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Playing with Glows and Blurs – Fairy in the Woods Photoshop Tutorial

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Step 49

Add new layer. Pick soft, 20px brush #59b6dc color. Draw strong outline of wings.

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On this layer choose from top menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.

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Now change this layer blending mode to Color dodge and decrease opacity to 27%. It makes more magical look.

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Add new layer. Choose dragonflies brushes. Then use it somewhere. Pick #76cceb color.

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In your color picker choose #5ab8de and #2e295e. Add gradient Adjustment layer. Set it as shown and make it clippy by RMB > Create clipping mask.

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Cool! Now change dragonflies layer blending mode to Color Dodge. (Not gradient!)

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By holding ctrl pick layers with dragonflies and gradient. Then drag and drop it on new layer symbol – it will duplicate layers.

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Change blending mode of duplicated layer with dragonflies (not gradient!) to Linear Dodge (Add).

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Add new layer. With soft, big brush draw dots on darker dragonflies. I used #352c5f color.

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Now change blending mode of this layer to Color Dodge.

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Duplicate this layer.

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Add new folder. By holding ctrl, drag and drop layers to this folder.

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Duplicate whole folder. Decrease opacity to 71%.

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Again duplicate first folder with dragonflies. Transform it as shown. Of course you can play with it! :)

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Repeat this step.

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Back below wings layers. Add new layer and with gently dots draw lights below wings with blue (#6cc9d9), small, brush.

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On new layer pick smaller brush. Draw lights on back of model and on branches.

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Back to top of the layers. Use #231549 color for drawing base of drappery. Choose #4e6b99 color and smaller, lighter brush to make lights. Don’t be afraid. It’s only shapes and simple strokes! :).

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I decreased opacity of this layer to 55% – drappery is semi transparent.

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Duplicate drawn layer. Then choose from top menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.

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Decrease opacity of duplicated layer to 70%.

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Optional: Place “Burst of light” to your image. Mask it as is shown.

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From top menu choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur – drop will be on first, blurred plan.

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Change Blending mode of created layer to Color Dodge.

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Add Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Then make it clippy, by RMB > Create clipping mask.

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Next, add clipping layer with Hue/Saturation.

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At the end, add Color/Balance layer – make it clippy.

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Step 71

Place Dead tree stock in left-bottom corner into your file. Then from top menu pick Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur…

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Add adjustments layer with Brightness/Contrast. Set it as is shown. Then make it clippy (RMB > Create clipping mask).

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Next, add clipping adjustment layer with Color/Balance. Decrease opacity of this layer to 50%.

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Add New clipping layer. Pick soft brush and draw lights on branches. Don’t be afraid, your strokes don’t have to be precise. Decrease opacity of this layer to 50%.

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