Hi peeps, having a good week?
Here’s something fun for you to try out this weekend! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a fantasy scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to make a fresh spring scene with grass, flowers, butterflies and especially a cute fairy kitten. Let’s begin!
Difficulty : Intermediate
Estimated Completion Time: 90 minutes
Resources Used In This Tutorial:
Beautiful Butterfly 1: 24266163
Beautiful Butterfly 2: 40561462
Cute Kitty: 15276865
Pink Gerbera 3: 31779288
Pink Gerbera 1: 31779287
Pink Gerbera 2: 39540356
Pink Gerbera 3: 31779288
Summer Sky: 29458259
Create a new 800×600 px document in Photoshop and fill it with white color. Drag the sky image into the white canvas as shown below:
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation and change the Hue and Lightness settings:
Use a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the sky a bit. Select this layer mask and use a soft black brush to paint on the right side of the sky to make it a bit darker than the left (we aim to make the light come from the left):
Drag the grass image into our main document and place it in the bottom half:
Open the flower images. Isolate them from the white background and place them between the grass blades. Duplicate and transform them using Ctrl+T if needed to make them appear slightly different. Make one in the middle bigger than the rest – we aim to add the cat there:
Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer for the big flower and set it as Clipping Mask. Change the Magentas settings:
Use a Curves adjustment layer to brighten this flower. Paint on the right side to make it a bit darker than the left:
Select all the other flower layers and hit Ctrl+G to make a group for them. Change the mode of this group to Normal 100%. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer within this group to change the flowers color:
Use a Curves adjustment layer to brighten these flowers:
Group all the flower layers including the big one. Add a mask to this group and use a hard black brush to show some grass blades, make them cover the flowers stems.
Isolate the cat and place him onto the big flower:
Create a new layer and use a hard brush with the color #f1e9e2 and #d3c3b6 to paint the missing furs for the cat:
Make a group for the cat and the furs. Use a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones and Highlights settings:
Make a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #01ceec to create the reflection of the background light on the cat. Paint inside his body to make the effect only visible on the contour:
Create two Curves adjustment layers to correct the light and shadow on the cats. The selected areas show where to paint on the layer masks:
Open the butterfly wings image and isolate them from the background. Select a wing of the butterfly on the left and place it onto the cat back.
Select another wing of this butterfly and add it to the cat back. Place this layer under the first one:
Make a group for the wings and use a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to desaturate them a little:
Create a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones and Highlights settings:
Use a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #10d2e9:
Make a Curves and a Levels adjustment layers to change the light and shadow of the wings:
Cut out the butterflies from another image and add them around the cat. Place one of them above the cat to fit his eye direction.
Use a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change the butterflies color:
Make a Color Balance adjustment layer to make the butterflies more vibrant:
Create two Curves adjustment layers to increase the light for the butterflies:
Make a Color Fill Layer on top of the layers and fill with the color #020913. Change this layer mode to Exclusion 100%:
Create a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #edce01:
Use a Curves adjustment layer to increase the contrast of the scene.
Add a Selective Color adjustment layer and change the Reds and Yellows settings:
Use a Vibrance adjustment layer to enhance the final effect:
So what do you think? Do you like the final effect or created something better using this technique? Do share with us in the comments below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a good look at your finished work!
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