How to Change Ordinary Photo into Fantasy Photo Manipulation

How to Change Ordinary Photo into Fantasy Photo Manipulation
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Now you will use the Brush Tool (B) to lighten and to darken some areas. If you paint with white you make it lighter, with black you make it darker. Set the Master Diameter to 1 - 3 pixels and lower the Opacity on about 5%. Paint over the areas where light of the butterfly hits. Then switch to black and darken the areas which remain in shadows. On the following picture you can see the inspiration where to paint. Blending Mode of it is left on Normal so you can see the exact strokes and not only the result.
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As you can see clothes near the butterfly are lighter and also closer part of trees. The opposite side of clothing and trees is darker. You should also add shadow under the girl and if you want to you can darken her eye shadows. With the grey layer set on Overlay your picture should look like below.
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Step 11 - More Shadows

According to me picture would look more dramatic if it has more shadows. You've already added some in previous step but in this step you're adding even more. The process of adding shadows is the same as in step 10. Add new layer on the top of all layers and name it e.g. MORE SHADOWS. Grab the Paint Bucket Tool (G), pick #808080 grey color and fill the layer with it. To blend the layer properly with the rest of the image change its Blending Mode from Normal to Overlay. Grab the Brush Tool (B), set Master Diameter on 2 - 4 pixels and lower its Opacity on 5%. Pick black color and paint over the areas with shadows to make them even more darker. On the following picture you can get inspiration where to paint. I set the Blending Mode back on Normal again so you can see the strokes better.
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Step 12 - Butterfly's Glow

This is another very quick step in which you're adding glow on the place where you're adding butterfly in following steps. Add new layer on the top of all layers and name it GLOW. Grab the Brush Tool (B), choose some soft round brush and set the Master Diameter on 350 pixels. Set its Opacity on 20%. Hold Alt to activate the Eyedropper Tool (I) and pick some light cyan color from the picture. Simply paint one big dot above the girl's head. Below you can see how your image should look so far.
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Step 13 - Minor Adjustments

Before you move on adding another element to the picture you need to do two minor adjustment - remove some lights around the girl and add warmer tones. Let's start with removing lights. Add new layer on the top of all layers and name it LESS LIGHTS. Fill it with #808080 grey color again and change its Blending Mode on Overlay. Grab the Brush Tool (B), pick black color, set the Opacity on 5% and paint over the area which is highlighted on the following image.
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Paint with black also around the edges to create gentle vignette. Let's move on adding warmer tones. You do it very easily by adding new adjustment layer Photo Filter on the top of all layers and setting the window as on the picture below.
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After all these steps your photo manipulation should be similar to the one shown below.
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Step 14 - Adding Bokeh

Download bokeh texture listed in the beginning of the tutorial and drag it into your photo manipulation. Place it on the top of all layers and name it BOKEH.

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