“Sleeping Girl in Tub” Photo Manipulation

“Sleeping Girl in Tub” Photo Manipulation
  • Brush size: 400px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Now, let's apply this paint on the region shown below:
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Next, create another (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) layer and put it on top of the "Darken 1" layer. Name this layer "Darken 2". Right-click on it and click on Create Clipping Mask. Activate the Brush tool (B) once again and then input the following:
  • Brush size: 400px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 8%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Apply the paint as shown below:
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The result of that should be similar to the image shown below:
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Click on all the layers that were created in this step and then press Ctrl/Cmd + G to group them. Name this group to "Bathtub".

Step 6: Create the Sleeping Child

Now we will be adding the child who is sleeping in the bathtub. To start, open the stock image: "lonely child" by j4jstock Activate the Magnetic Lasso Tool (L) and create a selection area around the child. See image below:
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When you're done, activate the Move tool (V) and drag the sleeping girl to our canvas. Put this layer on top of the "Bathtub" group. Once there, rename this layer to "girl". Position the girl here:
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Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then right click on the image to bring up the contextual menu and once the menu is up, click on "Rotate". See image below:
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The result:
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Next, activate the Transform tool again (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then resize the image as shown below:
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Next, activate the Polygonal Lasso tool (L) and then create a selection area around the girl's toes that are going beyond the bathtub.
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The result:
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Next, let's enhance the light of the sleeping child. Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and once it opens, input the following:
  • Brightness: -60
  • Contrast: 0
The result of that should be like this:
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Now, let's create the shadow of this girl. To start, create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name it "Shadow". Remember, for easy painting of shadows, always put the shadow layer below the targeted layer. In this case, put the shadow layer below the "girl" layer. Next, activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following:
  • Brush size: 400px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Although there is one thing that you should remove and that is -
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Next, we will darken the child for it to look seamless together with the other images. First let's create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and then name this image "Darken 1". Put this layer above the "girl" layer. After that, right-click on it and then click on "Create Clipping Mask". Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:
  • Brush size: 45px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 20%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 170600
  • Zoom level: 50%
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Now, let's start painting:
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Click all the layers and then press Ctrl/Cmd + G to group these layers.

Step 7: Enhance the Light, Color, and Impact of the Photo

Now, we will be enhancing the overall photo, from its color to its light. First, let's start off by adjusting the brightness/contrast of the image. Let's create a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer through the "Create New Fill/Adjustment layer" button.
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When it opens, click on "Brightness/Contrast" and then input the following:
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  • Brightness: 20
  • Contrast: 15
The result of that should be similar to this:

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