Photo ManipulationPhotoshop TutorialsUpdated

Create a Mystical Night Forest Scene with an Angel

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Add adjustment layer, brightness/contrast:

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Then add adjustment layer with color balance. Set it as below:

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For realistic looking, add brightness/contrast adjustments layer:

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Mask it as below

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Now lights. Add brightness/contrast adjustments layer:

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And mask it!

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Step 19

Ok, bored enough? But here starts magic! Choose grass brush and pick colors #0a100d and #101518. Draw it on new layer on the edge of body shape model:

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Now on the floor, draw with big, white, soft brush some lights (40% opacity). Follow red strokes. Turn blending mode to Soft Light:

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Step 21

Now we’ll add hair for our model. Add new layer. Pick really small brush (ex. 2-4px) and draw it. Follow red arrows. For choosing colors my “map” will help you:

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Step 22

Now you have to add some blue reflections on model. Draw it on new layer with 1px soft brush #83b8e4 color. Again, red arrows will help you. Draw it really gently :):

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Step 23 – world around her

Next step is adding lights to the woods. For this on new layer. Draw with soft, round brush color #83b8e4 on trees. But! Only by one side. Light goes from top-right corners, so it will fall from this side on woods;

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Change opacity to 30%

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Add new layer and pick soft round brush, 23 px wide. Change opacity of brush to 45%. Draw with it on edges of rocks and woods. Than change opacity to screen. Change layer opacity to 65%:

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Step 25

On new layer draw with 2-4px wide, soft round brush light strokes on branches:

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Red arrows always helpful. Remember about light source!

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Step 26 – foreground

For the deep use Grass 01 png and paste it as shown below:

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Then blur it. Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur:

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Step 27

Paste Corner leaves stock. Blur it. Filter > Gaussian blur (on the top in filters menu):

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Now, we will back to adjustments layers :). Add new adjustments layer > brightness/contrast:

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Again add adjustments layer, choose hue/saturation:

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Then add adjustments layer with color balance:

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Step 28 – final touches

Create new layer. Fill it with #7da7d9 color. Change opacity to 60%, change blending mode to Soft Light:

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Then add adjustments layer. Choose brightness/contrasts:

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You have to blend wings with model. Add new layer. Choose #73686d color and, where her skin mixing with wing, draw with soft, round brush (20px) a dot. Then change color to #3e536e and draw on the edge of wing:

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Step 30

We’ll create feathers. Add new layer. Choose #87acca, soft round brush (max. 2px). Draw as shown:

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Now you have to draw light source. Add layer. Choose #7da6d7 color and pick soft round brush, 22 px wide. Be crazy, but natural! :) :

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Choose Right Mouse Button light source layer. Convert it to Smart Object. Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur:

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Add new layer. Choose white rounded brush, big size. Change brush opacity to 35% and draw light reflections:

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Change blending mode to Soft Light.

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Create new layer. Fill it with #00497e. Change opacity 70%, and mode to Multiply:

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Choose Elliptical Marquee Tool. Set feather to 120px or more, if you want. Place marquee to top-right corner. Delete the selected content (delete):

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Results:

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Step 34

You will create particles. Add new layer. Choose Rough Round Bristles brush, white, with default settings. Draw on wings, model’s hair, feet and book:

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