How to Create a Fantasy Fairy Scene Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Fairy Scene Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

Step 32

Apply a Gaussian Blur of 9 px to this layer to increase the depth of the scene.

Step 33

Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change the color and contrast of the branch.

Step 34

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones values:

Step 35

Add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to reduce the light and contrast of the branch. Paint on the top of some leaves on the right to reduce the effect there.

Step 36

Create a new layer on top of the layers and use a soft brush with the color #3c1807 to paint on the wings of the butterfly. Change this layer mode to Linear Dodge 100%
Make a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #fdffe0 to paint on the top right of the butterfly. Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100%.

Step 37

Create a new layer and select a small brush with the color #cee780. Press F5 to change the color of this brush:
Use this brush to paint tiny dots around the butterfly, especially around the wings. Press [ and ] to change the size of the brush while painting.

Step 38

Hit Ctrl+G to make a group for the dots layer and change the group's mode to Color Dodge 100%
Double click this layer, choose Outer Glow. Set the color of the glow to #cee780.

Step 39

Open the starry images pack and choose the image 4 to place onto the main canvas. Change the mode of this layer to Screen 100% and add a mask to this layer. Use the layer mask to remove the effect on the middle and the visibility of the glowing dots. 

Step 40

Make a Levels adjustment layer to reduce the light effect.
Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change the color of the effect.

Step 41

Add the bokeh image to our main document and change the mode to Screen 100%. Convert this layer to a Smart Object.
Apply a Gaussian Blur of 35 px to this layer.
Add a mask to this layer to reduce the bokeh effect.

Step 42

Make a Levels adjustment layer to increase the contrast and decrease the effect's visibility.
Create a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones and Highlights settings:

Step 43

Make a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #d6a352 to paint on the top middle. Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100% and use a layer mask to reduce the effect on the butterfly.

Step 44

Create a Gradient Map adjustment layer and pick the colors #8d0e1c and #2cfe67. Change this layer mode to Soft Light 20%.
Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones and Highlights settings. On this layer mask, paint on the top middle to reduce the light  effect there.

Step 45

Add a Curves adjustment layer and increase the lightness. On this layer mask, paint on the left , the lower right and middle of the canvas to reduce the light on these areas.
Make another Curves adjustment layer to darken the lower section of the whole scene more. Paint on the rest to keep its lightness.

Final Result

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