Turn any photo into a dot grid artwork with these Photoshop actions. You'll get great results with dots that change size. They get larger in brighter areas and smaller in darker areas. Free download available.
Step 10 - Adding Fog
To create more magical atmosphere you'll add some deep fog in the background. Download the fog brushes listed in the beginning of the tutorial. These brushes are paid but feel free to use any fog brushes you like! Install them into Photoshop. If you don't know how to install brushes you can take a look at this tutorial.
Add new layer on the top of all layers and name it FOG. Grab the Brush Tool (B) and select one of the fog brushes you've just installed. Hold Alt on your keyboard to activate the Eye Dropper Tool (I) and pick some very light cyanish color from the picture. Now simply paint some mist! Be aware of not to paint over the WOMAN.
On the following picture you can see how much fog you should paint.
Step 11 - Adding Sun Rays
In this very quick step you'll add some sun rays to create more interesting lighting. Add new empty layer on the top of all layers and name it SUN RAYS. Install the sun rays brushes listed in the beginning of the tutorial. Grab the Brush Tool (B) and select one of the sun rays brushes you've just installed. Pick some very light yellow color and paint sun rays similarly as on the following picture. Notice that the sun rays are in the same direction as the main light source to create logical, natural looking light scene.
Step 12 - Adding Tree
Download the package of trees listed in the beginning of the tutorial. Select the first one and drag it into the photo manipulation. Place it on the top of all layers and name it TREE. Right now it seems like light is hitting the tree from left and not right where the main light source is. To fix it simply go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal to flip it.
Step 13 - Adding Reed
Before we move on to this step let me give you a little tip about composition. If you want to create interesting images with strong composition it's always good to have three parts of the image - background (in this photo manipulation mountains), middleground (woman and tree) and foreground (nothing yet, but you'll add reed in this step to fix it). It adds depth and dimensions to your image.
Download photo of reed listed in the beginning of the tutorial and drag it into your photo manipulation. Name it REED I and place it on the top of all layers.