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Design a Last Airbender Inspired Photo Manipulation

Final Image

The movie The Last Airbender is huge right now, and has some really stunning visuals. That’s why today I’ve been inspired by the awesome graphics within the movie to create a unique photo manipulation.

The result of this tutorial is shown below:

What You Will Learn

This tutorial teaches you:

  • How to work with adjustment layers and complex masking
  • How to integrate brush sets and textures smoothly into your work
  • How to craft a handy dodge/burn effect in a NON-DESTRUCTIVE way
  • How to create a stunning light effect, and focus the viewers attention on specific areas of your canvas
  • How to manipulate light sources, altering photos to fit an artificial light source
  • & Much More!


Learn how to combine adjustment layers and masking to manipulate specific parts of your image


Learn how to non-destructively dodge and burn your image in order to give added impact and blend multiply photographic elements.

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About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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4 Comments:

  1. logo design says:

    nice collection. I really like your photos.

  2. harly says:

    awesome article i the theme and picture of the article.

  3. DC says:

    I don’t mean to be critical, but the outcome of this tutorial is pretty dreadful. The people don’t look like they belong there, the glowing eyes is cheesy and as for the elements.. well it’s too structured, just looks wrong. Sorry :(

  4. nice fire effect,its really amazing

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