In this Photoshop Tutorial I'll show you how to create a fantasy witch scene with magical effect. We'll go though the techniques of combining different stocks, blending them in correct way, adjusting colors, retouching model, working with lighting and shadow and more. Resources needed: Ground LINK Forest LINK Model LINK Hair brushes LINK Eyelash brushes LINK Hat LINK Pumpkin LINK Book LINK Skull LINK Sphere LINK Lens Flare LINK Lighting brushes LINK    

By pureromance88, on October 30, 2012, under Photoshop Tutorials

Step 21

Open book stock. Take these books and position them at the right of model:

Make shadows for the books:


Step 22

Reduce saturation of the books with Hue/Saturation layer (Clipping Mask):


Step 23

The part behind the book should be darker (as they're hidden from main light source). I use a new layer and brush with color #8f877a to paint over there. Put the mode to Multipy 100%:


Step 24

Cut out the skull (you can use your own image) and place it above the books:

To change light and shadow on skull, I use a new layer and choose Radiant Gradient Tool (G) with default color (black and white):
Set the mode to Soft Light 100%:


Step 25

I make two layers with Soft Light mode 100%. On the first I use soft black brush to darken the top right of skull:

On the second I use soft white brush to brighten the left side of it:


Step 26

Use a Hue/Saturation layer (Clipping Mask) for skull:


Step 27

Create a new layer (non-clipped)), take soft brush with color #83f6ed. Spot on skull eyes holes:

I use a brighter color (#c7f4ed) and new layer with smaller size to spot on the middle section of the eyes and change the mode to Overlay 100%:
New layer and use brush with color #83f6ed painting on the bottom left, book, ground and model dress part which near skull. I alter the mode to Soft Light 100%:


Step 28

Extract the hat and position it above model head:

Make a new layer under hat one. Use soft black brush with opacity about 40-50% to make shadow for hat on model head:


Step 29

I use a new layer with Clipping Mask for the hat. Choose brush color as #877872 and paint on the left edge of the hat to darken it. Change the mode to Multipy 100%:


Step 30

Now we'll add light for pumpkin. Make a new layer on the top and make selection for the hole parts of pumpkin then fill with color #877872:

I use soft white brush on a separate layer to paint inside these holes and put the mode to Overlay 50%:
New layer, use brush with color #854a15 to paint around pumpkin holes, the ground, model dress that receive light from pumpkin. I set the mode to Screen 100%:
On two new layers with Soft Light mode 100% (the first), change brush color to #e9cc2e  and paint over indicated parts. On the second, I keep the mode as Normal 100% and paint on dresss creases with very small brush to make the stronger highlight: