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A Wizard and His Pupil – Create a Fairy Tale Manipulation in 75 Steps

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Open the file “Daisy”. Copy and paste the flower into our scene. Convert it to a Smart Object. Resize and position it as shown below.

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Let’s make our daisy a little bit warmer. Create a new Curves Adjustment layer and clip it to the daisy layer. Use the settings shown below for the curves layer.

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Open the file “Fern”. Copy and paste the fern into our scene. Convert it to a smart object. Position and resize it as shown below.

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Let’s color correct the fern. Create a new Curves Adjustment layer and clip it to the fern layer. Use the settings shown below for the curves layer.

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Open file “Bush”. Copy and paste the bush into our scene. Convert it to a smart object. Place the brush all the way to the left so only a little of the bush will be visible.

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Open file “Apple”. Copy and paste the apple into our scene. Convert it to a smart object. Resize and position the apple as shown below. Duplicate the apple layer again and move it behind the tree.

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Group all the grass related layers together (including the fern, daisy, tree and apples). Name the new group “Vegetation” and change the blending mode to Normal. Inside the “Vegetation” group create a Color Balance Adjustment layer and use the settings shown below.

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Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer inside the “Vegetation” group and drag the saturation slider to the left in order to desaturate the vegetation a bit.

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A fantasy scene wouldn’t be complete without some waterfalls. Import the waterfall brushes and create a new layer. Choose a waterfall you like and with white as a foreground color create a waterfall. Lower the opacity of the layer to 60-70%. Repeat the step again to create a secondary waterfall.

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Create a new layer and choose a foam brush from the imported waterfall brushes. Create some foam around the waterfalls.

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Let’s create a magic mood. Open the file “Nebula”. Select all (Ctrl + A), copy and paste into our scene. Apply some Gaussian Blur (10-15px) and change the blending mode to Color Dodge. Lower the Fill to 75%.

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Go to the “Nebula” file again, select all, copy and paste into our scene. Change the blending mode to Color Dodge and add a layer mask to the nebula layer. In the layer mask paint with black the indicated areas.

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Import the Cloud brushes. On a new layer (or more new layers) paint white clouds over each castle. Group the cloud layers together and name the group “Clouds”.

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Create a Color Balance Adjustment layer and use the settings shown below. By doing this we will subtly unify our scene and change the hue towards blue.

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For further unification create a Photo Filter Adjustment layer and use a cooling filter.

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Open the file “Rainbow”. Copy and paste the rainbow into our scene. Change the blending mode to Linear Dodge and lower the Opacity to 27%. Resize and position the rainbow over the first castle. Add a layer mask and with a black brush mask the ends of the rainbow.

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Import the birds brush. Create a couple of new layers and on each paint some white birds.

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Create a new layer and fill it with black. Go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare. Lower the Opacity of the layer to 69%.

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