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Love Me Photoshop Manipulation for Valentine Day

Tutorials Photo Manipulation 34538 Views February 12th, 2013

Learn how to create a beautiful photo manipulation for Valentine's Day. You need some simple blending techniques like color matching and of course shadow and lighting. I am really curious to see your own interpretation of my love photo manipulation; as usual I am sure you will upload amazing Photoshop artworks.


Start with this beautiful underwater premade background as first layer for this water photo manipulation. Call this Underwater Layer. If you want you can use another under water background from this list or you can create one yourself.

Add this sunset stock image in a new layer above the Underwater Layer. Call this layer Sunset Layer.

Set the blend mode of the Sunset Layer to Overlay. Add a layer mask to this layer; and use the Gradient Tool inside the layer mask to hide the grass area. Use a black and white linear gradient and you should obtain result like this:

Duplicate the Sunset Layer (without the mask and blend mode) and add a layer mask to hide the grass area and part of the sky. Set the opacity to around 35%.

Add a >Color Balance adjustment layer only for the Sunset Copy Layer with these settings

I will now add this Dunguaire Castle stock image in a new layer. Use one of the Selection Tools to crop a part of this castle like shown in the image.

Resize the castle and place it like shown in the image.

Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and make sure you click the Clip to layer button so that the adjustment to apply only for the castle. Reduce the opacity of the castle Layer to about 30%

Open the Girl Stock in a new layer and use the Selection Tools to crop the girl like shown in the image. It is better to use the Pen Tool for cropping this image.

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19 comment(s) for "Love Me Photoshop Manipulation for Valentine Day"

10:02 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hi. Thank you so much for this tutorial and all your great work. reply
10:13 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Your photo manipulation looks great! keep up the good work and thank you for practicing my tutorial :) reply
4:56 AM Sunday, February 24, 2013
Nice photo manipulation inspired by this tutorial
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4:42 AM Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Thanx guy, Great Tut. reply
6:10 AM Monday, July 22, 2013
Thanks for a great tutorial ! This is my version... (the model is my sister :) reply
6:14 AM Monday, July 22, 2013
Awesome result! Very creative to use your sister as a model in your photo manipulations :) reply
3:56 AM Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Thanks again ! )) reply
Steve Cave
Steve Cave
11:22 AM Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing... reply
Dedic Ahmad
Dedic Ahmad
3:10 AM Wednesday, February 26, 2014
here is my result,hope you like it reply
3:12 AM Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Your under water photo manipulation looks nice. Keep up the good work! reply
1:16 AM Monday, May 05, 2014
hello-i love photoshoph & you reply
1:18 AM Monday, May 05, 2014
Thank you, I am glad you enjoy our Photoshop tutorials :) reply
11:59 PM Monday, July 07, 2014
I created the underwater scene, the sumburgh lighthouse and sky pictures are taken by me, model from istock.... reply
12:09 AM Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Your Photoshop manipulation looks very romantic and lovely! Keep up the good work :) reply
2:14 AM Tuesday, March 17, 2015
thank you reply
7:20 AM Thursday, June 18, 2015
Thanks very very mach for this wonderful website. I love you reply
3:29 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2015
not entirely happy with how mine turned out but here it is reply
3:28 AM Thursday, September 03, 2015
this my version...thanks for your tutorial reply
3:46 AM Thursday, September 03, 2015
Very beautiful photo manipulation, I love it! reply

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