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Photo Composite in Photoshop-The Autumn Collector-A step-by-step Guide to Creating Amazing Concept A

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro to the Class-Autumn Collector Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

      1:31

    • 2.

      1 Basic Adjustments in Lightroom The Autumn Collector RMX

      2:06

    • 3.

      2 Skin Retouching in Photoshop The Autumn Collector RMX

      1:26

    • 4.

      3 Masking out the Boy in Photoshop The Autumn Collector RMX

      3:32

    • 5.

      4 Changing and Blurring Background in Photoshop RMX

      3:31

    • 6.

      5 Painting Shadow of the Child in Photoshop RMX

      4:48

    • 7.

      6 Color Grading the Background in Photoshop Camera Raw RMX

      2:17

    • 8.

      7 Light Matching in Photoshop

      1:25

    • 9.

      8 Adding Backlight in Photoshop

      1:42

    • 10.

      9 Adding more Realistic Shadow

      2:34

    • 11.

      10 Painting Rim Light in Photoshop

      4:33

    • 12.

      11 Enhancing Eyes Adding More Eye Catch in Photoshop RMX

      1:52

    • 13.

      12 Skin Softening in Photoshop

      1:04

    • 14.

      13 Sharpening Eyes with Sharpening Photoshop Action in Photoshop RMX

      1:26

    • 15.

      14 Adding Vignette Effect & Final Look

      1:57

    • 16.

      15 Adding Falling Leaves and Basket

      7:16

    • 17.

      16 Filling Basket with Leaves

      7:27

    • 18.

      17 Refining Basket Selection and Final Look

      9:36

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Photo Composite in Photoshop-The Autumn Collector

A step-by-step Guide to Creating Amazing Concept Art Photo Composites in Adobe Photoshop

If the answer to any of the questions is yes!

Then let me tell you that you are in the right place.

Welcome to the Course:-

Photo Composite in Photoshop-The Autumn Collector

A step-by-step guide to creating Amazing Concept Art Photo Composites or Photo Manipulations in Adobe Photoshop.

In this class, I will walk you through the complete process of Creating Photo Composites in Adobe Photoshop.

You will learn the process of Concept Development to the Final Photo Composite in Adobe Photoshop.

We will start with the rough idea and then we would develop the concept using various images in Adobe Photoshop.

Though this course is aimed at Intermediate students of Adobe Photoshop, I have included the Complete Section for Absolute Beginners.

So, even if you are an absolute beginner, you will not face any difficulty in learning and following this course.

In this course, we will create The Autumn Collector Photo Composite or the Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CC.

If you are not familiar with Adobe Photoshop then you can learn everything about Photoshop from the 2nd Section.

You can also download the exercise files and follow along to strengthen your learning.

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1. Intro to the Class-Autumn Collector Photo Manipulation in Photoshop: Do you want to learn the photo composite in Adobe Photoshop? Do you want to learn the photo editing in Adobe Photoshop? Do you want to know how to transfer symbol images into the concept art photo composite in Adobe Photoshop? If answer to any of the question is yes, then let me tell you that you are on the right face. Welcome to the course Photo composites in Photoshop, a step-by-step guide to create amazing concept, our photo composite or photo manipulations in Adobe Photoshop. In this class, I'll walk you through the complete process of creating photo composites in Adobe Photoshop, you will learn the process of the concept development. We will start with the rough idea and then we will develop the concept using the various illnesses in Adobe Photoshop. You can also download the exercise files and follow along to center your learning. During all, after the course, somehow you start anywhere and if you have any questions or queries related to the course, you can ask me and I will be there to answer all of your questions and credits. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and join this course and start learning how to create deep, amazing photo composites or the photo manipulations in Adobe Photoshop. 2. 1 Basic Adjustments in Lightroom The Autumn Collector RMX: First of all, we are in the Adobe Lightroom and we'll press first the auto option. And it is going to adjust the automatically everything. And then we will test it a little bit further. So we'll open up the shadows a little bit and lower down the contrast. Maybe something like this. And increase the light a little bit and increase the black a little bit. Then we will come down on the vibrance and the saturation. So we'll increase the saturation so that we get deep almost skin tone. And let's come down over here on the lens correction and jet this Enable Profile Correction and Remove Chromatic Aberration. Now let's come again over here and lower down the exposure a little bit. Maybe something like this. Because I think the exposure is not incorrect. Maybe something like this as just fine. Let's come down in the sharpening belt panel and press Alt or Option, and drag this masking option and increase the sharpening. Similarly for the noise reduction, increase the noise reduction to 24 something. Right-click and select, add it in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018. From here you need to select the edit in. And it's going to open in Photoshop. So see you in the next lecture where we will edit the image in the Photoshop. 3. 2 Skin Retouching in Photoshop The Autumn Collector RMX: As you can see, the image has been opened in Adobe Photoshop. So let's zoom in and create a new blank layer. And we're going to remove all these sports or the skin blemishes. So for that purpose, we'll choose the spot healing brush by pressing G on our keyboard. Or we can come over here and select that to wherever you will see some spots. Just paint over it and it's going to fix that. It's very quick and very fast and effective method, however, you can use other tools as well like clone stamp tool or the spot of sample tool. But this one works just fine and very fast. I always use this one. Now let's create a duplicate copy or manage them together by pressing Control Shift E. And please create a new copy by pressing Control J. And then go to the Edit and select NPO job so that you get some free up or you get some free memories. So that way, your Photoshop will not be slowdown and go to the Select and select subject. That way it is going to make the selection of the subject quickly. 4. 3 Masking out the Boy in Photoshop The Autumn Collector RMX: As you can see that Photoshop is now selecting the subject ID. This process, take this a little bit time depending on the speed of your system, but once it is done, you will get a better as well. You can see now it has made a quick selection. Selection is not that perfect, but we can define it from here. So for that purpose, we can use the quick selection tool and paint over the area which I want to include. This is a better option than the pen tool, because in the pen tool you have to spend a lot more time. But with the Select Subject option, which is a latest feature in the latest version of the Photoshop. It gives you a quick selection and then you can start working from there and refine your selection. If you press Alt and paint over the area is going to remove it from those areas. Similarly, you can span a lot more time to refine your selection. I always spend a little bit extra time to define my selection because that way I get the better result while making the composites. So it's very important to have a perfect or nearly perfect cutout or the mosque to get the better result in photo components. Though this task is a little bit boring, but believe me, once you will spend a little bit extra time, that's going to give you some much, much better results. All right, let me just quickly do this and come back because it might be boring for you. All right, so now you can see that I have refined the selection now need to come over here and select and mask options, so I need to press that. And thereafter you will get to see this kind of menu. And let's increase the opacity so that we can see the white background clearly. Then we can refine our selection from here. So we need to see where we see some problem and we don't see if any problem press, Okay. If you want to learn more about this, then go checkout the previous lecture about the Pen tool and refine that selection. That way you will be able to know how, what can be done to define this direction. And there is one problem over here. There is a fly, so let me remove it. So again, I'll select the spot healing brush and paint over that, and boom, it's gone. So this is very fast and effective method. 5. 4 Changing and Blurring Background in Photoshop RMX: Alright, so now selection is done bringing the background. So bring this background. You might have downloaded it from the exercise files and place it over here. By pressing Control Alt or Option, and drag the corner above or outside source, scale it up to something like this. So it gets filled the frame and bring this layer down. And now you can see the subject is on the top. Now what we can do, we'll select the subject. I'll go here, and we'll select the convert to smart object. And it's going to make it a Smart Object and we'll rename it as boy. Now when you will re-scale it or resize it. For that purpose, we'll press Control T or Command T. If you are using Mac and click and drag it inside by pressing Shift and Alt or Shift or Option if you're using Mac and make it of this size so that it looks good over here. And bring this layer down cell indeed background layer. And I click and select, rasterize and press Control S to save it. Keep on saving your work on the time basis. And now we'll go to the Filter Blur Gallery and we will choose the field blood or tilt shift. So we'll choose the tilt shift and click and drag this circle, maybe around here, whatever is between these two lines that would be in focus and rest of wood BD blood. So let's drag it even further little bit over here so you can adjust this position according to your liking. Maybe something like this and increase the blur from this option. Let's increase it. The more willing fees will get more bouquet effect. Then we can play with the light bouquet option, which is over here. You can see we start to see some volcano or light bouquet in the background. And we can even change their color by clicking on this slider or dragging this bouquet color slider, we can adjust the light range. So how much light it considers to create the bucket. We can ingest that with the help of this option. Maybe something like this and bring down the light bouquet. I don't like it in this case because that seems to be too bright. So I want it a little bit bulky button on that one, okay. On that much and then press OK once we are done. And it's going to take a little bit because this filter is very heavy. It's gonna take lots of load on your system. If you are working with full resolution MAs like this, then obviously it's going to take much longer. So let it complete. Yes, Now you can see it has been done and V have created such a beautiful bouquet and now the background looks much amazing. 6. 5 Painting Shadow of the Child in Photoshop RMX: You can see the before and after and let's zoom in. And now we are going to paint the shadow under it so that it looks like that this boy belongs here. And select this layer and by pressing Control will click on the New Layer icon. That way, we'll get a new layer under this layer. And let's rename it as shadow. Keep on saving your work by pressing Control S or Command S. And now let's select the brush tool. And from here we'll select these soft as brush with 100% opacity and 0% hardness and we'll make it 10% opacity. At this time. We'll zoom in, select the black color and we'll start painting on this area. Let's come in first, understand the light from where the light is coming, and then start bending on that area. In this case, right light is coming from the left side. Little bit from the backside. So we'll start painting on this area and paint the shadow In this. Make sure the opacity is always low and paint more and make the area darker under the shoes because that area, the shadow is always darker compared to the other areas. Whatever is touching the ground, that has to be more dark. And zoom in. And you can change the size of the brush by left bracket or the right bracket and keep on bending. You can press it is a or E for the eraser tool and then you can eat, is it from certain part where you don't like that shadow? Again, switch back by pressing B to the brush. Now let's create a mask on the boy. And we are going to remove certain part of the shoes so that it gets mixed with the dry leaves. So I'll make it 100%. And with the black color, we'll paint on this area that it appears that he is actually standing there because if there are the leaves, then obviously your shoe will not be seen clearly. The sole of the shoe will be under the in mixed in the leaves. So that's why we are removing certain bottom part of the shoes. That way we can somewhat create the realism. And it would not look at the boys actually floating there. These are small techniques, but these are very useful. So always go for the act. And over here on this as well, they are going to remove this wiper because I want it to have something which is used for collecting the leaves. I'm going to remove this rubber part and make it something like this so that it appears that it is inside the leaves and the sharper part of this is inside the leaves. Let's see if I can paint anywhere else. Pay a little bit extra time on the details and keep on painting with it. And if you want them to think back, paint for the white color. White is going to bring it back and black is going to take it away. You can see now this one is looking much better. Press Control S to save it. Select the shadows and if you feel there is certain problem, always go back and refine it. You will have to switch between zoom in and zoom out. And let me push all of my memories. But makes sure once you'll purge all of your memories, you will not able to go back. You won't be having any command jet or control jet command or option available once you clear all of your memories. But that helps you to walk faster on the Photoshop. 7. 6 Color Grading the Background in Photoshop Camera Raw RMX: Alright, so now once we have done it and now we need to work on the background. So I'll press Control Shift H or Command Shift a to open up the camera raw option that is available only in the Adobe Photoshop CC, increase the temperature to something like this. And the change the tint as well so that we get some autumn color in the background, all of the leaves and bring down the exposure a little bit. Maybe something like this and increase the contrast. I think. Come to the saturation option or hues option, and change the hue of the red and the orange to maybe something like this. You can change or change the orange hue towards the red colors so that we get more red in the leaves. And yellow to the green side and green to the yellow site, or a little bit more greener. And then we will come in the luminance panel and increase the luminance of the orange or bring down, bring it down, make it a little darker, and increase the luminance of the yellow. You can play with all these settings and according to your liking, you can just maybe something like this, equa, increase the equity as well and then press OK. And you can see now our background looks much, much amazing. And now the focus is only on the boy. Now press Control Shift a, once again will readjust. It will increase the exposure a little bit more because that was looking much darker. And I don't want it to be that OK. 8. 7 Light Matching in Photoshop : Now you can see it is looking much better. So let's come to the adjustment layer, select the curves adjustment from here. And let's click over here and drag the highlights down. So top is the highlights and click on this clipping mask so that it affects only the boy. And click here in the shadows and bring it down. And let's increase it from the highlights a little bit. Something like this. And let's place the property over here so that I can see it properly. Then you can see the difference before and after earlier it was too bright. And we will select the brush tool. And with the black color, we'll select and paint on the as is so that we can get some rim lights on the edges of the shirt and the boy. That's how we can replicate the light or the rim light since the light is coming from the back a little bit on the left side. So that's how we are trying to create some light so you can manipulate it, something like this. 9. 8 Adding Backlight in Photoshop : As you can see now this one looks much better, so we'll select the background and create a new blend layer to add the backlight. So we'll go to the swatches. If it is not, go to the Windows and select swatches and select the orange color, maybe something like this. With the softest brush with 100% opacity, start bending once or twice in this and press Control T and drag it outside to make the light burst, something like this and press this checkmark and change the layer blend mode to, let's say color dose and try different color modes. So linear DOJ. Or we can go for the, let's say hard light or soft light. Soft light is not looking good. You can even check the screen, so you need to try a different blending modes. And let's see which one looks good. I think linear dose is looking good. Let's try overlay. Know overlays also not looking good. So I'll go back for the lightened color or Linear Dodge. Linen loads is fine and let's slow down its opacity to something like this. And drag it on the top, maybe something like this. And see if you want, you can even lower down its opacity, something like this. And press Control S to save and then push all of your memories so that you can work faster and smarter. 10. 9 Adding more Realistic Shadow : Now we are working on the shadows, so we'll make more realistic shadow. So for that purpose we'll press Control G or Command J, bring it down and select the Rasterize Layer, right-clicking and selecting the Apply Layer Mask. And then we'll press Control or Command U. Let's turn off all of these layers, top layers. And press control or command you to open up the hue and saturation option. And let's bring down the lightness to something like this minus 100% press Okay. And then press Control D, command D and bring it back down all these layers. And before that I need to press Enter and turn on these layers and then back, select this boy copy, right-click Control D, and click the center point and drag it on the legs and click and dragging my video mouse and my distorting it or selecting distortion distort option. You can adjust a solution. So you need to select, right-click and select. Let's taught, and that way you can reposition it to anywhere you want. So maybe something like this. You can click on any of these corners. You can see these points and then press Enter and then go to the Filter. Blur and choose Gaussian Blur and choose the radius of maybe something like this, where we see the blurry shadows and then we'll press OK thereafter. We will lower down its opacity because it's not that looked good and changes layer blend mode to overlay. Let's try soft light is also looking good and lower down the opacity to maybe something like this so that we get the soft shadow because the light is soft. It's not hard. Had it been hard, then we would have used higher opacity. You can see the before and after. Now, this one is looking good. We can even work with the previous shadows and make sure you save your work because that's very important. 11. 10 Painting Rim Light in Photoshop : Now let's work more on the rim light. So we'll zoom in, maybe something like this. And then we'll come over here in the adjustments panel and create a new Curves Adjustment. And we'll click and drag from the center and clip it to the boy only and bring down the highlights as well. And then we'll select the mask and again with the brush tool by pressing B, will select the brush tool with the black color. We'll start painting on the axes that we get some rim lights. This is how we are basically trying to match the lighting of the boy with the background. This is how you can do this. Slowly and carefully, paint on the answers. And if you somehow painted wrongly or inadvertently made some mistake, press X to flip the black color to white and then you can remove it easily so you don't have to select the Eraser tool for this purpose. Keep on doing this. On this side as well. Keep on painting and paint little bit on this role as well. That it also gets some edge light or light. You can create a straight line by pressing Shift and clicking on one pint and selecting the other plank. Let's zoom in and make the opacity to 20% and keep on pending little bit on the outfit and on the face that it doesn't get dark. You can see, you can even load on its opacity if you want to. So maybe something like this which looks natural so you can adjust it according to your liking. And let's zoom in and there is a problem. So I need to select the boy and there is a background which I need to remove. So for that purpose, I will switch back to the Lasso Tool by pressing L on my keyboard and create a selection. This is a free hand tool, so it takes, sometimes it causes a little bit problem because your hand doesn't work that way. So you just need to make a selection or draw on that area. And then using the brush tool. And with the black color, you can paint in to remove that background. Since we are working on the boy mosque. Then you can simplify it even further with the brush tool. Make it, make your brush very smaller. Zoom in and paint on the area so that it looks natural. Not like this. It should not be zigzag on this area as well. These things, little things take a little bit time and there is one more thing, option. One more problem here, so remote that as well by painting black color with the brush tool. Zoom in. And if I in it. 12. 11 Enhancing Eyes Adding More Eye Catch in Photoshop RMX: Now let's work on the ice. Click over here on this new layer icon. Zoom in on the eyes. Select the brush tool with 100% opacity. And with the white color. We're going to paint the eye catch. Paint the eye catch something like this. And on the right eye as well. Then change this layer blend mode to overlay. And you can duplicate it four times by pressing Control J or Command J. And then you can see if it is too sharp, go to the filter and select the cause in blood and blurred out. And create one more copy. And you can see the left eye is too bright, so we're going to erase it from here. So we'll select the eraser tool by pressing E on our keyboard and paint on this center dot, this dot, so that it doesn't look that bright. The previous layer as well. So now this one is looking much better. Now, we will look them together. So for that purpose, what we'll do, we'll select first layer and select and press Control G to group them together. Now, we have got the eye-catching, the ISIL eyes are now looking much, much better. 13. 12 Skin Softening in Photoshop : Now let's move out of the skin for that purpose, we will be using the portraiture plugin from the mezzo Nomex. First of all, we'll select the top group over here and we'll press Control Alt Shift E or Command Option Shift E. And then we'll zoom in on the face so that we can see. Then it'll go to the filter Image Genomics and select the portraiture. In this, I am using the in this default setting. You can zoom in to see the result and then press OK. And it automatically does the skin softening for you. And once it is done, you will see now the skin is much smoother. 14. 13 Sharpening Eyes with Sharpening Photoshop Action in Photoshop RMX: Now let's sharp on the ice and for that purpose we'll be using my sharpening action, which you can download and install it from the exercise files and come down and select maybe this one or what all the sharpening. Then. You can press Select the selective sharpening and press the play button and press Continue. Now you need to paint with the light color with 10% opacity. Or you can paint a D 50% opacity as well. It makes sure the foreground color is the fight. Wherever you are going to paint, it is going to make that shopper do download this amazing photo and enter action Photoshop action. This is absolutely free with this course. Faint maybe on the hairs as well so that they also become sharper. That's fine. 15. 14 Adding Vignette Effect & Final Look : You can see now this one is looking much better. Close this group. And now we're going to add the lenient effect on this MAs will come down and select this black and white circle and select the gradient and click on this gradient option. And choose any of the gradient. Click on this one color and choose the black color, maybe something like Brown, and bring it down to make it much darker or select the dark brown color. And then press OK and press New and click on the second glove and drag it outside the screen to delete it and thereafter press Okay, change the style to radial. Select the reverse and place the center on the subject or on the light and see how it looks. Then you can scale it up a little bit so that you get the gradual effect and thereafter press Okay. Now you can see we have much better results, so we'll remove it from the face. So select the brush tool with the black color and paint on the subject or the model a little bit on the light so that it doesn't affect the subject. And you can see the result. And you can turn this on and off. Now the focuses entirely on the subject, so that makes it look much better. And keep on pressing Control S or Command S to save your work because it's very important. You never know when Photoshop may get crashed. 16. 15 Adding Falling Leaves and Basket : Let's add the falling leaves, turn this layer on. You can download it from the exercise files and place it on the top of it. This is a PNG file, so it will be a transparent layer. We need to remove the certain leaves from the face. So first of all, it'll go to the Filter blur and we'll choose the motion blur. So we'll add some motion blur so you can angle it to something around here, 58 or something. And you can increase the distance with this slider so that we can get or add some motions in the leaves. Now you can see we'll select this and select rasterize layer and click on this mask. I can zoom in. And again, we'll choose the soft as brush. I think this is fine. You can see it before and after. Alright, so let's select the brush tool and remove certain leaves from it. We have to choose the brush tool softest brush with 100% opacity and the black color. Let's remove it from this area. From this area as well. Because this should look a little bit natural if you had the more leaves that bond look natural. So let me clear my ramp or the memory. Now let's bring in the basket. You can find it in the download, the exercise in the exercise files and drag it over here, resize it to something like this. Place it over here. If you want, you can scale it by pressing Shift Alt and space and maybe scale it something like this. There is this pollution, if you like, mini to expand this a little bit on this site. So first let's read the shadow. Click on a new layer, theatre shadows layer mask on this. And again with the soft as we are going to paint on the area so that it gets removed and certainly start to be visible on this spot so that it appears that it is actually placed on the lease. You can keep on working on this and you need to zoom out and zoom in back to see whether it's working properly or not. And if you accidentally painted on somewhere else, then press X to bring it back. Let's go to the adjustment layers, which is over here, and create a curves adjustment from here and drag it down. Maybe something like this. Oops, let me reset it, click in the middle and drag it outside, inside to make it darker. And let's press Alt or option and make sure this one is, oops, this one is clipped to this layer. Now it is affecting only the basket layer. Let me let me fill it with the light color. There is a problem. Let's come over here in the adjustment layer, select a new adjustment layer and make sure this one is clipped to the underlying there. Let me see it clearly. And click in the middle and drag it inside and click on this clipping mask I can sell that date is going to affect only the basket layer and make it darker, something like this. Then select this layer and select the black color with the brush tool. Increase the size of the brush and start painting on the top and maybe a little bit on the left side that we get some light on the NAD site. This area has to be darker. Zoom out to see whether it is looking good or not. And again, I need to, free of my RAM. I'll select this layer and we're going to create the shadows under it. I'm going to create the basket shadows. So again, we'll choose the brush tool on a new layer which we have created earlier and with the black color, 10% opacity, soft air brush, we'll start painting shadows on this site. Make that area as well. And from the bottom we're going to make it even more darker. As you know that whatever is placed on that part, the shadow is always dof. And we need to expand this. So I'll press C for the crop tool and drag it outside to expand our frame, the canvas a little bit so that we can see this part clearly. And now let's zoom in and you can see there's a sharp as research we need to fix. I'll select this layer and we'll select the eraser tool by pressing E on our keyboard and paint on this to remove it from there. Again, we'll choose the brush tool. Again, soft brush with the black color, and we'll paint the shadow again on this area. You can press Control G to fit it in the view. And if you want, you can load on its opacity as well to match it with the shadow of the boy or rest of the sea. 17. 16 Filling Basket with Leaves : Now let's fill this empty basket would delete. Let's do it. Come down on this layer. And first of all, let me clear my memories. We need to come down on the background layer, which is over here. You can see we'll create a duplicate copy of it by pressing Control J or Command J, and drag it on the top of all the layers and place it over here. Now we have the background. And then we'll select the Lasso tool with zoom in. I mean, to make a selection only on these leaves soil press L on our keyboard to select the Lasso tool and make some kind of a selection like this. This one. Press Control J. We can come over here, select this mask and that way we'll be having only the leaves. Right-click and select Convert to Smart Object. That way this mask would be applied and we would be left with only the leaf. You can see now we have all the leaves. We need to select the move tool by pressing V and drag it something like over here and lower downloads opacity so that we can see the basket that we can address. Now press Control T and select the wrap to transform it and click on all of these winds and make sure it looks like that's something that these leaves are inside this basket. So we are trying to create something like this. So you can go for different options were four scales as well. You can drag scales to drag them inside so that it gets contracted within the basket itself. And thereafter, you can select, Wrap and click on any of these binds and edges to. This process takes little bit time. So do span a little bit time. Alright? That way you are going to get the better result and then press this checkmark. And once we are done, we'll create a new mask over here and zoom in and lower down the opacity. Opacity is fine, and we'll choose the brush tool with black color and 100% opacity. So if it is not one, endorse and make it 100%. And then we need to paint over here to remove this part because we want only the part which is inside the visible and rest of the part but not be visible because you don't want only the leaves inside the basket. This does not look that perfect, so we need to refine the selection bit by bit. So do take your time to refine the selection. Something like this. Alright, then bring these leaves. Place it here. This is a single single live which is included within the exercise files and resize it to make it way too smaller, something like this. And place it inside it, make it even more smaller. Press enter. Now you need to press Alt or Option with the move tool. Click and drag to make a copy of it, click and drag to make a coffee. It's very easy. All you need to do, press Alt and click and drag, and then you can rotate them and change their position by pressing Control Team and moving on any of the corners. So there has to be some variations between these leaves. If you keep them off all the same size or off in the same direction, that wanted to look natural or good. So our aim is basically to make it somewhat close to realistic. Won't look realistic, but we have to make it something like this. Then select all these layers. You can see we have created a copy of all of these by pressing Shift and press Control E to merge them together and press Control J once again to create a duplicate copy of it and reposition it so that it seems like that This is filled with these leaves. And then you can press Control T and flip it to the horizontal so that way the direction would be changed. And if you want, you can rotate it or make it smaller, something like this. So you can scale out and experiment with the different looks, select both of these and press Control E to merge them together. Now we got only one layer of these layers and create a new curves adjustment and make sure this is, this is flipped to the underlying layer. So we'll click on this clip mask. That way it is going to effect. So now we are trying to manipulate the lights and the shadows. You can play with these skills to get the result you want. Maybe something like this is looking fine. Then you can zoom out to see or zoom close and select the mask. Again with the brush tool. Select the brush tool with the black color and 100% opacity or make it 30% something like oil paint on this side so that it shows some light on this site and create one more blank layer. Using the brush tool with 10% opacity. Start painting on this side with the black color so that this area becomes a little darker. Something like this. We need to make it neutral data. Because if something is fill in the basket, you won't be able to see it clearly. There has to be a little bit darker. You can zoom out to see. I think this color is lighter. Let's it is it from here? Okay. My selecting the eraser tool and select these leaves and reared system and press Alt to make a copy of these and represent them. So I've created one more copy by pressing Alt and clicking and dragging with my mouse. I'm basically creating a heap of the leaves. So that's how you can create a heap of leaves. 18. 17 Refining Basket Selection and Final Look : Now let's press control space and zoom in on this basket. And you can see over here there is a white as so we need to remove it. So for that purpose, we'll take the brush tool, make it smaller with black color will start bending over here by selecting the mask option. By pressing shift, we can click once over here and once over here. And that's create a straight line to remove this area. And similarly, we are going to remove this area as well. And there is a problem over here. Remove that as well. And by pressing space and video mouse, you can done this mouse cursor into the hand tool and zoom out. And then you can reposition it to anywhere you want. And similarly for this side as well, we are going to paint with the black color with the brush tool, softest brush, and make sure the color is the black so that it gets removed because we are working on the mask and not on the image layer. So that's how we are creating a black mask. And you can zoom out and zoom in to see whether it's working fine or not, whether it's looking good or not. And similarly for this side as well, if you want, you can remove that as well from this. By pressing control and video mouse, you can zoom out. Now let's go to the Edit, purge, and purge all the memories so that we get some free damp. And now we need to select the top layer, topmost layer, which is over here. And then we'll go to the anterior instruments and we'll create a levels adjustment from here. So this is something like this. And here we will clip it or leave it as it is, and we'll click and drag the mid tone towards the darker side to make it little darker and even on the shadows as well. Then we press Control I to select this mask to invert the mask. And now with the brush tool, we are going to paint over here on the leaves so that it gets darker. And it appears that there is a shadow which is being costed of these leaves inside the mask with the brush tool, with the white color, we are appending over here with low opacity. So at the moment my opacity is 30%. This is how we can create some kind of shadow. Alright? So keep on painting on this side. Let the topside week lighter. Selected once again, and select the red phone and select the click and drag these sliders to add a little bit redness in the shadows so that it looks good and it matches with the object. And let's control space to zoom out or you can press Control Zero to zoom out. And now let's add just a little bit further, this levels adjustment. This is a mid tone I'm working on the midtone. Now select the wooden basket and press Control Shift a to open the camera raw filter in Photoshop. Then let's change this temperature and adjust the tint. So let's adjust the tint towards the, but both sides and temperature towards the vomer saint. Maybe something like this. And let's existed even further and, and press Okay, and let's see how it looks now. Now select this Falling Leaves and select the mask, and let's remove certain leads from this area. Will using the VR, using the brush tool with the black color. And this is again, the software's brush. And we are going to remove certain leaves because too much leaves, it doesn't look good here. That's what I'm doing. So paint over that and it's going to be removed. Now let's zoom in on the shoes and select the levels adjustment, which is on the top which we have earlier created. This is the level of adjustment and we'll select the mask and again with the brush tool, with the black color or the white color. Let's switch it to the white color and start bending on this area so that this area also gets even more darker. Little bit on the site. And press Control Zero to fit it in the view and you can see how it looks. And don't forget to save your work by pressing Control S or Command S. And regularly, otherwise, you never know when Photoshop make it crashed. And now let's create one more adjustments by clicking on this circle icon. And it will open up this menu and select the gradient option or from here. And click on this and press Okay, so this is, um, basically black and white gradient and I've chosen the style as radial and then scale it even further so that it gets just spread all over unless changes layer blend mode to overlay. All right, let's see how it looks after that. Yes, now, the focus is on the child. So let's select the mask and using the brush tool with the black color, start painting on the center or on the child so that it doesn't effect this alien. Now you can see it looks much better. And go to the Adjustments layer, create one mole, goes adjustment from here. And let me expand it. Place it over here. Okay. I'll create, select the red color channel from here and click on the highlights and drag this point little bit towards the left side. And from the bottom as well, we'll drag it up so it adds little bit of red in the image. Then let's try the green channel and click and drag it up. Let's drag it down, I think, and drag it down would look much better. That would give it fall color. But if you don't want that red and drag it upside. And similarly for the highlights, let's play with these settings. And this goes, which looks good. Let's try the blue channel and similarly add. Let's try to add or let's subtract from the highlight. And similarly for the shadows on the corner we have the shadows and on the top we have the highlights. And in the middle we have the mid-tone. So you can play with these goals until you like the result. I think. Let's see which one looks good. All right, I'll leave it over here. And you can turn this on and off to see the result, how it looks before and after. We have applied this curves adjustment. Now, select all these by pressing Shift press Control G to group them together. And press Control S to save your work. And this is our completion. Now it looks much amazing. Let me put some memories and press F on your screen to make it full screen. And this is our final result. I hope you liked this result and if you have any question, you can leave that in the comments section or in the question answer section. Please don't forget to leave the review of the course. 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