Creativity & Design

The Lost Chapter: Photo Manipulation Tutorial

  • 00:00:10 Stock download links are in the description.
  • 00:00:15 Lets get started.
  • 00:00:17 Lets zoom in using the Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:00:22 Select the Polygonal Lasso Tool. (L)
  • 00:00:26 I'm going to select some of the castle.
  • 00:00:31 Hold Spacebar while dragging to select the Hand Tool.
  • 00:00:35 Leave some of the rocks, we'll later blend them into our main project.
  • 00:00:39 You can select the entire castle. (Optional)
  • 00:00:42 For this part, I will only select parts of the castle.
  • 00:00:47
  • 00:00:54 Once the entire selection is made. Select the Move Tool. (V)
  • 00:00:59 Drag and drop it onto our main background.
  • 00:01:03 Select the Magic Eraser Tool. (E)
  • 00:01:09 Click on the extra sky, that we no longer need.
  • 00:01:14 Select the Move Tool again. (V)
  • 00:01:19 Position the castle on the top of the cliff, like so.
  • 00:01:28 Select Mask down at the bottom.
  • 00:01:32 Zoom in onto our castle, using the Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:01:36 Spacebar to select the Hand Tool.
  • 00:01:40 Make sure your foreground color is black.
  • 00:01:43 Select the Brush Tool. (B)
  • 00:01:46 Select a brush with soft edges.
  • 00:01:49 Take your time and blend the rocks together.
  • 00:01:57 Bring down the Brush opacity level – About 10%.
  • 00:02:02 Continue Blending the rocks together.
  • 00:02:12 Bring the Brush opacity back up to 100%.
  • 00:02:17 CTRL + 0 to Zoom back out.
  • 00:02:21 Lets rename the Castle layer to Castle.
  • 00:02:25 Create a new layer, rename it to Castle Shadow.
  • 00:02:33 Zoom back in, using your Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:02:39 Select the Brush Tool. (B)
  • 00:02:42 Your brush opacity level, should be about 10%.
  • 00:02:46 Carefully add shadows like so.
  • 00:02:55 CTRL + 0 to Zoom back out.
  • 00:02:59 Create a new adjustment layer – Hue/Saturation.
  • 00:03:05 Saturation – 40%.
  • 00:03:11 Lightness – 40.
  • 00:03:15 Then close.
  • 00:03:18 I'm going to be adding a moon.
  • 00:03:21 Select the Move Tool. (V)
  • 00:03:24 Drag and drop onto your main project.
  • 00:03:28 CTRL + T to select the moon image.
  • 00:03:31 Right click – Flip Horizontal.
  • 00:03:35 Position it as you'd like.
  • 00:03:39 Resize it as needed.
  • 00:03:44 Change the Blending Mode to Color Dodge.
  • 00:03:50 Enter to accept changes.
  • 00:03:54 Select the Eraser Tool.
  • 00:03:59 Select a brush with soft edges.
  • 00:04:01 Start deleting un-needed areas.
  • 00:04:04 I'm going to add a cliff.
  • 00:04:07 Select the Move Tool. (V)
  • 00:04:10 Drag and drop onto our main project.
  • 00:04:14 I'm going to position the cliff on the bottom right.
  • 00:04:22 I'm going to add the model now.
  • 00:04:26 You can use the rock that she's standing on. (Optional)
  • 00:04:30 Lets zoom in using the Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:04:35 You can cut out the model, using the Quick Selection Tool, or Pen Tool.
  • 00:04:39 I will be using the Pen Tool. (P)
  • 00:04:45
  • 00:04:49 I will speed this part up, since it's very time consuming.
  • 00:04:52 Once you've selected the entire model. Right Click – Make Selection.
  • 00:04:58 Hit ok.
  • 00:05:01 CTRL + 0 to Zoom back out.
  • 00:05:04 Head up to Select – Refine Edge.
  • 00:05:10 Zoom in using the Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:05:14 Only focus on the hair, Right now.
  • 00:05:18
  • 00:05:29 Output To: New Layer. – Then hit ok.
  • 00:05:34 CTRL + 0 to Zoom back out.
  • 00:05:38 Select the Move Tool. Drag and drop onto our main project.
  • 00:05:44 CTRL + T to select the Model.
  • 00:05:48 Hold SHIFT + ALT while dragging a corner inwards.
  • 00:05:52 Position the model, near the edge of the cliff.
  • 00:05:57 Hit enter when you're done.
  • 00:05:59 Lets rename some of the layers.
  • 00:06:01 Select the Moon layer. Rename it to Moon.
  • 00:06:04 Select the Cliff layer, Rename it to Cliff.
  • 00:06:08 And select the Model layer, rename it to Model.
  • 00:06:14 Create a new layer, bring it below the model.
  • 00:06:19 Rename this layer, to Model Shadow 1.
  • 00:06:25 Zoom in using your Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:06:29
  • 00:06:33 Select the Brush Tool.
  • 00:06:36 Use a small brush with soft edges.
  • 00:06:41 Carefully start adding shadows like so.
  • 00:06:50
  • 00:06:57 Create a new layer – Rename it to model shadow 2.
  • 00:07:06 Bring down the brush opacity to about 10%.
  • 00:07:12 Start applying mode shadows.
  • 00:07:21 I'm going to adjust some of the opacity levels.
  • 00:07:30 Create a new layer. Rename it to Model Shadow 3.
  • 00:07:38 Zoom out a bit. Using your Zoom Tool.
  • 00:07:43 CTRL + click on the model to make a selection of her.
  • 00:07:47 Make sure you're on the Shadow 3 layer still.
  • 00:07:51 ALT + Backspace to fill with black. (Foreground) color.
  • 00:07:54 CTRL + T to select the selection.
  • 00:07:57 Flip Vertical.
  • 00:08:00 Position the shadow like so.
  • 00:16:02 Select black as the color, Then hit ok.
  • 00:16:05 Make sure your foreground and background colors are black to white.
  • 00:16:07 Head up to Filter – Render – Clouds
  • 00:16:11 Rasterize.
  • 00:16:14 CTRL + T to select the clouds.
  • 00:16:18 Resize like so.
  • 00:16:22 I'm going to stretch the clouds a little.
  • 00:16:28 Hit Enter when you're done.
  • 00:16:32 Change the Blending Mode to Screen.
  • 00:16:36 Select the Mask, CTRL + i to invert.
  • 00:16:40 Change your foreground color to white.
  • 00:16:44 Bring down the brush opacity level to about 20%.
  • 00:16:47 Start adding the clouds.
  • 00:16:59 Bring back up the brush opacity to 100%
  • 00:17:03 Create a new layer, rename it to birds.
  • 00:17:10 Select the Brush Tool – Brush Panel.
  • 00:17:15 Select a bird brush.
  • 00:17:21 I'm going to add the birds near the moon.
  • 00:17:30 Bring down the opacity a little.
  • 00:17:34 Create a new layer. Rename it to Landscape Shadowing.
  • 00:17:43 Change the Blending Mode to Soft Light.
  • 00:17:47 Select a large brush with soft edges.
  • 00:17:51 Brush Opacity – 30%.
  • 00:17:55 Start adding shadows, like so.
  • 00:18:01 Experiment with the opacity level.
  • 00:18:10 Creat a new adjustment layer – Hue/Saturation.
  • 00:18:14 Bring down the Lightness to about -20.
  • 00:18:20 Then close.
  • 00:18:23 Create a new adjustment layer – Gradient.
  • 00:18:28 Click on the Gradient Presets.
  • 00:18:32 The first color I'm using is. Color Code: 7D652B
  • 00:18:39 Then hit ok.
  • 00:18:41 Select the second color, then hit delete.
  • 00:18:45 Then hit ok.
  • 00:18:46 Reverse should be selected.
  • 00:18:49 I'm going to drag the gradient upwards. So it blends in the sky.
  • 00:18:51 Scale: 68%.
  • 00:18:56 Hit ok when you're done.
  • 00:18:59 Change the Blending Mode to Overlay.
  • 00:19:03 Opacity 66%.
  • 00:19:07 Create a new layer – Rename it to Castle Lights.
  • 00:19:15 Zoom in using your Zoom Tool. (Z)
  • 00:19:22 Change your foreground color to an orange/yellow color. FF8A00
  • 00:19:29 Then hit ok.
  • 00:19:32 Select the Brush Tool, be sure to use soft edges.
  • 00:19:38 Fill in the window like so.
  • 00:19:45 Change the Blending Mode to Linear Dodge (ADD)
  • 00:19:50 Head up to Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur.
  • 00:19:54 Radius: 7.4 Pixels. Then ok.
  • 00:19:58 CTRL + 0 to zoom back out.