Fun With Photoshop: Turn Your Photos Into Striking Collages

In this course, attendees will learn how to create a collage in Photoshop CS5 using their own images. They’ll also learn six different enhancements they can use to customize their collage, and they’ll learn many skills and techniques in Photoshop along the way … skills they can use in all of their future Photoshop projects. Structured so attendees can follow along every step of the way, and pause between lectures to implement what they just learned on a collage of their own, this course is designed to make working in Photoshop FUN!

So if you’ve always wanted to learn how to get creative and make some fun collages in PhotoShop … this is the perfect course for you!!!

The best part? It’s not just dry theory and instruction. You’ll finish up this course with a completed collage of your own … and know how to create many more unique and varied collages, so this isn’t just a one project course. This course will open up a whole world of possibilities for you! And ALL of the skills you learn will prove invaluable to you in future courses … text, fonts, brushes, layers, images, clipping masks, transform, grouping, file format, and so much more!

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How to Airbrush Skin With Frequency Separation

Professional retouchers use a lot of techniques to retouch skin. In this tutorial, you’ll learn one of the most basic retouching techniques called frequency separation.  It’s used as a quick way to airbrush skin without removing too many fine details.

What is Frequency Separation?

Frequency Separation is a jargon used in the retouching world to describe a skin airbrushing technique. The technique involves splitting an image into two “frequencies”:

  1. Low Frequency Layer: smoothed layer where only the colors and tones can be seen
  2. High Frequency Layer: sharpened layer holding the finer skin details

Once the skin is separated into these two layers, you can adjust the layers to create airbrushed skin.

Frequency Separation Layers

How to Airbrush Skin With Frequency Separation

Prepare Your Layers for Nondestructive Editing

Start by converting your layer into a Smart Object. This will let you change the filter settings later on without undoing a bunch of steps. Open an image then right-click on the layer and select “Convert to Smart Object”.

Next, duplicate the layer twice. Name the top layer “High Frequency Layer” and the second layer “Low Frequency Layer”.

Create the High Frequency Layer

Select the High Frequency layer then go to Filter > Other > High Pass. This filter is used to create a gray layer with an embossed effect of the fine details. Set the Radius to 3  then click OK.

Change the blending mode to Linear Light. Once it’s changed, your image will look incredibly sharp. This layer helps restore the fine/high-frequency details in your photo.

Traditional vs Modern Frequency Separation

Traditionally, the frequency separation technique applies a low-pass filter to the Low Frequency layer. In Photoshop, the low pass filter is called the Gaussian Blur filter and it is the opposite of the High Pass filter. Instead of revealing the fine details, it’s used to blur the image so that only the tone and color are visible.

However, the traditional frequency separation technique doesn’t produce the best results. It creates a diffused-glow effect on the skin which looks artificial. Instead, we’ll be using a newer variant of the frequency separation technique which uses Photoshop’s Surface Blur filter instead of the Gaussian Blur filter. This produces much better results and it helps preserve the edges in your image. Below is a comparison between the two techniques.

Frequency separation with a low-pass/gaussian-blur filter
Frequency separation with Photoshop’s surface blur filter

Create the Low Frequency Layer

Select the Low Frequency Layer then go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur. Adjust the settings but don’t spend too much time on it because we’ll be fine-tuning this later.

Adjust the High Frequency Layer

Right now we have an overly-sharp image. Reduce the opacity of the High Frequency layer until you get something that looks more natural. Generally setting this to around 50% is a good start.

Adjust the Low Frequency Layer

Now that we’re done with the High Frequency layer, we can go back into the Surface Blur filter and fine-tune the effect. In your Layers panel, doubleclick on the Surface Blur filter to edit it.

Start off by setting the Threshold setting to 255 levels. Adjust the Radius setting so that the skin tones look smooth but set it so high that your entire image becomes blurry.

Reduce the Threshold setting until the details start to reappear. You might need to go back and forth between the two settings to fine tune it.

Group the Layers

Select the two frequency layers then press Ctrl+G (Cmd+G on Macs) to group the layers. Rename the layer to “Frequency Separation”.

Add a Layer Group Mask

On the bottom of the layers panel, hold the Alt/Option key then click on the Add Layer Mask button. Holding the Alt/Option key will create an inverted layer mask.

Select the brush tool and paint over the skin to reveal the airbrushed look. Make sure that your foreground color is white and that your brush opacity is not 0%. You can check the brush opacity in the option bar located below the menus.

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Need to Use the Healing Brush?

Good thing we used nondestructive editing techniques! Because if you didn’t, you would have had to start again from scratch.

To make direct edits to the image, doubleclick on the Smart Object layer. Photoshop will open the layer in a new document. You can make the adjustments here. When you’re done, just save and close the document and your main document will be updated with the adjustments you just made. Also, your frequency layers will be updated too so you don’t need to redo everything.

Tip: If you need to use the Healing Brush tool, do it on a separate layer. Create the layer then select the Healing Brush tool. In the option bar located below the menus, enable the “Sample All Layers” option. Now you can use the Healing Brush on a separate layer.

Final Results

Here’s a before and after comparison of the skin airbrushed with this tutorial. This was a simple tutorial on how to airbrush skin. If you’d like to learn more about skin retouching, check out our Skin Retouching Video Tutorial

Original Image
Airbrushed with frequency separation

Download the PSD

Download

Frequency Separation.zip | 129 MB

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Photoshop CC Tutorial: Fantasy Effects – Sail

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Digital Matte Painting with Photoshop

Are you interested in designing sets or movies, designing scenes or video games or just want to create really cool art? Then Digital Matte Painting is a skill you should have.

This course can be completed by absolute beginners, but a knowledge of basic Photoshop and some basic art courses would be helpful.

About the Course

In this course you will learn by completing a real life project, with great lessons and tips along the way. You will get access to all the source files so you can start your digital matte painting journey the right way.

What is A Digital Matte Painter?

A digital matte artist, or digital matte painter (DMP), is today’s modern form of a traditional matte painter in the entertainment industry. He or she digitally paints photo-realistic interior and exterior environments that could not have been otherwise created or visited.

The term ‘digital’ is used to distinguish a DMP from a traditional matte painter, although this is unnecessary, as the nature of a matte painter’s work remains the same, regardless of the tools and techniques used.

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This course takes you from knowing nothing about Photoshop to having an incredibly good handle on the program in as little time as possible.

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If you understand how to manipulate those three elements you can accomplish just about anything with Photoshop. This course starts by going over those concepts and then shows how to combine them for powerful results. Rather than showing you every single feature this course focuses on the features people actually use without boring you to tears on the other tools. The instructor Jeremy Shuback has taught over 150 000 people Photoshop and works as a professional designer. He uses Photoshop every day to create everything from billboards to photorealistic matte paintings for feature films. More importantly he understands that you don’t want to spend 14 hours straight trying to learn Photoshop.

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Scatter 3D Text By Letter in Photoshop

In this video I take the techniques from the last two videos and then ‘scatter’ the text, individually. Just for fun I also make the ground plane reflective too! Creating a 3D Ground Plane to Match an Image in Photoshop Create 3D Glass Text in Photoshop

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How to Create a Gothic Photo Manipulation of a Brave Warrior in Photoshop

Learn how to make this gothic photo manipulation. You will know, how to play with colors on every image, how to draw lights and shadows here and how to manage glows in this work. I will show, how to make dynamic effect with some stock images and how to turn model into ghostly-like character! :). You will learn basics of matte painting and will be making better works in the future.

With this tutorial, you can create full of symbols photomanipulation. You can see here brave warrior and dark, ghost-like onk behind him. Can you see the meaning of it? You’ll need Photoshop CS5 or newer and pen tablet (optional) to follow this tutorial.

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Let’s start! Create new file (File > New…). Set size 1828x1332px.

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Place “Forest” stock to your file. Drag it from the folder and drop it in the middle of the picture.

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Now, you will change time from day to night. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut) with Brightness/Contrast.

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Place “Smoke stock 20”. Transform it as is shown.

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Add new Adjustment layer with “Invert” (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”.

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Back to “Smoke stock 20”. Change blending mode of this layer to Multiply. Darker parts will be visable, lighter will be removed.

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With big, soft round brush, mask top of the smoke (which will be connected with dark monk).

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Place “The Grim Weedwhacker” and mask it with hard round brush. Use soft round bigger brush on the bottom of his clothes.

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Add new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N or shortcut), click on it with right mouse button and choose, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Pick soft round brush and draw some strokes on mans face.

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If photo is overexposed, try to fix that. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Set it as is shown.

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Let’s fix Brightness/Contrast settings. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Set it as is shown.

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I’m recommending to align colors and lights on monk. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Set it as is shown. Then, click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush middle part of character – see thumbnail.

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Now, try to add more light on the hood. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Set it as is shown. Then, click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush whole character, beside hood – see thumbnail.

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Let’s color it! Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Set it as is shown. Then, click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush whole character, beside hood and bottom – see thumbnail.

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Drag, drop and place “Smoke stock 25”. Transform it as is shown. Then, click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush remove sharpen edges.

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Add new Adjustment layer with “Invert” (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”.

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Back to “Smoke stock 25”. Change blending mode of this layer to Multiply. Darker parts will be visable, lighter will be removed.

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Back to layer with “Smoke stock 20”. Hold ctrl and click on layer with “Smoke stock 20” and on clipping layer with Invert. Drag it and drop to “New layer symbol”.

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Drag duplicated content on the top of layers. If you need, you can mask parts of smoke by clicking on white canvas next to this layer and using big soft brush.

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Place and mask “Nordic warrior” stock. Character have to be bigger, because he is standing closer to viewer than monk. See the red guides. For masking character, use small brush. Why not Magic wand tool? Shape will be really rough and edgy. For bigger precision use brush on mask.

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Try to fit character to background (just a little). Add new Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Set it as is shown.

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Repeat this step, but use Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. You will gently change tint of stock.

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Add new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Set it as is shown.

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Click on white canvas next to this layer and mask with big soft brush middle part of character – see thumbnail. Leave only edges on top of stock – see thumbnail. By doing this you can make glowing lights on the character.

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Add new Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Set it as is shown.

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Mask center of the character. Click on white canvas next to this layer and mask it with big soft brush. You can easly make lights on model. See thumbnail.

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It’s time to make highlights. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. Pick soft round brush, around 30 px. Set its opacity to 50%. Pick light-blue color (92b2cf) and draw highlights on model.

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When you are done, just change blending mode of this layer to Linear dodge (Add) and decrease its opacity to around 33%.

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Now you are done with models. You should take care of whole background. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose big soft round brush and set its opacity to around 25% and color to navy blue – #171c25 (for lighter shadows use #596571 color). I’ll show you, how I’ve done that at normal (100%) opacity, for easier effect. Draw shadows on each of the trees, shadows below characters (remember about perspective). Don’t be afraid to make strong shadows – if it’s your vision, do it! :)

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Change blending mode of this layer to Multiply.

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Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose big soft round brush and set its opacity to around 25% and color to light blue – #829ab6. Draw some light strokes on trees. At first, take care of trees which are far away. Light source will be in the centre of image, remember :).

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For more gently effect, decrease opacity of this layer to around 50% and change its blending mode to Screen.

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Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose big soft round brush and set its opacity to around 25% and color to light blue – #829ab6. Draw light stroke on tree in the left side of picture (the one which is close to viewer).

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Duplicate this layer – drag it and drop to “New layer symbol”. Then transform it (ctrl + T – or go to Edit > Transform > Free) and fit it to tree on the right side – at first, flip it horizontally (by free transform or Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal), then drag it and drop where is shown.

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Step 29

Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Decrease saturation, by adding Hue/Saturation layer.

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Let’s cooler atmosphere. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut) with color fill. Then, change blending mode of this layer to Hard Light.

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Step 31

Make just more lights from magical epic swirl, which we’ll place. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose soft round brush, around 50px. Set its opacity to around 50%. Use #06a999 color and draw strokes of light on characters and trees.

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Now, change blending mode of this layer to Soft light. It will be looking like diffused light.

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Prepare your picture to magical swirl – make frame of particles. Drag and drop “background_61” to your file. Choose big, soft round brush and mask everything, beside right bottom corner of picture. Trust me :).

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Click on layer thumbnail, then go to top menu. Pick Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.

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Make great shadows. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut) with Brightness/Contrast. Set it as is shown. It will provide you foggy look.

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For stronger light effect, mask this layer (click on white canvas next to layer icon) with soft round brush (around 50px) parts which should be brighter.

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Let’s place magical swirl in your file. Drag and drop from folder “stock 01” and change blending mode of this layer to Screen.

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With big, soft round brush, remove unnecessary parts. Click on white canvas and mask it.

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Click on layer thumbnail, then go to top menu. Pick Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.

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Click on white canvas on the left side of “Smart filters”. Mask filter as is shown.

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Add new adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”.

 

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Click with ctrl on created layers – stock 01 and Hue/Saturation. Then, drag and drop it on new layer symbol. Click with Right mouse button on “Smart Filters” on copied “Stock 01”, choose “Clear Smart Filters”.

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Step 36

Let’s enchance lights on dark monk. Add new layer r (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose soft round brush, 1px size, #92e8e6 color. Draw light strokes on his clothes and on smoke. Use Blur tool if you need more gently effect.

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Decrease opacity of this layer to 50%.

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Place to your file “Background_61”. Transform it as is shown. Change its blending mode to Screen.

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Mask “Background_61” with soft round brush as is shown. Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and use big, soft round brush.

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Add new adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”. It will change colors of this stock image to colors like are on magical swirl.

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Add new adjustment layer with Brightness/Contrast (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Click on created layer with right mouse button, then choose “Create clipping mask”.

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Let’s light up swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #06aa99 color. Draw rounded stroke.

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Use blur on this layer – go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set it as shown. It will make effect more diffused.

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Then, change blending mode and opacity of this layer to Vivid light, 55%.

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Now you’ll create more lights :). Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #0ab8a4 color. Decrease opacity of brush to around 50%. Draw rounded, smaller stroke.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.

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Now you’ll draw glow around. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round brush, around 150px. Set #91f5ef color. Decrease opacity of brush to around 70%. Draw rounded, smaller stroke.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.

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It’s not necessary, but it will stylish your image to more cartoonish look. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut) and choose soft round brush. Set its size to 1px. Use #1ac7b6 color and draw outlines of image. You can use tip from step 36.

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Step 45

I would like to do more visable shadows on characters on our image. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Use soft round, dark-gray (#3c3c3c) brush, around 20px, with 45% opacity. Draw shadows behind shield, next to the sword (on the clothes), below hair strands and on robe of monk. Just follow light source and everyghing will be okay.

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Now change blending mode to Multiply – this is the best mode to make shadows. Decrease opacity of this layer to around 55%.

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Now you should add more color to swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 200 px. Draw with #6be0d2 (light blue) color on swirly thing.

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Change blending mode and opacity – Overlay, opacity around 50% (here I used 47%).

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Mark light from monk’s wand. Add new layer. Choose big, soft round brush (around 400px). Use light-blue (#6adfd1) color and draw big dot on wand’s edge.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light, decrease opacity to 50%.

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If colors are too flat – let’s fix it. Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut) with Color/Balance settings. Set it as is shown.

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Let’s put “background_59” stock. Change blending mode to Screen.

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By using big soft round brush, mask unnecessary parts of stock (see thumbnail). Click on white canvas next to layer thumbnail and draw where you want to remove things.

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Click on layer thumbnail. Next, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set it as is shown.

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Great! Now you should strengthen shadows on swirl. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 300 px. Draw with #00040d (dark blue) color on swirly thing’s shadow.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light.

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Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose soft round brush, around 30px size, #00060f color and set its opacity to 50%. Draw some strokes on smaller shadowed parts of swirl.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light. It will enhance shadows and lights.

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Now we’ll make more darker things. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick soft round brush, around 300 px. Draw with #00040d (dark blue) color aside from swirl.

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Decrease opacity to 10%. Change blending mode to Soft light.

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We’ll play with colors. Set in your color picker: #4ab4a8 and #01040d colors. Add new adjustment layer with Gradient map and set it as is shown. Change blending mode of this layer to Color dodge. Decrease its opacity to around 25%.

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Step 54

Duplicate created layer. Drag it and drop on “New layer” symbol. Change blending mode of duplicated layer to Soft light.

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Add new adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Set it as is shown.

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Now you’ll make blurred particles. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose brush tool. Set soft round brush and use around 8 px size. Go to brush presets (right side, three brushes icon). Click on “Brush Tip Size” and set Spacing around 1000%.

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Then, set “Shape dynamics” as shown.

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Next, set “Scattering” as shown.

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Set also “Color dynamics”.

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With prepared brushes, you can draw some particles, as is shown. Play with brush size and colors. I used colors from #fff to #1cc3b9 and sizes from 8px to even 20px.

 

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Then, use blur tool (Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur) and set it to around 3-4px.

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You can repeat step 56 on new layer for deeper effect. Use wider spectrum of colors.

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Next, You will take care of light source. Our eyes are focusing on light source – so show it. Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer …, Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Pick sharpen tool. Set its size to around 300 px and strenght around 61%. Use tool on light source.

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For better effect, use on this layer another soft round brush (set its size to 30 px and its opacity to 50%). Draw lights on trees and characters.

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Add new adjustment layer with Selective color (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Set it as is shown (neutrals and black).

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Add new adjustment layer with Photo Filter (Layer > New Adjustment layer > … or marked shortcut). Set it as is shown (neutrals and black).

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If you want, you can also add some more particles to your work. Follow step 56, beside step 56e. You can also use any particle-like brush, you want with #10c9c8 color.

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Final Results

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Download the PSD

Tutorial by msRiotte

profileThank you for following this tutorial! Hope everything was clear – if not, contact me! If you want to know me, I’m geek, goth, graphic designer from Poland. Go here and see my other works. Watch me if you want to see new works – here and here.

– msRiotte

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