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In this Photoshop Tutorial we will create a beautiful fantasy world photo manipulation using photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial. Basic photoshop skills are required for this tutorial.

By nishagandhi, on April 05, 2012, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

In this Photoshop Tutorial we will create a beautiful fantasy world photo manipulation using photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial. Basic photoshop skills are required for this tutorial.

  • Resources needed:
  • Girl Thanks to Tigg stock LINK
  • Butterfly LINK
  • Background LINK
  • Tower LINK
  • Statue LINK
  • Glitter brushes LINK
  • Water LINK
  • Light beams brushes LINK
  • Sparklies brushes LINK
  • Planets brushes LINK
  • Space brushes LINK
  • Birds brushes LINK

 
 

Final Result Preview:

 
 
 

Step 1:

 

Open the girl image in photoshop. Remove the background using any selection tool. I used the Pen Tool.

 
 
 

Step 2:

 

Now open the background image and place it below the girl's layer.

 
 
 

Step 3:

 

Now paint her hair as shown. You will need a Wacom tablet for this step.

 
 
 

Step 4:

 

Now select a sky blue color of low opacity and paint on a new layer on the selected area. Set this layer's Blending Mode to Overlay. Make sure that this layer is below the girl layer. (You can see that in the layers below.)

 
 

Now apply Color Overlay to this layer. The settings are as shown below.

 
 
 

Step 5:

 

Now create a new layer, select a light violet color 7c668c and paint using a soft brush with low opacity on the selected area. Set the Blending Mode to Linear Light.

 
 
 

Step 6:

 

Create a new layer and paint with a soft black brush of low opacity on the corners of the image. Set the Blending Mode of this layer to Soft Light.

 
 
 

Step 7:

 

Now select the girl's face using any selection tool and paste it on a new layer. Apply Gaussian Blur of 2.9. This gives a soft look to the face. Now add Layer Mask to remove the blur to her eye brows and lips. Also select her lips and apply hue/saturation and change the lips color to red. You can notice that this little step brings in a lot of difference to her face.

 
 
 

Step 8:

 

Open the butterfly image and remove the background from it. Now re size and place this butterfly on the girl's hands as shown. Apply Layer Mask to erase some parts of the butterfly to look like the girl is holding it.

 
 
 

Step 9:

 

Apply Inner Glow and Outer Glow to the butterfly. The settings are as shown.

 
 
 

Step 10:

 

Create a new layer and paint the birds using the birds brushes.