Photo Manipulation: Surreal Dream

Final Image:

Dream photo manipulation

Image Resources:

 Sky-1

Sky-2

 Sky-3

Sky-4

Sky-5

Sky-6

Kid

Moon

 

Step-1

Create a New Document with 3000×2000 file size with 300dpi

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Fill it with blue color(#4A6497) in a new layer.

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Step-2

Here we set up the background of the scene with clouds as following

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Copy the same image and fill the background with it.

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Add one more different cloud image by removing the background sky.

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Step-3

Create adjustment layer above the clouds layers for “Curves” and increase bit of contrast of the clouds.

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Step-4

Mask the back ground of the kid. (For this, select the kid with polygonal lasso tool and click on “add layer mask” from the bottom of the layers palette )

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Step-5

Lets add some softness and glow to the kid. For this, duplicate the image and apply Gaussian blur.

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Set the blending mode of the blurred image to “Soft Light”

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Step-6

Select the eyes of the Kid, create a new adjustment layer with color balance and turn them into blue with following properties.

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Step-7

Similarly, lets desaturate the image a little bit: Select the kid using lasso polygonal tool.

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Create a new adjustment layer with “Hue/Saturation” and apply the following color adjustments.

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Step-8

Right behind the kid image, in a new layer place the following moon and stars image.

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Mask the following red area to display the clouds from the background.

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Step-9

Now, mask the clouds, make copies and place them in different places with different sizes in the following way.

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Step-9

Apply shadows in the following areas based on lighting source’s position.

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Brush the above selected areas with gray color (#757A7E) using soft brush.

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Step-10

Decrease the opacity of the shadows to 50% and blend mode to “Linear Burn”

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Step-11

Let’s increase the brightness according to Lighting:  Brush the following areas with gray color(#7F7F82)

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Decrease the opacity to 60% in layers palette and set the blending mode to “Screen” to achieve the following result.

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Step-12

Similarly brush the following area of the face to increase the lighting effect and change the blend mode to screen.

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Similarly to the moon.

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Step-13

Now set the blending mode of the “moon and stars ” image to ‘Overlay’ to get the following result.

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Duplicate the moon, resize it and place it in the following way.

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Step-14

Finally, Create a new layer on top of all the layers and fill it with blue color(#4A6497) and set blending mode to “Soft Light” to get final result like this…

Dream photo manipulation in photoshop

I hope you find this tutorial useful.

Enjoy!!


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