Create a Minimalist Portal Scene in Photoshop

Create a Minimalist Portal Scene in Photoshop

Create a Minimalist Portal Scene in Photoshop
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The unblended Vignette will look like this:

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Once the blending mode is set to "Multiply" it would look like this:

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Step 9: Enhance the look and feel of the image

Now let's enhance the colors and overall feel of our image. Let's start by creating a Solid Color adjustment layer. To do that, simply click on the button shown on the image below:

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When it opens, click on the following:

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Once you've clicked on Solid Color, the Color Picker menu would open. When it opens, input the following color:

  • #: 02002a
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When you're done, you would see that your whole canvas is filled with a dark blue color. We would need to change that, so set the Blending Mode and Opacity to the following:

  • Blending Mode: Exclusion
  • Opacity: 50%
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Next, create another Solid Color adjustment layer (still from the Create New Fill/Adjustment Layer button). When the Color Picker opens, input the following color code:

  • #: 594427
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Next, set the Blending mode and Opacity to the following:

  • Blending Mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 50%

Next, let's create a Color Balance adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment Layer button.

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When the Color Balance box opens, input the following:

  • Color Levels: -26, 0, -9
  • Tone Balance: Midtones
  • Preserve Luminosity: Check
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Next, create another Color Balance adjustment layer and now input the following:

  • Color Levels: -8, -13, -7
  • Tone Balance: Shadows
  • Preserve Luminosity: Check
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The result now should be something like this:

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Next, let's create an Exposure adjustment layer (Create New Fill/Adjustment Layer button).

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Once it opens, input the following:

  • Exposure: 0.3
  • Offset: 0.0000
  • Gamma Correction: 1.00
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On our final retouching technique, let's give it a slightly desaturated look, through giving it an infrared feel. Let's start by creating a Channel Mixer adjustment layer through the Create New Fill/Adjustment Layer button.

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When it opens, input the following:

  • Output Channel: Gray
  • Red: 0%
  • Green: +100%
  • Blue: 0%
  • Constant: 0%
  • Monochrome: Check
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The result of that would be a Black and White infrared photo:

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But we would want our image to be in color, so change the Opacity of the Channel Mixer layer to the following:

  • Opacity: 30%
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The result should be similar to this:

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Step 10: Final retouches

Now on this last step, we would be flattening our image. To do that, simply right click on any layer and then click on "Flatten image".

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Now that it has been flattened, let's add a little Lighting effect to our image to give the impact/focus on the center of our image. To do that, click on the flattened layer and go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects. Once it opens, input the two following important changes:

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