Hello everyone, gentlemen!
Today we will do photo manipulation, or photomontage, in general, call it what you want.
I will also teach you how to work properly with lighting.
In the lesson I will, without focusing on this, use the puppet deformation. If you are not very good at this, look in advance for a couple of lessons on this topic.
Immediately download these pictures here:
Here is what we will have at the exit:
Let’s start. Open an image with an empty room and crop it as shown below using the tool. Crop (Cropping). Let’s leave the background for now.
Open the image with the boxer and carefully cut it out, using PolygonalLassoTool (Polygonal Lasso) orPenTool (Pen) at your discretion. In general, get used to use in the lessons that you are more familiar and familiar, it is not necessary to repeat every little thing behind the author of the lesson. I chose the first.
So, create a selection; notice that you can skip the head, we do not need it. Cut out the selected area and paste it into our main document – the one with the room.
Now select the area between his hands and delete it. We press Ctrl + T and reduce it the way we need it (don’t forget to pinch Shift, to keep the proportions).
Open the image with a punching bag and cut it into our main document, again, using the method that suits you best. I used the lasso again. After that, we adjust the size again.
Open the picture with the incandescent lamp and repeat what we did in the previous step. Place the lamp as shown below.
We give the names of the new layers, “boxer”, “bag” and “bulb”, respectively.
Make the layer with the lamp invisible (deactivate it), create a selection around the top of our athlete’s shirt. When the selection is ready, activate the layer with the lamp and click Delete.
Do you understand why this is necessary? We remove the part of the lamp that should be under the shirt to create the effect that the shirt is really wearing it.
Create a selection on the layer with the boxer, as shown below, and delete the selection. Add a layer mask to the layer with the lamp and paint over the area on the mask as I have.
Now I will use a tool that is only in CS5 and higher assemblies, namely – PuppetWarp(Puppet Warp). The site has some good lessons on this topic, so if you have not come across this before, first do a couple of lessons on this topic.
Right click on the boxer layer and click ConverttoSmartObject(Convert to smart object) .Now click Edit – PuppetWarp(Editing – Puppet deformation), remove the daw with ShowMesh (Grid) and add a few points as shown below. To add a new point, just click where you need it. To delete, hold Alt, click on top when you see the scissors.
You can always go back to this by double-clicking the appropriate option on the layer you need (I highlighted it in red below). Add a few more points like mine, position them like me and click Enter.
Duplicate the lamp layer and merge them, selecting both layers, right-clicking on them and pressing MergeLayers(Glue the layers). Select the area as shown below and copy it to a new layer using the option LayerviaCopy(Copy but new layer).
Now we press Image – Adjustment – PhotoFilter(Image – Correction – Photo filter). Apply the filter with the settings listed below.
We use the tool CloneStamp (Cloning stamp) on a new layer with points like mine (to add a point, hold Alt, click on the right place). Create a selection, like mine, and delete the unnecessary. Next, merge the new layer with the “light bulb” layer, leaving the name of the latter for the resulting layer.
Select the layer with the background, duplicate it and set for the duplicate blend mode LinearLight(Linear light). Create another duplicate, this time with the blend mode LinearBurn (Line dimmer).
Merge layers with the boxer and with the lamp. Using tool BlurTool (Blur) and a soft brush, blur the new layer around the edges (I showed it in the picture below especially for you).
Add a mask to the new layer and paint it like I do, using a round soft brush of different sizes.
Select the layer with a pear and click Filter – Blur – GaussianBlur(Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur). Radius – 2 pixels. Using cloning, gloss over the logo on the pear. You can use my points.
In option Levels(Levels) we put the average value on 0.8. Add a picture with a fluorescent lamp to the document, adjust it under the pear. We remove the extra with a rectangular selection. Name the layer “fluorescent bulb”.
Now we need to properly position the picture. Correct means realistic. We press Ctrl + T, right click, choose Perspective(Perspective). We do as in the picture. Next we work with Warp(Deformation) and PuppetWarp(Puppet deformation), focusing on the illustration below.
We press Filter – Blur – GaussianBlur(Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur). Radius – 1 pixel. Create another layer under the layer with the lamp, select approximately the same area as in the picture, and fill it with black. Name the layer “shadow”. Apply for himFilter – Blur – GaussianBlur(Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 1 pixel. Set the opacity to 60%.
Open the image with crumpled paper, paste it into our document, call the new layer “crumpled paper”. Reduce and deform so that approximately covers the picture with the lamp. Holding Ctrl, Click on the layer with the lamp. Invert selection and click Delete on a layer with paper.
On the layer with paper we press Image – Adjustment– PhotoFilter(Image – Correction – Photo filter) and apply the option with the settings listed below. Change the blending mode toColorBurn(Dimming the base), add a mask to the layer and paint it with black as I showed below (I selected yellow only to make it more visible).
Add a new layer “shadow paper” on top of the layer with the lamp, select the layer with the lamp as we did before. On a new layer, fill the selection with a gradient from black to transparent, just like mine. Change layer opacity to thirty%.
Create a new layer “bag shadow 1” on top of the layer “crumpled paper”, create a selection of the pear, as we have already done twice. On a new layer, fill the selection with a gradient from black to transparent, just like mine. Change layer opacity to 80%.
Create a duplicate pear, place it under the original, call it “bag shadow 2”. We press Ctrl + U, and in the window that appears we omit the value Lightness(Brightness) to -100. We press Ctrl + Tand adjust the shadow like mine.
ApplyFilter – Blur – GaussianBlur(Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with radius 10 pixels. Add a mask for the layer, paint it with a soft brush as shown in the figure, then change the blending mode to Overlay(Overlap) and set the opacity to 80%.
Create a new layer “boxer shadow”, select the boxer. Now fill the selection with a gradient from black to transparent, as shown below. Set the opacity value to 80%.
Select the filament, copy the selection to a new “filament” layer. Apply styles to the new layer – all parameters are shown in the illustration below.
Add a “light” layer on top of all layers. Create several selections as shown below using PolygonalLassoTool (Polygonal Lasso) .To add a selection, without discarding the old, hold Shift. Fill the selection with color #ffffeighte. Next, applyFilter – Blur – GaussianBlur(Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with radius 20 pixels. Change the blending mode to HardLight(Hard Light) and set the opacity value to thirty%.
On top of the light layer, create another layer and call it “extended light”. Apply againFilter – Blur – GaussianBlur(Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with radius 20 pixels. Change the blending mode to HardLight(Hard Light) and set the opacity value to 40%. Using a soft eraser, erase the edges that are too sharp, as shown below.
Add another layer of “smoke”. HoldingCtrl, Click on the light layer to create a selection. Using white and 50% gray is applicable Filter – Render – Clouds(Filter – Rendering – Clouds). We change the blending mode to HardLight(Hard Light) and set the opacity value to 50%.
Now select all the layers except the layers with the boxer, its shadow and the “filament” layer, and merge them. Name the new layer “zoom blur”. Apply Filter – Blur – RadialBlur(Filter – Blur – Radial Blur) with my settings. Create a layer mask and fill it as shown below (from white to black).
Select all layers, combine them. Apply Filter – Render – Lightingeffects(Filter – Rendering – Lighting Effects) with my settings.
Create a new “film grain” layer. Fill the layer with color # 009371 and apply Filter – Artistic – FilmGrain(Filter – Imitation – Film grain) with the following settings:Grain (Grit) – 10, HighlightArea (Brightness zone) – 0, Intensity (Intensity) – 5. Change the blending mode to Lighten(Lighten) and set the opacity value to thirty%.
And … Done!