Create an Awesome Floating Face Manipulation with Fiery Hair in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create an Awesome Floating Face Manipulation with Fiery Hair in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level Photoshop tutorial and some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try!

Along the way, I will show a nice technique of manipulating fire texture. I will also show you some basic retouching skills for your photo.

Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)

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OK Let’s get started!

To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:

Ground

Model

Fire

Attention: If you have difficulty with Step 4 of this tutorial, check out this video tutorial I have below:

Step 1

Create a new document sized 1280 * 800px with black background. Load the ground image into Photoshop and select a piece from the ground, copy and paste the selection onto the image, then perspective it as shown below:

Use a soft eraser to fade the top edge as shown below:

Add the following 3 adjustment layers on the ground layers:

Black and White

Levels

Layer mask on the levels adjustment layer:

Curves

and you will have the following effect so far:

Step 2

We will now add the face in – load the model image into Photoshop and select the face:

Copy and paste the selection into our document, use a small soft eraser to clean up the edge:

Then we want to erase part of her face with a soft eraser:

Step 3

Add the following 3 adjustment layers as clipping mask to this face layer:

Black and White

Levels

Curves

Layer mask on the curves adjustment layer:

and here is the effect so far:

Step 4

We can add some cloud behind and around the face area with the cloud filter or a cloud brush:

We will now add fire texture into the image – select a piece as shown below:

Warp this selection and aim to achieve this shape below:

Apply the following image adjustments to this fire texture layer:

and here is the effect so far:

Go to Filter > Distort > Twirl and apply the following settings:

Hit Ctrl + F and repeat this filter a few times, and you will have the following effect:

Duplicate this layer few times and merge them together, then duplicate the merge layers a few times and scatter them around the head:

Step 5

We’re almost done! For some final touches, I added some particles with this rain brush I created on the image:

I then added some fire particles by going back to the fire image and selecting parts of it, copy and paste the selection onto our image:

Hint: make sure you change the blending mode of these fire layers to “Screen”.

I then added some colours and adjusted the contrast a bit with the selective color adjustment layer and curves adjustment layer, and here is the final effect I have: (click to enlarge)

That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy it and find it useful! Till next time, have a great day!

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  • http://www.psdvault.com PSD Vault

    Hi there, basically all you need to do is to change the blending mode of that light dot layer to “overlay”, instead of normal, then apply the twirl filter and so on.

    Hope this helps :)

  • Random User

    I’m sorry but I found the tutorial difficult to follow and poorly written.

  • Tutor Dipu

    wow! what a charm full tutorial.

  • rulezz

    could you explain the last part where you added some colours and adjusted and adjusted the contrast and curves?

  • http://grafixyard.com/ Grafixyard

    not so easy steps but explanation made them easy

  • Bokeh

    Thanks for tuts, followed your adwise but added my own spice to it, awsome…..

  • kole

    can u upload a whole video tutorials ?

  • Andranik

    Thank you, but the tutorial is not an easy to follow at all, there are very few details of how you did things

  • Rungs

    The Ground image link is broken. Please upload another linkR