Create a Dark Spiritual Ritual Scene of a Girl in Photoshop

Create a Dark Spiritual Ritual Scene of a Girl in Photoshop
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Step 19

Duplicate the Liner Dodge layer, then change the Blend Mode to Color Dodge and set the Opacity to 100%.
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Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer, check on the colorize box and set the Hue to 48, Saturation to 100 and the Lightness +30 (Don't forget to clip the adjustment layer to the color dodge layer).
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Step 20

Time to work with the model, go to File > Place and choose the model image to place it in the document as a smart object.(Place it as shown in the image below)
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Create a selection around the model using any selection tool you are familiar with (Pen Tool, Lasso Tool ....etc), when done selecting the model click on the Layer Mask icon to mask the Model out of the background.(include the model hair with your selection because we are going to paint the hair anyway).
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Step 21

We have to erase these white parts that is showing on the model dress, to do this we are going to use the Mask Edge method.
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Double click on the mask box to open the Mask dialog box then click on Refine mask and set the Radius on 5 and check on the Smart radius box.
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Now use the Refine Mask Tool on the white parts as shown in the image below (the usage of this tool like the Brush tool usage).
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Here is a before and after so you can see the result.
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Step 22

Let's add the model shadow, start by creating a new layer under the model layer and rename the layer to Shadows, next pick the Brush Tool (B) Size 100px Hardness 0% and set the Brush Opacity to 50% Flow 50%, make sure your Foreground color is set to black. Now start brushing under the model skirt to create a shadow effect.(as shown in the image below).
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Step 23

In this step we are going to draw the model hair, I drew this hair using the mouse, usually you should use a drawing tablet, it's easier drawing it using the tablet but I used the mouse because I don't have a drawing tablet :( Anyway, start by creating a new layer under the model layer and rename it to Hair, pick the Brush Tool (B) Size 100px Hardness 100% and Foreground color #391f12, and create the shape as the one shown in the image below.
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Now pick the Smudge Tool, set the Strength to 75%, and as a brush choose the Hair 2 from the brushes pack you download in the start of the tutorial. Start brushing in and out in a curvy way like the image below to create the base of the hair.
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Your result should look like the image below.
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Step 24

On the same Hair layer, use your Brush Tool (B) the same way we used it in the past step to create the Hair shape but this time set the color to #634026 and draw a shape like the one shown in the image below, then use the Smudge Tool the same way we used in the past step, only change the Brush from Hair2 to Hair1.
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Your result should look like the image below.
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Step 25

Repeat step 24, but use the color #250f04 to draw the shape as shown in the image below.
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Your result should look like the image below.
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Still on the hair layer with Smudge Toole, Create slight flowing hair, use the Hard Round brush type to create slight flowing hair as shown in the image below.

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5 comments on “Create a Dark Spiritual Ritual Scene of a Girl in Photoshop”

  1. Had a hard time getting the mixer brush tool, never delivered as smooth a surface as the tutorial displays. (Step 27)

    Also, the gradient noise for the beam isn't as sharp after motion blur applied.

    Besides that, great descriptive tutorial. Thanks.

  2. thank you for sharing. Your dahtuger is precious. I hope the world is always good to her. your link to the book has a 404 error. no book there so is your site down?

  3. Too many step images are missing/failing to load - review your upload before announcing it. This could have been an great tutorial as an inspirational learning project.

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