In this Photoshop Tutorial I'll show you how to create a dark fantasy forest fire scene. You'll learn how to create a dark dreamy background, work with lighting and make fire effect. Resources needed: ModelLINK ForestLINK HairLINK FireLINK
I make a new layer and use brush with same color (#da9441) to paint on model dress, legs and change the mode to Overlay 100%:
On a new layer I use brush with color #cb6c20 and very small size to paint on the creases of model dress to make some highlights. I keep the mode of this layer as Normal 100%:
Make a new layer above fire groups. Use brush with same color in previous step (#cb6c20) and size about 3 px to spot around file pile to make some sparks:
Now we'll take care of the fire on model hand. Make a new layer on the top. Use soft brush with color #da9441 to paint around this fire and change the mode to Color Dodge 100%. Duplicate this layer and change mode to Overlay 100%:
Create a new layer, use brush with color #da6541 to paint over fire part. I set the mode to Screen 100% to make glowing effect:
On a new layer, use same brush to paint over model face, arm parts which receive light from the fire. I set the mode to Color Dodge 100%:
On a new layer, I use brush with color #cb6c20 to make some highlights on model hair, arm:
Model face, arm look a bit dark so I use soft white brush (on a new layer) to brighten them. Change the mode to Overlay 30%:
Now the time to add change color of picture. Make some adjustment layers on the top.
Change the mode of this Gradient Map layer to Soft Light 100%.