“The Controller” - Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop

“The Controller” - Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop

“The Controller” - Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop
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Step 22

To make the lights of picture brighter and more visible, I use Dodge Tool. To do it in non-destructive way, make a new layer, set to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray:

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Take Dodge Tool with Highlights Range and Exposure from 20 to 80% to brighten the lights, burning effect. Vary brush size and Exposure, and you can see how I applied this tool on the pic with Normal mode ( there are some parts that are brighter - bigger Exposure and another less:)

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Overlay mode:

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Step 23

To change color of picture, I use some adjustment layers. Go to Layer-New adjustment layer-Gradient Map:

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Set this Gradient Map layer to Soft light 100%.

Selective Color:

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Layer-New Fill Layer-Solid Color:

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Put this Color Fill layer to Color 20%.

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Step 24

To make picture get more contrasted, especially the light, I use a Levels layer. Go to Layer-New adjustment layers-Levels:

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Step 25

In final step, I use Gradient again. Make a new layer and take Radiant Gradient as we did in step 21. Change the mode of this layer to Soft light 80%:

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Add layer mask and use brush with opacity and flow 100% to erase the man and about 30-40% to blur some parts as shown below:

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Final Results

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Tutorial by Jenny Le

clip_image130Thank you for reading this tutorial. I hope you found some useful techniques in it . You can ask me anything about this tutorial or contact me via my website. Enjoy photoshopping!

- Jenny

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22 comments on ““The Controller” - Create this Floating Superhero Scene with Sci-Fi Lighting Effects in Photoshop”

  1. Thanks four your tutorial, and I wish I can make it. But something is lost, I can't find the background and crack.

  2. Wow amazing technique . I didn't understand how to create firing motion blur effect .......... can you explain it .........??

  3. Hi, I am a Sahebrao photo manipulator though I tend to focus more on a “pin-up” style of work. Great to see some I like, so I want more vedio tutorials. thanks!

  4. Hi, I am a superhero photo manipulator though I tend to focus more on a "pin-up" style of work. Great to see some quality tutorials in the field!

  5. Dearest Sir............Wonderful work done. Thanks for uploading,i hope u will be  carry on yrs work. for us .........
                                        Thanks a lot.....
                                         Learner .....   Jehan zeb Khan .....( PAK )

  6. @FazilZuhaib Thanks, buddy! I'm so busy with web work right now, but I promise I'll have some new exciting web and PS stuff soon! :)

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