How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation

March 16th, 2010 by ART-D Posted in Uncategorized

   

In today’s tutorial I will show you how to create a space photo manipulation by mixing stars and different Photoshop techniques. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Start working by opening in Adobe Photoshop CS4 a space photo like this one:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Find a stock photo with a model represented on it, I used this photo from deviantart. I would like to thank the author of this photo:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Remove the background using your favorite tools like Pen Tool (P), Magic Wand Tool (W), Magnetic Lasso (L) or even a simple Filter>Extract and insert the image on a new layer in our main document.

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Glow

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next inner glow effect around girl:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click now on the bottom part of the Layers panel on Add layer mask icon and choose after that the Soft Round brush of black color (Opacity 15%)

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Using Soft Round brush paint on the mask to hide the girl’s legs as shown:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and select for it a Soft Round brush of yellow color (Opacity 10%) to paint the layer:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Blending mode for this layer to Saturation

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between the layers of the yellow brush and the layer containing the girl (on the Layers panel) to create a clipping mask

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Now we have the content of the layer containing the yellow color only visible within the content of the layer containing the girl

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush with #0000FF color (Opacity20%).

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Paint the background as shown and place this layer under the layer with the girl on it:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
On the next new layer we’ll apply the above used brush to continue painting the background with the color #00B4F6 (Opacity20%). This layer will be situated under the girl’s layer:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and apply here the Soft Round brush to paint the bottom part of the picture with violet color (Opacity 20%)

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode to Screen for this layer

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Use again the Soft Round brush and paint with blue color on background. This layer will be situated under the layer containing the girl:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Next there will be used again the soft brush with green color this time and Opacity – 20%.

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and apply on it the Soft Round brush to paint on the background as shown.

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
The brush’s color is yellow (Opacity 15%). Place this layer under the girl’s layer.

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
On the next new layer we’ll use the Soft Round brush of white color (Opacity 20%) to represent several lines, like those from below. This layer needs to be situated under the girl’s layer:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode to Overlay for this layer

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Let’s create the next new layer and apply on it the same soft brush of white color (Opacity 15%) to make lighter the girl’s body. This layer needs to be placed lower than the girl’s layer:

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Next we’ll make the girl’s arm look more illuminated. In this case we’ll create a new layer and use here the Soft Round brush

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Paint firstly with red color (Opacity 15%) the necessary element and then use the color #FDCD9E

How to Create a Space Girl Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS4

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  • Olaf J.

    16/03/2010

    Amazing Tutorial, thx

  • Manuela

    16/03/2010

    Very nice effect, I like it!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  • 7pop.net

    18/03/2010

    That’s very nice!

  • yucg

    19/03/2010

    Doesnt work for me omg i did everthing >:(! Im beginner

  • hashim

    20/03/2010

    really nice tuts, awsome effects her fingur

  • PsTube.tk

    20/03/2010

    Gear tutorial, i’ll link to it from http://www.PsTube.tk.
    Be shure to drop by and send us a tutorial if you have one! :)

  • Belen

    20/03/2010

    Hey! Thanks you so much!
    Kisses from Argentina

  • theone

    20/03/2010

    Great tutorial, thank you

  • bobdole

    22/03/2010

    somehat hard to follow the directions. confusing and not enough explanation as to what to do.

  • milton pieters

    23/03/2010

    nice, but to me her outlines are too distinct.

  • Suneil

    14/04/2010

    Good show!

  • RK Sharma

    15/04/2010

    Amazing effect, really helpful.

  • Color Experts

    17/04/2010

    Nice tutorial and nice girl too….

    Thanks…

  • hussein

    08/05/2010

    it was awesome ,, thanks

  • Manish Singla

    24/05/2010

    your colors combination is very amazing & it such as a great creativity :-) . i am also want to be a good web designer

  • Patric

    04/06/2010

    Great tutorial, thank you very much !

  • mark

    17/06/2010

    FANTASTIC!!

  • Hassan

    31/07/2010

    wow, Thanks for free professional tutorial
    i want to become ur regular student what can i do sir

    Hassan Shah
    From Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Giovanni

    11/09/2010

    Very nice tutorial. I love the effects.

  • Firdaus Ansari

    21/09/2010

    Amazing and mind blowing tutorial.really !!!!!

    Thanx.

  • Noor

    20/12/2010

    OH MY GOSHH this is cool

  • Bambi Corro III

    08/01/2011

    wow intense tutorial here! will try this and let you know… thanks!

  • Paddy

    16/03/2011

    Thats really superb!!! Thanks a lot!!!

  • fj shield

    13/07/2011

    Looks like an awesome tutorial cant wait to give it a try!

  • trese freak

    25/08/2011

    i loved it man…you’re so cool plotting that layout…but I’ve noticed something….the cropping on the the edge of the subject appeared obviously….bur i really love your work man….especially the idea….very cool!

  • anthony

    05/07/2012

    nice job.inspirational .

  • NASIR

    12/02/2014

    HEYY… GREAT TUTORIAL.. THANK U SOO MUCH… I TRIED IT AND THE RESULT WAS INCREDIBLE