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  Tutorials Photoshop Photo Editing Create a Ballerina Using Simple Cut-Paste Techniques in Photoshop

Create a Ballerina Using Simple Cut-Paste Techniques in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to use a layer blending modes, and cut and paste techniques to create a photo manipulation. Combine your creativity with these Photoshop techniques to create your own photo manipulation artworks.

Final Image
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Step 1:

First of all, create a new document. Mine is 1100px wide x 1100px high. Now our first task is to create a nice abstract background. To do this we'll draw a radial gradient down using these two colors: #46701a to #000000.
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Step 2:

Copy the background layer. Name it bg2. Change the layer blending mode to color dodge.
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Step 3:

Take a new layer. Name it "clouds". Change the foreground color to black and background color to white. Go to Filters-render-clouds.
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Step 4:

Now go to Filters-Distort-Waves.

Number off generators: 5

Wavelength: Min. 93, Max. 256

Amplitude: Min. 1, Max. 75

Scale: horiz. 100%, Vert. 100%
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Step 5:

Change the layer blending mode to Overlay. It will look something like this.
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Step 6:

Take a new layer and paint it using brush tool, as shown below.
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Step 7:

Change the layer blending mode to Color.
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Step 8:

Place the "Venice mask" image on the new layer. Go to filter-distort-wave.
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Step 9:

Change the layer blending mode to "Soft light"
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Step 10:

Place the ballerina on a new layer. Name it "ballerina".
Go to Layer-Layer style-Outer glow.
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Step 11:

Make wings from "Venice mask". Call this layer "wings".
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Step 12:

Place the wings behind ballerina. Go to Layer-Layer style-Outer glow.
Change the layer blending mode of the "wings" layer to luminosity.
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Step 13:

Ctrl+click the "wings" layer. This will select the wings. Hide the "wings" layer. Take a new layer, name it "wings color". Fill the selected area with #8e8d20.
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Step 14:

Place "wings color" layer behind the "wings" layer.
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Step 15:

Cut out the mask from "Venice mask". Place it on the ballerina's eyes. Change the layer blending mode to luminosity. Name this layers "eye-mask"
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Step 16:

Ctrl+click the "eye-mask" layer. Hide the "eye-mask" layer
Take a new layer name it "eye-mask color". Fill the selected area with #8fee57. Change the layer blending mode to linear burn.
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Step 17

Place "eye-mask color" layer behind "eye-mask" layer.
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Step 18:

Make ornaments for ballerina using the decoration in Venice mask
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Step 19:

Make necklace, armlet and anklets
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Step 20:

Merge all the layers. DONE
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I hope you liked it

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