Road of Dreams Photomanipulation Tutorial

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Aug'11
Seiorai
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Today we will go deep into the realm of fantasy and dreams :)
...because in dreams we enter a world that is completely our own...

Here are links to the resources we will use:

---Gass: http://resurgere.deviantart.com/art/Package-Nature-10-22586739

---Mountain: http://resurgere.deviantart.com/art/Package-Nature-14-27074068

----Sky below: http://resurgere.deviantart.com/art/Package-Cosmos-2-63241815

---Poppies: http://zanasoul.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/#/d2eumjr

---Stone road: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/619781

---Road Sign: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1175083

---Lamp Post: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/846010

---Vines: http://falln-stock.deviantart.com/art/Vines-And-Plants-Brushes-Set-3-927...

The end result will be this:

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Next, create a new layer above all your others and name it "Image Apply 2" Go to Image--->Apply Image. The go to Filter--->Sharpen--->Sharpen on it. You will notice not all areas come out sharpened nicely (like for the mountsin for example, so we will just take this little soft, round Eraser brush and erase areas...like in image 1 below: Then set the layer to Lighten mode and lower Opacity to 70%
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Next, create a new layer above all your others and name it "Texture". Set your Foreground color to #d5d2ce and fill the new layer using the Paint Bucket Tool (G). Then get into the layer's Blending Options by double-clicking it or going to Layer--->Layer Style--->Blending Options and give it these settings below:
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Next, we will do a burn effect around the edges. Create a new layer above all your others and name it "Burn Effect". Go to Image---.Apply Image like before and thenget into this layer's Blending Options, with these settings:
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Of course, we can also add some light bugs around the lamp, so take a hard, round brush and set your Foreground color to #fecc0e Create a new layer above all your others, the set it to Color Dodge and lower Fill to 50%. Paint light bugs varying the size of your brush, then give them a Filter--->Sharpen--->Sharpen. Oh, and of course, name this layer "Lighting Bugs" hehehe :)
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Vine-adding time :) Download this set of brushes http://falln-stock.deviantart.com/art/Vines-And-Plants-Brushes-Set-3-92728168 Then load them in Photoshop and set your Foreground color to #54721a and on a new layer above all the others paint the vine. Then give it this layer style:
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Next, create a new layer above your just-beveled one and Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+click on it to get both the beveled layer and this new, blank layer selected into a blue color in your Layers Palette. Then press Ctel/Cmd+E to merge them into one, which we will name...well.."Vine" :) Use the Dodge and Burn tools toadd lighting and shadows to your Vine...and if you think needed you can give it a Warming Photo Filter. You should also Filter--->Sharpen--->Sharpen it once or twice ^__~
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Now one more step, create a new layer above all others and go to Image-->Apply Image. Then on this layer go to Layer-->Layers Mask--->Reveal All and taking the Gradient Tool set to Foreground to Transparent-->Linear Gradient, drag from top to bottom...of course, setting your Foreground color to #000000 Then go to Filter--->Blur--->Gaussian Blur and give it a 9,5 Gaussian Blur Name the layer "Blur" and..well..we are done for now ^___~ Of course you can take this further and add all sorts of stuff in there...your choice :) Any questions or help request, please direct them to either my DeviantArt account at http://seiorai.deviantart.com or my Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001907117980 Thanks for reading, continue to dream! :) Final result:

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