Photo Manipulation

Create a Mixed Media Style Design In Photoshop

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Step 24

Reveal some more portion of the model.

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Step 25

Reveal rest of the image.

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Step 26

Color correct the image using Curves and Vibrance adjustment layers.

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Step 27

Load the stag ( img035 ) into Photoshop. You need to change the image mode to RGB from Index. Choose Image > Mode > RGB. Then drag it into the design. Invert the image ( Ctrl+I )

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Place it behind the model. Change blend mode to Lighten.

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Step 28

Open up the male head stock. Desaturate the image. Adjust brightness and contrast using the Curves command.

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Step 29

Drop the image into composition. Resize and flip horizontally.

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Step 30

Change the blend mode to Multiply.

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Step 31

Duplicate the head layer and invert it.

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Step 32

Load selection from the circle in the middle and use it to mask out the head negative thus showing the portion inside the circle.

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Step 33

Apply gradient to the outer circle.

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Step 34

Load the flames stock image. Copy the below one and paste above the outer circle.

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Step 35

Incorporate the flames into the ring. Mask out the flames using the selection from the ring.

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Step 36

Change blend mode to Screen. Increase flames saturation using Hue/Saturation dialog box ( Ctrl+U ).

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Step 37

Shrink down the flames mask to get rid of any edge artifacts caused by semi transparent pixels. Click on the flames layer mask and load Levels dialog box (Ctrl+L). Enter highest value in the mid tones field.

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Step 38

We now going to clip different graphic elements to the shape layers. First Load the petals stock into Photoshop. Select a petal using any selection tool. Copy and paste into main document.

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Step 39

Place the petal above the shape layer that we want to clip to.

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Step 40

Copy the splash using Lasso Tool. Paste it above another shape. Scale it down and flip horizontally.

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Step 41

Apply Unsharp Mask to sharpen the detail. Then clip it to the layer below.

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Step 42

Load the grunge brushes into the brushes palette. Pick a grunge brush and apply a stroke.

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Step 43

Clip the paint stroke to the shape layer.

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Step 44

Add more elements. Add a sphere from the pack.

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Pick a balloon from the balloon pack.

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Step 45

Add butterflies from auto shapes. Or you can create your own butterfly from stock image.

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Step 46

Create a nice blend in Illustrator. Select the lines and press Ctrl+Alt+B.

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Step 47

Apply color overlay

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Step 48

Drop in the splatter stock image into the composition to give organic feel. Place it below the shape layers. Size down the splatter to fit the document.

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Step 49

Add some more enhancements. Load the star brushes into the brushes palette. Pick a brush and adjust the parameters.

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Apply the brush.

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Step 50

Now create light streak. Make a new layer. Select a round soft brush. Set the brush size to 500px. Apply the stroke on the bottom edge of the canvas and stretch it vertically.

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Step 51

Place it above the star and invert it.

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Step 52

Rotate the streak by -45 degrees.

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Step 53

Add tiny highlights with the star brushes and a soft brush. Choose white as brush color.

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Step 54

Add some more highlights varying in size using soft brush.

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Step 55

Add some color.

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Step 56

Change the layer blend mode to Screen.

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Step 57

Give the model some additional treatment.

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Step 58

Create a new document 350 X 350 pixels. Fill the background with black. Apply Lens Flare effect (Filter > Render > Lens Flare.)

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Step 59

Drag and drop the lens flare into the design. Place it above the butterfly, change the blend mode to Screen.

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Step 60

I added a couple of color spots with the brush tool.

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Step 61

Add the below pattern from auto shapes palette. Modify it.

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