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

How to Create a Silent Hill Inspired Photo-Manipulation using Photoshop
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Now, let’s add the second nurse. Activate the Polygonal Lasso tool (L) and then create a selection area around the other nurse. See image below:
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Once you’ve created the selection area, activate the Move tool (V) and then drag the second nurse to our canvas. Once there, rename it to “Nurse 2”. Put this layer above the “Nurse 1”. Position it as shown on the image below:
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After that, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then resize “Nurse 2” as shown below:
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Next, make sure that the active layer is “Nurse 2” and then change the Hue/Saturation by going to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and then input the following:
  • Edit: Master
  • Hue: 0
  • Saturation: -74
  • Lightness: +8
The result of that should be like this:
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Next, let’s make it blend with our image and to do that, activate the Eraser tool (E). Once its active, input the following:
  • Brush size: 200px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Flow: 100%
Now, let’s start erasing:
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The result should be similar to this:
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Next, let’s create its shadow. Create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name it “Shadow 2”. Put this layer below the “Nurse 2” layer. Activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following values:
  • Brush size: 15px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Let’s paint!
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The result:
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Now that we’re done with the nurses, let’s group them and rename the group to “Nurses”.

Step 7: Add the demonic creature

Now we will add a bizarre creature at the back of “Nurse 1”. To start, open “creature 01-01” by stiks 1969. Activate the Move tool (V) and drag this image to our canvas. Note: This is a PNG file, and its background is transparent, that means it has no background - just the creature. So after moving it to our canvas, you’d only see the creature. Rename this layer now to “monster”. Activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then resize the monster to the size shown below:
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Next, reduce the “monster’s” opacity to 40%.
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The result:
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Now, let’s activate the Eraser tool (E) and erase some parts of this creature to make it blend with the foggy landscape. With the Eraser tool (E) activated, input the following settings:
  • Brush size: 400px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
Now, let’s erase!
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The result:
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Step 8: Create the Fog

In this step, we will be adding the mist/fog to give that Silent Hill feel. To start, let’s create a Solid Color Adjustment layer. To do that, simply click on the button shown on the image below:
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When it opens, click on the following:
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Once you’ve clicked on Solid Color, the Color Picker menu would open. When it opens, input the following color:
  • #: ffffff
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Now, your canvas is all white, but we don’t want that, so let’s reduce this layer’s Blending Mode and Opacity to the following:
  • Blending Mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 50%
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The result of that would be like this:
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Next, let’s create a Gradient Adjustment layer. Click the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button and click on Gradient.
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When it opens, input the following:
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Now your canvas is filled with a black and white gradient so change the Blending mode, Opacity and Fill to the following:
  • Blending mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 40%
  • Fill: 40%
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Next, create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and then name this layer to “clouds”. After that, go to Filter > Render > Clouds. After doing that you will see that the whole canvas is filled with smoke so we will need to make it blend with our image. Change its Blending mode and Opacity to the following:

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