Create a Scene with Popup Photos in Photoshop

Create a Scene with Popup Photos in Photoshop

Create a Scene with Popup Photos in Photoshop

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Let's increase the contrast of the midtones by using a Black&White adjustment layer. Use the settings shown below. We want to leave our 3D pictures intact so mask them away.

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Step 31

We notice that the background it is too saturated so we will use a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to desaturate it. We also want to increase the saturation of our 3D pictures and of our character skin so we will use a Vibrance adjustment layer.

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Step 32

Let's darken the scene a little. We will use two adjustment layers, one set to normal and one set to multiply blend mode. You will notice that I masked away the 3D pictures and the characters face so they will not be affected by the darkening .

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Step 33

Now we will lighten the pictures and also the space around them. Add a curves adjustment layer and fill the mask with black. Using a white soft brush mask over the 3D pictures and the face in the layer mask. Because we are using a white brush on a black background we are revealing the effects of the curves adjustment layer only in the white and gray areas. Remember that black conceals and white reveals.

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Step 34

As a final step I added a Curves Adjustment layer with blend mode set to soft light to darken up a bit the horses and the tree. Now you can turn off the visibility of the "Reference" layer.

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Final Results

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Authors Comment

image035In this tutorial we learned how to use some advanced channel masking techniques in order to acquire difficult selections. We also learned how to make a regular photo look like a 3D picture. I hope I will live long enough to see this technology becoming realityJ. You can see some of my other art deviations here . Have fun photoshoping!!

Adrian Scheff

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