Funny photo manipulation - Incandescent vs. fluorescent light in CS5 - Part 1

15
Nov'10
cosmin
Member since:
Sep 2010

Hello everybody,
I'll show you all today how to do a photo manipulation, or a photo montage, call it as you wish.
Also you will learn how to use the lightning effect from photoshop.
I've used puppet warp a bit in this tutorial so if you can't handle it please take a look at my tutorial about puppet warp.
http://www.tutzor.com/tutorials/puppet-warp-cs5-new-feature-tutorial

Download all this images:

Boxer
http://www.flickr.com/photos/boltron/4098869023/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Boxing Bag
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crustina/2296577836/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Room
http://www.flickr.com/photos/schatz/891985/

Incandescent bulb
http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=download&id=935130

Fluorescent bulb
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1241346/?forcedownload=1

Crumpled paper
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1214574

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Final Image

Step
01
cosmin
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Sep 2010
Start by opening the image with the empty room and crop it like I did using the “crop” tool. We’re going to leave the background like this for now.
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02
cosmin
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Sep 2010
Open the image with the boxer and cut him out carefully, using polygonal tool or pen tool, it’s your choice, I suggest you to use the one you’re familiar with ( I will use the polygonal lasso tool). Make a selection like me ( you don’t need the boxer’s head in this manipulation). Use your instinct in cutting the right hand of the boxer. After you’ve done the selection hit CTRL +X to cut the image and paste it into our document (CTRL+ V), then name the layer “boxer”.
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03
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Now delete the area between his hands by selecting it with the polygonal lasso tool, then press delete. Next, scale de boxer down using transform ( CTRL+T - hold Shift to maintain proportions).
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04
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Open the image with the boxing bag and cut it out using your favorite method, I used again polygonal lasso tool. Paste the boxing bag into the document and scale it to fit the proportions. (CTRL+T).
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05
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Sep 2010
Open the image with the incandescent light bulb, cut it out and paste it into the document (polygonal lasso tool). Scale the light bulb down and rotate it a bit to fit the boxer’s neck (CTRL+T).
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06
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Just rename each layer now, “Boxer”, “bag”, “light bulb”
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07
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Disable the” light bulb” layer and make a selection with the polygonal lasso tool around the boxer’s t-shirt. After you’ve done the selection, make the layer visible again and hit delete.
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08
cosmin
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Sep 2010
Make a selection like me on the boxer layer and delete that part from his neck. Next add a layer mask to the light bulb layer and paint with black into the mask like I marked for you.
Step
09
cosmin
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Sep 2010
I’ll use now a new future of CS5 called puppet warp (I have a tutorial about this future). First right click on the boxer layer and select convert to smart object. Next go to Edit > puppet warp, uncheck “Show Mesh” box and add some points to the boxer like I did (just click to add a point. To delete, hold ALT over the point and click when you see a scissors).
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10
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You can always go back to the puppet warp mode, just double click the area I marked for you in the layers panel. Add some new points like me, then drag the ones I dragged and press enter.
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11
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Duplicate the light bulb layer (CTRL+J) and merge this 2 layers together ( select them> right click> merge layers). Make a selection like me on the light bulb layer, then right click on it >layer via copy.
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12
cosmin
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Sep 2010
For the new layer, go to Image > adjustments> photo filter. Use warming filter (85) and a 60% density. Use the same filter for the light bulb but with 15% density.
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13
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Sep 2010
On the new layer use the clone tool with my cloning points (for a cloning point hold ALT and click on the cloning area). Next add a selection like me and delete unwanted edges. The last thing you need to do is to merge the 2 layers (layer1 and light bulb) and rename the layer again light bulb.
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cosmin
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Sep 2010
Now select the background layer, duplicate it (CTRL+J) and set the blending mode to Linear light. Duplicate the background again and set the blending mode to linear burn.
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15
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Select the light bulb layer and the boxer then merge them. Next, pick the blur tool and using a soft rounded brush and a strength of 20% go around the edges of the boxer and the light bulb (I marked for you).
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16
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Sep 2010
Add a layer mask to the boxer layer, then using black and a soft rounded brush with different sizes and opacities, paint into the mask like I marked for you. Be carefull with the brush intensity ( check my result).
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17
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Select the boxing bag layer and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur and set a 2 px radius. Next using the clone tool remove the logo from the bag (you can use my cloning points).
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18
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Sep 2010
Change the levels for the bag a bit (CTRL+L) by moving the middle arrow to 0,80. Next, open and paste in the image with the fluorescent light and scale it to fit the bag (CTRL+T) then delete the unwanted area using the rectangle marquee tool (rename the layer to “fluorescent light”) .
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19
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Sep 2010
First, we need to add some perspective to the image on the bag, so press CTRL+T > Right click > Perspective (Scale it down a bit more before adding perspective). Next, wrap the image (CTRL+T > Right Click > Wrap). After this go to Edit > Puppet warp and add some points and drag them to achieve my result or even better.
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20
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Go to filter > blur > gaussian blur and set the radius to 1. Add a new layer under the fluorescent light, call it shadow, and using polygonal lasso too make a selection like me and fill it with black. For the shadow layer go to Filter > gaussian blur > radius 2, then set the opacity to 60%.
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21
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Sep 2010
Open the crumpled paper image and paste it into our document (rename the layer crumpled paper). Scale it down to fit the fluroescent light image and wrap it a bit (CTRL+T > right click > Warp). We need a selection from the flurescent light image, so hold CTRL and click the layer as i marked for you. Now right click on the selection > select inverse and press delete on the crumpled paper layer.
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22
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Sep 2010
For the crumpled paper, go to image > adjustments > photo filter, use sepia and a 60% density. Next, set the blending mode to color burn then add a layer mask and paint with black into the mask like i marked for you (use a soft rounded brush)
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23
cosmin
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Sep 2010
Add a new layer (paper shadow) above the fluorescent light and make a selection around the image like the step above (hold CTRL and click the Layer) and fill it with black to transparent gradient like i did, then set the opacity to 30%
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24
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Sep 2010
Add a new layer (bag shadow 1) on top of „crumpled paper” and make a selection around the boxing bag ( hold CTRL and click the layer). Fill it like i did using black to transparent gradient. Set the blending mode to linear burn and the opacity to 80%.
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25
cosmin
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Sep 2010
Duplicate the boxing bag layer (CTRL + J) move it under the original one, rename it to „bag shadow 2” the press CTRL+U for hue and saturation and move the lightness to -100. Now using transform tools (CTRL+T > perspective, scale) try to achieve my result.

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Comments

14
Jul'11
Clipping Path

Re: Funny photo manipulation - Incandescent vs. fluorescent light in CS5 - Part 1

Very exceptional photo manipulation work.