Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation with Fire

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Decrease its opacity to around 50%.

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Step 63

Okay. Go above all layers and add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Make the same thing as in step 60. Create outline of model’s body, by using the same color sheme as in this step.

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Step 64

Add falling particles around model. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Set #fffc82 – light yellow color in your color picker. Choose small, hard round brush and draw smaller particles by strokes of brush. You can also use “Rough Round Bristle” brush from Adobe Photoshop preset. It’s also good for making particles. If you want, you can also use every dust or particle brush, you want.

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Right click on this layer and choose “Blending options…”.

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It will take much time. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Create violet outline on background, by using 1px soft round brush.

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Step 66

Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). For making the effect of depth, draw some lights on background. Use soft round brush, around 50px with the same color.

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Change blending option to “Linear dodge (Add)”. Decrease opacity to 22%.

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Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). You’ll make something swoosh-like from particles. Use big, soft round brush with opacity around 30%. Use colors from #f9f26c to #f9d16f. Draw arc.

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Change blending options – Soft light, opacity to 61%.

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Step 68

Place “Dead tree png” stock to your file. Duplicate it (drag and drop on “New layer” symbol or go to Layer > Duplicate layer…) and go to Edit > Transform > Flip horizontal. Set it as is shown. Then, mark “Dead tree” layers by holding ctrl and then, right click on it. Choose “Convert to Smart Object“.

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Step 69

Things on first plan should be blurred, to get depth of field effect. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.

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Step 70

Add adjustment layer with color fill – #0e0912. Right-click on adjustment layer and choose “Create clipping mask” (Alt+Ctrl+G or Layer > Create Clipping Mask)

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Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Right-click on this layer and choose “Create clipping mask” (Alt+Ctrl+G or Layer > Create Clipping Mask). Change blending mode of this layer to “Multiply”. Pick soft round brush around 10px and choose the same color as before – #0e0912. Draw shadows on branches.

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Now it’s time to make lights on trees. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Right-click on this layer and choose “Create clipping mask” (Alt+Ctrl+G or Layer > Create Clipping Mask). Use the same brush, with dynamic opacity. Draw lights with #ffaa23 (orange) color.

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If it’s needed, add layer mask. Click on marked shortcut. Use big, soft round brush and erase unwanted parts.

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Step 71

Make the same steps with stock image “Tree sidebar png”. Blur it. At first – color fill (step 70), then I added Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (Hue: 266, Saturation: 44), then, I drew lights with the same color and way as in step 70b.

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Step 72

Add new adjustment layer with Curves.

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Then, with big soft round brush mask curves adjustment layer as is shown.

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Now it’s time to make Gradient fill adjustment layer (Layer > New adjustment layer…). Use transparent-#0e0912 radial gradient.

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Change blending mode to Overlay, decrease its opacity to 60%.

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Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Pick soft round brush around 300px and choose the same color as before – #0e0912 Draw around edges of image.

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Make this layer to Multiply, 45%.

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Step 75

Now, it’s time to fix Exposure. Add Exposure adjustment layer (Layer > New adjustment layer…).

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