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

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 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%.

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