Today I want to share a few tricks on how to merge photos. For this composition I used a stock photo of a ballerina. Ballet is the most fascinating dance! So let's add it some expression with the help of lightning and nebulae of outer space.Useful resources
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Let's begin our tutorial with creating a new document. Go File - New or press Ctrl+N.
Select width and height you need and press OK.
Now we need to create a background for our photomanipulation. I used a photo of a night sky. You may use any stock photo you like.
Open your background in the new document. Copy and drag it into your work.
Add some gradient to your background. Go Layer - New Fill Layer - Gradient.
Here is the result:
Open a new stock image. I have chosen this one.
We need to make the image in black and white. Press Ctrl+Shift+U.
Drag the Ghost Nebula into your work. Use an Eraser Tool to wipe off unnecessary part of stock image.
Use large and soft bush.
In the same manner add more images.
Now it is time to add our ballet dancer.
Cut the girl using Magnetic Lasso Tool (L) or any other way you like.
Put the girl to the your photomanipulation with Blending Options below. Blending mode : Luminosity.
Open the next stock image from deviant.com
Drag it into your photomanipulation. Blending mode : Linear Dodge (Add)
Open another stock image. As always drag it into your photomanipulation.
Open one more stock image and drag it into the canvas then resize it and put it behind the Girl Stock.
Adjust the Hue and Saturation of the Nebula Stock to blend it in the composition. Pressing CTRL + U and set the Hue into 100 and Erase the edges (Diameter 100px, Hardness 0%). Change the Blending Mode into Linear Dodge.
Duplicate this layer several times and place it in the way you like.
Here's my result:
Open next stock image, drag and resize it, then place in your composition under the "Girl" layer.
In the same manner add more stock images. You can add as many images as you like. You can change a Blending Mode, Hue and Saturation and Blending options of the stock images.
Here is my result:
Create a New Layer with Blending Options:
Now we need some Lightning Brushes.
Add some lightnings to your composition.
Create a New Layer. Use the soft and large Brush to add some pink glow.
Choose the stock image that we Use in Step ? 9. Add it to your composition over the "Girl" layer. Blending mode: Linear Dodge (Add)
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