Fairy Princess in Photoshop

In this lesson you will learn how to turn an ordinary stock photo of a girl into a fabulous Indian princess. Let’s start!

Final image

Source materials:

Step 1

First download and open the model image. Now go to the Source folder. and open the file “model paths, go back to the model image, take MoveTool (Move) and while holding Shift, drag it to “model paths“. This will facilitate the selection of certain areas, as I have already drawn the contours.

Step 2

Take Magic wand tool (W) (Magic Wand) with Tolerance (Tolerance) 25px, then click on the white background to the left of the model, then hold down the Shift key and click on the white background to the right of the model. Go to menu Select-> Inverse (Select -> Invert) and press Ctrl + Shift + D to get the selection, then apply to the selection Feather (Feather) 1px. Press Ctrl + J to duplicate the model on the new layer. Then click on the background layer and add a new layer, then fill it with black. Click on the model layer and rename it to “Model”.

Step 3

Now, when we have a black background behind the model, you probably noticed white highlights at the edges of the model, we must remove them. Open the tab in the layers palette. Paths (Contours), there you will see the contour “hair sides trim (If you are using your model image, draw your outline using PenTool (Pen)), generate a selection by pressing Ctrl + Enter, and add Feather (Feather) 3px, then press Delete, to remove white hair edges.

Step 4

Now we need to remove bright highlights from the neck. Click the tab Paths (Contours), generate a contour selection “neck line, or recreate the contour with Pen tool (Pen) apply to selection Feather (Feather) 1px, then select Marquee tool (M) (Select area) and hold down the Shift key and press the down arrow key twice to move the selection down by 20 px. Press Ctrl + J to duplicate this skin area to a new layer. Select Move Tool (V) (Move) and, while holding the Shift key, double-click on the “Up” key so that the new neck area hides white highlights. Add a mask to the layer with a separate skin area and select a soft round. Brush (Brush) size of 100px. Then walk it on the mask along the hard edge at the bottom of the neck to smoothly merge with the rest of the skin, and finally press Ctrl + E to merge the layers together.

Step 5

Now we need to stamp the remaining recent light highlights on the right side of the model, as shown in red below.

Step 6

Add a new layer above the model image layer and select Clone stamp tool (S) (Stamp). In the tool options set Current and below (Active and lower), so you will have more flexibility when cloning. For the stamp shape, choose a 35px soft round brush. Hold down the Alt key, click on the skin near the white flare and paint over the edges, hiding them. Then go to the layer settings and select Create Clipping Mask (Create clipping mask) to attach it to the “Model” layer, then press Ctrl + E to merge them.

Step 7

Now we need to increase and add a slight tilt to the eyes to give them an Asian look. Click the tab Paths (Contours), select the contour “left eye enlarge”, or create an outline around the left eye with Pen tool (Pen). Generate a selection, press Ctrl + J to duplicate it on a new layer. Now press Ctrl + T, turn slightly to the right, then hold down the Shift key, drag the upper left corner of the frame and enlarge the eye by about 10%, then press Enter to remove the frame. Now add a mask to the “Left eye” layer. Choose soft round Brush (Brush) size of 100px and walk it around the edges of the extended eye to connect with the rest of the face. Once finished, press Ctrl + E to merge the layers. Now do the same with the right eye, using the contour “right eye enlargein the palette of contours.

Step 8

Now we need to darken the skin of the model so that it looks Asian. Make sure the “Model” layer is active, press Ctrl + J to duplicate the layer, then change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication) c Opacity (Opacity) 66%. Add adjustment layer Selective color (Selective color correction) for coloring skin. Pressing the Ctrl key, click on the “Model” layer to create a selection, then go to the settings for the adjustment layer and apply the parameters shown below.

Step 9

Now add the texture of peacock feathers on the forehead. Open the “Peacock Feathers” texture (http://www.sxc.hu/photo/247812), then double click on the background layer to convert it to a layer. Move the layer 25% to the left and press Ctrl + J to duplicate it, then go to the menu Edit-> Transform-> Flip Horizontal (Edit -> Transform -> Flip Horizontally) and drag the duplicate to the right to close the space. Add a duplicate mask and apply a linear Gradient (Gradient) with parameter Foreground to Transparent (from Main to Transparent) on the layer mask to blend this layer with the underlying, press Ctrl + E.

Drag this layer into the working document, placing it above the adjustment layer, reduce the size of the texture by about 25% and reflect vertically. Now change the blending mode to SoftLight (Soft light).

Step 11

Next, we need to mask the texture with feathers so that it is located only in the forehead area of ​​the model. Click on the icon Add Layer Mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers palette, select a 200px soft round brush, and drag it over the layer mask as shown below.

Step 12

Now we will add eye makeup to the model. Holding the key Shift, select layers from Peacock Feathers to Model, and press Ctrl + G to place them in the group, rename the group to Girl.

At the bottom of the layers palette, click on the icon New Group (New group), rename it to “Eye Makeup”, now add a new layer in this group and name it “Makeup Left Eye”. Via PenTool (Pen) highlight the upper eyelid, as shown in the screenshot below, apply to the selection Feather (Feather) 4px. Now fill the selection with green # 3A601D, pressing Alt + Backspace. Change the layer blending mode to Color (Chromaticity) with Opacity (Opacity) 73%.

Step 13

Via PenTool (Pen) select the area of ​​the mobile eyelid by applying Feather (Feather) 2px. Apply blue with an adjustment layer. Selective color (Selective color correction) with the settings shown below. Now apply the same methods for applying makeup to the right eye.

Step 14

Now change the color of the iris to green to continue the theme of the peacock. Select PenTool (Feather) to highlight both iris. Apply Feather (Feather) 1px, and then apply an adjustment layer ColorBalance (Color balance) with the settings as in the screenshot below.

Step 15

Re-open the image with the texture “Peacock Feathers”, select the small area shown in red in the screenshot below using PenTool (Pen) apply to selection Feather (Feather) 1px. Then press Ctrl + J to duplicate it on a new layer, now drag the layer into the working document, placing the iris in the layers palette.

Step 16

Name this layer “Feathers under the left eye”, press Ctrl + T to transform the layer so that it matches the eye, as shown in the screenshot below. Change the blending mode to SoftLight (Soft light). Press Ctrl + J, flip horizontally and place under the right eye, rename the layer to “Feathers under the right eye”.

Step 17

Create a new group of Bindi layers above the Eye Makeup group. Open the Feather image (http://www.sxc.hu/photo/770176), highlight the main eye in the pen, apply Feather (Feather) 3px, drag it to the working document and position it as shown below. Change the blending mode to HardLight (Hard light) with Opacity (Opacity) 85%

Step 18

Now accentuate the eyes of the model by adding eyelashes. Draw them with PenTool (Pen) or use special brushes. Create a new group of “Eyelash Model” layers above the “Bindi” group. Create a new layer in this group and name it “Eyelashes on the left”. If you have a finished lash contour, generate a selection of it and fill it with black. Duplicate this layer, flip horizontally and place on the right eye, rename this layer “Eyelashes on the right”.

Step 19

Open the image “jewelry path, then download and open the Jewelery image. Hold down the Shift key, drag it to the image “jewelry path, You now have an outline for quickly and conveniently highlighting the decoration.

Step 20

Generate the outline of the “jewelry path, apply Feather (Feather) 0,5px, then press Ctrl + J to duplicate to a new layer and rename the layer accordingly. Return to the working document and create a new group “Jewelry” above the group “Eyelashes of the model”, drag the selected jewelry to the new group that you have just created.

Step 21

In this case, all the decorations are on the same layer, and we need to divide them into 4 layers. For this we will use Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) (Polygonal Lasso). Make a selection around the right earring and press Shift + Ctrl + J to place it on the “Right earring” layer. Apply the same technique to the left earrings and the jewelry on the forehead, as shown in the screenshot below. Be careful when highlighting the bottom of the left earring.

Step 22

Please see the screenshot for this step, and try to move and resize the jewelry, as shown below. You may have to use Edit -> Transform -> Warp (Edit -> Transform -> Warp) to properly position the necklace. I deleted the left earring and arranged the right earring instead, duplicating and reflecting it horizontally before it.

Step 23

After you have placed the jewelry, you may have noticed that the upper part of the jewelry thread on both earrings does not touch the model’s head. Make a selection as shown below, then press Ctrl + T, drag the center point in the transformation field down center so that the image rotates about the center of the bottom, not the center of the middle of the image. Now turn a little selected part of the earring until the upper part of the thread touches the head of the model.

Step 24

Now we mask the top of the necklace so that the neckline looks good. Click on the necklace layer, then add a mask by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the layers palette. Next, select the contour “neck line, generate a selection and apply to it Feather (Feather) 1px. Press Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection and select a large black brush with a size of 100px to draw the upper part of the necklace in the layer mask.

Step 25

Jewelry looks too light, so we will need to add a correction layer Levels (Levels). Hold Shift + Ctrl, click on each of the layers in the “Jewelry” group, load the selection of each of these layers. With the selection still active, make sure the top layer is active, add an adjustment layer. Levels (Levels) with the parameters shown in the screenshot below.

Step 26

Duplicate the “Earring Right” layer and apply the blending mode Multiply (Multiplication) with Opacity (Opacity) 57%. It should be darker, as it is on the darker side of the model. Also duplicate the “Necklace” and apply Multiply (Multiplication), and then on the mask, walk around the bottom of the necklace with a black brush 200px in size to create a shadow effect on the necklace under the chin.

Step 27

We need to add some more shadows to decorate. Select the “Necklace” layer and apply the following settings, which are shown below. As soon as you apply the overlay parameter DropShadow (Shadow) to the necklace, go to menu Layer-> Layer Styles-> Copy Layer Style (Layer -> Layer Styles -> Copy Layer Style). Then select the layer with the jewel on the forehead and go to the menu Layer-> LayerStyles-> PasteLayerStyle (Layer -> Layer Styles -> Insert Layer Style) to apply the same shadow as on the necklace.

Step 28

After all, looking at the image, I noticed that some of the jaw lines should be removed. Via PenTool (Pen) select the areas indicated in red (note that the areas you want to select may differ from my version, depending on how you position the necklace). Create a selection and apply Feather (Feather) 1px. Go to the “Model” layer in the “Girl” group and delete these areas. Also select the “Model Copy” layer and delete the areas from this layer too.

Step 29

Now we need to darken the jewels so that they match the lighting on the model. Go to the “Jewelry” group and select the “Necklace” layer. Select Burn tool (O) (Dimmer) and specify the following settings Range (Range): Highlights (Sveta), Exposure (Exposition) 32% and brush size 65px. Now hide the bright highlights on the right side of the necklace to darken this area. Now select the “Earring on the Right” layer and hide some bright highlights on it.

Step 30

Re-open the “Jewelery” image and highlight the top of the sari, as shown in red with PenTool (Pen), generate a selection and apply Feather (Feather) 2px, press Ctrl + J to duplicate the new layer. Drag the resulting document into your working paper, rename this layer to “Sari” and place it in a group of layers called “Dress Peacock”.

Step 31

On the “Sari” layer, we need to hide the area of ​​the dress where the necklace part is located. Take Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) (Polygonal Lasso) and select the area indicated in red in the screenshot below. Add a Feather (Feather) 2px and press Ctrl + J to duplicate to a new layer, and then drag it to the right to hide the decoration.

Step 32

In this step we will use Transform Warp Tool (Deformation) to change the shape of a piece of fabric so that it matches the pattern and shape of the sari. Add a layer mask to this layer, take PenTool (Pen), draw the outline indicated in red in the screenshot below. Create a selection, apply Feather (Feather) 6px to the selection and fill it with black in the mask layer.

Step 33

While you are still on the layer mask, take a 100px soft brush and blur the edges of this section of fabric as shown in the layers palette. Click on the layer, take Burn tool (O) (Dimmer) size of 35px with soft edges, specify in the settings Range (Range): Midtones (Mid Tones), Exposure (exposure) 32%. In the upper right corner, carefully darken a section of fabric until it matches the section of fabric below. Finally, press Ctrl + E to merge them.

Step 34

Make sure you are on the “Sari” layer, press Ctrl + T, change the size of the dress and position it as shown below. Duplicate the dress layer. Change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication) with Opacity (Opacity) 75%.

Step 35

Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the “Sari Copy” layer to create a selection. Now add an adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation), and use the parameters shown in the screenshot below.

Step 36

Via PenTool (Pen) Select the areas of fabric shown in red in the screenshot below. Create a selection and apply to it. Feather (Feather) 1px. Click on the mask of the adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation), invert the selection and fill with black to show the blue areas of the dress.

Step 37

Via PenTool (Feather) Highlight the silver band of the ribbon on the dress, as shown in red in the screenshot. Create a contour selection and apply Feather (Feather) 1px. Then create a new adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) with the settings shown below.

Step 38

Duplicate the “Sari Copy” layer, add a layer mask, and then apply a black linear Gradient (Gradient) Foreground to Transparent (from Basic to Transparent) to darken the right side of the dress.

Step 39

Select the peacock-dress layer group and drag it under the Jewelery group. Create a new “Flower on Dress” layer group above the Peacock-Dress group. Open an image with a flower, select it with PenTool (Pen) apply to selection Feather (Feather) 1px. Press Ctrl + J to duplicate to a new layer, then drag the flower into your work document to the “Flower on Dress” group.

Step 40

By adjusting the size of the flower, place it on the dress as shown below. Duplicate and apply overlay mode to duplicate Multiply (Multiplication) c Opacity (opacity) 23%. Pressing the Ctrl key, click on the bottom layer with a flower to create a selection, then add an adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) with settings as in the screenshot below.

Step 41

Select the flower and apply the blending option DropShadow (Shadow) with the settings shown below.

Step 42

Now we need to place the model in the appropriate setting. Create a new document size Width (Width) 1600px and Height (Height) 1200px with Resolution (Resolution) 72dpi. Save the document as an “Indian Scene”. Now open the “Ornament” image, drag it in the background and resize it as shown below.

Step 43

Duplicate the “Ornament” layer, flip it horizontally, and then move it to the right, as shown in the screenshot. Use Rectangular marquee tool (M) (Rectangular area) to select the white edges on the left of the duplicate, then press the Delete key to delete them and Ctrl + E to merge the layers together.

Step 44

Using PenTool (Pen) highlight a large window. Create a selection and apply to it. Feather (Feather) 0,5px. Then go to menu Layer-> Layer Mask-> Hide Selection (Layer -> Mask Layer -> Hide Selected Area)

Step 45

Name this layer “Window” and then duplicate it and change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication) c Opacity (Opacity) 44%. Open the image with the Taj Mahal, then select it with Magic wand tool (W) (Magic Wand) with Tolerance (Tolerance) 12px. Holding the key Shift, Click on the sky area until it is fully highlighted. Invert the selection and apply Feather (Feather) 0,5px, press Ctrl + J to duplicate the selection on the new layer. Drag this layer to the working document under “Window” and rename it to “Taj Mahal”. After adjusting the size, position the layer as shown below, then duplicate and change the blending mode Multiply (Multiplication) c Opacity (Opacity) 44%. Mirror both layers horizontally.

Step 46

Open the sky image, resize it and position it as shown below. Duplicate this layer and change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication) c Opacity (Opacity) 42%.

Step 47

Make sure the working paper with the peacock princess is open, select all layers and groups, add them all to a group called “Peacock Princess”. Drag this group into the Indian Scene document, resize the model, and position as shown below. (If you notice a white thin line to the left of the model, you should remove it from the “Model” layer in the “Girl” group).

Step 48

Open the peacock image and select it with PenTool (Pen) apply to selection Feather (Feather) 1px. Press Ctrl + J to duplicate the new layer. Drag the resulting peacock into the Indian Scene document and place it above the Window layer, rename the layer to Peacock.

Step 49

Open the image “Ivy” and “ivy alpha channel from the Source folder. Press Ctrl + A on the “ivy alpha channel” image, then copy it and go to the “Ivy” image. Add a new channel in the channel palette and press Shift + Ctrl + V to paste the ivy selection into the alpha channel. Hold Ctrl, click on the alpha channel to load the selection, then click on the RGB channel. Go to the layers palette and press Ctrl + J to duplicate the selected ivy to the new layer.

Step 50

Drag the layer with the selected ivy into the Indian Scene document above the Peacock layer, name it Ivy. Adjusting the size, place it as shown in the screenshot below. Duplicate this layer and change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication) c Opacity (Opacity) 60%.

Step 51

Add a blending option to the Ivy layer. DropShadow (Shadow) with the settings shown in the screenshot below. Duplicate the “Ivy Copy” layer, zoom in Opacity (Opacity) up to 76%. Add a layer mask, and then go over it with a large black brush to mask the ivy on the left side of the model’s face, as the ivy on the right side of the face is darker.

Step 52

Open the Birds brushes and apply a brush of birds 1 of 166 px on a new layer above the sky. Name this layer “Birds”

Step 53

Create a new group of layers “Final touches” above the group “Princess-Peacock”. Add adjustment layer Hue /Saturation (Hue / Saturation) with the settings shown below. Decrease Opacity (Opacity) up to 45%.

Step 54

Create a new layer above the adjustment layer. Hue /Saturation (Hue / Saturation), press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to merge all underlying layers in one layer. Change the blending mode to HardLight (Hard light) with Opacity (Opacity) 57%. Add a filter Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) 6px to soften the effect.

Step 55

The final step is to create a new layer above the layer with the blend mode. HardLight (Hard light). Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to merge all underlying layers into this layer. Apply blend mode to Multiply (Multiplication) with Opacity (Opacity) 67%. Go to menu Layer-> Layer Mask-> Hide All (Layer -> Layer Mask -> Hide All). Choose linear Gradient Tool (G) (Gradient) in the settings specify Transparent to Foreground (from Transparent to Basic), set foreground color to white. Add a light gradient to the right and bottom to darken these edges.

Final image

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and discovered new methods for you to use in your creations.

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