Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

 
Make the leaves look a little more orange than they are (Selective Color):

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Apply on the compass's layer first a photo filter: Image - Adjustments - Photo Filter.

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo

Effects

Then Image - Adjustments - Levels (ctrl+l).

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects 

Make invisible the compass's edges by choosing the following options: Layer Mask and Gradient Tool. Change the layer's type on Hard Light.

Autumn

Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Change also the color of the eye's layer (Selective Color).

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Then change the color of the eye itself. For this operation we need to paint firstly the eye, using the Brush Tool with smooth edges, and then blur out a little the layer, selecting the next command: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur. Finally change the layer's type on Multiply.

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Merge down all the layers: Layer - Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e) and make a copy of that new layer (??trl+j). Blur it out a little (Gaussian Blur).

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Minimize the intensity of this layer's colors, using the command from here: Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation (ctrl+u).

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Change the layer's type on Darken:

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Wallpaper - Photo Effects 

Merge down the layers (ctrl+e) and make one more copy of this new layer (ctrl+j). We should apply on it the following option: Filter - Render - Lightness Effect, just to change the lightness:

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Photo

Effects

Apply on this layer the other filter: Filter - Noise - Median.

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Change the layer's type on Overlay and make the necessary corrections on the brightness, the contrast and the saturation of the layer:

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Make the eye look lighter by
  
outlining the eye's half circle with white color on a new layer (Brush Tool), blurring it a little and changing the layer's type on Soft Light.

Autumn

Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Select after that the Gradient Tool and insert on the picture a cold nuance, especially on those places we want to make them lighter:

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Change the layer's type on Screen:

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Wallpaper - Photo Effects 

Select the same Gradient Tool on a new layer and change a little its adjustments to insert our picture in a frame:

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Change the layer's type on Overlay:

Autumn

Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Create now a new layer and use on it this combination: Image - Apply Image, choosing in the Channel option the most in contrast version:

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Using the Selective Color in the Black and White options, we should change the colors firstly, and then change the layer's type on Soft Light:

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Continue by inserting the last texture. On the top layer we should place the picture of the sky:

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Photo Effects

Change the layer's type on Hard Light and make the necessary in the colors too, applying Image - Adjustments - Channel Mixer.

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

Choose the Layer Mask and the Gradient Tool to give back the visibility to the eye:

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo

Effects

Blur a little the layer containing the sky just to get rid of the layer's noises:

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects 

Merge down all the layers (shift+ctrl+e) and use finally on this new layer the next shown possibilities: Filter - Sharpen - Sharpen to increase a little the layer's sharpness:

Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects

The wallpapers are finished!

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5 Responses to "Autumn Wallpaper - Photo Effects"

 
Pat Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 16 Nov 2008 3:15:12 AM MDT
Beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing. Wish I could get even more on this business of laying images and objects down onto or into things.

 
Glen Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 22 Nov 2008 9:40:09 AM MDT
Absolutely stunning image; I love it!

 
Dave Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 18 Dec 2008 5:28:05 PM MDT
Most excellent display of using layers and blending modes. Maybe some day I could do so good. You are a master at what you do.

 
Arun Kumar Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 14 Jan 2009 12:25:51 PM MDT
nice

 
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said this on 18 May 2009 3:00:38 PM MDT
Excelent tutorial, I am going to use this technique on a magazine cover I am designing.




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