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Magic Of Violin Photo Effect
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By Anastacia Sholik
Published on 12/9/2006
 
magic of violin in Adobe Photoshop CS Magic Of Violin photo effect
In this tutorial 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.

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

Magic Of Violin Photo Effect - Part 2
Apply to the textile next: Filter - Blur - Smart Blur.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

The girl's layer must be decolorized. Copy the layer with the background now and blur it out with next combination: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Soft Light.

Apply next the Brush Tool and represent on the tower two crows (the brushes may be downloaded here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/11634912/
?qo=56&q=by%3Alarafairie-stock&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps
)

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Get back to the Liquefy window again and choose the Turbulence Tool to stretch out a textile's edge outside the picture.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy the textile's layer: Layer - Duplicate Layer (Ctrl+J) and place the copy above the background's layer, changing its color (Distort).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Turn it around (Ctrl+T) and minimize the Opacity till 25%.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2 


Magic Of Violin Photo Effect - Part 4
Create now the falling girl's shadow by copying the girl's layer and making it absolutely black with Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Move this layer lower then the girl's one and distort it a little.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Blur out the shadow after that (Gaussian Blur).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Group out this layer with the textile's layer, but the shadow must not get outside the bounds (Ctrl+G). Minimize the layer's Opacity till 50%.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Make the same way the textiles shadow, falling on the tower.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Then on the layer's background, using the Burn Tool we should dark out the clouds.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Using the Brush Tool on a new layer, place several words. The brushes may be downloaded here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/43320231/
?qo=4&q=by%3Akrakograff&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps
).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Color Burn.
Add next some vegetation to the left side of the tower, using the Brush Tool too. Download them here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/15244928/
?qo=61&q=by%3Aspiritsighs-stock&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps
)

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Add the musical notes
(downloaded here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/15251697/
?qo=51&q=by%3Aspiritsighs-stock&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps
)

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2 


Magic Of Violin Photo Effect - Part 5
Insert now the picture of lightning on the upper layer.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

If it's necessary, you may change its dimensions.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Decolorize the layer (Shift+Ctrl+U) and correct the brightness and the contrast (Ctrl+M).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Screen and minimize the Opacity till 60%.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Merge down all the layers now: Layer - Merge Visible (Shift+Ctrl+E).
Then you must insert on a new layer the texture with unequal edges.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Using the Magic Wand Tool, mark out and erase the white background the texture is situated on.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Place it lower than the picture's layer and group out both layers (Ctrl+G).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Create a new layer now, placed lower than the rest of them and paint it in black, making use of Paint Bucket Tool.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy the texture's layer (Ctrl+J) and place the copy above the picture.
Change this layer's type on Hard Light, but the Opacity minimize till 65%.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Make several corrections to the texture and place the copy above the black background. Turn it around horizontally with Edit - Transform - Flip Horizontal. That is to create the effect of having unequal edges.

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2

Increase the contrast next step on the basic picture (Levels).

magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2 


magic of violin in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Finished!

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