Girl Photo Manipulation

Girl Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I will teach you how to make a beautiful design from just a photo.

Create a new file (File>New) of 1920×1200px/72 dpi. Using the Paint Bucket Tool (G), fill the background with black color.

Girl Photo Manipulation

Let’s represent a separate file (File>New) of 1000×1000px/72 dpi.

Girl Photo Manipulation

Using the Gradient Tool (G), try to represent a light passage the same way demonstrated below:

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Select on the same layer Filter>Distort>Wave

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Apply on the same layer the next option: Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Put the rays’ bunch on the first created file:

Girl Photo Manipulation

Using the Free Transform option, enlarge a little and stretch out the bunch.

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask option and select the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to mark out the zone the same way as it is shown on the picture. Using a standard brush of black color, try to clean out the zone with the marking.

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Make a copy of the layer containing the rays’ bunch. Move of the mask from the layer’s copy and move the copy’s layer downwards, applying Free Transform

Girl Photo Manipulation

Insert the mask on the copy’s layer the same way we did earlier for the layer with the rays’ bunch. Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and the Brush Tool (B), mark out the zone the same way from below, cleaning it out with the brush of black color.

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Set the same parameters for both layers of the rays’ bunch: Blending mode-Overlay

Girl Photo Manipulation

Create a new layer which must be processed with a standard brush and paint the rays with the color #372F7D. This layer needs to be placed lower than the rays’ layers (on the layers’ panel).

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Soft light

Girl Photo Manipulation

Create a new layer and use the standard brush we did with the previous example. Paint the central part of the rays with the color #EA108C. Place this layer above the previous one, but lower than the rays’ layers.

Girl Photo Manipulation

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Overlay

Girl Photo Manipulation

Using the standard brush of black color (Opacity 20%), try to dark out the picture’s edges:

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Find a stock photo with a model represented on it, I used this photo from deviantart. I would like to thank the author of this photo :

Girl Photo Manipulation

Cut the model out and insert it on the new layer.

Girl Photo Manipulation

Set the next styles on the same layer: Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Make a copy of the girl’s layer. Move off the effects out of the copy’s layer and choose Free Transform option to turn over the copy’s layer on several millimeters, fixing the axe’s central part on the left girl’s leg. This layer needs to be placed under the very first layer with the girl.

Girl Photo Manipulation

Press CTRL+SHIFT+U and then CTRL+U.

Girl Photo Manipulation

The copy’s layer with the girl (the very first layer is hidden for reflecting the result).

Girl Photo Manipulation

The layer’s parameters: Fill 72%, Blending mode-Vivid Light

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Make three copies of the girl’s layer containing the copy. Move each next layer on the central part of the left girl’s leg. Each copy’s layer needs to be placed lower than the previous one. The Fill parameter for the first copy is 72%, the second one – 39%, the third one – 48%.

Girl Photo Manipulation

Select the next styles for the layer of the lowest copy (the 3rd): Blending Options>Outer Glow

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Download a set of brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named: bloodbrushes2_invaynestock.
Create after that a new layer and apply a brush out of the downloaded set. The brushes have white color. Place this layer lower than the very first layer of the girl.

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Make a copy of the very first girl’s layer and choose Free Transform option to turn over the copy, placing it as below:

Girl Photo Manipulation

Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and choose a standard brush of black color (Opacity 20%) to clean out smoothly the reflection.

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Now we have to represent several lines, but for the beginning draw their paths. In this case we’ll apply the Pen Tool (P) (Path mode)

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Next we’ll create a new layer, select a standard brush of white color (Diameter 9, Hardness 100%). Using the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the lines and then change the instrument with the Pen Tool (P) and make a right click on the marked line to select Stroke Path (Brush mode). Place the layer with the lines lower than the girl’s layers (on the layers’ panel).

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and choose a standard brush of black color (Opacity 40%) to clean out the lines the same way demonstrated below:

Girl Photo Manipulation

Set the next parameters for the made layer: Fill 63%, Blending mode-Overlay

Girl Photo Manipulation

Make a copy of the layer containing the lines and move of the layer’s mask, applying the next option: Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Overlay

Girl Photo Manipulation

Create a new layer and select on it a standard brush of white color to represent a lot of dots.

Girl Photo Manipulation
Girl Photo Manipulation

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Overlay

Girl Photo Manipulation

Make a copy of the last made layer with the dots and choose for this layer the next demonstrated parameters: Fill 70%, Blending mode-Soft Light

Girl Photo Manipulation

The final result!
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