Create a Dreamlike Photo Manipulation of an Emotional Girl with a Dramatic Lighting in Photoshop

To make the dress more interesting paint some threads, choose the same color with the color picker tool and use a small brush just like the hair you did before. You can also pick a lighter color to make the dress stand out more.


Step 16

In a new layer with a soft round brush size 200px and 20% of opacity paint over the model like this:.


Step 17

Create a new layer and paint in the top of the image you can use light brushes. Use the color # ffeb99 opacity 50%. Use the layer in soft light mode.


Step 18

Go to the menu “new fill or adjustment layer” and pick the option curves. Change the option to something like this:


Then in the layer mask paint over the places where the light is too strong to decrease the effect also change the opacity of the layer to 70%


Step 19

Add some leaves to the image to create a motion effect. Place the leaves in the image, make sure this layer is below the one with the model.


Go to Filter – Blur – Motion Blur. Se the angle to 53 and the distance to 40.


Step 20

Create a new adjustment layer “hue/saturation” and reduce the saturation to -45 make sure you use a clipping mask to affect only the leaves.


Step 21

Create a layer mask to the layer of the leaves and hide some of them also you can reduce the opacity of the whole layer if you need to.


Step 22

To add leaves to the floor you need to change the perspective of the image. When you place them they are going to look like the image above so press right click and select the option “Perspective”


Pick the right corner of the top, press shift so that the image will not distorted. Push it to the center of the image.


Now pick the corner of the bottom and do the opposite, push it away from the center. Press enter so save the changes.


Step 23

You can continue with the perspective until you are satisfied. Place the image correctly add a layer mask to the layer and hide the undesired part. Also reduce the opacity of the layer to 60%.


Step 24

Let’s add some bushes in the bottom of the image to do that, place the image of the bush. Then go to filter – blur – Gaussian blur. Use 5 of radius.


Step 25

Duplicate the layer (Ctrl + J) to create new bushes. You can change the size using the transform tool (crtl + T) Add all these 3 layers to a group. To do this Select all 3 layer press right click and use the option “group from layers”. Now create a new adjustment layer “hue/Saturation” and reduce the saturation to -70. Apply a clipping mask to the group of layer to affect only the bushes. You also can reduce the lighting to -25.


Step 26

Repeat the same process with the tree branches add them to the image, and add 5px of Gaussian blur to them.


Step 27

Place the image of clouds, and add a layer mask to it. Paint in the edge of the image to blended with the rest.

step-027Change the layer mode to soft light and reduce the opacity to 50%


Step 28

In a new layer paint with a chalk brush with a light gray to create some fog. Use the brush in 20% of opacity


Step 29

Create a new adjustment layer “curves” and change it to this. This will help to make the model stand out, because the background is going to be darker


Over the layer mask paint with black all the center and just leave the darker places on the sides.


Step 30

Go to the top of all the layer and add the texture, reduce the saturation of the texture -50. Change layer mode to soft light and reduce the opacity to 50%


Step 31

The last step is adding a color adjustment that wil make the art have even a more dramatic light. So go to “new fill or adjustment layer” and choose the option Color Lookup then choose Late Sunset


Now go to the Menu – Image – Apply Image


Now just reduce the opacity of the layer to 50% and it’s done.


Final Results


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