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

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

Step 65

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”.


Step 66

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.


Step 67

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


Step 68

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.


Step 69

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


Step 70

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


Step 71

Change the lens flayer layer blending mode to Screen. Add a layer mask and paint with a black brush in the indicated areas.


Step 72

Open the “Lens Flare” file. Make a selection of the top left sun with the rectangular marquee tool. Copy and paste into our image. Convert it into a smart object. Resize and position as shown below. Name the layer “Sun”.


Step 73

Change the blending mode of the “Sun” layer to Screen.


Step 74

Duplicate the “Sun” layer and move it in the tower of the bigger castle.


Step 75

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. With a white brush paint some highlights as indicated below.


Download the PSD

Final Results


Tutorial by Johan Sandu

profileThanks for following this tutorial. I hope that despite the hard work involved in finishing this tutorial you had some fun and learned some Photoshop tricks. You are welcome to visit my DeviantART account.


- Johan Sandu

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11 comments on “A Wizard and His Pupil - Create a Fairy Tale Manipulation in 75 Steps”

  1. Bro i wanna talking to you plez send ur mobile no i u gave my no it s reason the reason is i love ur tutorial and i learning a awesome photoshop skills so u help me

  2. in step 19, when adding a new curve layer, this affect the entire image, not just the road, what am i doing wrong?

  3. Step 7 doesn't work = (. It just turns the floating island into the exact color that you copy rather than actually blending the color with the island.

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