How to Create an Out of This World, Medieval-Fantasy Themed Photo Manipulation

How to Create an Out of This World, Medieval-Fantasy Themed Photo Manipulation
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When you're done, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl + T) and rotate "fire 1" as shown on the image below:
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The result:
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Now, we're going to edit its Blending Style to give this fire a glow. To start, right click on the "fire 1" layer to open the contextual menu; once open, click on "Blending Options".
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Once the Blending Options menu opens, input the following: Blending Styles:
  • Styles: Outer Gow
  • Blend Mode: Lighten
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Noise: 0%
  • #: ff6000
Elements:
  • Technique: Softer
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 70px
  • Quality: DEFAULT
See image below:
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Now to amplify the light of the fire, create a new layer and name it: "Fire Light". Activate the Brush tool (B), right click on the canvas, click the drop-side button and click on Reset Brushes. Once you've reset it, input the following:
  • Brush size: 600px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: fffed7
Once you've done that, apply the brush on the region shown below:
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The result should be similar to this:
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Step 9: Create the Vignette

In this step, we will learn how to create a vignette which will help enhance the focus on our subject/s. To start, click on the "Rain" group which is the top most layer in the Layer window and then go to the Menu bar and click on File > New and use the same settings we used to create our canvas. (Refer to Step 1). (Clicking on the "Rain" group will automatically make the vignette on top of all the other layers). Take note, the background contents should be: WHITE Once it has been created, go to Filter > Distort > Lens Correction. Find the tab Vignette and use these settings:
  • Vignette amount: -100
  • Midpoint: +50
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Now that that's done drag the vignette to our canvas using the Move tool (V) and put it on top of all the layers that we've created, and then set the following:
  • Blending mode: Multiply
  • Opacity to 50%
To set the blending mode, simply click on the drop-down menu beside the word "Normal" on the top part of the Layer window. The Opacity is located just beside that drop-down menu as well. See image below:
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The unblended Vignette will look like this:
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Once the blending mode is set to "Multiply" it would look like this:
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Step 10: Retouch the artwork

In this step, we will need to retouch the image to enhance the beauty of the image. To start, let's create a Solid Color adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button located on the Layer Window.
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When the Solid Color tab opens, it will show the Color Picker menu as well. So input the following:
  • #: 00002d
Once you're done, click on this new solid color and change the following:
  • Blending Mode: Exclusion
  • Opacity: 50%
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Next, create another Solid Color adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button. Once it opens, input the following:
  • #: 52341a
Change the following once done:
  • Blending Mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 40%
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The image should now be similar to this:
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Next, from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button, click on Color Balance.
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Once the Color Balance opens, input the following:
  • Color Levels: -41, 0 , -28
  • Tone Balance: Midtones
  • Preserve Luminosity: Check
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Next, create another Color Balance adjustment layer and input the following:
  • Color Levels: +15, 0, 0
  • Tone Balance: Shadows
  • Preserve Luminosity: Check
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Next, create another Color Balance adjustment layer again and input the following:
  • Color Levels: 0, 0, -10
  • Tone Balance: Highlights
  • Preserve Luminosity: Check
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Next, let's create a Gradient Map from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button.

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9 comments on “How to Create an Out of This World, Medieval-Fantasy Themed Photo Manipulation”

  1. Hey,
    None of the resource links work for me...
    Please upload the rest files somewhere else that we can also use it.

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