Create an Eerie Portrait Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

Create an Eerie Portrait Photo Manipulation with Photoshop
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3) Now color correct the fountain using the Curves.
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Step 10

As we can observe that the light is being focused from the top left, we need to create shadow to the fountain tub to match it with the scene's lighting. -Now select the mask in shape of the fountain tub and create a new layer above the fountain layer and paint some shadow as shown using the Brush Tool (B).
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Step 11

In order to illustrate the gap between the background the model we need to create the shadow of the model casting on the background.
  1. Duplicate the model image and convert it into a silhouette using the Levels.
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2) Now place the shadow layer under the original model layer and move it slightly towards the right as shown.
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3) Since there is some distance between the model and background the shadow doesn't appear sharp hence lower the Opacity of the shadow layer to 70% and add a Gaussian Blur of Radius=22.2px.
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Step 12

In this step we are going to clean the texture of the glove's cloth material and make it smooth.
  1. Select a mask in the shape of the gloves as shown using the Pen Tool (P) and separate the selection into a new layer.
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2) With the gloves layer selected go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and add a Gaussian Blur of Radius 5.5px.
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3) Now by using the Hue/Saturation de-saturate the gloves layer to -14.
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Step 13

In this step we are going to use another advanced cutting technique to separate the tree from its background without loosing any details.
  1. Select the Blue Channel from the Channels pallet and go to Image>Calculations and select Blue in the Channels drop-down list. After pressing OK there will be an Alpha layer created in the Channels pallet.
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2) With the Alpha layer selected go to Image>Adjustments>Levels and set the levels as shown to make the image a complete silhouette.
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3) Now go to Select>Load Selection and select the Alpha from the Channels drop-down list and press OK to select the mask around the tree.
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4) With the mask selected erase the sky from the background.
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Step 14

1) Now cut a part of the tree into a new layer using the Lasso Tool (L).
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2) Now import the branch onto the working canvas as shown on the left side.
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3) To create the effect that the branch is near to the scene we need to add a Gaussian Blur of Radius=9.9px to maintain the Depth Of Field (DOF).
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Step 15

Now by using the Stonage Art Brush brushes paint the cave painting on the background wall as shown to make the BG look like its since the stonage.
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Step 16

In this step we are going to create the sacred log in the hands of the model.
  1. Import the image of the Logs and mask out the middle log in the pile into a new layer using the Pen Tool.
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2) Now import the log on to the working canvas and place it as shown to illustrate that the model is holding the log in her hands.
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3) Now color correct the log using the Curves to blend with the scene.
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Step 17

In this step we are going to create some natural looking broken edges to the log.
  1. Mask out the image of the broken log into a new layer and place it on the top end of the sacred log as shown.
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2) With the sacred log layer selected select the mask in the shape of the broken log and erase the edges of the sacred log to get the shape of the broken edges.

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