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Easy Matte Painting in Photoshop Masterclass

teacher avatar Zenja Gammer, Digital Artist

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Lessons in This Class

14 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Creating The Composite

    • 3. Brushing Grass

    • 4. Adding Sky

    • 5. Light Blending

    • 6. Color Blending

    • 7. Creating Area in Book

    • 8. Light Effects

    • 9. Creating 3D Entrance

    • 10. Depth Of Field

    • 11. Bringing The Composite To Life

    • 12. Brushing Shadows

    • 13. Camera Raw

    • 14. Final

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About This Class

If you want to learn hwo to create photo manipulations in Photoshop, this is the class you need. Learn to create digital art/photo manipulations in this class with digital artist Zenja Gammer.

From different photos we are going to create a digital artwork/photo manipulation, without doing the boring part of cutting out images. Join Zenja as he shares his process of creating photo manipulations from regular photos. 

Using Adobe Photoshop you will learn how to:

• Create a composite
• Blend the lighting
• Blend the colors
• Create light effects
• Brush shadows
• Important final adjustments to make the design better

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Zenja Gammer

Digital Artist


Hello, I'm Zenja, an award winning digital artist & Photoshop teacher. I started using Photoshop 19 years ago, not realizing I was about to be hooked. From there I embarked upon a career path after earning a degree as a Visual Designer at the University of Amsterdam.

Just by spending many hours of creating in Adobe Photoshop for all these years, I was able to start several businesses which all require Photoshop skills. So it's a no brainer that learning this software can help your career path go many ways. And the good thing is, it's actually really fun to do. I create lots of personal artwork and post them on my Instagram.

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1. Intro: Hey everyone, my name is Anna and I'm a digital artist. And in this class, I will be teaching you how you can transform an idea like this to something like this. So in this class, we will create something like this from the original images. And you don't have to have any skills you Photoshop, I will explain everything really slow. You can eventually even use your own photo foolish if you want to, it doesn't really matter. You will get the basic idea on how to create stuff like this. So what we are going to do is we are not going to cut out images because that's really boring part. We are just going to do all the fun part and that is just to make this look really cool inside of Photoshop. So you don't have to have any experience. You can just use this class if this is like the first time you open up Photoshop, I will explain everything really slow end every steps I do to achieve these kinds of things too great in Photoshop. So this is like a photo manipulation in Photoshop and it's really easy to create. It's just going to take you some time to get through all the steps and effort. You can grade stuff like this yourself with your own ideas. So I hope to see in this class, and it's going to be a lot of fun. 2. Creating The Composite: Okay, let's start from the very beginning by opening up for the shop and then go to File New to create a new file. Now here we can set the size and everything. So let's do widescreen like 1920 by 1000 AD. The resolution doesn't matter because resolutions only footprinting. So 72 is fine. Press Create. And let's start with importing our book first. So we can just drag this book air and put it in this and in this file. Now we can really easily removed the background by going to select and then clicking on subjects. So this is pretty good way to quickly remove background from images. And you can see here the selection. It does a pretty good job with this. And the only thing we have to do now is to just press here on a mask and we have our selection of Abu. Now, let make sure this is a little bit smaller. So I'm going to press Control or Command Z to bring up the free transform window. And then I can just resize this and put it somewhere in the middle. I want to create a path going inside his book here, so we'll make sure it's, the part is a little bit in the middle, so let's move it a bit to the right. So something like this is fine. We can always change it later on. Right? So let's now import our wrote. This is this image. Also just drag it in this file, press enter, and we have it here. Now for this one, we don't need to remove the background because we're going to use this. So I'm going to just drag it under needed. So it's like behind it, press Control or Command omega T spring features for m put it something like like this. So you make sure this road goes inside his work in the center. You can also use the other side if you want page, but I'm just gonna do like this, something like this. And now this rod goes a little bit up. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to hold down shift and take this 1 here and bring it down to flatten this a little bit like that. So we see a bit more like going straight back instead of up. And this will make it flip it out just a little bit like that, right? So this is okay. Now, we need to make sure this road is feasible inside his book. So what I'm going to do now is I'm going to click on the mask of this book here. So another layer, but the mask then select the brush. And we can just brush this away and make it visible. But maybe it's better to make like some sort of circle, circle. Enter off this, and let's click on the Moscow fit and select this elliptical market tool. And now I want to make this circle, and this will be like the portal of this book. So something like this leave a little bit of these areas on the left and right side so it doesn't really go all the way to the edge. Something like this is fine. Then click on the mask, produce new keyboards, 3f, white and black here. These four default. And then just hold down Control and press backspace or Command and backspace omega. And we have our entrance for this worldview. So that's pretty easy to do. You can also just maybe make it a bit like. Like that. So we have a bit more space to entities, Portola, HSK rid if it just make sure it's in the middle and not like the recites something like this. I think this is fine, right? So let's leave it like this. Now, next thing to do is we need to get rid of these aggressive. I don't want to use these graphs here, here, I only want to use inside his book. So what I am going to do is we're gonna create the mask on this layer. And then just select the soft round brush from your general brushes and select the black color. Make it a little bit smaller so you don't mess this up only the sides here, and let's just brush a bit away here. Make sure we don't go inside this book. Could just outside his book, The Press these parts away. And also on the side, gets rid of all the other Gretsch adult when he said grass. Then we're going to add another grass for the outside of this book. So something like this is fine. This bit here. It doesn't have to be perfect because we will fix later. We will fix this later to make it better. So this is fine for now. Alright, so I found this grass, this one. Just drink it in your file and make sure the width goes all the way to the edges here. The top part here doesn't matter because we are going to create another sky than this one. So again, not going to use this one. So let's put it here so we'll make sure it's all the way to the edges. Now, drag it underneath the file. So it's underneath this, this road thing. And now just make a mask here and select the gradient to press D or new keyword to make sure this is white and black as scholars and just Hobart shift and make this line from down, from the bottom to the top like that. So you can get rid of that sky. Maybe even like these. Great something else in the background later, right? So this is the basic idea. Now, let's also import our boy. I have this image of this little boy that I wanted to add to this composite. Let me find it. This and just drag it in a file, then go to select subject. And this way it's going to select this boy really quickly and we don't have to waste time or cutting them out. If this doesn't work. If you have older version furnished with might not work that well, but if it doesn't work, try to remove the background for this boy with the pen tool. It's the best way. Right now. Let's make this smaller by pressing Control or Command Theory again. And just drag it like that to make sure we have like realistic size is o, this whole thing. So I'm not making too big. If E is bigger, it needs to be closer here if you smile or it needs to be a little bit farther away, let's make sure it 0s like entering this Porto something. So this is fine for now. 3. Brushing Grass: Alright, let's start with making this book a little bit better in this composite. So we need to make sure this area here, the grass is going to go over this book instead of, it looks like it's floating novel. So we need to make sure we get rid of it. For this, we're going to use brushes in the legacy brushes for the standard from Photoshop and all the virtual. I think it's already somewhere in the general brushes or something, but tried to find these virtues in your photo shop. You have here dune grass and grass. Let's use dune grass because we have these long, long pieces of press. Now once you select this dune grass bush, press on this icon here, we're going to get these glass ceilings here and now want to deselect the color dynamics here. We don't need those, right? So let's close this here. Press any key words for mixture. This is white to black, but we actually need black. So I'm going to rotate this or flip it, whatever it's called, right? So let's make the brush smaller. You can also make the smaller here, size and make sure it, it's going up like these things, right? And the only thing we have to do is to just brush this a little bit like did. Here's breast is away. And we also here. So we have like this idea of this grass is gone. Oh, for this book. So it doesn't look like it's floating in a anymore now it looks like this book is like inside this grass that make sense and make it a bit bigger. So we can make a little bit extra grids, thingies here like that. So it looks a little bit more. We'll, instead of using the same better like that, right? So this is fine. 4. Adding Sky: Let's also import our background. I mean sky here. So I'm going to use this image. You can actually use other images for the sky. It doesn't really matter, but I like this worm sky here, so I'm going to use this one. Ok, now, one important thing here, if you look at this image of this boy, you can see we have lighting coming from the left side from the Sun. So we need to make sure our background lighting is also going to be coming from the outside, from the left side. You can see in this image we have sun here. So what I'm going to do is now go to edit, transform. Now flip horizontal. And that way, Iverson, now here on the left side, exactly like this boy. Let's make this bigger so it makes sure it fits the whole area. Maybe even bigger like that. Right? So this is fine because this is important when you want to make it look more real, you need to make sure the lighting is right. And instead of like brushing this way and trying to fix that, tried to use images with lighting on the site where it originally came from. It will save you a lot of time. 5. Light Blending: Alright, let's now work on the lighting and shadows. First of all, this boy needs a shadow on the side because we have lighting here is going to hit him here. So we have a shadow here, right? So the best way to do this, the easiest way is to just select this boy Layer, press Control or Command J to duplicate it. Now, I'm just going to make a new layer on top of it all does shift and select both of these layers and press Ctrl E. So like this restaurants layer of this boy. Now next thing to do is to go to edit, transform, flip vertical, drag this layer underneath the boy. And although I shift so it stays in the center while you drag it. And pest control command u to bring up the human situation and bring the laitance all the way down. And that way we have this black shadow and it's really easy, right? Okay? Now we need to make sure the shadow goes deadweight enough light to the bottom. So what I'm going to suppress control command to bring up the free transform. We know again that zoom-in here. And while holding down Control or Command, stretch out one corner. That way, he then take the other one, stretch it out that way and make sure it starts at the feed from the position of the feed instead of there, right? So this is fine. Something like this. It doesn't have to be perfect. Just a bit of a shadow like that. Let's see. Let's also make it a bit smaller so it doesn't get too fat in the shadow. We have sunset lighting. When you have sunset lighting, there needs to be longer because the sunset is closer to the horizon. When you have daylight, the shared needs to be shorter. Alright, so keep that also in mind. Let's move it like did I think this is fine? Maybe said looks a bit weird now. But whatever, I think this is fine now, to make this look more real, which you could do is to blur out the nth part. When you have shadows like this, this part will be sharp and this will be blurred out. Now we can easily do that by going to the Blur Gallery here and select field blur. And this is all on the layer of this boy. Now here we can see the amount of blur. So first let's leave it at 0. Click here. So we have 0 blurred there. And when we click another time here, we can give this area between warbler, let's not do too much juice the bid like debt to make this look more real. Let's move this here. So we have 0 blue there, right? So press enter, and that's it. The only thing I have to do now is to just trumped opacity is head looks a little bit big now, so I'm going to make this a bit smaller. So we said that it doesn't get too big for the shell. So that's it. That's pretty easy to make a shift of n you can also make to Quebec. You can also do it more perfect by getting rid of the little part there. But those are little details that, that you could do to make it better, is going to take a lot of time to actually do this really precisely. So I'm going to leave it like this for now to just give you the idea of sharing. So we have shadow now, let's make it a bit darker. And what I would like to do now is to also make the side of this boy beta darker the right side. So what I'm going to do now is create a curse on top of it. Press this. So we only affect delay unneeded. And let's bring this down. And also the Midtown, so we have more contrast, not too much. Now select the brush. Make sure you select the soft round normal brush and select the black color. With black, we can remove it, makes you press on the Moscow width. And let's remove dante site, maybe also a bit here on his feet. Like that. Right. So we have one side now darker, maybe even darker like it. So this looks fine to me. Now let's also make sure we have shadows and stuff in the grass. So for this one, I mean, let's also create a curse on this grass layer. Make sure to press this again and make a dark first. And now we can make area slide again. We have lighting here, so I want to make sure this will be light. Like dead, maybe also here. But this area here will stay there because the book is blocking the light from there, right? So something like this. Alright, let's also make the book a little bit darker. So I'm going to create the curves again and do the same for this book. Don't do it too much, just a bit. Now the book is blocking all this light. So the only part we have to make lighter, it's like it's a little bit here, not too much. And it said, alright, let's also make this earth here a bit darker. So I'm gonna do the same course again. Press this, just take the highlights and bring them down. Take pressure again. And the book is going to go like this to show them. So we need to make sure it's going to be built like this. Let's leave this area also dark here at the grass because the grass is also blocking light a bit here. 6. Color Blending: Alright, now we can work on the Colors. This boy, let's, let's first put all these files into, all these layers into forwards, so it doesn't get too difficult to find stuff. So just select both of these layers, actually three layers. We have the shadow hbar omega shifted, selected him, press on this little folder or Command or Control G, J. And if you have this group nine, then this boy, let's do the same for this book. This is our book. Let's do the same for this. This is our road, and this is grass. And this is our sky. Let's put it there, right? So now we have like organized file. All right, let's work on the colors here. This boy, this Redfern is voice way to read, so to blend things better to get it, the only thing for color blending, the only thing you have to do is to actually drop the colors of it. So select this layer of this boy. Then go here and select Hue in situation. And the only thing you have to do is make sure this is pressed. And the only thing you have to do is to take the emitter middle slider from the situation and bring it a bit down. And you can see here the difference. When it's like this, it's really rare that when I drop it like this, it's going to be less colorful and it makes this image blend better together, right? So let's also do the same for this grass. So while holding down control, I just click on this dress and I have selected this gray layer. That's also really easy. Also here in situation like this one and bring it a bit down. Let's send to it too much or else it's gonna get really desaturated. Let's also do the same for this book. Press on the layer of this book un situation and get rid of these scholars and beta. Not much. And let's also do it a bit for the sky to make sure we have like everywhere this effect, not too much or else it's gonna get really desaturated. And also for this road here, let's see something like this, right? So that's really easy to do. 7. Creating Area in Book: Okay, so the next thing I would like to do here is I want to create this area inside this book a bit more exciting because we have like these dunes here going on. It's nothing special there. So I want to make sure that there's something exciting going on inside this new kind of world in this book, right? So for this I have like this Gastel image that we can use. You can use any other Castile image that you want and just drag it in in this road folder I have here. So this is on top of the road layer, right? So let's make sure it's fits this image. Make sure the edges here are inside this or like that. Just make like this. Make sure you see the capstone. And now just take a brush greater mask on this layer from this guest OS and take the black color, use normal brush. You can bring your destiny floor all the way up. Let's start brushing these, these road back. So we can just, you can also do it like this if you want. This also looks pretty nice. But maybe I think I want to have a real different kind of area inside this book. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to press this road. So only the edges like this road is going somewhere there inside this guest. All right, so something like this. And you can see how easy it is to change the whole idea of this image. And that's pretty much it. We have like now this road going inside this new kind of world. You can do with really precise. If you want me to zoom in here a bit. Maybe branch here. Like this. Roads going, Oh, for the, all these trees here. Like dead. And just do a bit of oppression. And that's pretty much it. We have like this cool, cool world now inside this fairy tale book. Alright, let's also change this setting here, the lighting. So what I'm going to do is we're going to create use situation inside his book and get rid of the scholars just a little bit like we did before. And also create a curves to make it a bit lighter. I feel like it's a bit too dark and Sandy's book, and let's give it a bit more contrast like that. So let's pretty easy m Now we have like this cool thing going on inside his book. 8. Light Effects: Alright, let's also work on the lighting from this. Here. I want to have it like more spectacular than now. So what I'm going to do now is I'm going to work on the lighting. So light effects, let's close all these force. We don't get confused. Let's make a new folder and double-click on it inevitably, lighting. Now we can create a new layer here inside this folder. Then go to your brushes here. Select the software on birth, and click on the color. Here. We get a color picker and let's pick something from the sky with yellowish like this. This is fine. Press OK. Let's make the bridge bigger. And now I need to make sure that the opacity and flows all the way at a 100th and the hardness is at 0, right? And just make a dot in the center. And it will be our light source. And if we take the Move tool here, we can press control T2 or commodity to make the Free Transform thing hold down Alt or Option a mech and make it big like this. Then go to here, changed normal to screen. And which screen we get a really cool like this light effect from this, from this son now, right? So just try out different spots, maybe like it here. You can also press Ctrl J to duplicate it if you want even more, this cool lighting and just move it around to see where, where, where it fits best. I want to have a bit more on the grass and bitten more towards a book like that. And you can see the difference before and after we get really cool lighting now. Alright, let's also do more today's MOOC here inside it. 9. Creating 3D Entrance: Okay, so the entrance of this book, this thing here, it doesn't look real now. It looks really affected me. So we need to have a little bit more like three-dimensional thing going on. So let's first make a layer underneath the book layer. So for this, it's better to just press the map on the needed, create a new layer and drag it under needed. So it's in the same folder. So we'd only get like a messy file. Right now if we hold down Control or Command and make Empress on the mask of this book, we get a selection. But we need to make this lecture a little bit more like, bigger than this. So what I'm going to do is go to select, modify, and expense so we can expand the selection if you want to make the selection smaller, we can use contract. But for this, we need to make the selection a little bit more like death way, right? So we're going to use expand here and here we can set the amount of pixels we want to expand this book. So this is, I think 20 is fine for this one. So I'm going to press OK. And you can see we have now this selection inside his book, like this perfect selection. And the only thing I have to do now is to just select the brush bringing up ST flow all the way up. And let's just first make it black. And let's just brush this black like there, right? So the color we can change after it. Just wanna make sure first that we can see this really well. All right, maybe at the bottom here, bring the hardness of beta up. So we need to have like this no more, no more bottom. Alright, so if we press this, press right, multi-select, we have like this thing. Okay, but this thing doesn't look real now. It looks too much breast. So what I'm going to do is to press Ctrl D to make it bigger. Hogan out like that. And let's make it, Let's see, we have this book. I think it's better if we either do it like this or you can do it like, like this, maybe this is better to make it look real. Well, you can do it like this. Let's do it like this. I like it like this, right? So we have now this entrance and this looks way more real than it was before. All right, and now we can just breast these parts away to the, make this look better of course. So we don't have fake this grass, especially here, Don needed here. So this is fine. Now it's a bit too black for me. So what I'm going to do is double-click on this layer called the caller Overlay. Click on this and let's see, maybe something, something like this with darker. Some towns from this book maybe bit grayish like that. Just play around with these settings, the color. Just make sure it's a bit dark, right? So this is fine, but it's okay. And now we can eventually make it maybe even smaller if you want this all paid. So what you'd like to do now to make this even better, we can also just make a mask your nth to some grass brushing here again, like we did before to blend this even better. So this is just little details that will make your design look a lot better at the nth when you're done. Alright, so this looks fine to me. 10. Depth Of Field: There is one thing I always like to do to make the image look better, and that is to create some depth in this image. And there is a really easy trick to create depth. And that is just to put things like really close to the camera and blurred them out. And that's all you have to do to create a bit more like deputies image and make it look more real. So for this, I'm going to create a new folder on top of everything. So that's important and call this, let's call it a depth. And I have this image here of a tree that I can use. You can find this tree also in the project files. But you can actually use anything as you want because here blurting it out. So jacket in our file. Let's zoom out here a bit and make it really big. Like maybe something like this. Just at the top or at the bottom or somewhere at the edges of the image. And the only thing I have to do here is to go to filter blur and select Gaussian blur. And you can see here how cool this looks. Just, This is just everything you have to do and make sure it's like like realistic blur instead of this, this is too much blurry. It's hard to recognize what, what's even going on there. So try to use a blurred that you can still recognize the image, but like blurred out so it doesn't mess the whole image up, right? So let's do something like this. You can still see it's a tree here, maybe even a bit like this. So tried to move the slider around three, you've got like the perfect spot for this blur. I think this is fine, maybe a bit less. You can still see it's tree like this. Then just press OK and that's it. And you have greater depth in your image. Now don't ruin your image. Don't place it like this or something. You won't see anything anymore. Just use it like at the edges here. We can even move it a bit like this. I think this is cool, this looks fine. You can also use flowers and stuff like that. Usually when I use images like this, I go to Google and I search for tree PNG, and that's it there. You'll find a lot of PNG files or maybe flowers PNG and you don't have to spend time cutting the out. Maybe good to get rid of this part here. So it doesn't mess up with this book here. Let's do it like this. You can press a bit away if you want. Alright, that's really easy. Maybe we shot the color from it. It's a bit degree now. So I'm just going to do some situation to this. Get rid if that's green and that's it. And we have lighting here, you can also move the lighting on top of this. So it goes o for this, for these three here, but I think this looks fine. I'm not gonna do it this time. Sometimes you have to move the lighting on top of these things to make it look more real. But I like this one. I'm going to live like this. Maybe a bit up like that. 11. Bringing The Composite To Life: The next thing I would like to do here is to bring some life to this whole image. It feels a bit empty now, so we need to add some little details in stuff like that to make it look more, more real embedder. So for this, I'm just going to drag this, this file here, this image for these birds here, and just put it somewhere there. But they are a bit too black now. So the only thing I have to do here is to chop the up basically a bit and they blend better with this background. Because we have this sliding year end. You don't want to do too much contrast in the background. When you have stuff in the background, it needs to be a little bit more like grayish, less visible than if you are close to the camera, right? So let's also add some more images like this one. You can use anything that you want if you search on Google for, for instance, birds, PNG, you get a lot of different sites that you can just go to and download these images without having to worry about removing backgrounds because it's really boring to do. And this is just really easy to make the whole image and better, right? So let's put maybe this birth year. And I have also these, these bushes here. This one we could use to make the book a bit more interesting. So for this, I'm going to go here and put it underneath the book layer folder and press Ctrl T again, commodity to make this smaller. And let's put these bushes like around this book. Let's duplicate it with control j. And let's fill up this whole area. Like at the edges of this book. Like there is growing grass behind it. Wishes whatever it is. Let's make maybe even bigger here. Just to feel this all design up to make it more interesting to look at when you have not much thing going on. It's not interesting to look when you have a lot of stuff going on, you're going to be a lot of longer watching the image. That makes sense. So try to put all these little things in your design to make it look more, more cold, more interesting to look at. So this is fine, maybe also a bit here on this side. So make sure you don't see it inside this book, so I have to brush it away there. Let's make some, some bushes here. Let's see, maybe, maybe something like this. Just a bit of this. And now I'm going to rasterize this layer, right? Mouse restaurants. And then I can just get rid of this part, Dani, dead white. Alright, so these bushes here, they look a bit to fake. So what I'm gonna do now is hold our shift as slick all these bushes, and click on the folder to put it in a folder. This is bushes. And now I can just create a UN situation layered on top of this folder. Press this, or you only affect this folder. And let's drop the color here because it's way too greed now for this design. And you can see here that it's really easy to fix that, maybe a bit darker like that. And I can see we have like life going on down in this image. Maybe move this way around like that. Think this looks fine. 12. Brushing Shadows: Let's use the Burn tool. So with the Burn tool, which you can find here, we can make area's darker, like person shadows. So for this, you should I do this separately on every layer, but I don't want to do the separate everyday now because the video is gonna get really long and I don't want to waste your time here. So you can do this several every layer to do this better. But at this time I'm going to create a new layer now on top of all the layers and then go to Edit, Fill. And he wanted to select 50% gray. So if we have a 50% gray layer and we changed the blend mode of life, we won't see the layer, we only see the stuff that we're doing inside the layer. So let's select the Burn tool now. Make sure you have shadows here, let's say around 25% and start brushing some areas darker. For instance, this centre of this book, I wanted to have a bit more shadows here. So I'm going to brush this a bit. We can make this even less than 25, maybe 15, like that. Also here at the bottom. All these little things. To make this look more real here. Just imagine some parts where it should be a bit darker because there is not much light on those parts may be here. Also you can see these black areas from this graph. We can make them more black to make this look more real. So I'm also going to bridge this here. Make it a bit smaller, pressured their year, year. So just try to find these darker spots in your image. Embrace him a bit darker to create like better weather affects better shadows. And this will make the image look more, more dreamy, more. We'll something like this with their heavy you also hear it on there. Just don't do too much, just a bit of this pressure. Right? So maybe here, maybe there. And that's it. Don't have to do this much. We have a bit more shadows now. And if we disable enable us, you can see here it's a bit darker. So usually I dropped out basically also. So it doesn't get too dark. Right. So little things like this. 13. Camera Raw: Alright, we have like little bit empty space here and here. So what I could do here is to try to add different stuff, maybe animals or something like that. Or you can just do it quickly by this layer, select both of these layers, responsible J. And let's, let's add some here. Let's make this a bit darker, like that. And maybe even blew this out more. Let's give it a bit more blurry. Like this is even closer to the camera like that. So we can feel this area a bit more up so it doesn't look too empty. And now just duplicate these layers, maybe also on this side. And so you can see here, it makes this image look like better quality in the point of focus. So we have our focus here and here. And if we create like this dark spots here that make this image look a bit more cooler, better quality, like that, right? So this is fine. Alright, now let's go to the final stage and that is to make everything just perfect for the final stage. The only thing we have to do is to make sure first you have the design ready like you want to. Because after this stage, it is not possible anymore to add stuff or whether it is possible, but it's going to be difficult. So I do not recommend adding any more stuff after this stage, right? So let's make this here. Let's go all the way up. So we create a new layer on top of our layers and press Command Shift e or control Alt Shift Ian windows. So we have a duplicate version of, of everything. Then press right mouse, convert this to a smart objective. And now we want to go to camera filter, which you can find at filter. Click on camera filter. Here we can set the lighting and everything like we want to. Let me zoom out here a bit because it's just way too big now. Something like this. Maybe 66, alright, and here we have all these settings. Yours might look different if you have an older version of Photoshop, but you have all the same settings as I do. Now, first thing, let's play with the exposure here. If you have a bed screen, this is sometimes difficult to see what you are doing. So having a good screening really helps with creating better final result. For the exposure. I want a job at the bit to make it bit more darker. And let's increase the contrast here a bit. Right? So let's also do the highlights here. You see I just use these from left to right and see what changes. Let's give it a bit more highlights. Let's make the Sheriff's permit lighter. And the whites. This is like our light effect here. Let's give it a bit more. Let's see the blacks. Let's make the next bit lighter so this doesn't get too dark. Alright, so textures also really interesting here because we can make the image look really soft if we drop it to the left and move this to the right to make sure the quality stays good, right? So this looks pretty good. Now The Hayes, We can make it a bit more darker. Let's leave the DAs. Alright, vibrance is for the color. So if we want to make it more colorful, like will increase this. So this really depends on what you want to do. We image f1, f more call for bringing the submit up. I think it's fine. Let's not touch the curves. I'd like to do that separately in that year. And let's increase sharpening a bit. You can see here a book really gets sharper and so maybe, maybe leave it like this or as the book gets too much attention. Alright, going on to the column mixer here, this is really interesting because he can change the course of everything. And let's see, usually I just move it from left to right to see what changes. And maybe I want to make this less green but more like yellowish. So I'm gonna move the green line third way. Let's see what the other ones does. These are pretty much nothing. This is the sky. Let's make it a bit more purple. And then go to saturation and basically do the same. And here you can see we can make this really read through 12. Or we can do it like this. Let's leave it, give it a bit more red. And let's see the orange. This is also from my book. Let's move to the left. Let's see what the yellow here. I think I want a bit more yellow. The greens. Let's drop the green. Submit the situation. Like that is fine. Let's leave that one. Lets move on. Luminous usually items really touch because it messes up the image a lot. So let's leave the luminance. Alright, let's move on to, let's see vignette here at Optics. So you have more focus on the center. You can give it a bit of a vignette. And let's also do this one. And the last one is the calibration here you can like change the color of everything. If you want to change something or be more creative, you can use these sliders to change it. Usually this is always fun to do to see how an image looks at the nth. Maybe like this. Let's see. I think as soon as fine. I'm going to leave it like this press. Okay? And you can see the difference. This was before, this after it looks a lot better, I think it looks a lot better. 14. Final: All right, next thing to do is to create a curves on top of everything. And he went to move this one a little bit to the left so we have more highlights. And let's move the middle spit there like that. So this is not much, but just a bit more contrast. And if it's too much drug the opacity here. Next one is, let's try to move the red here so you can change the color. Let's go to read. And only thing I usually do is take the bottom one here and I move it a bit to the left to see where this curve starts. Let's do the same for the green. And this will make the image overall better because the colors will be better. Like that. That's it. Next one is to yet another adjustment layer. That's like color lookup. Until you have LED fast to make your image look different or more creative, you can just try out all these different LUTS. This will really change your image. Sometimes it ruins the image, sometimes it makes it better. So try to just go to these if you want to try out different kinds of kilotons. But usually I use three strip entrySet will give you image more college. So you can see here the difference, how cool this is. This was before in this, after we get all these nice colors now. But I don't want to have too much. I still wanted to like have the original design and not too much changes. So at something like this is five. Alright, next one is to go to year adjustment layer and also do color balance, color bands also. Some important thing to do at the end to make your overall colors look better. Usually I move this one to the left a bit to get more Sian and some blue. And that's it. Sometimes you can also use this for what? For this one I would live like this. So that is pretty much it. And you can always just try to add different stuff, the image to make it look better. But I just want to keep it simple and I think this is easy to create. And just tried to try out different things of Photoshop. Usually the best way to learn things is to press something and see what it does in press another thing and tried to make different, different kinds of adjustments and see how your image looks. So thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed this video and learn something. No, don't forget to rate this class and share your work in this project. And I will be happy to reply to it. 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