Mesmerizing collage

The author of the video lesson: Elena Vinogradova

In this tutorial we will create an interesting collage.
This is what we should have at the end of the lesson.

To get started, open any of your photos, such as what is presented below. Using any selection method, select it, for example, using Quick Mask (Quick mask) or any other method known to you:

Next, open another photo, which will be the background for our work.

Copy (Ctrl +C) and place (Ctrl +V) on this background is a carved figure. It should be like this. To transform a shape, click Ctrl +T. After the transform, remember to press Enter.

Now we will adjust the color of the resulting photo.
Log in Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Curves (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Curves). Set the parameters as shown below.

Next again Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Channel Mixer (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Channel Mixing). Set the same values.

Again Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Selective Color (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Selective Color Correction), select green and blue colors for this. Focus on the signs below.

Now Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation ((Ctrl + U) Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation). Set the settings.

Further Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Balance (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Balance (Ctrl + B)).
The settings are given in the tables – be guided by them.

Create a new layer – Shift +Ctrl +N, then click Shift +Ctrl +Alt + E – this is the creation of a new active layer from the contents of all visible layers (it is important that all layers remain unchanged).

Duplicate this layer (Ctrl +J), then choose Filter> Blur> Radial Blur (Filter-Blur – Radial Blur). The settings are taken below in the picture.

Choosing a tool Eraser (Eraser), press the right mouse button and in the appeared window set the stiffness 0%.
Work with an eraser to make it look like this. Those. erase the blur on the image of the girl.

Create a new layer – Shift +Ctrl +N, then click Shift +Ctrl +Alt + E – again, we will create a new active layer from the contents of all visible layers (it is important that all layers remain unchanged).

Transition Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Gradient Map (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Gradient Map), change the mode to overlap – Overlay.

Now Filter> Render> Lenses Flare (Filter> Rendering> Blick). Do not forget to drop down to the previous layer before this, otherwise the highlight will not work for you.

And finally, merge all the layers together. (Ctrl +E) and go Filter> Sharpen> Smart sharpen (Filter> Sharpness> Smart Sharpness). Keyboard shortcut Ctrl +E combines the previous layer with the layer you are on. It is easier to do this: drop down to layer 3 and merge them in order. Well that’s all.

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