fresh photoshop tutorials & resources
Log in Register
Painted Wood Photoshop Action Comics Book Photoshop Action Infographic JS Library Textures for Photoshop

Lost Princess in the Magic Forest
Tutorials Photo Manipulation 55433 Views April 16th, 2014

I was always a big fan of fairy tales like the ones written by Hans Christian Andersen or Grimm Brothers. The classic Arabian fairy tales were also some of my favorites as long with my native country stories. Princes and princesses captured me in my childhood and even now I find great pleasure in watching Disney cartoon movies inspired by this beautiful children's book fantasy stories. In this photo manipulation tutorial we'll create a fantasy magic forest landscape with an alive talking tree as main character. A lost princess surrounded by charmed white rabbits will complete the picture. This Adobe Photoshop tutorials is one of my first tutorials; I added some updates, so I hope you will enjoy it.


Part 3

Copy the large size image and crop only the girl. Scale to 70%.

Because the image has a lower contrast I have to go to Image – Adjustments – Curves and do the following settings:

lost-princess-in-the-magic-forest tutorial intermediary image

The tone of the girl is more to blue while the tone of the rest of the image is warm orange, but this is not a problem for me because when I will apply the blue filter it will not matter. The important part is the contrast.

A thing that I dont like is that the girl has short hair. For that you can search for really nice hair brushes or do what I did. Create a new layer and with a small size brush , and the color of the girl's hair try to draw over. To give the hair a more realistic look use the Smudge Tool, size 4-5, opacity 70-90%. It would be better with a graphic tablet

lost-princess-in-the-magic-forest tutorial intermediary image

Add Rabbits, this beautiful photo Rabbits . Scale to 80%. Spread the rabbits through out the forest and scale them to different sizes.

lost-princess-in-the-magic-forest tutorial intermediary image

Blue Filter. Simply add a new layer and color it with the color that you like . I choose #1a3c37 but I will show you how it looks like with #8c7527

lost-princess-in-the-magic-forest tutorial intermediary image

I will work with the image below that has a beautiful blue tone:

lost-princess-in-the-magic-forest tutorial intermediary image

Create a new layer and go to Image>Apply Image. Now paint with light with the Burn Tool (shadows) and the Dodge Tool (highlights), Accentuate face features, the tree and also burn the edges of the entire image.

In the end add in another layer white sparkle coming out of the tree; you can use these sparkle brushes with white color. Learn how to create complex brushes using the Photoshop brush settings from this the tutorial for beginners

lost-princess-in-the-magic-forest tutorial intermediary image

Tutorial Update: I have added some other elements to the intial photo manipulation to make it look more magical. First I added a lens flare effect that you can create yourself or you can use one of these lens flare textures

Second, I decided to add these dead tree branches to create a nice frame. Use some ajustment layers to make the color match with the rest of the images. Also add a soft Gaussian Blur effect.

Third, I added this stone floor to add depth to the image. Adjust the color tones, the brightness and contrast and also the exposure.

lost-princess-in-the-magic-forest tutorial intermediary image
Part 1Part 2Part 3

If you're looking for amazing textures and backgrounds for Photoshop, explore Textures4Photoshop where you can find 1000+ unique images. You can download all these textures and backgrounds for free to use in personal or commercial projects!

Be a Cool Dude!

With your donation you can help us maintain this website and keep producing free resources many months to come! Any amount counts

24 comment(s) for "Lost Princess in the Magic Forest"

PSD Dude
7:00 AM Saturday, May 15, 2010
Hi guys,

please leave a message if you liked it... or even if you didn't like it

PSD Dude reply
7:00 AM Sunday, May 16, 2010
muy buen tutorial y buen trabajo
un saudo reply
7:00 AM Sunday, May 16, 2010
Another great tutorial, keep them coming PSD Dude reply
7:00 AM Monday, May 17, 2010
find it interesting. reply
7:00 AM Monday, May 17, 2010
Gracias amigos! :)
i changed the image a little bit to give it color , i am hopping to update the tut soon :)
Occupational Therapy
7:00 AM Sunday, May 23, 2010
I????????ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work. reply
school grants
7:00 AM Monday, May 31, 2010
What a great resource! reply
7:00 AM Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I have added the tut on my site! It looks really nice and the tree is amazing !
By the way i am working on adding a "submit tutorial" on my site so you can add the tut yourself!
Arturo Velazquez
7:00 AM Thursday, June 03, 2010
Not bad ) but i would like it more with the original eyes and maybe play a bit more with the lights on the girl, keep the good working )) reply
7:00 AM Friday, June 04, 2010
Thank you Arturo! I will take into account all you advices! I am learning and all your comments are helping me to improve and i know i have a long road ahead!
By the way i saw your site , very good works you have there ! reply
Arturo Velazquez
7:00 AM Friday, June 04, 2010
)) thx!,
my best regards reply
parichay madhur
parichay madhur
7:00 AM Monday, August 02, 2010
hi this image very nice .... reply
7:00 AM Monday, August 02, 2010
Thank you ! reply
The Blue Dragon
7:00 AM Friday, December 03, 2010
wooow so great i will try to do it and i hope i get good result :) ..

7:00 AM Friday, December 03, 2010
hi, i am glad you like it! maybe you post a link with the result if u decide to do the tutorial! reply
7:00 AM Saturday, December 04, 2010
nice lesson, only towards the end you say "Create a new layer and go to Image - Apply image..".
My question would be apply it to what? screen?
and is this just a blank layer your applying? reply
7:00 AM Sunday, December 05, 2010
Hi mike, thanks for the comment!

So the answer is: select the new blank layer and then Apply Image and choose Layer: Merged and Blending: Multiply ... the idea is to obtain only one layer with all the visible layers merged.
7:00 AM Monday, January 10, 2011
super cool. reply
7:00 AM Monday, March 07, 2011
Its a nice tut dude. thanx reply
nicolle patrick
nicolle patrick
7:00 AM Thursday, April 07, 2011
merci pour ce tutoriel qui est bien expliqu????.
@+. reply
7:00 AM Friday, April 08, 2011
merci nicolle!!! reply
Rajni Setia
Rajni Setia
1:19 AM Saturday, May 03, 2014
Very nice tutorial, we have featured it here : reply
Lori Diane
Lori Diane
2:17 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hi PSD DUDE, I really loved your tutorial for the lost princess in the woods. I have never done anything like this before and you made it so easy to understand breaking down the steps and the flow of the process. I went a different direction with mine while still using some of your images and concepts and including my own as well, like my daughter sitting on the suitcase. I just wanted to share my finished piece with you and say thank you for inspiring and guiding me through the process! reply
2:47 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I am so glad you were inspired by my tutorial to create this beautiful photo manipulation. Very creative work, I love it! reply

Have something to say? Leave us a comment

Click to Upload Fan Art!

Share your Psd Dude inspired works

Pencil Sketch vs Camera Photo Effect Photoshop Action
Animated Kaleidoscope Photoshop Action
Recent Posts
Download this new set of sun Photoshop custom shapes. The CSH file was made with Adobe Photoshop CS4...
Learn how to mirror an image in Photoshop from this quick tutorial for beginners. To flip an image P...
How to create a realistic pool water texture in Photoshop from scratch using filters and gradient co...
Useful Photoshop tutorials on how to create realistic looking sketch effect or pencil drawings. To c...

      Torn Photo Effect Photoshop Action
Popular Posts
You can create amazing gold text effects by using these unique gold Photoshop styles, both free and ...
Today's Photoshop collection of resources includes some amazing packs of metal chrome PSD text style...
If you want to know how to create dispersion effect in Photoshop in a easy way, here is a quick solu...
To create a realistic sketch in Photoshop you need some pencil sketch textures or better still you c...
In today list of free textures for Photoshop I have gathered over 100 amazingly beautiful wood textu...
I have decided to create a new character from Alice in Wonderland and I hope that maybe someday to r...
To create a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop we have to mix all sort of filters and blend them togethe...
Stitching and sewing can be created also in Photoshop with very realistic results. So in this tutori...
Hello girls and boys! Today i want to make a cartoon rainbow... i really hope you will like it! ...
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a 3D map in Photoshop using different 2D and 3D model...
Subscribe via email

      Metal Tag Photoshop Creator