How to Create Simple Manipulation Using Lighting Effects

First of all, let’s go to file and create a new document and my size is 1920 by 1080 standard H3 and Resolution is 150 and hit okay. One WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.49.26 PM.jpeg

So we have white background between it black so you can simply press control I and it’s like WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.49.44 PM.jpeg

It’s time to add in the model and here is the model file and it’s already a PNG file. So that’s a big relief. So after that, press Ctrl a Ctrl C. You have selected a model go back to your file and press control V now. It’s obviously really big files. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.50.20 PM.jpeg

So you can zoom out and use scroll or Control – then press Ctrl T and hold your shift key and make it smaller like really really small and put it here like this. For now, we can make her even more smaller               WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.50.43 PM.jpeg

It her a little bit and I think she will be falling from here so we can make her a little bit more smaller. I think that looks really sweet and I’m going to rotate it a little bit perfect now confirm it after that again, press your cultural Teague one more time and squish it a little bit. Okay. Don’t screw this up just a little bit perfect and confirm it. So this looks good after that right click.

Select blending options and in the blending option go and select your gradient overlay here. I have hundred hundred and regular the black-and-white rid radiant. Now, all you have to do is just go and change your blending mode to where is it the multiplier WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.52.00 PM.jpeg

And then you can move it a little bit downwards here. So now if I turn it on and off as you can see the lighting looks much better and hit okay. Now it’s time to make the lighting even better and further go and create a new blank layer. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.52.28 PM.jpeg and after that in the brush, make sure that you have selected a real soft round brush in your opacity. That should be around 10 to 15% 12 perfect. Now zoom in now, what you have to do is right-click on your blank layer that you printed here right? Click and select create clipping mask.                               WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.53.03 PM.jpeg

So now when you paint it, it will be only on the model. So I’m going to make my brush a little bit smaller. You can use your bracket keys for that. And after that you have to paint black color wherever there is down side like this this down part of the leg Paige. Sorry paint with black color as you can see here and I’m gonna go and paint here like that. Take your time and paint it real nice and good don’t paint it on the top. So let’s say here on The black color would look really nice. It gives it more depth and dimension.

So now if I turn it on and off as you can see the shading looks much better and now it’s time to add in the fake hair. So for that we have the hair here and it is already a cut out. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.54.16 PM.jpeg

So press Ctrl a Ctrl C. Then go back to your document and press control V. So I’m going to zoom out. You can press Ctrl – and after that press Ctrl D. Hold your shift key and make it smaller. Like really really really teeny tiny and confirm it and then go and select your move tool and move it a little bit here. So as you can see it is still really big. So again, press Ctrl t hold your shift key. And make it really small. So I think this small is good. Now you can you can rotate it from this angle. So this looks good and then right-click and select flip horizontal. So this looks good. And you have to put it exactly here like this. It can take a little bit of practice to adjust it and you can reduce Your Capacity so you can see the background properly. So I think this looks much better and then go and confirm it                                                                            WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.55.37 PM.jpeg

Keep your opacity on 50% then go and apply a layer mask from here select your brush a regular round brush and color is black. Now. You have to remove it from her face and make sure opacity is a hundred percent and you have to remove it from her face like this.

Not that looks good, and we can make the opacity hundred percent. So we have this little bit of her original hair so you can go to this original model apply a layer mask and same way with black color. You can go and hide it so it’s a little bit relieved. That way looks pretty nice now zoom out and the hair looks really good. But we have to adjust it a little bit so to do that we have here here, right? So you’re going to create a new adjustment.

Player and you select Hue saturation and in you saturation click on this clipping mask. Then make your lightness. Let’s say minus 6 looks pretty good and change it a little bit orange stone. So I think + 8 Works nice for me. So now if I turn it on and off it looks better. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.57.03 PM.jpeg

And just like the body we have to do a little bit Shady. So for that create a new blank layer and we have black brush already now change the opacity to again 10% or something like that and this time again, right click and create clipping mask. So we only bent on the hair. So I’m going to go and paint a little bit here.

So now if I turn it on and off as you can see, it has a lot more depth. So all of the typical stuff is done and we can do the fun part and that is adding the particle. So before that you click on your layer one here hold your shift key and click on the top layer. Then press Ctrl G. So we have model on simple group at and we can manage it easily after that go and create a new blank layer from here in the brush go and select the class brush that You will downlod. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.58.24 PM.jpeg

And you make it smaller user bracket key and make it enough so that it covers only model. So this is big enough then go and make your capacity a hundred percent and color white. Now we can do some click to create your really fun particles like this and a little bit there. So I think this looks pretty good, but we have to make it a little bit smaller. So press control D, and I’m going to make it slightly smaller. So we create on

We’re only necessary area then go and confirm it not this looks good. But some particles are really big and look repetitive. So for that I’m going to apply layer mask and change the brush to regular round and this time I’m going to make it smaller and I will remove the particles that are way too big and look easily repetitive. So now the particles look much better. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 4.59.36 PM.jpeg

And after that go to your adjustment layer and select curves now in the curves first thing you go and click on the auto button. So it will give you a graph like this but WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.00.06 PM.jpeg

What you do you take this point and you put it in the middle like this and you take this one down a touch and then you go and take the slider and you put it up a little bit like this and then I’m going to adjust it a little bit more. So my highlights don’t get blown out too much. So this looks pretty good then close it so if I turn it on and off as you can see now, it looks really good now go and change the blending mode.

Of Yorkers to the winner a city so it doesn’t hurt any colors. Now. It’s time to create the lighting and for that going to create a new blank layer from here and select your gradient right click gradient and in the gradient go and change your gradient type to noise and here in the color mode going change it to HSB and take the slider and take it all the way here. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.01.17 PM.jpeg

The hell a nice black and white gradient and click randomize until you get the look that you like. So this looks really nice then go and hit ok. Now in the gradient style, you have to change it to this third one and then go and draw a gradient here like this. This looks much better. Then you go and change its opacity to 50% like this and then you right click and select blending options. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.01.58 PM.jpeg

And in the blending option hold your Alt key and take the slider all the way here then go and hit ok. Now we have to feed it a little bit so far that apply a layer mask go to your gradient option and this time change it to solid and here take a black and white. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.02.38 PM.jpeg

And this time you take the gradient style second one and you simply go and drop a little bit until you get the style you want. So I think this looks really cool. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.02.59 PM.jpeg

After that go to adjustment layer and select Vibrance and make it all the way a hundred percent. So we have really nice color in the hair and skin then we have to apply some sharpening support that create a new blank layer from here. Then press Ctrl, alt shift and E so you can have a snapshot of your image as you can see. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.03.33 PM.jpeg

After that, go to filter other and select High Pass in the high pass. I’m gonna go and make it one point six. So that looks really good. Then hit OK WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.03.55 PM.jpeg

Now change your blending mode to hard light. So now if I zoom in as you can see, and now if I turn it on and off it looks much much better. The particles look really good. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.04.16 PM.jpeg

And then you go and select your wrestler this one right? Then you go to filter blur gaussian blur and in the course number five six pixels, maybe seven looks really good and hit okay, and that’s it. This is the final output. So I really hope that you guys learned something from this video. WhatsApp Image 2020-08-31 at 5.04.46 PM.jpeg

 

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