Make a magical effect with Photoshop

The author of the video lesson: Elena Vinogradova

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an unusual magic effect on your photo using brushes, various blending modes and much more. So, let’s begin!

Step 1. To start, create a new document. File-New (File-New), with sizes 1920?1200px / 72ppi. Then take Fill tool (Paint Bucket Tool) (G) and fill the new background layer with the color, the number of which you see in the picture below.

Step 2. Take Brush tool (BrushTool) (B), set the transparency to 20%. For other settings of the brush, see the picture below.

Step 3. Now, on a new layer with a brush, we make several strokes (see the picture for the color number).

… and a few other colors on another new layer …

… and change its Blend Mode (Blend Mode) on Lightening Basics (ColorDodge):

Here’s how you should do it:

Step 4. Now take a photo of the girl model and place it on your document. I took mine here. You can use any other.

Step 5. Now we need to separate the girl’s figure from the background on which she is. You can do this in any way convenient for you. Can use Pen tool (PenTool (P)), Tool Magic Wand (MagicWandTool (W)), Magnetic Lasso Tool (MagneticLasso (L)), or the simplest Filter-Extract (Filter-Extract (Alt + Ctrl + X)).

Step 6. Create a new layer. On it using the Brush Tool with color #BA93B3 make a small scattering of dots of different sizes …

… and then some more pure white:

Step 7. Now with the help ToolsEllipse (Ellipse Tool (U)) make a circle like this:

Fill this layer to 0%.

Then add a layer style. Gradient Overlap (Gradient Overlay) with settings as shown below.

And in the end we got such a translucent circle:

Step 8. Now copy this layer (Ctrl + J) several times and using the tool Move (MoveTool (V) place the circles in random order around the girl.

Step 9. Create a new layer again. We need to create on it a kind of glow around the girl. The brush settings for this action are listed below.

Step 10. Now add New adjustment layer – Curves (Createnewfilloradjustmentlayer-Curves). Settings – in the picture below.

Now your work looks more contrast and richer.

Step 11. With help Tool Ellipse (EllipseTool (U) on the new layer make another circle.

Fill (Filla) this layer 0%, a Transparency (Opacity)70%.

We will also add several styles to this layer. To start Inner Shadow (Inner Shadow) with the settings below.

Further Inner Glow (Inner Glow), as shown.

Then Stamping (BevelandEmboss) with these settings:

And in conclusion Gloss (Satin) with such settings:

And after all the actions we have done, we have such a pretty bubble.

Step 12. Copy the bubble layer and, with Free Transformation (Ctrl + T) Try to deform it. Use the following parameters Curvature (Warp).

Repeat this action several times. Here’s what you should get:

Step 13. On the new layer, we need to make several lines with Tool Brush (Brush Tool) with the settings shown in the picture.

Here’s how it should look:

Now smear them a little with Tool Finger (SmudgeTool (R) with By pushing (Strength) about 50%.

Step 14. Blend mode for this layer change to Overlap (Overlay).

It will turn out like this:

Then create a duplicate of this layer.

Step 15. On the new layer we need to apply Brush tool (Brush Tool) white, with a level of transparency ten%. Other settings below.

You should have something like fog.

Change layer blend mode to Overlap (Overlay).

This is how it will look.

Step 16. On a new layer with a brush, add some more points. (Colour #EC008C) approximately as shown.

And after that on a new layer there are some more whites.

Step 17. Create a copy of the layer with white dots, and apply to it Filter-Blur-Blur in Motion (Filter> Blur> MotionBlur).

Now our points have become more dynamic.

That’s all! In my opinion it turned out pretty magical. Do not be afraid to experiment!
Good luck to you!

The end result of a higher resolution can be found here.

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