How to Create a Surreal Photo Manipulation of a Man with Head of Lamp

Step 15

Open the lamp image and take the lamp on the right to add to the head of the man. Place this layer below the man's one. 

Step 16

Make a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the lamp more.

Step 17

Isolate the tree from the background and place it on the right of the man.

Go to Edit > Puppet Warp and use the pins to move the branch above the man's to the higher position. 

Step 18

Make a new layer below the tree one and use a soft brush with the color #020a12 , the opacity about 30% to paint a  shadow for the tree on the arch's surface as we aim to add glowing light for the lamp's head so the shadow should be lie on the arch's surface. 

Step 19

Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to desaturate the tree. 

Step 20

Add a Color Balance adjustment layer to alter the tree's color a little.

Step 21

Create a Curves adjustment layer to bring more light to the tree. On this layer mask, paint on the right of the branches where are hidden from the light or any details you feel too bright.

Step 22

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

Step 23

Open the birds 1 image and isolate the birds  using the Magic Wand Tool (W).  Place them on the top left of the main canvas. Set this layer below the arch's layer. 

Step 24

Cut out the bird 2 from the original image and add him to the left of the man, on the arch's surface. Flip him horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal) and use Ctrl+T to resize him to be much smaller. 

Step 25

Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and decrease the Saturation values to -38:

Step 26

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones values:

Step 27

Add a Curves adjustment layer and increase the lightness to make the bird brighter to fit the light of the scene.

Step 28

Create a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray.  Use the Dodge Tool to paint more light for some small details on the bird body and tail.

Step 29

Make a Gradient Map adjustment layer on top of the layers and pick the colors of the dark blue, #011016 and #58c9f8

Step 30

Make a Photo Filter adjustment layer and choose the color #6f95b0.

Step 31

Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken the whole scene. On the layer mask, use a soft black brush to reveal the light on the middle section, and the area around the man.

Step 32

Make a new layer on top of the layers and use a soft brush with the color #2c1702 to paint light on the lamp. Change this layer mode to Linear Dodge 100%.
Make another layer and use a soft brush with the color #f8b369 to paint more light for the lamp. Alter this layer mode to Overlay 100%.

Step 33

On another layer, use a soft brush with the color #9f5a10 to paint glowing light for the lamp. Alter this layer mode to Screen 100%. 
Create a new layer, use the color #f8c48a to paint inside the lamp to strengthen the highlight within. Change this layer mode to Overlay 100%.

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