In this tutorial we will learn to make corrections on a model's figure, change her coiffure, create the wooden shoes, show the reflection in the water and also change the colors of the picture, add the texture and represent the rays.
First we need to open in a new window the picture of a girl, dressed in the oriental style: File - Open
Copy the layer to be easier to work with it: Layer - Duplicate Layer
(ctrl+j). The previous layer should be deleted by clicking the Delete Layer
on the Layers
window. Choose after that the Polygonal Lasso Tool
to accentuate the background the girl is situated on, and then erase the background (by the way the hair should be marked out entirely). Erase the markings after that: Select - Deselect
Select the Crop Tool
now and increase the working place we will be working on. Open in a new window (ctrl+o) the scenery we want to make the background out of it.
Mark it out with Rectangular Marquee Tool
, make a copy of it: Edit - Copy
(ctrl+c) and get back to the initial file, insert it on a new layer: Edit - Paste
(ctrl+v). Move it under the girl's layer. If that is necessary we may change the background's size or the girl's size with Edit - Free Transform
(ctrl+t) bu holding also the shift button for even change. Rotate the girl's image horizontally: Edit - Transform - Flip Horizontal
Create a new layer (Layer - New - Layer
) and place it lower than all the layers. Then choose the Gradient Tool
. Copy the sky's color from that place it becomes detached. Select the Eyedropper Tool
and increase its area.
Merge down both these layers: Layer - Merge Down
(ctrl+e) and choose the Patch Tool
after that to delete the easy visible line between the sky and the painting (marking the sky's edged place and moving it on a single nuance's place).
Them mark out and erase the hell on the girl's boots and stretch the girl's image vertically a little: Edit - Free Transform
(ctrl+t). Select then the Turbulence Tool
in the Filter - Liquify
(shift+ctrl+x) window and make her look slender (be attentive not to distort the lines). Change the girl's shoes size and the shape. But also change the size of the instrument we work with, depending on the operation we do at the moment: the big shapes should be corrected with a big brush, the smaller ones ? with a small size brush.
Create now a new layer under the girl's layer and represent on it the shoes' sole, having the same shape as the old Chinese shoes. Paint the new drawn figure in any color you want choosing the Paint Bucket Tool
Erase the markings (ctrl+d) and insert on a new layer above the previous one, the wooden texture, like the next one:
Group out both these layers with Layer - Create Clipping Mask
(ctrl+g) and place the wooden' texture on the shoes' sole (ctrl+t). Merge down the grouped layers: Layer - Merge Down
(ctrl+e). Give some volume to the soles. First we need to distort the texture, applying Filter - Distort - Shear
Use the Burn Tool
to add the necessary shadows.
Change a little now the girl's hair. Use firstly the Smudge Tool
with the same adjustments indicated below and smooth out the girl's hair.
Make use now of the Stamp Tool
to copy many times some parts of her hair. Choose then the necessary
brush to continue picturing the rest of the hair. Smooth them with the Smudge Tool
Select the Burn Tool
to introduce several darker locks. Then select the Sponge Tool
with Saturate mode
to make the hair look brighter and livelier. Use then the Smudge Tool
to smooth finally the edges of the hair.
Start now correcting the colors. First change the color's intensity on the shoes' sole with Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation
(ctrl+u). After that change their brightness and the contrast with Image - Adjustments - Levels
Copy now the girl's layer (ctrl+j) and blur out this copy using Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur
Change the layer's type on Soft Light
and combine both these layers (ctrl+e). The same way should be
processed the background's layer (if you'll get too intensive colors,
the layer's Opacity
may be minimized on the copy).
Change the color of the background selecting the Image - Adjustments - Color Balance
(ctrl+b) and Image - Adjustments - Selective Color
Change now the girl's color and her brightness, applying Selective Color
and Image - Adjustments - Curves