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Lady Nature Photo effect
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By Anastacia Sholik
Published on 01/29/2007
 
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This lesson we'll try to erase the luminescence effects on the picture, we'll learn several methods of changing the colors, give the eyes an effect of shining, imitate the decorative glasses, change the source of light and create the effect of having tear picture's edges.

This lesson we'll try to erase the luminescence effects on the picture, we'll learn several methods of changing the colors, give the eyes an effect of shining, imitate the decorative glasses, change the source of light and create the effect of having tear picture's edges.

First we need to open in a new window a photo representing a young girl: File - Open.(ctrl+o)

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Then make a copy of this layer to be easier to work with it: Layer - Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j). The previous layer should be erased: Layer - Delete - Layer. Now we should mark out the background the girl is situated on by using the Polygonal Lasso Tool and erase it, applying the Delete button on the keyboard.

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Make the corrections on the layer's colors by moving these luminescence effects on the girl with the next combination: Image - Adjustments - Selective Color.

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Merge down now all the elements of the picture selecting the next filter designed for this operation: Image - Adjustments - Photo Filter.

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Open after that in a new window that kind of texture we'll use for the background to be.

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Mark it out for the beginning, selecting the Rectangular Marquee Tool and make a copy of it: Edit - Copy (ctrl+c). Get back to the window containing the picture and insert the texture on a new layer: Edit - Paste (ctrl+v). Place the texture's layer under the girl's one and make the corrections on its size and background's placement. Use for this operation the command shown here: Edit - Free Transform (ctrl+t).

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Correct also the color of the background, applying Image - Adjustments - Selective Color and Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation (ctrl+u).

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Select now the Clone Stamp Tool and use this instrument as a brush to make the girl's hair livelier on that place we cut out the background along:

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Now make the girl's eye shining. It's necessary to open first a new layer: Layer - New - Layer, then select the Brush Tool with smooth edges and represent a half circle on the eye's pupil.

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Change now the layer's type on Overlay.

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We have to represent on the girl's cheek a kind of ornament created from decorative small glasses. First, draw on her cheek a small circle, selecting the Ellipse Tool and keeping pressed the shift button.

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Then apply to this layer the command shown here: Layer - Layer Style - Blending Options with the following adjustments:

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Change the layer's type on Overlay:

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Make the circle smaller now (ctrl+t) and make a lot of copies of this layer, setting the necessary ornament out of the copies with the Move Tool.

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Open in a new window now a picture representing a small snail (ctrl+o).

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Mark it out with Polygonal Lasso Tool, make a copy of it (ctrl+c), place it on the layer above the girl, on the necessary place (ctrl+t) and copy two times this layer (ctrl+j). The size of the copies must be changed.

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As not to lose our snails on this color gamma, we have to correct a little their colors (Selective Color), the brightness and the contrast: Image - Adjustments - Levels (ctrl+l).

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As for the snails to look livelier, insert their shadows on the picture. But we need first to copy the layer (ctrl+j) and make it entirely black with the next command: Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast.

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Then place this layer under the basic layer with the snails and group it with that layer the girl is situated on: Layer - Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g). Distort it a little selecting next combination Edit - Transform - Distort.

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Blur the shadow by applying the filter indicated here: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur.

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Get back to the basic layer with the snails and apply on it another filter, for changing the lightness effects: Filter - Render - Lightness Effects.

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And finally change a little the shadow's color, because we'll never have a totally black shadow: (Selective Color).

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Now we should make brighter the color patch on the tree's rind. It's necessary to paint with the appropriate color on a new layer the right place with the Brush Tool having smooth edges. Then blur out the copy (Gaussian Blur) and change the layer's type on Overlay and minimize the Opacity till 40%.

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Cut out several leaves from a picture:

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Place them under the girl's layer:

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And make the corrections on their color, using the Selective Color:

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Then make use of the next combination: Image - Adjustments - Channel Mixer.

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And again this option: Image - Adjustments - Selective Color.

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Make three copies now of the layer containing the leafage as for the copies to be placed lower than the basic layer of the leaves. Blur out each of the copies selecting the next filter options: Filter - Blur - Motion Blur. Increase the blurring value on each of the new layers:

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Combine now all these three layers: Layer - Merge Down (ctrl+e) and distort them a little with Edit - Transform - Distort.

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Make the stripes wavier, applying Filter - Distort - Wave.

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Change the layer's type on Multiply:

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Stretch it out in its length (ctrl+t). Then make use of the same method we applied when representing the snails' shadows for drawing now the leaves' shadows:

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Then minimize a little the intensity of the basic layer containing the leafage (ctrl+u).

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Apply to this layer the next photo filter shown below:

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Merge down all the layers now: Layer - Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e) and create a new layer, lower than the layer containing the picture itself. Then enlarge very accurately the zone around it, selecting the Crop Tool and paint the empty layer in white.

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Create out of this picture's layer a mask: Layer - Add Layer Mask - Reveal All and choose the Brush Tool with unequal edges of black color to paint partially the picture's edges just to create an effect of tear paper.

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Apply the next command now: Layer - Remove Layer Mask - Apply and make a copy of the layer (ctrl+j). Then transform the copy in black selecting the Channel Mixer.

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Place the layer under the layer containing the picture and blur it out (Gaussian Blur).

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Choose now Pattern Stamp Tool with the next shown adjustments:

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Paint in this color the layer's background:

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Change the color also (ctrl+u):

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Merge down all the layers now (shift+ctrl+e) and apply the next options: Filter - Sharpen - Sharpen just to increase the sharpness of the picture:

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The picture is finished!

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