Today we will be combining 2 images to make an interesting photo manipulation using photoshop. So lets start. 🙂
Final image preview
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.
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.
Use smudge tool with strength around 35 % select dry brush as shown, and draw the fur at the edges of the cat.
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
Now apply Gaussian blur to the shadow layer of the cat and lower the opacity to 65% as shown.
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.
Create a new layer. Fill it with color 0684a3. Set this layer to soft light.
Create a new layer, set this to multiply mode. Paint with a pink color e278e6 on the area shown.
Apply color overlay to this pink layer.
Create a new layer, set this to overlay mode. Paint with a light orange color on the area shown.
Create a new layer, set this to soft light mode. Use a light blue color 1ef6cb and paint on the area shown.
Create a new layer, set to soft light mode. Paint with a brown color 3f3917 on the selected area shown below.
For the ghost, use a white color soft brush and click once in the house as shown.
Use smudge tool with a dry brush and smudge to form the ghost.
Reduce the opacity of the ghost layer to 50 %.
Create a new layer, set it to soft light mode. paint the cat’s eyes with a yellow color.
Apply photo filter.
Deep yellow-70 %.
Brightness is -18
contrast is 27
Apply hue saturation.
Apply color overlay and gradient overlay to the hue saturation layer.
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.
Apply photo filter.
Cooling filter(80) —– 80%
Apply brightness contrast.
THIS IS THE FINAL IMAGE. HOPE U ENJOYED READING IT. 🙂
13 thoughts on “Ghost in the house Photoshop tutorial – Exclusive tutorial”
Very well explained tut and PURRRRRRRRfect result 😉 Thanks for sharing, Nisha 🙂
thank u so much my dear Cornelia! 🙂
That’s a lot of detail steps. Thanks so much for the tutorial.
much (hidden) work!
greetings by my cat!
From simple to great perfect post 🙂
Great effect! 🙂
thank u so much everyone 🙂
Looks like you had fun creating. And a nice set of how it’s done shots too 🙂
thanks a lot everyone! 🙂
And thanks for sharing the steps 🙂
You are very creative! Thank you for this!