Photo Manipulation

Create a Night Fairy Tale of a Mysterious Girl in Photoshop


Step 36

Repeat the previous step and create another layer of fog. For this layer a little bit down the value of Opacity to 65%, Fill to 70%.


Step 37

Draw a little fireflies in the leaves at the top of the image and on the plant. Use white color for draw. Try not to overdo it and not to occupy the center of the image. Also, you do not need to do a large number of large fireflies.


Step 38

To make your fireflies glow, add “Inner Glow” and “Outer Glow” style (“Fx” icon at the bottom of layer panel or go to Layer > Layer Style > Inner Glow/Outer Glow) to a layer with the settings like shown in images below. You can try other colors if you want.



Step 39

Another layer of fireflies in the rear plane. Use # 5a4958 color and add a 1.0 pixels “Gaussian Blur” (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) to soften the edges. Merge all layers with fireflies and fog in the same group (Cmd/Ctrl + G), and change Blending Mode to “Screen”.


Step 40

Create a new adjustment layer “Selective Color” over the group “Foreground” (Black & white circle at the bottom of Layer panel or go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color…). Go to color “Greens” and set Cyan -100, Magenta: +96, Yellow: -69, Black: +17. As can be seen from the configuration, I added a bit of warmth in the color green and darken it a little bit.


Step 41

In this layer, I created a shadow that then can be applied to adjustment layers and turn the picture into the night. Hold Opt/Alt and click on “Create a new layer” icon. Set Blending Mode to Overlay, checked “Fill with Overlay-neutral color (50% gray). Next, I use Burn Tool (O) with Exposure: 25%. to draw a shadow. Use image below to see the location of the shadows. Please note that you need to darken the edges of the image and the background.


Step 42

Here we come to the final part of the photo manipulation. In this final part I on the example I will show how to accurately and correctly create one beautiful tint. This type of tinting is very popular now. I understand that you need two – three layers and is ready, but it’s not always a good solution. Most of the images lose their color and become faceless. Now I will only add adjustment layers and the first to be a “Selective color” (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast… or “Add adjustment layer” icon on the bottom of Layer panel). I’m interested in only two colors – yellow and blue. I want to become more gentle green color and the shadows are a little warmer.


Step 43

Now slightly increase the brightness of the individual colors. Use adjustment layer “Curves” (Layer > New Adjustment layer > Curves…) and edit the green and blue channels. By raising the green channel, we add a little bit magenta. With blue channel we increase yellow color.


Step 44

Now add basic color Use “Solid Color” adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > Solid…) with color #495cbf. Set Blending Mode to “Soft Light”, Opacity around 30%.


Step 45

Add spot of color. We concentrate bright area in the center of the image and darken edges of the image (something like a black vignette). Add adjustment layer “Gradient Fill” and set up following gradient #ffffff > #0f1406 > #0f1406 > #0f1406, Mode: Radial, Angle: 55.3 degrees, Scale: 150%. Set Blending Mode to “Soft Light”, Opacity around 50%.

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