Scorpion Photo Effect

We will learn how to correct the skin’s tone, create the transparent wings’ effect, insert the pictures and transform a simple photo in a mysterious one.

Open the girl’s skin photo: File ? Open (ctrl+o)

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Outline it along the contour, using Polygonal Lasso Tool. Copy it: Edit ? Copy (ctrl+c) and insert it on a new layer, using the next command Edit ? Paste (ctrl+v). Erase the previous layer, using the button of fast erasing on the Layers window.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Take another instrument (Smudge Tool), preliminary setting brush’s hardness on 0% and paint the birthmarks and skin’s unevenness.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Apply Smart Blur filter.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Make the layer lighter using the command Image ? Adjustments ? Desaturate (shift+ctrl+u).

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Give a tone to the skin, using a color filter: Image ? Adjustments ? Photo Filter. Choose the yellow color.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop  Take two tattoo’s pictures and place each of them on a new layer.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Put them over the girl, one above the other and change both layers’ type on Linear Blum.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Make the background now. Take a bamboo photo and place it on a new layer. Open it like a new file, mark it out with Rectangular Marquee Tool and copy it using the command Edit ? Copy (ctrl+c). Get back to the photo under processing and insert the background on a new layer with the next command: Edit ? Paste (ctrl+v).

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Mark the unnecessary part of this photo with Rectangular Marquee Tool and erase it: Edit ? Cut (ctrl+x). Double the remained part with the command Layer ? Duplicate Layer and transform it with Edit ? Transform ? Flip Horizontal.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Move a little the picture until it’ll connect with the turned photo’s part. Connect both layers with the command Layer ? Merge Layer (ctrl+e).

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Apply the Smart Blur filter to this layer and make a kind of color correctness, using the command Image ? Adjustments – Curves (ctrl+m).

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Add several highlights of different intensity, using Filter ? Render ? Lens Flare.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Create the girl’s shadow. Copy the girl’s layer (Layer – Duplicate Layer) and make it darker with the command Image ? Adjustments ? Brightness/Contrast. Move it lower then the basic one, just clicking on it and carrying over. Blur a little with Filter ? Blur ? Gaussian Blur.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop

Add the frame, using Rectangle Tool then copy the frame’s layer and blur it.

scorpion photo effect in adobe photoshop 

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That’s it!

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