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The author of the video lesson: Elena Vinogradova

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a cool collage using textures and effects.

The lesson will use different brushes.
You can download them HERE. You will also need textures.

Look at the result to which we will strive in this lesson:

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Create a new document and open the photo of the model:

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Open texture2:

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Name the layer with the texture layer 1, and the layer with the photo of the girl – layer 2. Select layer 2 and press Ctrl + Shift + U to discolor the image:

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Go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian blur (Filter> Blur> Blur according to Gauss)

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Change the blending mode of the second layer to Hard light

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Select layer 2 and press Ctrl + L to open levels. Move the middle slider a bit to the right:

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Now merge layer 1 and layer 2 by pressing Ctrl + E. Take the pen, cut the girl out of the background and place her on texture3:

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Use the Lasso tool (L) Impressive background, to make a selection around her hair:

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Add a mask to the layer and use a soft brush to remove the background behind her hair. It will turn out like this:

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Select layer 1 and add a layer mask.
Next, take the fill tool Impressive background, Set the black color in the palette and click on the document.

The texture will disappear for a while. Now take a white brush and click on the document (with active layer mask):

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Continue using brushes like ink spots to make the background more beautiful:

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Make 2 copies of the layer with the girl. Then rotate each (Ctrl + T).

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Press Ctrl + L to change the colors of each copy.

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Set the first copy to opacity 50%, and the second 25%.

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Take a hard brush size 1 px. And circle the contour of the girl carefully several times:

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Open texture1, add a mask and erase some of it:

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Now add a flower:

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Write the text. All here is the final result:

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