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Create a Wonderfully Colorful and Everlasting Dream” Fantasy Manipulation


Step 13

Duplicate this layer, move the lower down to make reflection for this cloud after flipping it vertically. Lower the opacity of this reflection layer to 50%:


Use layer mask to reduce the top of this reflection then apply Motion Blur :


Step 14

I painted another cloud (number 1369) at the right of the first one:


Make reflection for this cloud as done with the first:


Step 15

Paint two other clouds at the left of the first and make reflections for them:


Step 16

I used a Curves adjustment layer with Clipping Mask to darken a cloud a little:


On this Curves layer mask use a soft brush to erase the top to keep it a bit darker than the bottom:


Step 17

Group all the cloud layers and their reflection ones. Change the mode of this group to Normal 100%. Add a Selective Color adjustment layer to add some yellow to the white clouds:


On its layer mask, use a soft brush to reduce the yellow effect on the cloud at the left edge:


Step 18

I used a Curves adjustment layer to darken and change the color of the clouds:


Apply brush masking to refine the light on them. You can see the result on the mask and on the picture:


Step 19

Open the paper boat stock and extract it from the background.


Make a new layer and active the Clone Tool (S). Use this tool to remove the splash on the boat:


Step 20

Hide the background layer. Hit Cmd/Ctrl+Option/Alt+Shift+E to merge the extracted boat and the clone layers. To reform this boat, use the Lasso Tool to choose the bottom of the boat, right click it, choose Layer via Cut:


Use the Free Transform Tool (Cmd/Ctrl+T) to scale this bottom down to fit the top of the boat:


Merge all transparent layers.

Step 21

Place the merged boat at the cloud on the right edge. I set this layer under the clouds group:


Make reflection for this boat as done with another elements:


Step 22

Group the boat and its reflection layers. I used a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to reduce the saturation of the boat:


Step 23

Add some vibrant color to the boat with Color Balance:


Step 24

I used a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the top of the boat:


On this Curves layer mask erase the bottom with a soft black brush as it should be darker than the top.


Step 25

Open the model stock. Use your own method to extract her from the background.


Make a new layer and use the Clone Tool to remove the tattoo and branches on her legs:


Step 26

Make a new layer. Active the Brush Tool with the basic ones and color #989079. Press F5 to change the settings of this brush:


Use this brush to paint flying hair strands for the model.


Make another layer and pick the lighter color (#deddc8) for this brush. Paint more hair for her:


Merge the model, clone and hair ones.

Step 27

Place the model onto the biggest cloud (at the center):


Use layer mask with a cloud brush to blend the model legs with this cloud:


Step 28

Make reflection for the model as done with the others.


Step 29

Group the model and her reflection layers. Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer within this group to reduce the redness on two these layers:

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