In this Photoshop Tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful artwork using manipulation techniques. How to work with layer masks, blend modes, adjustment layers, light effects and rain effect. Resources needed: Model LINK Fantasy background LINK Background stock LINK Dark stock LINK    

By Muhammad , on December 05, 2012, under Photoshop Tutorials

Final Result Preview


Step 1: Creating Background

Open Fantasy background stock image  in Photoshop (Ctrl+O).


Step 2

Duplicate background layer (Ctrl + J), click on the duplicated layer and then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Input the following:

Radius:7.4 pixels


Step 3

Open Backround stock image, and then press (V) to activate the Move Tool. and drag the image to the main canvas and change layer name to “background stock”.


Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur, Input the following:Radius:2.6 pixels


 Set the blending of this layer to Linear burn.


Now activate a Mask tool for background stock from the bottom of layers palette.


Press (B) to activate Brush tool, with these settings :Brush size: 500px, Hardness: 0%, Opacity: 60%, Flow: 100%, Color: # 000000


Now paint over the highlighted area.


The result should be similar to this: