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Emotional Cemetery Ghost Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial
Tutorials Photo Manipulation 6989 Views October 30th, 2015

Here is my tutorial for this year Halloween. Not quite ready yet but enough to inspire you to create your own cemetery ghost. In this new Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a strange emotional photo manipulation; we'll create a ghost woman in a cemetery surrounded by beautiful red roses. You can use other flowers like calla lily flower that is used in funerals.


Create a new PSD document and add this spooky Cemetery background . If the image is too narrow you can use the Edit>Fill>Content-Aware option to fill the empty gap.

Fill Content-Aware
Content Aware Fill feature in Photoshop CS5. What Content Aware Fill does is to replace unwanted areas of an image in a smart way. It can reduce the amount of time you spend working with the Clone Stamp and other fixing tools.Read more...

Add a Gradient Overlay to the premade background layer.

Copy this image of a Haunted Woman in a new layer. Use the Pen Tool to remove the background. Or you can use one of the Photoshop Selection Tools.

Photoshop Selection Tools
Photoshop has so many ways to cut out backgrounds and isolate objects, it sometimes seems like it was the sole purpose the program was created. This article is detailing 50+ ways in which you can delete, erase, mask, hide and remove backgrounds in Photoshop. Read more...

It doesn't matter if the cut is not perfect. Resize the image and place it like shown in the image.

Create a layer mask for the Haunted Woman layer. Use the Brush Tool, soft round brush, color black and different opacity levels to paint inside the mask. The idea is to hide parts of the woman's body and to create an erie ghost effect.

Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer just for the Haunted Woman layer using a Clipping Mask.

Select the Haunted Woman layer and the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and press CTRL+E to merge the two layers. Name the resulted layer Haunted Woman. Make two copies of this layer by pressing CTRL+J. Place the two copies behind the original and move them to the right like shown in the preview.

Lower the opacity of the three layers to 80%, 45% and 25% to create a transparent ghosty effect.

You can also add a soft Motion Blur to the three images.

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4 comment(s) for "Emotional Cemetery Ghost Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial"

3:52 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015

Can you advice, when Part 4 will be issued?

Thanks. reply
3:55 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015
I guess the Part 4 will be added after the winter holidays. reply
10:38 AM Thursday, January 14, 2016
Thanks. reply
1:34 AM Friday, February 26, 2016
This is a wonderful romantic picture . So much poetry and sadness Thank you for a wonderful lesson reply

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