Photo Manipulation

Create a Halloween Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

step 5

Here comes a little tricky part. Adjust the Fuzziness meter to the point where you can begin seeing the forest part as black color, the other as white and grey color. Hold Shift and left click on the white and grey part until they all turn into white like the image below.

step 5a

After you can see the forest part clearly in black, click OK. Photoshop will automatically select the white part after that. Right click on the image and choose Select Inverse to switch to the forest part.

step 5b

Hit Ctrl + J and bam! You have the forest extracted clean and nice.

step 5c

Step 6 – Place The Forest

Having our forest extracted, place it into our document, behind the Hill. Layer Mask some part of the forest like below.

step 6

Apply following adjustment layers to the forest.

Brightness/Contrast – Hue/Saturation – Exposure

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step 6c

And this is what we have

step 6d

Step 7 – More Dead Forest!

Duplicate the Forest and place it to the left, erase some part of it like this

step 7

We’re done with the forest, lets move on!

step 7a

Step 8 – The Witch House

Place the Witch House image like below, place it under the Hill layer.

step 8

Go to the House layer’s Blending Option and do a little change to Inner Shadow.

step 8a

And some adjustment layers, of course!

Levels – Brightness/Contrast – Hue/Saturation

step 8bstep 8c

step 8d

The Witch House has been greatly blended with the whole image.

step 8e

Step 9 – Create Light From The House

We will add some nice touch for the house by creating glowing light from the house’s windows. Create a new layer, grab the Pen Tool and start draw the window-shape on the house’s window.

step 9

Fill the path you’ve just drew with White color by right click on the path and choose Fill Path, choose White as Content Use.

step 9a

Go to the layer’s Blending Option and do some changes to Inner Shadow and Outer Glow.

step 9b

step 9c

After that, go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur, apply 1px and this is what we will have

step 9d

Step 10 – Create A Windowpane

We just can’t leave the bare window like that so that’s why we will make a windowpane. Grab the Rectangular Tool and draw a rectangular shape, fill it with Black.

step 10a

Repeat the previous step but rotate the shape to horizontal to create a cross shape.

step 10b

Merge 2 shape layers into one by holding Ctrl + left click on those two and right click, choose Merge Layers. Apply some Blending Option to the layer.


step 10c

Inner Shadow

step 10d

Color Overlay

step 10e

After that place the Cross Shape layer on the window, right click on the layer and choose Create Clipping Mask so that the cross will stay inside the window.

step 10f

Step 11

Repeat Step 9 and 10 with all the other windows.

step 11

Create a new layer and grab a soft brush with color #f59d12 and paint on all the windows.

step 11a

Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light, reduce the Opacity to 50 – 60%

step 11b

Step 12 – Light Reflection From The House

We need to add one more light effect for the house. Create a new layer and get the Rectangular Tool again too draw the following shape, fill it with color #f39e14.

step 12

Hit Ctrl + T to open Transform Tool, use Distort to bend the shape like this

step 12a

step 12b

Then go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur with 3.0px Radius. Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light with 50% Opacity.

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