Ghost in the house Photoshop tutorial – Exclusive tutorial

Today we will be combining 2 images to make an interesting photo manipulation using photoshop. So lets start. 🙂
Sources:
CAT
HOUSE

Final image preview
house-cat-manipsmall

STEP 1:

Open the house image. Drag the cat image above the house layer. Remove the background from the cat image. I did this by applying layer mask to the cat layer. Now your image looks like this.
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In this image, u can see that while applying layer mask to the cat, the hair at the edges of the cat have also been erased(shown by arrows). We can fix it.

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STEP 2:

Use smudge tool with strength around 35 % select dry brush as shown, and draw the fur at the edges of the cat.

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STEP 3:

Now resize the cat. For the cat’s shadow, Duplicate the cat layer, fill it with a dark color than the ground, flip vertical and free transform it

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Now apply Gaussian blur to the shadow layer of the cat and lower the opacity to 65%  as shown.

step3-contd

STEP 4:

Now create a new layer, set it to soft light mode. Paint shadows using a low opacity brush on the cat’s legs and on the left side of the cat.

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Step 5:

Create a new layer. Fill it with color 0684a3.  Set this layer to soft light.

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Step 6:

Create a new layer, set this to multiply mode. Paint with a pink color e278e6 on the area shown.

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Step 7:

Apply color overlay to this pink layer.

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Step 8:

Create a new layer, set this to overlay mode. Paint with a light orange color on the area shown.

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Step 9:

Create a new layer, set this to soft light mode. Use a light blue color 1ef6cb and paint on the area shown.

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Step 10:

Create a new layer, set to soft light mode. Paint with a brown color 3f3917 on the selected area shown below.

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Step 11:

For the ghost, use a white color soft brush and click once in the house as shown.

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Step 12:

Use smudge tool with a dry brush and smudge to form the ghost.

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Step 13:

Reduce the opacity of the ghost layer to 50 %.

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Step 14:

Create a new layer, set it to soft light mode. paint the cat’s eyes with a yellow color.

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Step 15:

Apply photo filter.

Deep yellow-70 %.

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Step 16:

Apply brightness/contrast.

Brightness is -18

contrast is 27

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Step 17:

Apply hue saturation.

Hue 271

Saturation 57

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Apply color overlay and gradient overlay to the hue saturation layer.

step-17-contd

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Step 18:

Now add layer mask to the hue saturation layer. I erased the hue saturation part on the house, ground and cat part. This removes the violet colors and shows the green colors.

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Step 19:

Apply photo filter.

Cooling filter(80) —– 80%

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Step 20:

Apply brightness contrast.

Brightness 15

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THIS IS THE FINAL IMAGE. HOPE U ENJOYED READING IT. 🙂

house-cat-manipsmall

14 Comments:

  1. Very well explained tut and PURRRRRRRRfect result 😉 Thanks for sharing, Nisha 🙂

  2. That’s a lot of detail steps. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  3. From simple to great perfect post 🙂

  4. thank u so much everyone 🙂

  5. Wow…spooky 🙂

  6. Looks like you had fun creating. And a nice set of how it’s done shots too 🙂

  7. thanks a lot everyone! 🙂

  8. Great job!
    And thanks for sharing the steps 🙂

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