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Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest

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Step 15

To add some mist to the whole scene, I made a new layer, used a soft brush with white color to paint on the right of the pic. Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 50%:

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On a new layer, use this brush with the opacity and flow about 30% to paint over the pic. Alter the mode to Soft Light 100%:

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Step 17

Create a Curves adjustment layer on the top of all layers:

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Step 18

Use Color Balance to add another colors to the scene:

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Step 19

I used Selective Color with the same purpose:

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On this layer mask use a soft black brush to reduce the effect on some of the trees below:

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Step 20

We’re still in the process of adding color to the scene. On a new layer, I used a soft brush with the color #6e9299 to paint on the right side of the picture. Set the mode of this layer to Hard Light 100%:

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Make a new layer and use the same brush to paint on the right of the ground. Alter this layer mode to Hard Light 30%:

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Step 22

To add more dreamy effect to the ground I used a soft brush with another color (#d2f0bb) to paint on the right of it. Change the mode to Soft Light 40%:

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Step 23

Open the model stock photo and extract her from the background:

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Step 24

Make a new layer and use the Clone Tool to remove the tattoo on one of her legs:

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In this step we’ll be adding more hair to the model. Make a new layer and use a basic, hard brush with the color #e9e1cc. Press F5 to change the settings of this brush:

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Paint some hair strands on the top of the head and on the back:

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On a new layer, change the color of this brush to #f5f2e6. Paint the bigger, flying strands and remember to use the [ and ] key to decrease and increase the size of the brush while painting:

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I used a new layer and white color for the brush to paint some highlights for the hair:

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Merge the model layer, the clone and the hair ones. Place her in the middle section of the current image:

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Create a new layer (Clipping Mask) and use a soft brush with the color #ccc8cb to paint on the model dress to reduce the light there. I set this layer mode to Multiply 70%:

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I used a Hue Saturation adjustment layer to reduce the saturation of the model:

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Step 28

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer to add some blue to the model. Use a soft black brush to reduce this effect on the model skin:

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Step 29

Add a Photo Filter adjustment layer to the model and use a soft black brush to reduce the effect on the skin:

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I used Curves to reduce the light on the model and apply brushing on the mask:

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Add a Levels adjustment layer to brighten the right of the model and work on this layer mask after adjusting:

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