How to Create a Fantasy Floating Scene Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Floating Scene Photo Manipulation with Photoshop
How to Create a Fantasy Floating Scene Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

Step 28

Add the face 3 to the flower below the model's legs. Use a layer mask to blend this face with the flower.

Step 29

Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to desaturate the face:

Create a Color Balance adjustment layer to change the color of the face.

Add a Curves adjustment layer to make the face darker and fit the background.

Step 30

Add the face 4 to the flower on the top left of the face 1 and blend it with the flower using a layer mask.

Step 31

Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and reduce the Saturation values to -43:

Create a Color Balance adjustment layer to give the face some subtle purple tone.

Use a Curves adjustment layer to darken the face.

Step 32

Add the face 5 to the flower on the upper left of the model's head using the same method:

Step 33

Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to desaturate the face. 

Add a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones values:

Create a Curves adjustment layer to reduce the lightness to make face fit the background.

Step 34

Use the same method to blend the face 6 with the flower on the lower right of the face 1.

Step 35

Make a new layer on top of the layer and use a soft brush with the color #9772bf to paint over the flowers around the model. Add a mask to this layer to reduce the dreamy effect, making appear more subtle.

Step 36

Create two layers and use a small brush with the color #d1a4c9 to paint lines  from the flowers with the faces to the all of the model's body. Use a layer mask if needed to remove  the unwanted details or reduce the lines' opacity, making them smooth and more natural. 

Step 37

Double click the second lines layer, choose Outer Glow. Set the color of glow to #fcfcfc.

Create a new layer and use a very small brush with the same color to paint dots on some of the lines and apply the Outer Glow effect with the same settings. This step is to add some magical effect for the scene.

Step 38

Make a Selective Color adjustment layer on top of the layers and change the Reds, Blues and Magentas settings:

Add a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones and Highlights values:

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5 comments on “How to Create a Fantasy Floating Scene Photo Manipulation with Photoshop”

  1. This looks like a great tutorial but on my Mac with Safari every image is small (approximately half the width it's supposed to be).

  2. I love your detailed instructions, but do you have another source for the floating model where I don't have to open yet one more photo purchasing account just to practice a cool technique? It gets expensive after awhile!

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