Romantic recognition in Photoshop

In this lesson, we will create a picture of a girl who confesses of love with balloons.

Materials for the lesson:

Final result:

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).

Final result:

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