How to Create a Stunning Winter Princess Artwork in Photoshop

How to Create a Stunning Winter Princess Artwork in Photoshop
Set it to Soft Light with Opacity 80%.
Add a Curve Adjustment layer and choose 'Medium contrast' from the presets.

Step 5 - Burn and Dodge

Create a new layer. Fill it with 50% Gray (Edit > Fill) and set the layer to Overlay. Select the Burn Tool, Range > Midtones and Exposure > 10%-20%. With these settings you have to paint some shadows. Below you can see where I painted.
Select the Dodge Tool. Settings same as Burn Tool. There is only one difference. In the image below you'll see some strokes are whiter. In that case I used Range > Highlights.

Step 6 - Highlights

Create a new layer. Choose a hard round brush (5px) and pick one of the lighter color from the background (I picked #e5edfb). Paint highlight roughly (you can use the Pen Tool if you don't have a tablet). Then smudge them until they fit arms, dress and face egdes. You can add an additional gaussian blur. Now double click on the layer and in the pop up menu select Outer Glow. Set Opacity to 39% and change the yellow color with the one you picked before (#e5edfb for me). Below you can see where I painted highlights.
With CTRL + J copy the Highlight layer and set it to Overlay. Highlights will be more glowing.
Create a new layer. Pick another light color from the background (not the same you picked before or it would be boring). Paint some highlights on the egdes of the hair (Again you can use the Pen Tool if you don't have a tablet). Leave the mode to Normal but low Opacity and Fill until you are happy with the result.

Step 7 - Final Adjustments

Create a new layer. Pick the color #999da4 and paint something like the image you see below.
Set the Layer to Linear Dodge with Opacity and Fill at 50%.
Add a Curve Adjustment Layer and choose the 'Linear Contrast'. Set the Layer to Luminosity.
Merge the whole work with CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + E. Go to Filter > Lens Correction and choose 'Custom'. In the Vignette Amount put -50.
Duplicate last layer with CTRL + J. Go to Filter > Other > High Pass and put 1px. Set the Layer to Overlay.
Next two Adjustments are both on last Overlay layer. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels. On the popup window click on 'Auto'.
Go to Image > Adjustments > Curves. Leave RGB alone and modify the colors curves like below.

Final Results

Download the PSD


Tutorial by Fabrizio Panattoni

profile Thank you for reading my tutorial. I hope it helped you. If you want to see more artworks made by me, check my art page - Fabrizio Panattoni

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