Born of the Dragon – Create this Symbolic Gothic Composite in

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Add mask to this layer by shortcut. Use soft brush to erase rough edges.
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You’ll adjust this texture. It is beige and really don’t fit to whole picture. Add adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation (shortcut or Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation). Then, click on this layer with RMB. Click “Create clipping mask”.

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For more dramatic crack, add Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer (shortcut or Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast). Then, click on this layer with RMB and choose “Create clipping mask”.

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Now you’ll blend crack texture with skin by Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Also with clipping mask.

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Place “Dragon stock” to your image. Transform it as is shown.

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Mask unwanted parts of stock.

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Cool. I think, that hue of dragon’s scales isn’t good at the moment. For fixing it add Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (shortcut or Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation), and set it as shown. Then click on Adjustment layer with RMB and choose “Create clipping mask”.

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Now you will create her tattoo. Place and mask dragon stock.

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You are the best! :) Now go to Filter > Filter gallery. Click “Poster edges”, then set it as is shown. This effect posterizes whole layer and draws its edges to black (Like ink! :]).

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After that, change blending mode of dragon’s layer to Multiply.

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Three next steps are optional – it depends of your vision of tattoo. Add Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (shortcut or Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation), and set it as shown. Then click on Adjustment layer with RMB and choose “Create clipping mask”.

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Add Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Create clipping mask.

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Add again Brightness/Contrast layer. Also create clipping mask.

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Now you should add lights on dragon. For making it, add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut). Pick 1px soft brush and draw outline of light on his back and head. I used light-blue color, because dragon is on “neutral light” field.

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Dragon also have shadow. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut). With soft brush, draw some black strokes on his stomach (or something he have :D).

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Decrease its opacity to 67%.

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