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Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest



Step 32

In this step I used a soft brush with the color #6e8799 to paint on the hair to add more cyan to it. Set this layer mode to Color 100%:


Step 33

Make a new layer (Clipping Mask), change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray:


Take the Dodge and Burn Tool (O) with Midtones Range, Exposure about 20% to refine the shade and light on the model. You can see how I did it with the Normal mode and the result with the Overlay mode:


Step 34

To enhance the lips, on a new layer I used a soft brush with the color #bc8a78 to paint there. Set this layer mode to Soft Light 100%:


Step 35

To make the background light reflected on the legs I created a new layer with a soft brush and the color #6e9299 to paint there. Turn this layer mode into Vivid Light 100%:


Step 36

Open the light 1 texture pack. Choose the starry 6 image and position it at the top right of the scene. Change the mode to Screen 100%:



Add a mask to this layer and use a soft black brush to remove the hard edges of this texture.


Step 37

I used a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change this light color:


Step 38

Add a Levels adjustment layer to this light layer to reduce the light area a little. Erase the center of it (on the model arm):


Step 39

Open the light 2 image. As it has a transparent background so simply drag it onto the raising arm of the model using the Move Tool. Change this layer mode to Screen 100%:


Step 40

Open the leaves images pack. Choose the leaves you like to add to the scene, around the model, try to achieve a random effect. Here is my result:


Step 41

Add some bigger leaves to the edges of the picture and apply Gassian Blur with 8 px to them:

Step 42

Make the leaves layers selected and press Cmd/Ctrl+G to create a group for them. Change the mode of this group from Pass Through (default group mode) to Normal 100%. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to the top of the layers within this group to match their color with the leaves of the background and on the ground:



Step 43

I used Curves to brighten the leaves:


On this Curves layer mask use a soft black brush to erase the leaves on the left to keep them darker than the ones on the right:


Step 44

Right click the leaves group, choose Duplicate Group. Right click it, choose Merge Group and we have a new layer with the leaves selection. Turn off this layer.


Step 45

Make a new layer on the top. Hold down the Cmd/Ctrl key while clicking the leaves selection thumbnail layer to load its selection:


Use a soft brush with the color #a2ced7 to create more light and dreamy effect for them. Change the mode to Hard Light 100%:


Step 46

It’s time for coloring the scene. Create a Gradient Map adjustment layer on the top:


Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100% and use a soft black brush to erase the effect on the left side:

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