Are you still with me? Congratulations for having patience to follow these steps. Now the things will get a bit easier so stay with me until the end. Let’s add a vignette to our scene. Create a new layer and fill it with white. Change the blending mode to Multiply and apply Filter > Lens Correction with the settings shown below.
Add a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer and increase the contrast to 50.
Create a new layer and fill it with black. Create a flare by going to Filter > Render > Lens Flare and using the settings shown below.
Now change the blending mode to Screen and lower the opacity to 36%. Move the flare as you see fit and if you see any hard edges simply hide them by adding a layer mask and painting with black over them.
Create a new Gradient Map Adjustment Layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map) and set the blending mode to Overlay. Lower the fill to 46% and use the settings shown below.
Choose the “Small Dawn” brush from the brush presets and paint with white some glam/bokeh over the scene. Lower the opacity to 10%.
Repeat the previous step but this time use a deep blue (#274e9d) and lower the opacity of the layer to 47%. Also you should set the blending mode to Color Dodge.
Open the file “Snow Texture”. Select all, copy and paste it in our scene. Set the blending mode to screen and lower the opacity to 14%. You can also hide away this snow effect in the center by using a layer mask and painting with black over the bubble.
Import the “Mist” brush and paint some white mist below the hand on a new layer.
Import the “Trees” brush. Find the pines in the brush presets and on a new layer create some white pines below the hand. Add a glow effect.
Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Color Dodge. With a soft white brush paint over the bottom part of the hand to make it look better.
Tutorial by Mihail Dragovich
Thank you for following this tutorial. I really hope that you had fun and learned to use Photoshop better.
– Mihail Dragovich