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Preview of Final Results
“A Chase of Fire and Ice” Photoshop Tutorial
- Horses at play 2
- Fire flames 1
- Cracked earth texture
- Stars Background
- Frost texture brushes
- Smoke Brush
- Full Moon Luc Viatour
Step 1Open file "Horses at play 2". Using the pen tool select the 2 horses. Don't worry too much about the hair as we will resolve this issue later.
Step 2With the path still active pres ctrl+Enter to transform path into a selection. Press ctrl+J to copy selection into a new layer and turn off the visibility of the Background layer. Name the new layer horses.
Step 3Go to File > Place and select "Stars Background". Resize it like in the image bellow and press Enter. Move this layer below our horses layer.
Step 4Now we will refine our horses selection by creating some hair. First press ctrl on the horses layer to select it's opaque pixels. Press ctrl+alt+R to open refine selection window. Use settings like shown below.
Step 5If the horses are still selected press ctrl+D to deselect them. Turn on the visibility of the Horses layer and add a layer mask. Choose a brush with the following settings:
- Size: 100 px
- Hardness: 0%