Magic Book

 
Magic Book - Part 2
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.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Distort a little the shadow (Edit - Transform - Distort). Change now the layer's type on Soft Light and minimize the Opacity till 69%.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

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.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Overlay.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Make one more copy of the flower's layer.
Move the copy lower than the basic layer and blur it out (Gaussian Blur).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Insert on the top layer now a kind of picture like the next one:

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Increase its brightness (ctrl+m).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the colors (selective Color) and change also the layer's type on Overlay.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Insert on the upper part a texture that demonstrates the soil and the sand.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

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 on 0% and painting the picture's borders to display the sand on the pictured zone.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Make the texture more intensive: Filter - Sharpen - Sharpen and change the layer's type on Screen. Minimize the Opacity till 80%.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy 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 and Distort. 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 and Distort.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Blur out both layers with the same meaning: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur. Change the type of these layers on Soft Light.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

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.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Soft Light.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2
  


Using the Gradient Tool, dark out the picture's corners (on a new layer, upper than the rest of them).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Saturation.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

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.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

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).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Blur them out with the next filter: Filter - Blur - Radial Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy the layer that we've got (ctrl+j) and the copy must be blurred along the circles' trajectory: Filter - Blur - Radial Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Combine both layers and change the layer's type on Overlay.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Merge this layer with the basic one (ctrl+e).
On a new layer must be inserted the picture of a crumpled sheet of paper.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Using the Magic Wand Tool erase the background it is situated on.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Move 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.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy the layer containing the picture and blur this copy: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Increase the layer's brightness with curves (ctrl+m).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

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.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Add the flare in the central part of the so-called flower: Filter - Render - Lens Flare.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Create a new layer; group it with the picture (ctrl+g). Select the Brush Tool and paint the corners in black.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Blur the layer with the Radial Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Soft Light and combine all the layers now (shift+ctrl+e). Correct the colors, applying Curves (ctrl+m).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

That is what we've got:

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Finished!

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2 Responses to "Magic Book"

 
oondric Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 12 Apr 2009 10:19:36 PM MDT
this tut was really confusing == great picture though.

 
Brochure Printing Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 13 Apr 2009 7:48:27 PM MDT
I really like how the light seems to come out from the book. Makes it look alive and really magical. Thanks for taking the time to post this tutorial, nice job!




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