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EVE dreams - the original sin
Tutorials Photo Manipulation 17555 Views July 14th, 2010

Hello, Today I want to show you a nice photo manipulation with the theme Eve????????s sin. I????????ve gathered in one tutorial grass brushes, water effect, rain effect, croped images and digital painting. Hope you find this interesting.


Step 1 - Finding the inspiration image

This is my inspiration image.

The author description is very touching: "Prisoners at Eastern State were held in solitary confinement. The light in each cell came from a small slot in the roof or upper wall. The prisoner would contemplate the light of God streaming in from above, and become reformed. Or the prisoner's mind would crack like this wall." 

So copy this image into a new psd file. Duplicate this layer.

Call the initial layer Before Layer.

Call the duplicated layer Base layer.

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Step 2 - Crack the wall

As you can see the wall is cracked so I will use Pen Tool to trace the shape of a crack.

Call this layer Crack.

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

Press CTRL and click Crack layer Thumbnail. Go to Base layer and press Delete.

Hide the layer Crack. Now you should have something like this:

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

Lets add some depth to the crack. So for Base layer go to Blending Options and

add a contour line(check stroke) and Depth (check Bevel and Emboss)

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

Now the image looks like this:

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

Step 3 - Add extra depth to the wall

With the same Pen Tool add a new shape. Call it Crack1

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Make a new layer (Layer - New - Layer) andd call it Depth.

Move Depth layer behind Base layer.

Press CTRL and click Crack1 layer's Thumbnail;

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with Magic Wand Tool selected go to

Depth layer and Right click on the selection and choose Select inverse

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Set the Foreground color #7a7b7a. Now with the Paint Bucket Tool fill in the selection.

This is what we have so far.

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Now select Base layer and Depth layer right click and select Merge Layers.

Call this new layer Base layer.

Now I will have to add light and shadow to the crack. Burn Tool and Dodge Tool are

perfect for this job.

Start with Burn Tool size 5 , range Midtones, exposure 20 % and darken the interior of the crack

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

Use Burn Tool to add a 3D effect to the crack. Alternate sizes and exposure.

I used big size brush(5-7) with small exposure(10-20%) and small size brush (1-2) with

Big exposure(70-90%). The range is always Midtones.

Use Dodge Tool small size 3 exposure 21 %, range midtones to lighten areas where

the surfaces meet the light directly.

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

Step 4 - What is behind the wall ?

I found this beautiful photo with a cold winter day

Place this image behind Base layer. The color is perfect so don't change a thing.

Place the horse image in front of the crack.

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Step 5 - Bringing Eve into the picture

Copy this image call the layer Eve.

Crop the girl and resize it. Now go to Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation.

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

eve-original-sin-dream tutorial intermediary image

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5 comment(s) for "EVE dreams - the original sin"

7:00 AM Thursday, December 03, 2009
I like the final result! It looks very nice! reply
7:00 AM Monday, December 07, 2009
Beautiful image! reply
Juan Carlos Ruiz
Juan Carlos Ruiz
7:00 AM Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Gracias por el tutorial
Buen trabajo amigo! reply
7:00 AM Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Thanks ! reply
9:09 AM Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Beautiful Photoshop lesson, many thanks. I take pics from Google, and did some interpretations, but I hope you'll like my work. reply

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