Live picture

In this lesson, we will create a magical scene in which all the drawn characters come to life with the help of basic tools and a few pictures.

So, let’s begin. Take a look at the final result of our work.

Training
Before you begin, take a look at the source images that we will work with:

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. Create a new document (Ctrl + N) size 827х1169 pixels Open the picture with the paper, drag the image of the layer into the main document with the mouse and scale it (Ctrl + T) under the size of our work.

Step 2. Now open the picture with the sky.
Drag the image onto the canvas, scale and center it. Using tool lasso(Lasso Tool – L) Select the area of ​​irregular shape, as shown in the figure.
Go to menu Selecting> Feathering (Select> Feather) and set the radius to 30 pixels. Run the command Selection> Invert selection (Select> Inverse – Ctrl + Shift + I) and press Delete. Make two copies of the sky layer (Ctrl + J), we will need them later. Give the layers the names (starting from the bottom): “Sky1”, “Sky2” and “Sky3” (double click on the layer name in the panel with layers). For now, hide the “Sky2” and “Sky3” layers (click on the image of the eye next to the picture of the layer).

Step 3. Select layer “Sky1”.
Go to menu Image> Correction> Discolor (Image> Adjustments> Desaturate). Then – in the menu Image> Correction> Hue / saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation – Ctrl + U). Tick ​​the box Colorize (Colorize).

Set the parameters: hue / Hue at 30, saturation / Saturation at 20 and lightness / Lightness at 30.
Then go to the menu: Filter> Strokes> Cross Strokes (Filter> Brush Strokes> Crosshatch). Set: Length / Stroke Length to 50, Sharpness / Sharpness to 20 and Intensity / Strength to 1. Press Ok.
Blend Mode (Blend Mode) set as “Line Dimmer » (Linear Burn).

Step 4. Display the “Sky 3” layer (click on the image of the eye).
Go to Filter> Stylization> Edge Glow (Filter> Stylize> Glowing Edges). Then in Image> Correction> Discolor (Image> Adjustments> Desaturate) and on Image – Correction – Inversion. Blend mode of this layer (Blend Mode) set as multiplication (Multiply).

Step 5. Show the layer “Sky2”.
Create layer mask for this layer (click the button “Add layer mask”/ “Add Layer Mask” in the window with layers). Fill the mask with black (click D, then Ctrl + Del).
Install the Paint-Brushes brush set. Choose white as the base color (click D). Using new brushes, draw on a layer mask to partially display part of the sky.
After that, go to Filter> Imitation of Artistic Effects> Oil Painting (Filter> Artistic> Paint Daubs), set the brush size / Brush Size to 5, Sharpness / Sharpness to 7 and Brush / Brush Type to Simple / Simple, click Ok.

Step 6. Now let’s work with wood.
Open the original image and extract the tree itself from it using extract tool (Extract Tool – Ctrl + Alt + X). Place it in your working paper, as shown in the figure. Go to Filter> Blur> Smart Blur (Filter> Blur> Smart Blur), set the radius to 3 pixels and the threshold / Threshold to 10.

Step 7. Copy a layer with a tree three times (Ctrl + J).
Give the four layers of the tree the following names (starting from the bottom): “Drawn Tree”, “Blurred Tree”, “Inverted Tree” and “Stroked Tree”. We will work with each of these layers in turn. Select the “Inverted Tree” layer and go to Image> Correction> Inversion (Image> Adjustments> Invert – Ctrl + I).

Step 8. Set the blending mode of the layer (Blend Mode) with an inverted tree like “Clarification basics” (Color Dodge). Via brushes (Brush Tool – B), color is black, size 200 pixels, opacity (Opacity) 40%, work on the current layer – this will add a glow to the tree.

Select the “Circled Tree” layer.
Go to Filter> Stylization> Glow edges (Filter> Stylize> Glowing Edges), then in Image> Correction> Discolor (Image> Adjustments> Desaturate) and in Image> Correction> Inversion (Image> Adjustments> Invert – Ctrl + I). Install blending mode current layer (Blend Mode) as multiplication (Multiply).

Step 9. Now hide the layers “Blurred Tree”, “Inverted Tree” and “Stroked Tree”.
Select the “Drawing Tree” layer and go to Image> Correction> Discolor (Image> Adjustments> Desaturate).
Then – in Filter> Strokes> Cross Strokes (Filter> Brush Strokes> Crosshatch), with parameters Length / Stroke Length = 20, Sharpness / Sharpness = 20, and Intensity / Strength = 1.
After that, go to Image> Correction> Hue / saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation – Ctrl + U), set the tick “Colorize”, hue / Hue to 30, saturation / Saturation to 20 and lightness / Lightness to 30.

Step 10. Display the other three layers and create a group of layers by placing “Circled Tree”, “Inverted Tree” and “Blurred Tree” there.
Select a group and add in it layer mask. Paint the layer mask with black color, and with the help of the previously installed brushes, draw on the mask to partially display the tree.

Step 11. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “Tree – brush strokes.” Install the Stroke-Brush brush set and select the last brush in the brush set. By color # 22130D draw a few strokes on the end of the trunk.

Step 12. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), place it under all layers with a tree, name it “Tree – Blots”. Draw a few green blots near the trunk.

Step 13.

Place all the images on the left side of our work.
Go to Image> Correction> Discolor (Select> Adjustments> Desaturate), then – in Filter> Strokes> Cross Strokes (Filter> Brush Strokes> Crosshatch) with parameters: Length / Stroke Length = 20, Sharpness / Sharpness = 20 and Intensity / Strength = 1.
Now go to the menu Image> Correction> Hue / saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation – Ctrl + U), check the box “Colorize” (Colorize), set the parameters: hue / Hue to 30, saturation / Saturation to 20 and lightness / Lightness to 30.
Blend mode layers with pictures set as “Linear dimmer” (Blend Mode = Linear Burn).

Step 14. Insert another ball into the work and place its layer above all. Go to window “Layer Style” (Layer Style – double click on the image of the layer in the panel with layers) and select the effect “Shadow” (Drop Shadow).
Set the parameters: mode / Blend Mode = multiplication / Multiply, color – black, opacity / Opacity – 20%, angle / Angle = 90, offset / Distance – 80, span / Spread – 0, size / Size – 5, do not change the rest .

Step 15. Repeat the previous step for the crane picture:

Step 16. Download the toucan image.
Remove it from the image and place it on the working canvas as shown in the picture.

Step 17. Using the previously installed brushes, paint the spreading black paint on the bottom of the bird.

Step 18. Create layer mask touch the toucan layer and brush it black to make the leaves of the tree appear.

Step 19. Download the picture with the plane. Remove the aircraft and place it in our composition as shown below.

Step 20. Duplicate the “Airplane” layer (Ctrl + J). Select the bottom layer with the airplane and go to Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur). Set the angle / Angle to 90 and the offset / Distance to 20. Move the blurred plane a little to the left.

Step 21 Create a new layer named “Line”. Using tool “Pen” (Pen Tool – P) draw a contour as shown.

Step 22 Select brush (Brush Tool – B), size is 3 pixels, color – # C83926. Right-click on the outline you just drew and select the command “Contour Stroke(Stroke Path). Tick ​​the box “Simulate pressure” (Simulate Pressure), tool type set “Brush” (Type = Brush). Click Ok.

Step 23 Draw a few more lines of different colors, as shown in the previous step.

Step 24 Make a copy of the original plane layer (Ctrl + J). Select the resulting layer and go to Image> Correction> Hue / saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation – Ctrl + U). Set the lightness to 0.
Then: Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur), set the radius to 10 pixels.
Go to Edit> Free Transform (Edit> Free Transform – Ctrl + T). Resize the plane’s shadow and place a layer under the original plane. Opacityset layer (Opacity) to 40%.

Step 25. Repeat steps 19 through 24 to draw a colored kite to the right of the tree.

Step 26. Download a picture of a hand holding a brush.
Remove the hand with the brush and place it on the work sheet.

Step 27. Copy the layer with the hand (Ctrl + J). Go to Image> Correction> Hue / saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation – Ctrl + U). Set lightness to 0.
Go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur), set a radius of 10 pixels. Now with the help Edit> Free Transform (Edit> Free Transform – Ctrl + T) slightly rotate the image so that the two brush tips match.

Step 28. Create a new layer above the brush layer. Place a small drop of paint on the brush tip, with color # 251A10.
Go to “Layer Style” (Layer Style – double click on the layer).
Select effect “Stamping” (Bevel and Emboss), set the parameters: depth / Depth = 1, size / Size = 5, angle / Angle = 165, backlight mode-opacity / Highlight Opacity = 30. Leave the rest of the settings as is.

Step 29. Create a new layer above the plane layer. Using tool lasso (Lasso Tool – L) Select an area of ​​irregular shape around the aircraft.

Step 30. Go to menu Selecting> Feathering (Select> Feather), set the radius to 30 pixels. Now go to Filter> Rendering> Clouds (Filter> Render> Clouds). Blend mode of this layer set as “Hard Light” (Blend Mode = Hard Light).

Step 31 Create another new layer. Choose a tool brush (Brush Tool – B), select the star shape of 33 pixels and open the Brush Palette – F5. In the palette, select Form Dynamics (Shape Dynamics), set the Jitter of the Brush / Size Jitter to 100 and the Minimum Diameter / Minimum Diameter to 0.

Conclusion
Here is our result. Hope you enjoyed the lesson!

Author: Johnson Koh

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