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Members Area Tutorial: Create the Emotive Photo Manipulation ‘Magical Rose’

Members Area Tutorial: Create the Emotive Photo Manipulation ‘Magical Rose’

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy and emotional photo manipulation with a magical rose. You’ll learn different manipulating techniques, retouching, blending, painting hair, creating a complex lighting setup and more.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Resources Used In This Tutorial

Step 1

Open ground image. Press C to active Crop Tool and we’re going to make this image narrower:

We have result:

Step 2

As we want to focus on model and another subjects that will be located at foreground part so the background should be blurred. Duplicate background layer then go to Filter-Blur-Gassian Blur and set radius as 6 px:

Now click the small second button at the bottom of Layer Pallete to add layer mask for this duplicated background. Use soft black brush with big size (300-400 px, but it depends on the size of your picture) to clear blur effect on foreground part:

Step 3

I want to make a part of background more faded as it’s not a part we want to get focus on. There are several ways to do it and I use Clone Tool in this case. Press Cmd/Ctrl+Shif+N to make a new layer above duplicated background. Hit S to active Clone Tool with settings below:

Clone over this part (I choose a white part on the left as the source):

Step 4

I want to brighten background a bit to make it easier to blend with forest (in next step). Make a new layer on the top. Use soft white brush with big size to paint over sky and the right edge of foreground. Change the mode to Soft Light 100%:

Step 5

Open forest stock. Make selection for this part of this photo and use Move Tool (M) to drag it into our canvas, use Free Transform Tool (Cmd/CTrl+T) to resize and locate it at background:

Lower opacity to 50%:

Add layer mask to remove hard edge of the bottom:

Apply Gassian Blur with 6 px to make forest part fit well with blurred background:

Step 6

To change color of forest to be fit the rest, I use an adjustment layer for it with Clipping Mask. On forest layer, go to Layer-New Adjustment Layer-Color Balance:

We have result:

Step 7

Open girl stock. First I extract her from white background and copy it into a new layer. I make a new layer between background and extracted model and fill it with color #7b8685 (you can fill with any colors that makes good contrast to see small details of model better). Don’t worry about hair part as we’ll repaint it later.

That’s the end of the preview!

About the Author:

Thank you for reading this tutorial, I hope that you enjoyed it. If you want to view my other arts and tutorials you can look at my Deviantart page or follow me on Facebook.

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