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Create a Mystical Rising Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Step 28

Next, create another layer again and name it “sparkles 2”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:

  • Brush size: 476 px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffffff

Then start painting:

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The result:

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Step 29

Next, create a new layer once again and then name it “sparkles 3”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following:

  • Brush size: 476 px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffffff

Then start painting:

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The result should be similar to this:

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Step 30

Next, create a new layer once again and then name it “sparkles 4”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following:

  • Brush size: 476 px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffffff

Now, let’s paint:

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The result:

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Step 31

Next, let’s create a new layer once again and then name it “sparkles 5”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following:

  • Brush size: 476 px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffffff

Then, ready yourself to paint:

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The result:

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Step 32

Now, let’s create another heavenly light – make sure to put this above the sparkle layers. To start, create a new layer and then name it “heavenly light 2”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and Reset the Brushes.

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Then click on “Reset Brushes” from the contextual menu.

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Step 33

Now, input the following values for the Brush tool (B):

  • Brush size: 2200px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffffff

Now, let’s start painting:

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The result:

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Now, that we’re done, select all the layers that we’ve made for this layer and then press Ctrl/Cmd + G to group them. Name this group as “light and sparkles”.

Step 33

Now, we will enhance the color and brightness of our image. To start let’s create a Solid Color adjustment layer. From the Layer window, click on the “Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button”.

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Once the contextual menu opens, click on Solid Color:

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Now, clicking on the Solid Color option will open the Color Picker box. Now, input the following on the #: space.

  • #: 000120

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Next, change the Blending mode and Opacity to the following:

  • Blending mode: Exclusion
  • Opacity: 40%

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The result:

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Step 34

Next, let’s create a Color Balance adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button.

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When the Color Balance box opens, input the following:

  • Color Levels: 0, -10, -25
  • Tone Balance: Midtones
  • Preserve Luminosity: Check

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Step 35

Next, let’s create another Solid Color adjustment layer. Input the following on the # space:

  • #: 755532

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Next, set the following:

  • Blending mode: Soft light
  • Opacity: 40%

Step 36

Next, let’s create yet another Solid Color adjustment layer. Set the color to #c09729

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Next, set the following:

  • Blending mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 30%
  • Fill: 50%

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Step 37

Now, let’s create a Gradient Map adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button.

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Once open, choose the following gradient:

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Next, set the Blending mode and Opacity of the Gradient Map layer to the following:

  • Blending mode: Luminosity
  • Opacity: 50%

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Step 38

Now, that we’re done, let’s just give our image a soft focus effect to accentuate the dazzling light falling from above; to start, right-click on any layer and then click on Flatten Image.

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Step 39

Next, duplicate the original layer (Ctrl/Cmd + J); click on the duplicated layer and then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and then set the radius to 12 pixels.

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Next, change the Blending mode of this blurred layer to the following:

  • Blending mode: Screen
  • Opacity: 40%
  • Fill: 50%

Final Results

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