Photo ManipulationPhotoshop TutorialsUpdated

Create a Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Dancer in a Forest

dance31

dance31a

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%:

dance32

Step 33

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

dance33

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:

dance33a

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%:

dance34

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%:

dance35

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%:

dance36

dance36a

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

dance36b

Step 37

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

dance37

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):

dance38

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%:

dance39

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:

dance40

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:

dance42

dance42a

Step 43

I used Curves to brighten the leaves:

dance43

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:

dance43a

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.

dance44

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:

dance45

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

dance45a

Step 46

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

dance46

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

Related posts
DrawingUpdated

Create an Amazing CG Illustration of The Incredible Hulk

DownloadsMockups and GraphicsTexturesUpdated

Free Hand Drawn Gold and Silver Patterns

Photo ManipulationPhotoshop TutorialsUpdated

Create a Chilling Sci-Fi Scene of Cyborgs in Bubbles

Photo ManipulationPhotoshop TutorialsUpdated

Combine a Crocodile with a Car to Create an Exotic Crocomobile

22 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get 57 Photoshop Actions Free from Our Awesome Newsletter!

Subscribe and get the latest Photoshop tutorials, tips, and more via email. As a way of saying thanks, you'll also receive a free copy of Lomocam Photoshop Actions by SparkleStock ($7 retail value).