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Beautiful Fallen Angel

Tutorials Photo Manipulation 77103 Views October 13th, 2010

I saw this beautiful stock image with the girl and decided immediately that she is perfect for an angel so this is how my image came to life. It is an easy to create photo manipulation and you can play with settings, colors, shadow and light! I hope you enjoy reading this tut! Let's start!

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Preview of the Final Image

The Fallen Angel

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Step 1

Open a new photoshop file size 600/600 pixels. Now open this beautiful photo of an old room Nature's Room by *FaceTaiheiyo.

Because it is so beautiful I will not change it to much. Place the image on the right side of the screen. Duplicate this image and Flip it Horizontally, than place it on the left side as shown in the image.

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I have also deleted some parts from the left side image but it is not so obvious so I will put an image with the left side colored to have an idea:

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Another thing that I have to do is to fill the empty area from the bottom of the image. For that use the Clone Stamp Tool. Use ALT and click to select the starting point. Make sure that the option Sample All Layers is selected. I am lucky with this image because I can use the Clone Stamp Tool very easy. But even with this image you have to be careful and give the floor a realistic look.

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Step 2

Add the Wallpaper. Add this beautiful floral pattern.

Resize the image to 50%. Change the blending mode of this layer to Multiply 20%. Place the wallpaper on the back wall and erase the unnecessary areas like in the image. Also use the Eraser Tool , lower opacity 50%, to erase parts from the pattern to give the impression of old wall.

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Another thing that I have to do is to add a wall texture Pressed Leaves Texture 2 by ^FantasyStock

Change the blending mode of this layer to Overlay 100%. Also go to Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur :

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Step 3

Add the Girl. Copy this beautiful stock image Snow4 by *faestock into your file. Remove the background and resize the image to 72%.

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Go to Image – Adjustments – Brightness/Contrast and change the balance to obtain a similar look:

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Step 4

In this step I want to add a little dramatic aspect to the angel. For that I will add sea foam on the bottom of the dress as if the angel caught into earthy elements.

I have found this really nice sea foam photo shipwreck random by *faestock

Scale this image to 80% than flip it horizontally and place it like in the image :

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Change the blending mode of this foam layer to Hard Light 100% . Use the Dodge Tool to blend better the foam with the dress.

Create a new layer similar to the Foam Layer above but this time scale it to 50% . The blending mode is also Hard Light 100%.

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This is the image we have so far

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Step 5

Add Wings. In this step I will add wings to my new angel! So I have found this really nice swan photo Swan wings by hegarty_david on flickr.

Scale the big size image to 52% and erase the background.

Select the left side wing and resize it as shown in the image:

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Step 6

Add Cross. Place this beautiful Marble Cross. by ~this-and-that-stock near the girl.

Change the Color Balance :

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Adjust also the Brightness/Contrast Balance by increasing the Contrast and lower the Brightness.

With the Eraser Tool erase part of the cross to blend with the rest of the image:

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Use also the Burn Tool to add shadow on the cross and give the illusion that it is under a rock. Use also the Dodge Tool to add light accents.

Step 7

Add Black Birds. Now I will add this beautiful photo Black Wings by ~DarkCrissus . Change the blending mode of this layer to Linear Burn 100%. Keep only the black birds . Duplicate the image and flip it horizontally to have birds on the both sides of the room.

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Step 8

Add Texture. Create a new layer above all the other and copy this beautiful texture Old Paper Texture by Sarai♥Beloved Fotography

Change the Color Balance of this texture and change the Blending Mode of the layer to Overlay 100%.

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Ok I notice now that the wings are not very good looking. So return to the wings layer and increase the exposure:

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The last thing that I did was a light painting with the Burn/Dodge Tool. Use these tools for the Texture Layer and also for the Old Room Layer. The Idea is to give contrast , to add light and shadow ( for example use burn tool for the wings shadow on the floor) .

I have tried to darken the background and put the accent on the angel and cross.

This step and the final image is at your choice ... you can also change the tone color , desaturate etc.

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Final Image - The Fallen Angel Photoshop Tutorial

30 comment(s) for "Beautiful Fallen Angel"

Luis
Luis
7:00 AM Monday, June 28, 2010
I would like if I don't say that I'm impressed. If I had one tenth of your talent, I'd be happy. How about tutorials with open source or free programs? Thanks! reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Monday, June 28, 2010
Thank you for your comment Luis! i am glad you think i have talent :) comments like yours keeps me working ...
About free software ... i guess you can adapt my tutorial for Gimp for example , they have the same tools eraser,burn,dodge,color balance reply
Marcel
7:00 AM Friday, July 02, 2010
I loved this tutorial. I've learned a lot of new features. Thanks! reply
Sam
Sam
7:00 AM Monday, July 12, 2010
The colors and the mood of the scene are wonderful! thanks for the tutorial reply
katya_alagich
7:00 AM Friday, July 16, 2010
it was very interesting to read.
I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
And you et an account on Twitter? reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Sunday, July 18, 2010
Hi i am glad u like it! You can post the title and the link of the tut, my twitter account on your blog, not the entire tutorial :)
reply
Gr1nS
7:00 AM Sunday, August 01, 2010
I would like to exchange links with your site www.psd-dude.com
Is this possible? reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Sunday, August 01, 2010
If you have an website design and photoshop related, with google page rank 1 or 2 and a similar Alexa ranking sure no problem. reply
Photoshop Clipping Path
7:00 AM Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post reply
Image Masking
7:00 AM Saturday, August 14, 2010
wow! nice photoshop blog! I love to read your post :) reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Thursday, August 26, 2010
Hi Linda i am glad that you like this new tutorial .... unfortunately i can't say much about your try because the image is too little. I can say from what i see that the colors are not blended so well , the back wall is too green and the texture cove reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Thursday, August 26, 2010
My opinion is that you have to be careful with every detail, the image must be as realistic as possible ... the blending of all the photos must be close to perfection :) i am myself far away from perfection ;)
and about the inspiration part it is ha reply
IT tutorials
7:00 AM Saturday, October 23, 2010
wow! I absolutely love your new design reply
Amro
7:00 AM Tuesday, December 07, 2010
I like ur tutorial. Really well done my friend reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Thank you Amro! I am glad you like it!!! reply
Dilancuan
Dilancuan
7:00 AM Saturday, December 25, 2010
Hello PsdDude, I hope you don't mind using your tutorial to create my own variation of an angel. Its a different girl, but I used all your techniques. I'll definitely give you some credit when I post it on DeviantART. reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Monday, December 27, 2010
:) That is great, I want to see the result ... send me the link!!! reply
ra
ra
7:00 AM Saturday, January 29, 2011
That is great, reply
COCABOY
COCABOY
7:00 AM Tuesday, February 08, 2011
NICE TUTORIAL reply
angela McMillan
angela McMillan
7:00 AM Saturday, February 26, 2011
Did you do all of this in Photoshop Elements?? reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Saturday, February 26, 2011
Yes Angela, it is only Photoshop and of course I have used all the wonderful stock images! Do u like it??? reply
Deep Shah
Deep Shah
7:00 AM Monday, March 07, 2011
Heyy dude
i can't find d photo of d girl and sea foam
d site says dat 'd file is not found'
please help reply
PsdDude
7:00 AM Monday, March 07, 2011
Ups, I don't know what happened but Faestock Account on deviant art is empty ... look: http://faestock.deviantart.com/gallery/ so I really can't help you! You can search similar girl and foam stock images on deviantArt !

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Web Design Sheffield
7:00 AM Thursday, May 19, 2011
With the proper picture browsing talent, you could have your model in just no time. This is the beauty of photoshop right here. Great share. I love the angel. reply
Angela
Angela
7:00 AM Thursday, May 19, 2011
Yes I love it beautiful !! reply
kristen
kristen
7:00 AM Thursday, July 14, 2011
im so into the angles i love how it very realistic you are a very good artist i love your picture it is absolutely wonderful psddude you have true talent and i wish i had talent like you this picture is amazing hope to see more like it !!!!!
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PSDDude
7:00 AM Friday, July 15, 2011
Thank you Kristen,
but I am not that talented I still have a lot to learn myself.
If you try this tut I would love to see the result :) reply
Clipping Path
Clipping Path
8:40 AM Thursday, December 29, 2011
Good tutorial and nice artwork. I like it. reply
Vince
1:03 PM Sunday, January 29, 2012
Wow! This is awesome! reply
Meer Anis
5:46 AM Sunday, January 05, 2014
I think, I should appear here again and again. Absolutely touched the mind. reply

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