How to Create a Fantasy Fly Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Fly Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

Step 17

Create another Curves adjustment layer to darken the left of the balloon more. Paint on the rest of the balloon to keep their lightness. 

Step 18

Make a new layer above the envelope layer (set as Clipping Mask), change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray.
Activate the Dodge and Burn Tool (O) with Midtones Range, Exposure about 5-10% to refine the light and shadow of the envelope. You can see how I did it with Normal mode and the result with Overlay mode.

Step 19

Make a new layer above the cables layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge Tool to bring more light to some details on the cables.

Step 20

Open the kitten 1 image and cut out the one on the left. Press Ctrl+J to paste the isolated cat into a new layer. Make a new Color Fill layer between the background and isolated one (I've chosen #1d1820).

Step 21

Make a new layer and use a small brush with the color #a19e9a to paint the missing furs around the cat's body. 

Step 22

Hide the background layer and the Color Fill one and hit Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E to merge all transparent layers. Move the merged layer into our main canvas and place the kitten onto the basket. Add a mask to this layer and use a hard black brush to hide the bottom part of the cat inside the basket.

Step 23

Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask) and bring the Saturation values down to -19:

Step 24

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

Step 25

Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken the cat. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to reduce the dark effect on some areas on the cat's cheek and body. 

Step 26

Make a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Burn Tool to darken some details on the cat.

Step 27

Open the kitten 2 image and cut out him from the background. Copy the isolated cat into a new layer and make a Color Fill layer between the background and the isolated one (I've picked the color #e0d0c7). 
Create two layers and select a small brush with the colors #8b8b83 and #eff3f6 to paint the missing furs for the cat.

Step 28

Merge all transparent layers (the cat and the fur ones) and move him into our working document. Place him on the right of the first cat. Add a mask to this layer and use a medium hard black brush to erase the part on his left arm.

Step 29

Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and reduce the Saturation values to -25.

Step 30

Add a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones settings:
Make a Curves adjustment layer to darken the cat.

Step 31

Create a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool to refine the light and shadow on the cat.

Step 32

Open the birds image and use the Magic Wand Tool (W) to isolate the birds from the background. Use the Lasso Tool to select different birds to add around the canvas. Use Ctrl+T to vary their size to increase the depth of the scene. Place one beside the envelope of the balloon to fit the look of the first cat and one on the right side to fit the look of the second cat. Convert all of these layers to Smart Objects.  

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