Discover how to create stunning photo manipulations in Photoshop. In this course, you'll learn everything from photographing models to creating dark conceptual artworks. If you enjoy our photo manipulation tutorials, you will absolutely love this course.
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.
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.
Place the petal above the shape layer that we want to clip to.
Copy the splash using Lasso Tool. Paste it above another shape. Scale it down and flip horizontally.
Apply Unsharp Mask to sharpen the detail. Then clip it to the layer below.
Load the grunge brushes into the brushes palette. Pick a grunge brush and apply a stroke.
Clip the paint stroke to the shape layer.
Add more elements. Add a sphere from the pack.
Pick a balloon from the balloon pack.
Add butterflies from auto shapes. Or you can create your own butterfly from stock image.
Create a nice blend in Illustrator. Select the lines and press Ctrl+Alt+B.
Apply color overlay
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.
Add some more enhancements. Load the star brushes into the brushes palette. Pick a brush and adjust the parameters.
Apply the brush.
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.
Place it above the star and invert it.
Rotate the streak by -45 degrees.
Add tiny highlights with the star brushes and a soft brush. Choose white as brush color.
Add some more highlights varying in size using soft brush.
Add some color.
Change the layer blend mode to Screen.
Give the model some additional treatment.
Create a new document 350 X 350 pixels. Fill the background with black. Apply Lens Flare effect (Filter > Render > Lens Flare.)
Drag and drop the lens flare into the design. Place it above the butterfly, change the blend mode to Screen.