Dreamy Photo Manipulation of a Girl Looking Out a Window

Dreamy Photo Manipulation of a Girl Looking Out a Window
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Once you've created a selection area around the fish, activate the Move tool (V) and drag the selected fish to our canvas. Once on the canvas, rename it "Fish". Make sure to put this layer within the "Through the window" group. Put this layer above the "Cloud" layer. Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then right click on the image to activate the contextual menu and once it is active, click on Flip Horizontal. The result:
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Next, we will resize this fish so activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then resize it as shown below:
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Now, we would want the fish to look at the swing and to do that, we would need to rotate the fish. Activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then right click on the canvas to show the contextual menu and once it is shown, click on Rotate.
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Now, let's rotate the fish to the angle shown on the image below:
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Now, to move it to the position of the fish above, we would need to activate the Move tool (V). With that tool activated, drag the fish to the position of the fish shown on the image below:
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Let us now fix the hue/saturation of the fish. To do that, make sure the "fish" layer is selected and then go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and once it opens, input the following:
  • Edit: Master
  • Hue: 0
  • Saturation: -25
  • Lightness: 15
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The result of that would be like this:
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Now, there is a story in our picture but it still lacks some little details and we would be adding that in the next steps.

Step 7: Create the Teddy Bear

Now we will be adding a cute teddy bear which has been put away from the girl since she got bewildered by what she saw out her window. To start, open the image "bear" by kristal29. Once open, activate the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) and create a selection area around the teddy bear. See image below:
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Now, activate the Move tool (V) and drag this to our canvas. We will not be putting this in the "Through the window" group instead we will be dragging this onto the top of all the layers and groups that we've created. Position the bear here:
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Rename this layer now to "Teddy bear". Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then resize this image as shown below:
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After that, let's fix the hue/saturation of the bear to make it blend with the light of the image. To do that, make sure the "Teddybear" layer is selected and then go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Once it is open, input the following:
  • Edit: Master
  • Hue: 0
  • Saturation: -50
  • Lightness: -25
The result of that should be similar to this:
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Next, we would need to darken some parts of the teddy bear to make it blend with the shadows and the overall ambient light of our image. To do that, we would need the help of the Burn tool (O).
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Once the Burn tool (O) is activated input the following settings:
  • Brush size: 175px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Range: Midtones
  • Exposure: 25%
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Now, let's start Burning!
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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If you would still like to darken the shadow on the bear because sometimes the Burn tool isn't enough, we will need to paint on it. To do that, create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name this layer "Darken". Put this layer above the "Teddy bear" layer and then right click on this layer and click on "Create Clipping Mask". This Clipping mask will clip itself to the layer so that the paint applied to this layer will only be seen on the teddy bear. See image below:

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One comment on “Dreamy Photo Manipulation of a Girl Looking Out a Window”

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