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Alice in Wonderland drinking tea in the royal courtyard

Tutorials Photo Manipulation 41969 Views October 5th, 2010

As I have promised this is my second photo manipulation inspired by Alice in Wonderland Book. The new movie I haven't seen yet but I am still hoping. In today tutorial I will simply blend four Alice inspired images and adjust the color tones . It is a very simple to achieve effect without advanced photoshop skills. Lets start !

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Symmetry is the keyword for this photo manipulation.... we have symmetric walls , symmetric exterior landscape and the girl is place strategically in the center of the photo. We also have items that are repeating like the tea cup, the key from the walls, the floor pattern , the trees....

In the center, the girl sits in a cup of tea and she is drinking tea from another cup. All in all we have a strange looking photo manipulation just the style for Alice in Wonderland.

Preview of the Final Image

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Step 1

I am starting my photoshop images by drawing a simple sketch of the background and than add all the other items. Sometimes I draw an idea on a piece of paper and than scan it and import it into my photoshop file.

Of course that in the most cases the final result doesn't look at all with the first idea!

So I will start with the background, in fact with the opened room in which Alice stands. For that I need to types of textures;the blue one from the walls and the black and white texture from the walls and floor.

I will show you how simple it is to create your own pattern if you don't find the perfect one on the free internet resources.

Open a new psd file size 114/177 pixels as shown in the picture below.

I will simple draw a simple small rectangle, color #087883.

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As you can see I have also drawn some key shapes. For that use the Ellipse Tool for the round shape and the Pen Tool for the rest of the shape . Put the two shapes into a group or merge the two layers , as you wish. Than copy the key shape four times and place it like in the image. With a little bit of luck we've achieved a our own pattern.

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You can of course change the key shapes to give it a fancier look but I am fine with that one. Now the only thing that we need to do is to go to Edit – Define Pattern

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Also save this psd file.

Step 2

Open a new photoshop file 690/580 pixels. Draw an white rectangle. Go to the Blending Mode of this layer and check Pattern Overlay with the settings shown in the image below. Choose for the pattern the one that we have just created :

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The pattern is ok but the perspective is not right. So create a new layer and call it Wall Layer . Go to Image – Apply Image. Now you have a flat image without Pattern Overlay attached.

Now we have to select with the Rectangular Marquee Tool half of this image. Press CTRL+X and CTRL+V and now you have two layers Wall Left and Wall Right.

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Use the Edit – Transform – Skew option to give to the wall the right perspective like in the image attached:

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Step 3

Create a new layer and copy this photo into your psd file.

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Chess by estherase

Delete the area from the back of the room. Now with the Pen Tool select part of the wall. Make sure that the path option is selected. Than right click and choose Make a Selection. Copy/Paste this part, duplicate it and than flip it horizontally. Move it to the right side. You should now have something like this.

I have also altered the perspective a little bit with the Skew Option.

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Step 4

The floor is also obtained from the previous photo. Select the floor area like you did in the previous step and than duplicate it and flip it horizontally.

Now looking at the image a see a little anomaly , the lines from the chess wall patern are not vertical so I will skew it a little:

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As you can see the floor has a wrong perspective due to duplication. So use the Skew to fix that.

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As you can see we have now the right side of the floor that is right but does not cover the hole image. Until I duplicate this right side I must complete the pattern. With the Pen Tool select a part of the floor and copy it in another layer.

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Move this selection downwards and scale it to 125 %. You see that there is no difference. Once there is in place merge the two layers.

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Duplicate it , flip horizontally, move to the left. Now merge the two sides. As you can see there is an empty space...try to fill it yourself using the techniques practiced before... you can use Warp from Edit – Transform menu.

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Alice in Wonderland Room

The last thing that we have to do for now for this room is to add 2 little lines (color #04150d) to differentiate the chess patter from the key pattern of the wall. Use the Pen Tool for that.

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18 comment(s) for "Alice in Wonderland drinking tea in the royal courtyard"

slegnama
7:00 AM Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Very interesting tutorial. Tanks. reply
slegnama
7:00 AM Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Very interesting tutorial. Tanks. reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thanks! I am glad you like it! reply
Rictor 13
Rictor 13
7:00 AM Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Very clear great job!!! reply
Laura aka twenty_questions
7:00 AM Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Hehe - nice work. Glad to see my pic of those trees in Morocco was useful! reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thank you for your beautiful photo Laura, perfect for Alice theme! I am really glad you like it! reply
Viki
7:00 AM Friday, July 30, 2010
Very helpful tutorial. Thank you Laura. Is there any other tutorial on how to add walls and floor on any image? I want to add depth in a wooden frame and inside it I will make a collage theme, but I can't make the depth effect. reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Friday, July 30, 2010
Thanks Viki i am glad you liked my tut, but actually my name is Raluca :) Laura is the owner of one of the stock photos. For the depth effect i use transform tools such as Skew, Distort,Perspective, Warp ... there are relatively easy to use but for a reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Sunday, August 01, 2010
:) no problem i am really curious to see the result maybe you send me the link. By the way did you do those handcraft works? They are really beautiful! reply
ezequiel zubko
ezequiel zubko
7:00 AM Thursday, August 05, 2010
wow man thanks, really love people that have the time to set this up for us to learn your techniques. wow thanks a bunch dude love it reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Friday, August 06, 2010
Thanks dude! I am really glad u've found this tut useful. Be careful to create a shadow for the tea cup :) i have missed this important aspect! reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Well it looks really nice...i don't think the wall texture is the best choice; and the floor is not very realistic you can see that it has been distorted!
The idea and the final result look beautiful ! reply
boris
boris
7:00 AM Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wow that is a really creative image! reply
yawsis
yawsis
7:00 AM Wednesday, February 09, 2011
so like.so good. reply
Resimleri
7:00 AM Thursday, February 24, 2011
Great. Thanks very much. Amazing work. reply
losdanzanteseditores
losdanzanteseditores
9:06 AM Wednesday, April 18, 2012
wow, thanks! almost the same... reply
viki
12:56 AM Friday, October 03, 2014
Sorry I changed your name! Ones more, thanks Raluca! It was very helpful. I'll practice on your tutorial immediately!!! reply
viki
12:56 AM Friday, October 03, 2014
Well, take a look. With your help I made the wall effect and I made a 3d frame painting. http://a.imageshack.us/img714/1768/walleffect.jpg
http://a.imageshack.us/img690/280/screenshotnx.jpg It's not finished yet but you can see what it looks like. I reply

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