How to Create a Fantasy Fly Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Fly Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

Step 33

On each of the small bird layers, apply a Gaussian Blur of 3 px to fit the softness of the background.
On each of the big bird layers, apply a Gaussian Blur of 8 px

Step 34

Make a new layer above the bird one beside the envelope and use a small brush with the color #73624e,, the opacity about 36% to remove some light details on the left wing and body. 

Step 35

Create a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool to change the light and shadow of the bird to fit the background.

Step 36

Make a group for the bird layers and change the group's mode to Normal 100%. and add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer within this group. Bring the Saturation values down to -50:

Step 37

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

Step 38

Add a Curves adjustment layer to darken the birds. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush with an opacity about 50% to reduce the dark effect on some details of the birds. 

Step 39

Make a new layer below the kitten 2 layer and use a soft brush with the color #291735, the opacity about 40% to paint shadow for him on the basket.

Final Result

Download the PSD

Fly Tutorial.zip

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