Creativity & Design

Radioactive Ghost Scene: Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial

  • 00:00:06 All stock download links are in the description.
  • 00:00:12 Lets start off by extracting the model.
  • 00:00:17 Select the Zoom Tool to zoom in. (Z)
  • 00:00:22 I'm going to use the Quick Selection Tool to extract the model.
  • 00:00:28 Carefully select the entire model.
  • 00:00:48 Once you're done. Select Refine Edge.
  • 00:00:52 Click on Smart Radius.
  • 00:00:56 Mainly focus on just the hair.
  • 00:01:15 Output To: New Layer With Layer Mask.
  • 00:01:19 Then click OK.
  • 00:01:24 CTRL + 0 to zoom back out.
  • 00:01:28 Select the Move Tool. (V)
  • 00:01:31 Drag and drop onto our main project.
  • 00:01:35 CTRL + T to select the model.
  • 00:01:46 Resize the model. Be sure to hold ALT + SHIFT while resizing.
  • 00:01:50 Resize the model. Be sure to hold ALT + SHIFT while resizing.
  • 00:01:58 Hit enter to accept changes.
  • 00:02:09 Select the Crop Tool. (C)
  • 00:02:13 I'm going to crop the bottom upwards.
  • 00:02:19 Hit enter when you're done.
  • 00:02:24 Select the Background layer. Duplicate it – CTRL + J.
  • 00:02:28 Hide the bottom background layer.
  • 00:02:32 Right click on Background copy 2 layer.
  • 00:02:35 Convert to Smart Object.
  • 00:02:39 Head up to Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur.
  • 00:02:44 Blur Radius: 3.4 Pixels.
  • 00:02:48 Then click OK.
  • 00:02:51 Select the Filter Mask thumbnail.
  • 00:02:53 Make sure your foreground color is black.
  • 00:02:57 Select the Brush Tool. (B)
  • 00:02:59 Use a large brush with soft edges.
  • 00:03:02 We want to bring certain areas back into focus.
  • 00:03:07
  • 00:03:11 The mask should look similar to this.
  • 00:03:16 Select our Model Layer.
  • 00:03:19 CTRL + J to duplicate the layer.
  • 00:03:21 Hide the bottom model layer.
  • 00:03:25 Select the Mask thumbnail.
  • 00:03:28 Right click – Apply Layer Mask.
  • 00:03:30 Lets rename this to Model Ghost.
  • 00:03:36 CTRL + J to duplicate the layer.
  • 00:03:40 Rename this new layer to model.
  • 00:03:42 Head down and create a new layer.
  • 00:03:47 Bring it below the model layer.
  • 00:03:51 Rename it to Model Shadow 1.
  • 00:03:55 Select the Zoom Tool. (Z) and zoom in.
  • 00:03:59 Select the Brush Tool.
  • 00:04:03 Make sure your foreground color is black.
  • 00:04:07 Start adding shadows like so.
  • 00:04:13 Head up to Filter – Blur – Motion blur.
  • 00:04:21 Angle: 30 | Distance: 43 Pixels.
  • 00:04:25 Then hit OK.
  • 00:04:28 Create a new layer – Rename it to Model Shadow 2.
  • 00:04:35 Zoom out a bit using your Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:04:41 CTRL + Click on the Model Thumbnail Layer.
  • 00:04:45 Make sure you're on the model shadow 2 layer.
  • 00:04:49 ALT + Backspace to fill with black. (Foreground) color.
  • 00:04:55 CTRL + T to select the shadow.
  • 00:04:57 Right Click – Flip Vertical.
  • 00:05:01 Position the Shadow like so.
  • 00:05:10 Right Click – Warp.
  • 00:05:14 Warp the shadow to fit the model.
  • 00:05:23 Hit enter when you're done.
  • 00:05:27 CTRL + D – Deselect.
  • 00:05:31 Next, change the Blending Mode – Soft Light.
  • 00:05:37 Next, head up to Filter – Blur Gaussian Blur.
  • 00:05:42 Blur Radius: 3.5 Pixels.
  • 00:05:47 Then hit OK.
  • 00:05:51 I'm going to bring down the opacity of Model Shadow 1.
  • 00:05:55 About 70%.
  • 00:05:59 Select the Model Ghost layer.
  • 00:06:03 Select your Move Tool. (V)
  • 00:06:07 Move the layer to the left, behind the main model.
  • 00:06:10 CTRL + T to select the Ghost layer.
  • 00:06:12 Resize while holding ALT + SHIFT.
  • 00:06:19 Hit enter to accept changes.
  • 00:06:23 Bring down the opacity to about 60%.
  • 00:06:27 Next, head up to Filter – Blur – Motion Blur.
  • 00:06:34 Angle 0.
  • 00:06:38 Distance about 9 Pixels.
  • 00:06:42 Then hit Ok.
  • 00:06:46 Adjust the opacity level if needed.
  • 00:06:50 Select the bottom model layer "Background copy"
  • 00:06:55 Hold CTRL + SHIFT. This will select all layers upwards.
  • 00:06:59 CTRL + G to group all selected layers.
  • 00:07:03 Lets rename this group to Model & Shadows.
  • 00:07:07 Create a new adjustment layer – Hue/Saturation.
  • 00:07:11 Saturation – 13.
  • 00:07:15 Lightness – 19.
  • 00:07:19 Then hit close.
  • 00:07:23 Create a new adjustment layer – Color Balance.
  • 00:07:29 – 35 | – 3 | +35
  • 00:07:43 Then hit close.
  • 00:07:48 I'm going to add a Kerosene lamp.
  • 00:07:53 We need to extract the lamp. I will use my Quick Selection Tool.
  • 00:07:58 Carefully select the entire lamp.
  • 00:08:05 ALT + Clicking & Dragging will subtract the selection.
  • 00:08:15 Select your Move Tool. (V) Drag and drop onto our project.
  • 00:08:20 Rename this new layer to lantern.
  • 00:08:26 Right click – Convert to Smart Object.
  • 00:08:30 CTRL + T to select the lamp.
  • 00:08:34 Resize the lamp as needed.
  • 00:08:38 I'm going to position the lamp, left of the model.
  • 00:08:42 Right there seems to be good.
  • 00:08:44 Enter to accept changes.
  • 00:08:48 Create a new layer – Bring it below the lamp layer.
  • 00:08:53 Lets rename this to lantern shadow.
  • 00:08:56 Zoom in using your Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:08:57 Change the Blending Mode – Soft Light.
  • 00:09:02 Zoom in using your Zoom Tool.
  • 00:09:06 Start adding shadows like so.
  • 00:09:10
  • 00:09:12 Use the Eraser tool to erase any un-needed parts. (E)
  • 00:09:18 Create a new layer – Add more shadows.
  • 00:09:24
  • 00:09:29 Adjust the opacity level if needed.
  • 00:09:36 CTRL + 0 to Zoom back out.
  • 00:09:39 Select the Lantern & Shadow Layer.
  • 00:09:41 Select the lantern and the two shadows layer.
  • 00:09:46 Group all layers – CTRL + G.
  • 00:09:48 Lets rename this group to Lantern & Shadows.
  • 00:09:51 Create a new adjustment layer – Gradient Map.
  • 00:09:54 Click on the gradient presets.
  • 00:10:00 Change the first color to: 40146f
  • 00:10:05 Hit OK.
  • 00:10:10 Change the second color to: 1eb3e4
  • 00:10:15 Hit OK.
  • 00:10:18
  • 00:10:22 Change the Blending Mode – Soft Light.
  • 00:10:26 Bring down the opacity to about 65%.
  • 00:10:31 Create a new layer – Rename it to Window Light Effect.
  • 00:10:38 Lets zoom into the window. Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:10:45 Select the Polygonal Lasso Tool.
  • 00:10:51 Make sure "Add To Selection" is checked.
  • 00:10:57 Now, lets select the entire window.
  • 00:11:07 Right click – Fill.
  • 00:11:12 Contents: White. Then hit OK.
  • 00:11:16 CTRL + D to deselect.
  • 00:11:20 Change the Blending Mode to Dissolve.
  • 00:11:24 Duplicate the Light Effect layer twice. CTRL + J.
  • 00:11:29 Select all three layers.
  • 00:11:33 Right click – Merge layers.
  • 00:11:37 Head up to Filter – Blur – Radial Blur.
  • 00:11:43 Blur Method: Zoom.
  • 00:11:47 Amount 100.
  • 00:11:48 Quality: Best.
  • 00:11:50 Drag the blur center to the top right position.
  • 00:11:54 Then hit OK.
  • 00:11:59 Head down to FX – Outer Glow.
  • 00:12:06 Lets change the color to: 8380fd
  • 00:12:11 Then hit OK.
  • 00:12:16 Blend Mode: Screen.
  • 00:12:20 Increase the opacity level to about 82%.
  • 00:12:24 Size: 150PX.
  • 00:12:29 Then hit OK.
  • 00:12:34 I'm going to add a flare to the window.
  • 00:12:38 Select your Move Tool. (V)
  • 00:12:40 Drag and drop onto our preject.
  • 00:12:44 Place the Lens Flare at the top right of the window.
  • 00:12:53 Head down and create a new layer.
  • 00:12:57 Lets rename this to Lantern Light.
  • 00:13:00 Change the Blending Mode: Linear Dodge (ADD).
  • 00:13:04 Change our foreground color to an orange color.
  • 00:13:08 Color code: ff9c00
  • 00:13:10 Then hit ok.
  • 00:13:14 Select the Brush Tool. (B)
  • 00:13:17 Add a light to the center, like so.
  • 00:13:19 Bring down the opacity level. 33%.
  • 00:13:24 Create a new layer – Rename it to shadows.
  • 00:13:32 Make sure your foreground is black & your brush tool is selected.
  • 00:13:35 Brush opacity level: 30%.
  • 00:13:39 Start adding shadows like so.
  • 00:13:53 Drop the opacity level to about 80%.
  • 00:13:59 Then change the Blending Mode – Soft Light.
  • 00:14:07 CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E to merge all visible layers.
  • 00:14:11 Change the Blend Mode – Soft Light.
  • 00:14:14 Then head up to Filter – Other – High Pass.
  • 00:14:21 Radius about 0.2 Pixels.
  • 00:14:25 Then hit OK.