Create This Striking Fairy Tale Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create This Striking Fairy Tale Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
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Add another Gradient Map adjustment layer and this time choose following colors.
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Change its Blending Mode from Normal to Multiply and lower its Opacity on 80%. And last adjustment you'll do in this step - add new adjustment layer Color Balance and set it similarly as on the following photo.
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After these three adjustments your photo manipulation should look like the following picture.
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Step 18 - Adding Vignette

I really like using vignette because it's great (and very quick) way how you can focus viewer's attention in the middle of the image. As you might already guessed you add vignette in this step :). Add new adjustment layer Levels on the top of all layers and set the Input Levels on 0; 0,6; 255.
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You want to adjust only the edges of the image. To do that grab the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and pick the layer mask of this adjustment layer with solid black color.
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Now grab the Brush Tool (B). Select some soft round brush and lower its Opacity on about 50%. Pick white color and make sure the layer mask is active (just click on it). Paint around the edges. You can get the idea where to paint on the following image - it's highlighted with red color.
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Step 19 - Adding More Light

In this step you'll add more light to clouds and on the dress where light would hit. By adding light you’ll add more depth to your image. Add new empty layer on the top of all layers and name it LIGHT. Grab the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and fill the layer with mid grey color (#808080). To blend it with the rest of the image change its Blending Mode from Normal to Overlay.
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Grab the Brush Tool (B), select some soft round brush and lower its Opacity on 10%. Pick white color and start painting over the areas which should be lighter.  You can get the idea where to paint on the following photo. Those parts are highlighted with white color.
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On the following photo you can see how the layer LIGHT looks like with the Blending Mode set on Normal.
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Step 20 - Another Vignette

I think the vignette around the edges of the image could be even bit more darker. You'll darken it in this step. Add new adjustment layer Levels on the top of all layers and set the Input Levels on 0; 0,8; 255.
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Fill the layer mask of this adjustment layer with solid black color to hide the adjustment. Grab the Brush Tool (B), select some soft round brush and set the Opacity on about 50%. Pick white color and paint around the edges of the picture to make them darker. On the following image you can see how your photo manipulation should look like so far.
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Step 21 - Adding More Depth

In this step you'll create more dimension in your image. There is general rule (which has its exception of course): closer objects seems to be darker and objects in the distance seems to be brighter. Based on this rule you'll make the reed in front darker and you'll lighten the horizon. Add new empty layer on the top of all layers and name it MORE DEPTH. Grab the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and fill this layer with mid grey color (#808080). To blend it properly with the rest of the image change its Blending Mode from Normal to Overlay.
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Grab the Brush Tool (B), select soft round brush and lower its Opacity on about 15%. Pick black color and start painting over the areas you want to darken. After you're done pick white color and lighten areas which should be lighter. You should make darker following parts of the image:

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