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In this tutorial we'll learn
to combine different photos, correct the colors, create drifting
distorts, move off the unnecessary objects of the pictures, change the
coiffure of the model, represent the hand out of the bubbles, use
different textures, create the effect of a motioning object and smooth
out little the picture.
For the beginning we have to open in a
new window the picture representing the sand on it: File - Open
(ctrl+o), I like this one:
Now we should copy this layer to make possible working with it
(move it on the icon new Layer
on the Layers
window). The previous layer must be deleted (by moving it on the icon Delete
on the Layers
window also). Now we
should mark out a part of the picture, representing the stone and the
sky (Rectangular Marquee Tool
) and erase it. We should
enlarge a little the picture in its highness, selecting the Crop
Open in a new window the picture of the sky, which will be
inserted later in our picture (ctrl+o). Mark it out and make a copy of
it: Edit - Copy
(ctrl+c). Get back to the previous
window and insert it on a new layer: Edit - Paste
(ctrl+v). Represent its reflection now horizontally: Edit -
Transform - Flip Horizontal
and then make the necessary
corrections on its size, using the next command: Edit - Free
Create now a mask out of this layer (sky's layer): Layer
- Add Layer Mask - Reveal All
. Then select the Gradient
of black color and hide the sharp line between the sky
and the land.
Make use of the next command Layer
- Remove Layer Mask - Apply
and then decolorize the sky: Image
- Adjustments - Desaturate
(shift+ctrl+u). Open in a new
window the picture of a ballet-dancer (ctrl+o).
Mark out her contours, using the instrument from here: Polygonal
Make a copy of the picture (ctrl+c) and insert it on a new
layer, above the sky's layer (ctrl+v). Make the necessary corrections on
the picture's size if that is necessary (ctrl+t).
Now we should copy the layer containing the ballet-dancer
(ctrl+j) and blur it out on its radial direction, selecting Filter
- Blur - Radial Blur
, setting the center approximately on the
place the girl is situated on.
Create a mask out of the layer: Layer - Add Layer Mask -
and make visible the layer only along the girl's
dress's edges, using the Brush Tool
with smooth edges
of white color.
Combine this layer with that one the girl
is situated on: Layer - Merge Down
necessary to move off the crown of her head. For the beginning we should
move off a part of the crown, situated on her hair, marking it
preliminary with Polygonal Lasso Tool
. After that we
should select the Clone Stamp Tool
to paint very
accurately the rest of the crown by copying the hair near the processing
Move off the same way the band from the girl's hand.
Because we have several visible patches on the picture and the
photo is of bad quality, we must use very accurately the Smudge
and smooth out the dancer's skin. The size of the
instrument may be changed, depending on the processed zone.
Copy now the most neutral hair's nuance with the Eyedropper
and start using the set of prepared brushes that may be
downloaded here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/25147133/
Use them on a new layer to add a hair tail (insert it on the layer
situated under the girl's layer and then use Free Transform option to
turn it around and merge down the layers).
Select after that the Brush Tool
and make use of several colors (the light one, the
neutral and the dark one) to make the girl's hair livelier.
Merge down the girl's layer and the
tail's layer: Layer - Merge Down
(ctrl+e). Make a copy
of this layer (ctrl+j) and blur out the copy, using the Filter -
Blur - Gaussian Blur
Change the layer's type on Overlay
after that the layers.
Make the corrections on this layer's colors: Image -
Adjustments - Selective Color
Copy this layer and situate the copy lower than the main girl's
layer and blur it out on its vertical direction, applying the filter
shown here: Filter - Blur - Motion Blur
Then mark out and delete that part of the layer that gets
outside the lowest girl's contour.
Minimize the layer's Opacity
Adding the girl's shadow means in this
case copying the girl's layer and show it vertically: Edit -
Transform - Flip Vertical
. Then distort it a little, applying
next option: Edit - Transform - Distort
Make this picture totally black by using the next selection: Image
- Adjustments - Channel Mixer
Then blur it out (Gaussian Blur
And minimize the layer's Opacity
Start using the Clone Stamp Tool
with smooth edges on a new layer, above the girl's layer, to make the
skirt's edges more blurred, by copying turn by turn the skirt's part and
the sky's ones.