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Create a Wonderfully Colorful and Everlasting Dream” Fantasy Manipulation

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Step 30

Use Color Balance to add some vibrant yellow to the model:

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Step 31

I used Curves to darken the front of the model then erase the rest of hers to keep its brightness:

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Step 32

To add some bright yellow light of the scene reflected on the model and her reflection I made a new layer, used a soft brush with color #ecc886 to paint on the right of them. Change the mode of this layer to Overlay 100%:

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Step 33

Cut out the castle and place it onto a left cloud. Pick a cloud brush (I chose the number 1369) to blend this castle with the cloud:

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Make reflection for this castle as done with another elements:

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Step 34

Now come back to the clouds group. Select the mask of the cloud’s reflection mentioned in previous step. Choose the cloud brush you used to mask off the castle and press F5 to flip its position:

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Paint on the top of this reflection to create a likeness between this cloud and its reflection through the lake:

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Step 35

Group the castle and its reflection layers. Use Color Balance to add some warm color to them:

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Step 36

Use a Curves adjustment layer to darken them a little:

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Step 37

To change the contrast of the whole scene, make a new layer on the top . Active the Gradient Tool (G), choose Radial Gradient with default colors (black and white). Change the mode to Soft Light 100%:

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Apply layer mask to refine the contrast of the image:

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Step 38

In this step I use a soft brush with the color #ecc886 to paint over the model and her reflection to give them a glowing effect. Change the mode to Overlay 70%:

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Step 39

Open the light 1 images pack. I chose “starry4” to cover the working image then set the mode to Screen 100%:

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Use a soft brush with opacity about 20-25% to reduce the red effect on the top of the scene:

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Step 40

I used Hue/Saturation to turn some of the glowing dots on the lake into blue:

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Erase the higher parts to keep their color as before adding Hue/Saturation:

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Step 41

Duplicate this light layer and lower its position at the center. Apply layer mask to smoothly blend it with the scene: :

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Step 42

After duplicating it again , move it to the top right and erase gently this effect with layer mask:

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I used a Levels adjustment layer to reduce the saturation of this part:

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On its layer mask use a soft brush to erase some of the glowing dots :

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Step 43

Add this texture to the part around the paper boat:

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I used Hue/Saturation to turn the color into a bright yellow:

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Step 44

Place the nebula 2 image at the model position. Use the Warp Tool (Edit > Transform > Warp) to bend this image as shown below:

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Change the mode to Screen 100% and use layer mask to remove the hard edges:

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Step 45

Duplicate this layer and alter the mode to Color Dodge 100%. Here are the results of its layer mask and the picture:

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Step 46

Open the light 2 images pack and choose number 38 (feel free to take the one you like). Press Cmd/Ctrl+J to duplicate this layer. Go to Filter > Liquify and choose the Forward Warp Tool with the settings below:

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Use this tool to turn the form of this light into a curve:

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