Create a collage with a girl among the flowers in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a beautiful emotional scene with a girl in the field. You will learn how to combine different source images using adjustment layers, working with a mask and brushes. You will also learn how to make color correction, enhance the atmosphere and create light effects.

Final result

Step 1

Create a new 1200x800arch document in Adobe Photoshop. Set the settings that are shown in the screenshot below.

Step 2

Open the original image with the sky. Move this image to our working paper with the tool Move (MoveTool (V):

Step 3

To reduce the noise in the image with the sky, let’s go Filter – Noise – Dust and Scratches (Filter> Noise> Dust Scratches):

Step 4

Next, add a correction layer to the sky layer. Color Balance (Color Balance) as a clipping mask, for this we go Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Color Balance (Layer> NewAdjustmentLayer> ColorBalance). In the settings window of this adjustment layer, set to Medium tones (Midtones) values ​​that are shown in the screenshot below:

Step 5

Add adjustment layer Curves (Curves) as a clipping mask to reduce the brightness in the image. Set the curve as shown in the screenshot below. Next, go to the mask of this adjustment layer and using a soft black brush, hide the curves effect in the middle left part of the image:

Step 6

Open the source image with a field. Using tool Rectangular area (RetangularMarqueeTool (M), select only the image of the field. Copy / paste the selected part of the image on our working paper, placing a fragment with a field in the bottom of our scene, as shown in the screenshot below:

To the layer with the field, add a layer mask, to do this, click the second icon at the bottom of the layers panel. Using a soft black brush, soften the edge at the horizon:

Step 7

Next, to the layer with the field, add an adjustment layer Curves (Curves) as a clipping mask to darken the image. Set the curve as shown in the screenshot below. Now go to the mask of this adjustment layer and using a soft black brush with low opacity (about 10-15%), hide the effect of the curves in the left corner, since we plan to create a light source there.

Step 8

Add adjustment layer Color Balance (ColorBalance) on top of all other layers. In the settings window of this adjustment layer, set to Medium tones (Midtones) and Sveta (Highlights) values ​​that are shown in the screenshot below:

Next, go to the mask of this adjustment layer and with the help of a soft black brush, hide the effect of the color balance by brushing over the field, since we do not want the correction to affect this part of the image:

Step 9

Add adjustment layer Curves (Curves) on top of all other layers to brighten the scene. Set the curve as shown in the screenshot below. Now go to the mask of this adjustment layer and using a soft black brush, paint over the right side of the image so that the effect is visible only on the left side of the scene:

Step 10

Open the original image with the model. First, separate the model image from the background using any selection technique you prefer to work with:

Step 11

Create two new layers. With a hard round brush, brush color #764d3b and#eecnineteena, Draw the hair to the model:

Step 12

Select a layer with a model and layers with painted hair to merge them into one layer (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E), do not forget to turn off the layer with the original background, as well as the fill layer, located below the layer with the selected image of the model.
Move the merged layer with the selected image of the model to our working paper, reflect the model image horizontally, so that the light side of the model image is on the left. So let’s go Editing – Transformation – Flip Horizontal (Edit> Transform> FlipHorizontal):

Step 13

To the layer with the model, add a layer mask and using a hard black brush, process the bottom of the model’s dress to create the feeling as if it is among the colors:

Step 14

Next, add a adjustment layer to the model layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) to change the color of the dress of the model to the color of the grass:

Step 15

On a separate layer, using a hard brush, brush color # 4a1f15, Draw the hair to the model.

Step 16

Create a new layer on top of all other layers. Set the brush with rose petals, select the brush that you like. Next, press the key (Ffive) to set the following settings for the brush:

Arbitrarily draw petals throughout the scene:

Step 17

Draw larger petals at the edges of the scene, as shown in the screenshot below:

Step 18

For large petals at the edges, apply a filter Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur), for this we go Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). Set the blur radius 4px. This step should add depth to our scene.

Step 19

Add adjustment layer Curves (Curves) on top of all other layers. Set the curves as shown in the screenshot below:

Step 20

Add another adjustment layer. Curves (Curves) to reduce image brightness. Set the curve as shown in the screenshot below. Now go to the mask of this adjustment layer and using a soft black brush, paint over the left side of the image to preserve the brightness in this part of the scene:

Step 21

Now add an adjustment layer. Brightness / Contrast (Brightness / Contrast). Increase the value The contrast (Contrast) to 18:

Step 22

Create a new layer. To add light to the scene, using a soft brush, brush color # 2a1a01, paint over the left side of the image. Change the blending mode for this layer to Linear Dodge (Linear Dodge), 100% layer opacity:

Step 23

Create a new layer. Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay) 100% layer opacity. Using a soft brush, brush color # d7ab67, Strengthen the light:

Step 24

Next, add a fill layer, for this we go Layer- New Layer-Fill- Color (Layer> New Fill Layer> Solid Color). In the settings window that appears, set the fill color # 7f6240. Reduce the opacity for this layer to 20% and using a soft black brush, hide the fill effect on the sky, as well as on the left side of the image:

Step 25

At the end, add an adjustment layer. Vibration (Vibrance) to enhance the final effect:

And we have completed the lesson! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thank you for being with me.

Final result

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