Magic Of Violin Photo Effect

 
Magic Of Violin Photo Effect - Part 1
This lesson we'll learn to create an illusion of voluminous space, correct the object's shape, imitate the body-art and also to create an effect of old picture.

Before:

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2
    After:

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Open the photo in a new window: File - Open (Ctrl+O).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Correct next step the brightness and the contrast in the picture with Image - Adjustments - Levels (Ctrl+L).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

After that you should open in a new window the picture, representing a young girl.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Mark it out, using Rectangular Marquee Tool and then copy it: Edit - Copy (Ctrl+C). Get back to the processed file and insert it on a new layer: Edit - Paste (Ctrl+V). Correct the girl's parameters with Edit - Free Transform (Ctrl+T).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Accentuate the background the girl is situated on, making use of  Polygonal Lasso Tool. Then erase it.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Get back to the background's layer and change the building's perspective, using Edit - Transform - Distort.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Stretch it out a little (the size and the highness), using Edit - Free Transform (Ctrl+T). After that, decolorize the layer with the next selection: Image - Adjustments - Desaturate (Shift+Ctrl+U).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Get to process the girl's image. Change firstly the color, with Image - Adjustments - Curves (Ctrl+M).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2 


Magic Of Violin Photo Effect - Part 2
Insert - - - on a new layer, above the girl's one, a picture representing a violin without the upper part, the finger-board.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Cut it out also, changing the size and turn it around a little with Free Transform.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Get to a new window Filter
  
- Liquefy
(Shift+Ctrl+X) to apply the Turbulence Tool for bending the violin in a way to be placed along the girl's backbone.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Correct now the violin's distort level with Edit - Transform - Distort.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Now mark out and erase (Polygonal Lasso Tool) the violin's parts that are situated outside the girl's skin.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Creating a new layer with the fast button in the Layers window and grouping it with the violin's layer (Layer - Create Clipping Mask (Ctrl+G)), we dark out a little the finger-board with the Gradient Tool.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Combine both layers: Layer - Merge Down (Ctrl+E).
Change now the violin's brightness and contrast with Image - Adjustments - Levels (Ctrl+L) to make the instrument look like a picture on the girl's back. Change the colors also with Image - Adjustments - Selective Color and Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation (Ctrl+U).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Get back to the girl's layer again.
Choose Eraser Tool to delete the waist for creating the effect of having the violin instead of waist.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Increase the violin's contrast: Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2 


Magic Of Violin Photo Effect - Part 3
Then on a new layer, above the background's layer, insert the picture of a draped textile.
If it is colored we should decolorize it firstly - Shift+Ctrl+U.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Cut out the textile (Polygonal Lasso Tool):

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Make it brighter (Levels):

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Create an illusion that the upper textile's part is connected with the castle.
It's possible to represent it this way with next combination: Edit - Transform - Distort.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Make it look more voluminous by extending the lower edge, with Edit - Transform - Perspective (for your convenience, it's possible to hide temporarily the visibility of the upper layers by clicking on the pictured eye near the layer).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2
   


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