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Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake

step9a

Set the hue/saturation layer to normal blending at 80% opacity meanwhile the brightness/contrast layer is set to normal at 100% opacity. Select all the water ripples layer and hit Ctrl+G to group them in a folder. I named this folder water ripples.

step9b

Step 10 (more color adjustments)

From this step on to the next three steps ahead, we will do color adjustments to the scene. We will do this by painting some solid color to the scene. Firstly, create a new layer above the BG folder (step 5-6) on which we will paint the first color. We use color of #0c84cf. Take a very soft round brush (0% hardness) set to low opacity of about 10-15%. On this new layer, paint the color to some area on the left and right side of the scene. Here is the result I created for this color layer set in normal blending mode at 100% opacity.

step10a

We can reduce the opacity of this layer if we stroke the color too much to meet the desired color we want. For this layer, I needed to reduce the opacity to just 25%. This is the part of this tutorial which is really experimental meaning that we should do the so called trial and error effort to play with colors, blending option and opacity to get the result we want.

step10b

Step 11 (more color adjustment)

Create again a new layer above the previous color. Take a very soft round brush to paint more color on this new layer. This time we use color of #5b6776. With the soft round brush set to opacity of about 10-14% paint the color as the one below to certain parts of the scene:

step11a

Here is the result so far

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Step 12 (And more color)

Create another new layer above the two previous layers. On this new layer, paint soft white color to areas around the scene. Here is the white color of this layer I created which is set to normal at 100% opacity.

step12a

Here is the result when I set this layer to overlay blending at 30% opacity.

step12b

Step 13 (The last color adjustment)

Create the last new layer on which we will paint more color to the scene. We use color of #1afcfc. Here is the one I created in normal blending at 100% opacity.

step13a

And here is the result when this layer is set to normal at about 20-25% opacity. Select all the color layers and group them in a folder. I named this folder color

step13b

Step 14 (Adding some highlight)

Create a new layer above the fisherman folder. Set this layer to overlay and make sure to check Fill with Overlay-neutral color (50% gray) to fill this new layer with gray color.

step14a

On this new layer, paint soft white color on the trees and water ripples to give some highlight. Here is the layer set to normal at 100% opacity I created.

step14b

This is the result in overlay at 100% opacity.

step14c

Step 15 (Light on boat)

Select and open the fisherman folder. Create a new layer with a clipping mask above the two hue/saturation layers within this folder. Set this layer to color blending at 100% opacity. Take a very soft round brush and paint red color (#fb080b) to have something like the one below:

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Step 16 (Illuminating the light)

Proceed to create another new layer above the fisherman folder. Fill (Shift+F5) this layer with black. Set this layer to color dodge blending. Take a very soft round brush set to a very low opacity of about 4-5%. Finally, paint the combination of yellow and a bit white color to illuminate the red color (step 15) and some areas around the boat. Here is the normal blending of this layer I created:

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