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In the image below I tried to show you which areas to dodge and which areas to burn but it's just a reference, try to make your own lightning of this image.
The image below is just my gray layer after I was done with the Dodge/Burn Tool painting. You don't have to do that, but if you want to see what yours look like just change the Blend Mode to Normal again.
And here is my outcome:
We're almost finished. Press Ctrl/Command + Shift + Alt/Option + E to make a new layer merging all the layers of your project together. Don't worry, your layers will not be deleted.
Now change the blend mode of this new layer to Lighten and lower the opacity to around 35%.
Now let's add a dreamy effect to our image. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to around 10px.
With the dreamy effect:
Just two more adjustments! Add a Selective Color Adjustment Layer (non-destructively) and check the image below for the input values in each of the Colors values. The Colors that don't appear in the image were not changed.
With the Selective Color Adjustment:
To finish off, repeat the shortcut to create a new layer merging all the previous layers (Ctrl/Command + Shift + Alt/Option + E).
And add a Lens Correction by going to Filter > Lens Correction.
Select the custom tab and change the Vignette Amount and Midpoint (see the image below for the values).
And here it is, finally, our final image:
Tutorial by Guilherme Pejon
Thanks for following this tutorial! I know it was a really long tutorial but I hope you've learned a thing or two here (even if it was just some shortcuts). Also, this is the first tutorial I ever made so I hope you were able to follow along. Give your opinions in the comments below and expect more tutorials soon. Have Fun!.
- Guilherme Pejon
- Old Man - fairiegoodmother-stock
- Rope - fanna1119-stock
- Pigeon - moniquet-stock
- Girl 1 - cherrybomb-81-stock
- Smoke - isostock-stock
- Balloon 1 - stock.xchng
- Balloon 2 - stock.xchng
- Balloon 3 - stock.xchng
- Ribbons - draginchic-stock
- Hand - jay-b-rich-stock
- Window - trisa-sxy-stock
- Premade Background - elenadudina-stock
- Ladder - stock.xchng
- Horse - real1992-stock
- Girl 2 - iardacil-stock
- Elephant - stock.xchng
- Mountain - forsakewolf-stock
- Helicopter - justicestock-stock
- Light Brushes - Obsidian Dawn
- Roots - stock.xchng
- Skyline - melliah-stock
Step 1: Create a new Photoshop file
Open up a new file in Photoshop using these settings
- Width: 2500px
- Height: 1700px
- Resolution: 300px/in
- Color Mode: RGB Color - 8 bit
Step 2: Add the background image and clean it
Let's start with the background image. Download the ocean stock and open it. Press Ctrl/Command + A to select all the image. Then copy (Ctrl/Command+C) and paste (Ctrl/Command+V) into our project.
As you can see, the stock image is way too large, so we're going to have to resize it. To do that, we're going to use the Free Transform Tool, remember it well because we're going to use it for the rest of this tutorial. Go to Edit > Free Transform (or press Ctrl/Command + T).
oh,I know it.
I like it very much.But how can i entire to see it.
thank! so much for that creation
Such a beautiful artwork!!
great tutorial thank you
this tutorial was awesome thanks
Really great tutorial. Very well explained step by step.
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Outstanding tutorial!Clear instructions and awesome picture instructions. Very nice, thank you a bunch.
Beautiful image. Congratulations to the technical and thanks for the tutorial:)
Loved it!! Thankyou, I learnt such a lot :)
thanks! learn a lot of useful shortcut and tips here
I cant get my roots and elephants feet to lok right i need help
this looks awesome and easy
Thanks very much for this easy to follow tutorial!!
when I go to the exposure everything turns black. What do I do?
its -0.25 not -25. i did the same thing
I can not thank you enough, the amount of things I've learnt in two hours is incredible, would usually take me a week of watching and reading tutorials, but nope, you've used many techniques that made my life easier! Thank you is not enough!
Great tutorial!But the mountain photo is missing :/Some extra help...
just do what i did ,
download the attached PSD from up there and take the mountain photo from there :D
@SalahKabbani Thank you for your response :)But how can I take it from the mountain layer
@SalahKabbani OK! Got it!I decided to replace the mountain photo with a desert one ^_^Thanks anyway :)
Thank you so much for this tutorial really great photo and great explanation love it.
but i have a problem with the mountain photo , the link of this photo doesn't work , can you please upload it again or give me another photo that could be good for the tutorial ?
Never mind i took it from the downloadable project :)
I like it.
Thank you for your awesome tutorial.
Very nice Job!
Thanks a lot dear ^^.
Hi Guilherme, From the start of your tutorial you say to go to lens correction and distort the image to + 25,00, it distorts the image considerably !, is that right, ?, by the way it is a great tutorial,
regards and respect johnny
Its ok, all i did was after the lens correction was used the free transform tool and adjusted the image to cover my canvas again lol, My bad..
Can I use CS3 for this creative tutorail.
Can I use CS3 for this creative tutorail.