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Magic Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I make a Lightning Magic Scene in Photoshop. We will development a dreamlike scene with a couple of stock pictures, at that point include the lightning impact with custom brushes.

Resources

  • Rock Ground Image
  • Rock Mountain Image
  • Castle
  • Stair
  • Wizard
  • Lightning Brushes

Step 1

Make another document 1400px * 765px with dark background. Load the stone ground picture into Photoshop & select the following Portion:

1-sel

Copy & paste the selection to our document, use Perspective option in Free Transform tool to add some perspectives to form the ground:

1-persp

Fade following parts of the ground with a soft eraser:

1-erase

Apply the following black and white adjustment to this ground layer:

1-bw

& here is the effect so far:

1-effect

Step 2

Load the rock mountain image & select the following portion:

2-sel

Copy- paste the selection to our document, place it to the right side of the canvas as shown below:

2-paste

Apply the following adjustment layers to this rock layer:

Black and White

2-bw

Levels

2-lvs

2-effect

Repeat the above process & add another rock to the right side of the canvas:

2-more

Step 3

Load the stock image into Photoshop & select the castle:

3-sel

Copy & paste the selection to our document, place it in the middle of the canvas as shown below:

3-place

Apply the following adjustment layers as clipping masks to this castle layer:

Black and White

3-bw

Levels

3-lvs

3-effect

Step 4

Load the stair stock into Photoshop and select the stone stair from the image:

4-stair

Copy-paste the selection to our document, re-size and place it to the following position:

4-place

Use a soft eraser to fade the edges of the stair to blend it with the surrounding objects.

Step 5

Load the wizard image into Photoshop & select the wizard:

5-sel

Place it to the following position on document:

5-paste

Use the lightning brush, add a bolt of lightning to the wizard:

5-lightning

Use a cloud brush, paint some cloud/smoke effect around the document:

5-cloud

Step 6

We create some floating stones with lightning energy around the canvas. Go to the rock mountain image & select a piece of it:

6-sel

Copy-paste the selection to our document.

6-rock

Use cyan brush & paint some lightning effect below the rock with the lightning brush:

6-paint

Repeat the above process and add more floating stones around the canvas:

6-more

Use a red lightning brush, paint some lightning pattern over the mountain to form a “Lava Flowing” effect:

6-red

6-red-2

Add some lightning over the sky also:

6-light

Step 7

We’re almost done!. Flatten the image & duplicate the background layer, apply the following “Accented Edges” filter to the duplicated layer:

7-accent

Apply the following layer mask (red) on the duplicated layer:

7-mask

I further added some colour to the image with a couple of adjustment layers, and this is my final result

wizard-lightning-magic

Please experiment your own colour scheme or adjustment layers, & see what result different colour brings you.

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