Next, we will change the brush’s color. Activate the Color Picker box and then input the following value:
  • #: d5edff
Input the following values for the Brush tool (B):
  • Brush size: 1600px
  • Hardness: Default brush hardness
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
Now, it’s time to paint. Follow the instructions as seen on the image below:
The result:
Next, create another layer and name it “Magic 2”. We will be utilizing the normal or default brushes and in order for us to do that, we would need to reset the brushes. First, activate the Brush tool (B) and then right click on the canvas, then click on the drop down arrow button and when the contextual menu appears, click on “Reset Brushes”. See image below:
After resetting the brushes, change the brush’s color by activating the Color Picker and using the following values:
  • #: d5f5ff
Once you’ve done that, activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following values:
  • Brush size: 800px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Flow: 100%
Now let’s paint! See image below for more instructions:
For the next layer, input the name “Magic 3”. We will still be utilizing the default brushes on this layer. Then activate the Color Picker and input the following color code:
  • #: e6f9ff
Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following settings:
  • Brush size: 1600px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
The result should be similar to the following image:
On our next layer which will be named “Magic 4”, we would need to Load the CRASH_SPACE.abr brushes by KeRen-R Once you have loaded the said brushes, we would need to change the brush’s color. Input the following on the Color Picker box.
  • #: e6f9ff
When you’re done, activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following settings:
  • Brush size: 615
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
Now, let’s start painting; see image below for more instructions:
The result:
Now that that’s done, let’s make it look more magical by making the sparkles glow. First, right-click on the layer: “Magic 4” and then when a contextual menu opens, click on “Blending Options”.
When the Blending Options box opens click on the “Outer Glow” tick box on the Styles section.
Next, click on the word “Outer Glow” to bring you to its settings page. Once there, input the following:
  • Structure: USE DEFAULT VALUES
  • Elements
  • Technique: Softer
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 30px
  • Quality: USE DEFAULT VALUES
The result should be similar to the image below:
Next, let’s create another layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and then type “Magic 5” as its name. Before you proceed, make sure to reset the brushes and then activate the Color Picker tool and input the following:
  • #: e2fbff
For the brush settings, input the following:
  • Brush size: 20-60px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
See image below for more instructions:
Now, for the last procedure on this step, let’s add a very strong and bright light. First, let’s create a new layer and then name it “Magic 6”. We will be using the same brush color that we used for “Magic 5”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following:
  • Brush size: 900px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
Paint on the region shown below:
Now, the image should be similar to this image:
After that, select all the layers that we’ve create in this step and then press Ctrl/Cmd + G to group them. Name this group: “Magical Light”.

Step 6: Add the glow on the sorceress

In this step, we’re going to add the glow on the sorceress’s face produced by the Magical Light on her hand. To start, let us first create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) over all the layers that we’ve created. When the new layer box is open, name it to “Glow 1”.

6 thoughts on “How to Create a Magic-Yielding Sorceress Photo Manipulation”

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Editor

      Thanks for letting us know! Don’t know how the links went missing but we added them back!

  1. Hi, Im doing this tutorial but I can’t seem to find the CRASH_SPACE.abr brush. I’ve looked everywhere. Is there any other brush that can replace it? Thanks fot your help. Cool tutorial

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