How to Change Ordinary Photo into Fantasy Photo Manipulation

How to Change Ordinary Photo into Fantasy Photo Manipulation
Press Ctrl + T on your keyboard and resize it on proper size. To apply the changes press Enter. Now you need to blend the layer properly. You want to make black disappear so the Screen Blending Mode is ideal in this case. So change the Blending Mode of BOKEH from Normal to Screen. As you can surely see your image is lighter than before applying the texture. It's because background of the texture isn't pure black but has some shade of dark grey. To make the image darker again add new adjustment layer Levels on the top of all layers and darken the image. Values of Input Levels would depend on what texture you used. For me it was OK to set them on 32; 0,94; 255 but you should definitely set it depending on lightness of your image.
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On the following picture you can see how the mania looks so far.
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Step 15 - Cyan for Lights

As you can see on the preview picture glow of the butterfly isn't white but cyan. Right now lights on your picture are only lighter version of original color. It would look better if they have more cyan tones. Add new layer on the top of all layers and name it e.g. CYAN FOR LIGHTS. Grab the Brush Tool (B), set the Master Diameter on about 40 pixels and the Opacity on 15%. Pick some light cyan color and paint over the lights. You can get the inspiration where to paint on the the picture below. I put black background under the picture in the middle to make changes better visible.
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As you can see lights become also more visible and thus contrast is higher. All because of such a simple step.

Step 16 - Cyan Color

If you want to create impression of night there should be more blue/cyan colors in the picture. You'll change it in this step. First add new adjustment layer Color Balance on the top of all layers and set it as on the following image.
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Because of the Color Balance adjustment the picture is little over saturated. To fix it add new adjustment layer Hue/Saturation and set the value Saturation on -20. Here you can see how these two adjustments affect the picture.
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Step 17 - Darkening Lighter Spots

Before we move back on adding more elements to the picture there is one more adjustment which needs to be done. There are some lighter spots in the manipulation which cause that it looks unbalanced. You can see them highlighted on the following picture.
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To make these spots darker add new adjustment layer Levels on the top of all layers and set the Input Levels on 0; 0,67; 255.
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Grab the Paint Bucket Tool (G), pick black color and fill the layer mask of Levels with it. Then grab the Brush Tool (B), set the Master Diameter on 250 pixels and lower its Opacity on about 25%. Pick white color and paint dots over the highlighted areas. Below you can see how your manipulation should look so far.
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Step 18 - Adding Butterfly

Download the picture of butterfly listed in the beginning of the tutorial and drag it into your manipulation. Place it on the top of all layers and name it BUTTERFLY. You need to do two things before actual blending - remove white background and resize it on proper size. Let's start with removing the background. Grab the Magic Wand Tool (W) and click on white of the background to make a selection of it. Then simply press Delete on your keyboard to remove it.

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