Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the ghost and highlights, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
So now that we have our ghost, he needs to cast a glow on the surroundings, on …the building and on the ground below him, because he is kind of a light source. …So we need to go in there and add that glow. …So I'm going to take my background, the original building, and duplicate it. …And I'm going to bring it up, put it right up there on top, right below our …ghost itself. In fact, lets go and name that layer as …Ghost. So now this is going to be the glow. …So we're going to call it Glow. And I'm going to go in there and increase …the contrasts. We want some really nice lights and darks …going on in there, so I'm going to go into my levels.…
I'm going to kind of push this in, and bring in these highlights, just to get …this nice, strong effect going through there like that. …And then I'm going to go and colorize this. …I'm going to say, Colorize. Hue Saturation, Colorize. …Bring it into the blues, the same blues as our ghost. …Bring up the saturation a bit, so we have this nice, kind of, a bluish tone right …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1with Bert Monroy4h 38m Intermediate
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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