In this lesson, we will create a picture of a girl who confesses of love with balloons.
Materials for the lesson:
Open a photo of foggy terrain in Photoshop. Tool Stamp (Clone Stamp Tool) (S) expand the sky.
Create an adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) to reduce color saturation.
Insert an image of a street clock and convert the layer into a smart object. Call it “Street Clock 1” and create a copy of “Street Clock 2”.
Apply filter to “Street Clock 1” layer. Gaussian blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). You can also use the Motion Blur filter.
Create Brightness / Contrast adjustment layer (Brightness / Contrast) for the “Street Clock 1” layer.
Reduce the size of the “Street Clock 2” layer to 50%, reduce its opacity to 50% and position it on the left side. Apply filter Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur).
Extract the girl in our document in any convenient way.
Create two adjustment layers for the girl:
Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation): 0 / -55 / 0
Brightness / Contrast (Brightness / Contrast): 0 / -22
Use a soft brush to draw the shadow of the girl.
Add red balloons (Image 1, image 2) and position them as shown below. Use the function horizontal reflections (Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal) (Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal). To create the illusion of movement, apply a blur filter.
Using the font “Ethon” sign the balls.
Add the birds behind the balls.
Create a new layer and fill it with color. # dae5d6. Set the blending mode Multiplication (Multiply).
Add “Bokeh”, set blending mode for it. Lightening (Screen) and reduce the opacity to 80%. Create an adjustment layer for this effect. Brightness / Contrast (Brightness / Contrast): -67 / 30.
Additionally add Brightness / Contrast adjustment layer for the whole picture to reduce the brightness and improve the contrast. To change the overall tone of the picture, create gradient adjustment layer (Gradient Map).