Create this angelic photo manipulation using Smart Filters and drawing techniques! This tutorial will show you how to create a dramatic cloud background, add glowing wings to an angel, and add some particles.
Preview of Final Results
Start by creating 1416×1416 px image. These are dimensions of cd cover.
Paste “Dark clouds ahead” stock
Add new adjustments layer (menu Layer > New adjustment Layer) with brightness/contrast. Set it:
Now background is too dark. For fix it you should draw mask. Choose mask layer, beside adjustment. Take a 360px soft, rounded brush and draw gently by right side of picture. My results of masking
How should it looks:
Still background isn’t well. Add new adjustments layer with brightness/contrast. Set it:
Now you should add some lights on background. Add new layer. With the same brush and #f46307 color draw, where you want to show lights.
Then you should blur it. Choose from menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set 125px.
Change this layer mode to Soft Light and change opacity to 80%. Yay, you are awesome! :)