Learn how to create this dark photo manipulation with a burning figure in a mirror. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how stage a scene with multiple photos, add smoke and fire to a witch, and coloring techniques that you can use in other photo manipulations.

Preview of Final Results

final result

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

First off create a new blank document (Ctrl+N) with size of 2000 pixels wide and 2424 pixels high.


Take gradient tool in the tool panel and choose linear gradient. We will fill the blank document with gradient color. Make sure to set the foreground color to #151723 and the background to #423e43. Fill the document by hold-clicking and dragging the tool from the top to bottom of the document.


Step 2

Next place the fenestra image in the document.


Activate the free transform tool (Ctrl+T) to scale the image up. Position it in such way that the window of it becomes the main part of the background.


Step 3

Proceed to alter the color of the wall. We will do this by just simply duplicating the original image four times. Set the original image to multiply blending at 100% opacity, the first duplicate to screen blending at 20% opacity and the other three duplicates to soft light blending at 100% opacity. Finally select all the layers and hit Ctrl+G to put them in a folder. I named this folder wall.


Here is what we will have:


Select the original layer within the folder and give it a layer mask. Take a very soft round brush to mask the upper part of this image as indicated by the red color in the screenshot.


Proceed to select the first duplicate layer and give it a layer mask as well. With soft round brush, mask area around the lower part of the window.


Here is the result should be:


Step 4

Open the raven image and extract it from its background.


Add the raven to the main document. Scale its size and place it on the chair.


With the raven layer still selected, go to layer > new adjustment layers > hue/saturation. Make sure to give this hue/saturation layer a clipping mask by checking ‘Use The Previous Layer To Create A Clipping Mask’ in the new layer option box.

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22 responses to “How to Create an Infernal Scene in Photoshop”

  1. Advices for all Avatar
    Advices for all


  2. Sherif Salama Avatar
    Sherif Salama

    Thanks a lot for the great tutorials you are providing..but as suggestion..why you are not doing the tutorial in videos on youtube channel…it would be really great and more helpful for trainer and trainee
    Thanks agaim for the great effort

  3. jasmeen khan Avatar
    jasmeen khan

    amazing tutorial can u share again psd link not working for learning

  4. Corey Moon Avatar
    Corey Moon

    good work!

  5. Corey Moon Avatar
    Corey Moon

    I lik dis

  6. Corey Moon Avatar
    Corey Moon

    I am too retarded to complete dis

  7. Ayaan Avatar

    Please re uploaded PSD file because when i click on download showing 404 not found error, this is best work for me i want check how did you do this
    amazing outstanding fantastic best work master blaster

  8. john Avatar

    Can you upload the files again

  9. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    Elegant, modern, very different..

  10. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    Beautiful, creative and acutely enjoy able!

  11. Jason B. Hernández Avatar
    Jason B. Hernández

    Thank you for the tutorial.
    Very good lesson but it lacks some details, it will be well to repeat the turoriel with more details

  12. Maryse Meyer Avatar
    Maryse Meyer

    Thank you for sharing

  13.  Avatar

    how do u create the smoke

  14. Max Avatar

    Where is the Raven image?

  15.  Avatar

    how do you create the smoke layer

    1.  Avatar

      simple usa un pincel de humo lo encuentras en la pagina de Devian art

  16. GavriilI Avatar

    Amaing work you did there, you are great. I will give it a try

  17. jit Avatar

    really awesome ad heart touching tutorials,but where is the contact us? how to contact you?

  18. Hector Avatar

    Very nice tutorial..

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    good tut

  20. Nikash Avatar

    Very good tutorial!!

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