Forest Fairy

Materials for the lesson:

Create a new document 500×700 pixels. Upload a picture of a forest. Place it in your document as shown in the following figure.

We take the image of the May Queen. Open it in Photoshop, then go to Filter>Extract (Filter> Extract), and separate the girl’s figure from the background. If it is more convenient for you, you can use any of the ways you know how to separate the shape from the background.

We take the image with the Fairy. Separate her from the background in the same way as the Queen. I repeat, if it is more convenient and familiar for you to use in another way, then please use it.

Now we take the image of Queen May (not the one that was taken initially, but the one that you separated from the background, the figure, in general), and transfer it to our document, transform it and “put it in place”, as shown in the figure below. Then by right-clicking on the layer with the queen select Blending Options. Activate External Glow (Outer Glow), blending mode we expose it Brightening Basics (Color Dodge), with transparency at 22%, color number
#FFFFBE, size of 46 pixels and click on OK.

Now let’s do our Fairy. Reduce it with the help of transformation and place it on the palm of Queen May. Then by right-clicking on the layer with the Fairy select Blending Options. Activate External Glow (Outer Glow), blending mode we expose it Brightening Basics (Color Dodge), with transparency at 22%, color number #FFFFBE, size of 46 pixels and click on OK. Next, select the item Color Overlay, blend mode also set Brightening Basics (Color Dodge) with color number # C8FF05.

Create a duplicate of the layer with the Queen of May. Then select the first layer with it, then follow Editing> Free Transform (Edit> Free Transform). Now “put” the shape, as shown in the figure.

We go to Image> Correction> Hue / Saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation). The brightness value is set to 100. Then we go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). The radius values ​​are set to 5. Next, using the Tool Eraser (Eraser tool) remove unnecessary shadows behind the Queen.

Create a new layer and name it Flicker. Take Brush tool (Brush tool) in the form of any asterisk, set it to 15 pixels. For her color, take the number # FFFF00. Then open the brush control palette and select Scattering. Set the dispersion value to 330%, in the control window, mark Pen Pressure, Count we put on 1, and Counter Jitter by 0%. Now we have a customized brush. Pen Tool (Pentool) navigating around Queen May as shown in the figure below.

Select Pen tool (Pen tool), Now right-click on the path you have just spent and select Stroke Path. In the window that appears, select Brush and check the box Simulate Pressure. Now right-click on the “Flicker” layer and turn on External Glow (Outer Glow). Then turn on blending mode. Brightening Basics (Color Dodge), opacity 75%, size 5. Now turn Color Overlay with color number # E9F8AC. Spend one more way around the Queen and do the same with him as with the first one.

Create a new layer and name it “Flash”. Install light brushes. Select Brush tool (Brush tool) and take a brush called crismas2.psd. Set the color to #FFFFFF and make one click behind the Queen May layer. Turn on the “Flash” layer blending mode Overlay.

Merge all layers and name the resulting layer “Original”. Create a duplicate of this layer, turn on the blending mode Soft Light.

Duplicate the second layer and name it Blur. Next, go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). Set the radius to 10. Choose a blend mode for this layer. Lighten (Screen).

Create a new adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation. Set the color tone to 0, the saturation to -50 and the brightness to 0.

Create a new adjustment layer. Color Balance (Color Balance). Set the color values ​​to -17, 16 and -20.

Create a new adjustment layer. Curves (Curves). Set the input value to 130, and the output to 120.

Create a new adjustment layer. Levels. Set the values ​​to 20, 1, 239.

Create a new adjustment layer. Color Balance (Color Balance). Set the color levels to 23, 0, -18.

So, we are done. Perhaps the final version will not seem magical enough. In this case, you can add a few more fairies, this will give your picture more fabulousness. Hope you enjoyed my lesson. Good luck to you!

Posted by: Johnson Koh

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