My fair lady butterfly picture effect

In this Tutorial we’ll learn to combine several pictures, place different objects on the grass, correct the colors and improve the quality of the picture. We’ll see also how is it possible to use the layers’ masks, enliven the hair and create the shadows or change the eyes’ color.

Open in a new window a girl’s picture: File ? Open (ctrl+o).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Make a copy of this layer to be possible working with it: Layer ? Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j). The previous layer should be deleted, using the corresponding icon in the Layers window. Mark out the background the girl is situated on and select the Polygonal Lasso Tool to move it off.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Enlarge after that the picture’s surface, using the Crop Tool and open in a new window the picture we’ll use for the background (ctrl+o).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Mark it our with Rectangular Marquee Tool, make a copy of it: Edit ? Copy (ctrl+c) and get back to the previous window to insert it on a new layer: Edit ? Paste (ctrl+v). Place this layer under the girl’s one and make the corrections on its size and on the background’s placement, applying Edit ? Free Transform (ctrl+t).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect 

We have to fill the rest of the empty background, but for the beginning mark out and copy (ctrl+c) the upper part and insert it on a new layer (ctrl+v) that will be placed above:

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Merge down these layers: Layer ? Merge Down (ctrl+e) and select the Stamp Tool of a big size to copy the grass on that place it was removed and fill the combined part:

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Copy this layer (ctrl+j) and blur out the copy, using Filter ? Blur ? Gaussian Blur.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Create a mask out of this layer: Layer ? Add Layer Mask ? Hide All and then select the Gradient Tool of white color to make the blurred layer visible only on the backside.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect 

Combine the layers (ctrl+e) and start operating with the girl’s layer. Here we have to use the Stamp Tool as a brush for making girl’s hair livelier on the edges:

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Select now the Blur Tool to blur out a little the entire girl’s contour.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Now we have to create a mask out of the layer: Layer ? Add Layer Mask ? Reveal All and use the Gradient Tool of black color to hide the visibility of the chair’s legs.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Apply now the command Layer ? Remove Layer Mask ? Apply to correct the brightness and the layer’s contrast, using Image ? Adjustments ? Curves (ctrl+m).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

The colors should be corrected also with Image ? Adjustments ? Selective Color.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect 

To change the eyes’ color we have to create a new layer. Paint them in the necessary color with the Brush Tool and blur the edges out after that, using the Blur Tool. Finally we have to change the layer’s blending mode on Overlay.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Merge down the layers (ctrl+e) and apply the here shown filter on the new layer: Filter ? Blur ? Smart Blur.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Choose now the Smudge Tool and smooth out the unevenness on the girl’s skin and on her hair that have appeared when using the last filter. Here we have an example:

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Open a butterfly picture in a new window: (ctrl+o).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect 

Mark it out with the usual Polygonal Lasso Tool, make a copy of it and place it above the girl’s layer. Make a lot of copies of this layer (ctrl+j), changing the size, the angle (Free Transform) and the butterfly’s level of distort (Edit ? Transform – Distort). Place the copies on the girl’s dress and on her skin.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Combine all the layers containing the butterflies (ctrl+e) and make the corrections on the color (Selective Color).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Make a copy of the butterflies’ layer to make the copy entirely black, using Image ? Adjustments ? Channel Mixer.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Place this layer above the girl’s layer and group them out (the shadow shouldn’t get outside its contours): Layer ? Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g). Blur out the layer (Gaussian Blur).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Make the Opacity smaller till 80%.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect 

Merge down all the layers now: Layer ? Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Using the Crop Tool and the Rectangular Tool, it’s possible to insert the picture in a frame (place it on a new layer).

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Select a set of ready to use brushes (downloaded on: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33101426/ ?qo=15&q=by%3Aanarasha-stock&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps) and insert several ornaments, by applying this combination: Edit ? Transform ? Flip Vertical.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

Make a copy of the layer containing the frame and the ornaments and blur out a little the copy:

my fair lady butterfly picture effect 

Minimize the layer’s Opacity till 55%.

my fair lady butterfly picture effect

The picture is finished!

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