Create now the book's shadow. It's necessary for this to copy the book's layer (ctrl+j), make the copy look black with Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast
(this the inverse operation of making the flower look white). Move the
shadow's layer under the basic book's layer and blur it out with next
selection: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur
Distort a little the shadow (Edit - Transform - Distort
). Change now the layer's type on Soft Light and minimize the Opacity
On a new layer above the book must be painted the lateral parts of the book situated in the shadow. Apply the Gradient
tool for this.
Change the layer's type on Overlay
Make one more copy of the flower's layer.
Move the copy lower than the basic layer and blur it out (Gaussian Blur
Insert on the top layer now a kind of picture like the next one:
Increase its brightness (ctrl+m).
Change the colors (selective Color
) and change also the layer's type on Overlay
Insert on the upper part a texture that demonstrates the soil and the sand.
Create a mask from this layer: Layer - Add Layer Mask - Hide all
. Next step includes selecting a brush (Brush Tool
) of white color, setting the brush's Hardness
and painting the picture's borders to display the sand on the pictured zone.
Make the texture more intensive: Filter - Sharpen - Sharpen
and change the layer's type on Screen
. Minimize the Opacity
two times the layer containing the frame (ctrl+j). One copy must be
grouped out with the floor's layer (ctrl+g), and the second one - with
the book's one. The lowest layer must be distorted with the command Free Transform
. The shadow falling on the book must repeat the same shapes that the book has. It's possible to do that with Polygonal Lasso Tool
and the commands Free Transform
Blur out both layers with the same meaning: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur
. Change the type of these layers on Soft Light
Decolorize the glass's layer: Image - Adjustments - Desaturate
(shift+ctrl+u). Next choose the Brush Tool
on a new layer above the glass's to paint some of its parts as if it was a mosaic.
Change the layer's type on Soft Light
Using the Gradient Tool
, dark out the picture's corners (on a new layer, upper than the rest of them).
Change the layer's type on Saturation
Merge down all the layers now: Layer - Merge Visible
(shift+ctrl+e). Then apply the Rectangular Marquee Tool
to mark out the right book's part. Then copy it (ctrl+c) and insert it
on a new layer (ctrl+v). Blur out the layer horizontally: Filter - Blur - Motion Blur
Change the layer's type on Color Burn
and combine it with the basic layer (ctrl+e). Choose the Brush Tool
on a new layer and draw the burs (it's not necessary for them to be of the same sizes).
Blur them out with the next filter: Filter - Blur - Radial Blur
Copy the layer that we've got (ctrl+j) and the copy must be blurred along the circles' trajectory: Filter - Blur - Radial Blur
Combine both layers and change the layer's type on Overlay
Merge this layer with the basic one (ctrl+e).
On a new layer must be inserted the picture of a crumpled sheet of paper.
Using the Magic Wand Tool
erase the background it is situated on.
this layer under the picture's layer, group them (ctrl+g) and correct
the size. Create the new layer lower than the rest of them and paint it
in black, using Paint Bucket Tool
Copy the layer containing the picture and blur this copy: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur
Increase the layer's brightness with curves (ctrl+m).
Change the layer's type on Multiply
. Combine the layers with the picture and the paper (ctrl+e) and add the white color to the layer by using next selection: Layer - Layer Style - Blending Options
. Choose the Inner Glow
Add the flare in the central part of the so-called flower: Filter - Render - Lens Flare
Create a new layer; group it with the picture (ctrl+g). Select the Brush Tool
and paint the corners in black.
Blur the layer with the Radial Blur
Change the layer's type on Soft Light
and combine all the layers now (shift+ctrl+e). Correct the colors, applying Curves
That is what we've got:
Finished!Made by Sigma+ View full size image