Create a tasteful dessert in Photoshop

Photoshop – a wonderful tool for the combination of different images, as well as their fragments. In this tutorial we will create an elephant hidden under the cream using a few photos. Let’s start!

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Step 1

We will create from the wine glass – dessert.
Open the image of the glass. Create a selection of the upper half of the glass and copy it (Copy \ Copy = Ctrl + C). Paste a copy on a new layer (Ctrl + V). Name the new layer “Top of the glass \ Glass top”.

Step 2

Standing on the “Top of Glass” layer, go to: Editing> Transform> Warp – Transform> Warp. Shape as shown in the image below:

Step 3

As an extra step, I used the filter “Plastic \ Liquify“This will help achieve the right perspective for our new glass.

Step four

Return to the source layer “Background \ Background” and select the base (foot) of the glass. Create a selection for this part and copy it (Ctrl + C). Paste a copy on a new layer (Ctrl + V). Name the new layer “Bottom of the glass \ Glass bottom”.

Step 5

Transform the bottom of the glass (Ctrl + T). Stretch it vertically to scale.

Step 6

Move the modified “Bottom of Glass” layer a little higher. So, the leg of the glass will become shorter and will be more similar to the base of the dessert wine glass.

Use layer mask , to connect this layer with the rest of the glass. Do not worry about the “Background \ Background” layer – we’ll remove it later.

Step 7
Make the background a little softer and more uniform. Use a soft brush with low opacity. Holding the key Alt Define light-colored background patterns and start blending the colors so that the background becomes more even (paint over the dark gray area).

Step 8

To finish the dessert glass, we must correct the perspective at the top of the wine glass. At present, we more clearly see the upper edge of the glass (we look at it from the outside), but according to the idea, the lower part should be more noticeable (there should be a review “from the inside”).

With a solid round brush of small diameter, repaint the edge of the glass. Choose color samples directly on dark areas of the glass. The goal is to change the direction of the review. It should be that the glass is slightly turned “on us.”

Step 9

Save your dessert glass as a separate file, if necessary, you can always return to this image and make changes. Become on top layer. Press combination Shift + Ctrl +Alt +E. You will get the combined layer of all downline. After that, remove all subordinate layers. Drag the new layer down (toward the bottom of the canvas).

Then select a background area just above the glass and drag it to fill the top of the image.

Step 10

Let’s start work on the elephant.
Open the images of elephants. Using the tool “Pen \ Pen Tool “ cut out the parts that we will use. Copy them to a new layer.

Step 11

When you are done extracting all the pieces, put them in our working paper with a glass.

Step 12

Now we have all the parts in one document. Let’s go through each element and clean them from unnecessary parts. Let’s start with the removal of tusks. For this, I will use the tool “Stamp \ Clone Stamp Tool“The trick is to use the” Stamp \ Clone Stamp Tool “on the new layer, and do not forget to put in the settings”Sample: All Layers \ Sample: to All Layers“This will allow you to work freely and easily correct errors.

I also copied a part of the trunk and using the tool “Warp” (Editing> Transform> Warp – Transform> Warp) restored the elephant’s nose.

Step 13

For the body of the animal, I used the same methods (step 12), removing a small part of the ear.

Step 14

To remove the chains and restore the elephant’s legs, I also used the tool “Stamp \ Clone Stamp Tool“.

Step 15

In this step, we will make the elephant’s skin uniform for all parts of the carcass. First of all, determine which element of the animal you will use as a sample.
In this case, the “Body \ Body” layer is the largest area with the most uniform color, so we will use it.

Select one of the layers with the foot. Navigate: “Image> correction> pick color – Image> Adjustments> Match Color “. In the source window (“Source \ Source”), select the PSD file with which we work, and in the line “Layer \ Layer” set the source as “Body \ Body”. You can use sliders for general color correction to your taste.

Repeat this action for the other leg. Now all the pieces have approximately the same color.

Step 16

The texture of the skin, on layers with legs, looks too flat. To add texture, we will again use the “Body \ Body” layer. Start by selecting a skin area that has an expressive texture.

Step 17

Copy and paste the selected texture above the “Thigh \ Thigh” layer, use the new layer as a clipping mask (as in the image below):

Step 18

Standing on a layer with a texture, go: Editing> Transform> Warp – Transform> Warp, to “new skin” consistent with the contours of the foot.

Use a layer mask to make a smooth transition of the new texture to the original one. Next, set the blending mode, the layer with the new texture, to “Blackout \ Darker Color”.

Continue using this technique to add texture where necessary.

Step 19

Use the method described in step 19 to create the texture on the second leg.

Step 20

Correct nail color. To do this, on the new layer, draw the outline of the nails, form a selected area and fill it with a blue-gray color. Blending Mode, for a layer with nails, set “Color \ Color” ; Opacity: 37%.

Step 21

Now everything is ready for the layout of our “dessert”!
Before we begin, make copies of all the parts of the elephant’s body, as we will return to the original unedited elements. Place each piece on a separate layer.

Then go to the copy of the “Body” layer. Transform (Editing> Transform> Warp – Transform> Warp) this layer so that the body takes up most of the volume of the glass. This layer will act as a background.

Step 22

Activate the tool “Pen \ Pen Tool “, create an outline around the inside of the glass. This will help to hide the extra areas of the “Body copy \ Body copy” layer. Go to: “Window> Masks – Window> Masks“, and select”Add Vector Mask \ Add Vector Mask“(Alternatively, you can simply right-click and select Create Vector Mask while you still have the Pen Tool.) This will allow us to refine our mask at any time.

Step 23

Make another copy of the “Body” layer. Transform (Editing> Transform> Warp – Transform> Warp) layer “Body copy2 \ Body copy2” (as shown in the figure below). This layer will be used as the basis of the body.

Step 24

Create a layer mask (Layer Mask) for “Body copy2 \ Body copy2”. Use a mask to create a smooth transition of this layer to the “Body Copy \ Body Copy” layer. In addition, remove parts of the body that go beyond the edges of the glass.

Step 25

Make a third copy of the “Body” layer. Arrange “Body copy3 \ Body copy3”, as if the back of an elephant is sticking out of a glass.

Step 26

Use “Pen \ Pen Tool “, to create a vector mask, just as we did in step 22.

Step 27

Then go to the copy of the layer “Head \ Head”, deform it and place it in the right place.

Step 28

Go to the “Foot copy \ Foot copy” layer, place the image as shown. Create a layer mask and hide most of the paw, leaving only the foot.

Step 29

Go to the layer “Thigh copy \ Thigh copy” and place it under the layer “Foot copy \ Foot copy”. Use a layer mask to blend the thigh with the rest of the elephant. Do not try to make everything perfect at once, we will correct this part in the future.

Step 30

Make another copy of the “Thigh \ Thigh” layer. Scale this element, and also place it in the desired position (Ctrl + T).

Step 31

Add a layer mask to Thigh Copy2 \ Thigh copy2 to create the illusion that this leg is wrapped around the foot.

Step 32

Go back to the original “Body \ Body” layer. Using the tool “Lasso \ Lasso” (L) Select a textured area on the skin. Copy this sample to a new layer. Place a layer of texture between the layers with parts that need adjustment.

Next, use the editing tools (Transform \ Transform, Warp \ Warp) and place the texture in the desired position. When you are happy with the result, add a Layer Mask to the texture layer, remove the excess and make the skin transition softer.

Step 33

We will restore order. Combine your layers so that you have four layers with the corresponding parts of the elephant: “Thigh \ Thigh”, “Leg \ Foot”, “Head \ Head”, “Body \ Body” and the fifth layer – “Background” with a glass. Then add sharpness to each of these layers: Filter> Sharpen> Sharpen – Filter> Sharpen> Sharpen. This will help reveal details that were lost when working earlier.

Step 34

Now we will add depth to our image.
Above the “Body” layer, create a new layer, set the blending mode to “Multiply \ Multiply”. Choose a soft round low opacity brush using “Pipette \ Eyedropper “ spot the dark gray color on the elephant’s skin. Draw shadows from the head and ear.

Step 35

Using this technique (step 34) continue to draw shadows on other areas of the body:

Step 36

Add a glass surface.
To begin with, combine all the parts of an elephant together (to make work easier, I reduced my layers to three: “Background \ Background”, “Elephant inside glass \ Body (in glass)”, “Elephant outside glass \ Body (out of glass) “). Save our work as a new file.

Step 37
Above the layer “Elephant inside the glass \ Body (in glass)” create a new layer (like a clipping mask). Name this layer “Glass contact”. Use a white round solid brush and paint a spot on the right side of the glass:

Step 38

Set the opacity (opacity) of the layer “Elephant inside the glass \ Body (in glass)” to 27%. Go to “Layer Style” and use the tab “Overlay if \ Blend If”.

Step 39

Continue to draw white spots at the point of contact between the elephant and the glass (use the technique from step 38). Make sure that each new layer with a flare (“Glass contact”) is used as a clipping mask for the layer “Elephant inside the glass \ Body (in glass)”. Additionally, I used layer masks for some layers with white highlights. This is necessary to create the volume of the glass (“approaching” us the glass is lighter).

Step 40

Create another layer (as clipping mask). Call it “Glass edges”. Use a big soft round brush of white color, draw it along the contour of the elephant’s body.

Step 41

Add another layer (as clipping mask). Using the previous brush, paint the glass as shown in the figure below. Change the opacity (opacity) of this layer to 27%. Thus, we created a reflex from light (layer “Glass reflection”).

Step 42

Add reflections on the glass. Create a new “glass shine” layer (like a clipping mask). Using solid round white, draw reflections on the left side of the glass (using the technique from the previous steps). Change the opacity (opacity) of this layer to 33%.

Step 43
To complete the work on the elephant – draw an eye to him. To do this, create a new layer and draw an oval on it using the tool “Oval area \ Marquee “. Fill the selection with a dark brown color. Switch to the layer style and add “Shadow \ Drop Shadow”. Using transform (Ctrl + T) turn the base of the eye to the desired position.

Step 44

Now, start drawing an eye. We will draw the pupils and the iris, as well as glare. Each of these elements is drawn on a new layer (using these layers as clipping masks to a layer with a dark brown base). Hard black brush paint pupils. After that, use a soft brush with low opacity and paint the iris (choose the color at your discretion). To finish, add some white dots – glare of light, it will give a more realistic effect.

Step 45

Open the dessert image. Using the tool “Pen \ Pen Tool “ separate the cream and cherry. Transfer the image of the cream to our document.

Step 46

Transform our topping (Ctrl + T) and place on the back of an elephant.

Step 47

Need to fix the color of the cream. Add an adjustment layer “Hue / Saturation – Hue / Saturation “. Note that I used a layer mask to hide the effect of the correction on cherry.

Step 48

To make the cream look more voluminous, we use the methods we studied earlier (starting from step 34): draw shadows on a new layer; use white color for convex parts of the cream. The changes will be small, but will significantly improve the overall picture.

And at the very end, add a general shadow from the cream on the back of an elephant. To do this, create a new layer under the “Cream” layer and draw a shadow (as in step 34).

Step 49

We are done! Your image should look like this:

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