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Create This Gorgeous Moonlight Poster of a Girl Walking on a Railway

Yellows: Hue 0; Saturation: -44; Lightness: -2

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Add a Gradient Map like the one showed in the image below. (Above all layers). Then set it to Soft Light with Opacity and Fill at 80%.

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Add another Gradient Map like the one showed below. Then set it to Soft Light with Opacity at 80% and Fill at 90%.

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Let’s keep on working on our background scene. Time to enhance lights and shadows. Create a new layer above all layers and name it ‘Light Railway’. Pick the color #69b987. With a soft brush paint some light on the railway.

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Set the layer to Color Dodge with Opacity and Fill at 35%.

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Create a new layer and name it ‘General Light’. Pick the color #f2f1b9. Paint some light around with a soft brush.

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Set this layer to Hard Light with Opacity and Fill at 50%.

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Create a new layer and name it ‘Shadows’. Set it to Multiply with Opacity and Fill at 40%. Pick the color #232211. With a soft brush you have to paint some shadows. Below you can see where I painted (with the layer set to Normal at 100%). And then the result with the layer set to Multiply.

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Since the shadows are too harsh I applied some blur. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set 10px.

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We are going to do the same with the lights. Create a new layer and name it ‘Lights’. Set it to Soft Light with Opacity at 30% and Fill at 70%. Pick the color #e3da9b and paint some lights with a soft brush. Below you can see where I painted (with the layer set to Normal at 100%). And then the result with the layer set to Soft Light.

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The creation of the background is ended. Now it’s time to add our subject. Go to File > Place and open the ‘Model’ stock. Name the layer ‘Model’.

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Now we have to extract the lady from the background. I will use the Pen Tool. Grab the Pen Tool and place the points around the lady’s edges.

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Once the points are in place right click on the image and choose ‘Make selection’.

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When you click ‘Make Selection’ a window will pop up. In Radius Feather put 2 (px). Now you have the model selected.

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Just click on the Layer Mask button and you’ll have your model extracted with a Layer Mask.

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As you can see there are some parts that have to be cut off. You can do it as we did before. With the Pen Tool make a selection of the area you want to delete.

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Now select the Model Layer Mask and paint with black in the selected area. The unwanted part will disappear.

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Repeat this step until you have deleted all the unwanted parts.

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Now that the model is extracted we have to make some adjustments to blend her in the scene. Before doing this I will remove the bracelets. I will use he Clone Stamp Tool.

We want to be safe so we will clone in a new layer.  Create a new layer and clip it to the Model layer. Grab Clone Stamp Tool and be sure that in the settings you have Sample: Current & Below (1). Now hold down the Alt key click on the point you wish to use as a sampling point (2).  The cursor will change to a target. This area will be used as the reference point for cloning. Click and draw where you want the cloned image to appear.

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