How to Create a Samurai Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

How to Create a Samurai Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a fiery scene featuring a samurai woman using a variety of photo manipulation techniques.  You'll learn how to combine different stock images together using adjustment layers, masking, and brushes. You'll also learn how to work with light, add fire, enhance mood and color and more.

Preview of the Final Result

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Step 1

Create a new 1500x2100 px document in Photoshop and fill it with white. Open the sky image and drag it into the white canvas using the Move Tool (V).  Place it in the upper half.

Step 2

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and decrease the lightness to darken the sky to fit the nighttime. 

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