tab. You may also press B and then right-click on the image to bring up the Brush menu.

Because the light is coming from the outside, we would need to add shadows, without these shadows of the walls, it is impossible to form any depth on our image and the result would be a flat picture. So we would have to add shadows on the floor to make it appear realistic. Create a new layer by pressing Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N or you may click on the paper like button in between the folder button (New Group) and the Trash can button (Delete layer) on the Layer window. Once the new layer has been created, rename that layer to “shadow 1”. Note that the succeeding layers on this step should be below the layers “wall 1” and “wall 2”.

step2g3_create_new_layer

Now, activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following values:

  • Brush size: 125 px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
step2h_brush_within_the_yellow_region

It should be similar to this image:

step2i_shadow1_outcome

For the shadow of “wall 2”, just duplicate “shadow 1”, then activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then right click on the image and pick Flip Horizontal from the contextual menu and then position it under “wall 2” using the Move tool (V). Rename this new layer now to “shadow 2”.

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5 comments on “Dark and Eerie Photo Manipulation Scene”

  1. Many thanks, I enjoy your tutorials, you write very clearly so I am able to understand what I should do. I am learning a great deal!

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