How to Create a Fantasy Book Scene in Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Book Scene in Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Book Scene in Photoshop
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Add a drop shadow effect to the vines (right click the vines layer and choose Blending Options).

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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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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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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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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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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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Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create a long  and fairly thin rectangle. Fill the selection with white and rotate it as shown below. Deselect everything (Ctrl + D) and apply a 2px Gaussian Blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur).

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Change the blending mode of the white rectangle layer to Soft Light and lower the opacity to 11%. Duplicate this layer a couple of times (Ctrl + J) and move each duplicate in a slightly different position to the right or to the left.

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Create a new layer and choose the standard round soft brush. Lower the size to 2px and opacity to 30%. Paint some white outlines in the places indicated below. Double click the layer and add an outer glow effect.

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Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. With the standard round soft brush at 30% opacity an 400px size click once or twice in  the middle of the scene. By doing this we will put the focus on the middle of the scene.

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