How to Create a Fantasy Book Scene in Photoshop

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Step 32

Open the file “Birds”. Copy/paste the birds in our document and place them above the book. Don’t forget to convert the layer to a smart object.
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Step 33

Open the file “Tree” and perform a copy/paste into our scene. Place the tree in front of the lion and use the trick from step 23 to blend the tree with the grass. Paint a shadow on a new layer placed below the tree layer.
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Step 34

Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and clip it to the tree layer. Change the hue slider to +21 to make the hue of the tree greener.
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Step 35

Open the file “Dude” and use the Pen Tool to make a selection of the guy. Copy paste in our scene and place the guy at the edge of the book. Paint some shadow on a new layer below the guy layer.
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Step 36

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Clip this layer to the guy layer and select the standard round soft brush. Lower the opacity to 20% and paint subtly some bright spots on the areas indicated below to give our guy a little volume.
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Step 37

The red hair is a little bit distracting so I think it would be a good idea to change it to black. Create a new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer, clip it to the guy layer and fill the layer mask with black (Click on the layer mask, press D and press Ctrl + Backspace). Lower the saturation to -78 and with a round soft brush paint over the guy’s hair to reveal the effect there.
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Step 38

This is supposed to be a biblical scene of sorts and the guy sitting on the book should be an Adam of sorts. Let’s create some vines and place them on the guy’s crotch to emulate the famous leaf covering Adam’s manhood. Open the file “Vines” and copy/paste in our scene. Place the vines as shown below and add a layer mask to hide the unwanted leaves.
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Step 39

Add a drop shadow effect to the vines (right click the vines layer and choose Blending Options).
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Step 40

Duplicate the vines layer (Ctrl + J) and rotate it a little. Turn off the drop shadow effect (click on the eye next to “Effects”) and place this over the existing vine to create a bit more variety.
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Step 41

Now that we are done placing our main elements let’s ad some nice FX and miscellaneous items. Create a new layer and create a white cloud above the book using one of the cloud brushes.
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Step 42

Open the file “Rainbow” and copy/paste the rainbow in our scene. Change the blending mode to Linear Dodge and use a layer mask to hide the hard edges. Lower the Opacity to 44%.
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Step 43

Create a new layer and fill it with black (Shift + F5). Go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare and choose 105 mm Prime. Chang the layer blending mode to screen and use a layer mask to hide the very bright effects.
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Step 44

Open the file “Snow Texture” and copy all (Ctrl + A and Ctrl + C). Paste into our scene and change the blending mode to Screen. Lower the Opacity to 17% and use a layer mask to hide most of the middle snowflakes.
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Step 45

Open the file “Glam”. Select all and copy paste in our scene. Change the blending mode to Soft Light and lower the opacity to 47%. Use a layer mask again to hide most of the middle layer.

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