How to Create a Silent Hill Inspired Photo-Manipulation using Photoshop

How to Create a Silent Hill Inspired Photo-Manipulation using Photoshop
Now, activate the Brush tool (B) and open the brush set: “Winter SnowFlake Brushes PS7” by KeepWaiting. To load them, simply, right click on our canvas through any layer and then click on the drop-down button as shown below:
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This will prompt the contextual menu to pop up and once you see that, just click on Load Brushes.
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You will now be prompted to this directory: Adobe Photoshop > Presets > Brushes so make sure that you have put the brushes within this folder. Now locate the brush set and click OK. Right click on the canvas again using your Brush tool (B) and now you’ll notice that you have the Winter Snowflake brushes activated. Right click on the canvas while the Brush tool (B) is active and then activate this brush:
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Once you’ve clicked on that brush that will be your active brush. Now input the following settings:
  • Brush size: 2500px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
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The result:
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Next, let’s create the second batch of ashes. Create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and input “Ash 2” on the name field. Activate the Brush tool (B) and choose the following brush from the “Winter SnowFlake Brushes PS7”.
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Now, apply the following settings:
  • Brush size: 1800px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
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Try to come up with a result similar to this:
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Next, let’s create the third batch of ashes. Create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and then in the name field, input “Ash 3”. Next, activate the Brush tool (B) and choose the following brush from the “Winter SnowFlake Brushes PS7”:
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  • Brush size: 1700 px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Now, let’s paint:
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The result:
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Step 4: Create the Blood

In this step, we’ll add some blood spills on the ground. To start, let’s create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and on the name field, type “Blood 1”. Next, activate the Brush tool (B) and Load the brush set: “Blood Brushes” by KeRen-R. Once loaded, activate the following brush:
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Next, input the following settings for this brush:
  • Brush size: 200px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 75%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 621b1b
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Next, change the layer’s opacity to 50%. To do that, just click on 100% beside the word Opacity on the Layer window and then change it to 50%.
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Now, let’s paint:
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The result:
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Next, let’s create the second patch of blood on the ground. Create a new layer again (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name it “Blood 2”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and use the following brush:
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Change the brush settings to the following:
  • Brush size: 125px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 621b1b
Paint in the blood on the region shown below:
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The result:
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Now that we’re done, select all the layers and press Ctrl/Cmd + G to group them. We would need to group them to avoid confusion on later steps. Rename this group to “Background”. Note: Renaming a group is similar to renaming a layer. Just double click on the words “Group 1” and a text box would appear. You would also notice that the layers have been hidden from view, to view them again just left click on the arrow beside the Group’s name. See below:
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Step 5: Create the lady

In this step, we will be adding a beautiful lady who is walking down the “Silent Hill” road with full confidence. To start, let’s open “ballade iii” by medusestock. Activate the Polygonal Lasso tool (L) and create a selection area around the lady.
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Now that you’ve created a selection area around the lady, it is now time to move her to the canvas. Activate the Move tool (V) and drag her to the canvas. Once on the canvas, rename the layer to “Lady”.

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