In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a magical fantasy picture effect in Photoshop.

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Tutorial Details

Program – Photoshop CS5

Assets – The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial:


Now we have everything we need so let’s start!

Step 1:- Open your Photoshop and create a new file with 800px width and 600px height.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 2:- Now open the forest image and paste it on our main file.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 3:- Now click on Image> Adjustment> Hue/saturation.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 4:- Now let’s cover up the little wolf on the right. Create a new layer and select soft round brush. Use it on the wolf with # 0d090c.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 5:- Open the moon image now.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 6:- Select the Eraser tool and erase everything except the moon and few clouds. Then place it on our file.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 7:- Now click on Image> Adjustment> Hue/Saturation. And change the color a bit.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 8:- Now open the girl image and select it with pen tool. After that paste it on out main file. Reduce the size.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 9:- Now paste the girl image one more time and this time don’t reduce the size.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 10:- Select the pen tool and select a bit of the skirt.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 11:- Now copy and paste it, then scale it down with Edit> Free Transform.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 12:- Select Edit> Transform> Wrap and adjust the skirt a bit.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 13:- Now let’s create a moonlight ray, for this create a new layer select the soft round brush with # ffffff. And use it to create the ray. Then reduce the opacity to 60%.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 14:- Set the foreground color to # ffffff and use different star brushes from the set mentioned above.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 15:- Create a new layer and select the round brushes from the above set.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 16:- Now create a new layer and place it under the girl layer. And use one of the wing brushes with #ffffff.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 17:- Now select the butterfly and place it on our file. Now click on layer> Layer style> Color overlay and color it #ffffff. Then click on layer> Layer style> Outer Glow and add a little glow to our butterfly.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 18:- Duplicate the butterfly layer and place these randomly.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 19:- Create a new layer and select soft round brush with color # 63011d. And use it over the skirt. Then change the blending mode to “Color”.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Step 20:-Repeat the same process but this time use the color # 48395f for the upper half of the skirt. And if you want you can add a dark frame.

Create a magical fantasy image effect in photoshop | entheosweb

Our magical fantasy is ready. Hope you guys liked the tutorial and learn something interesting. We will be back some more awesome tutorials. Till then have fun!

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