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Create Photo Manipulation with “Alice in Wonderland” Theme in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn the processes of creating a “Alice in Wonderland” themed photo manipulation, by using smart filters, stock blending. The tutorial will show you how to mix stock, create lights, change weather on image, draw hair, eyes, make up and skin, and how to get depth of field on your manip.

This tutorial is written exclusively for PSD Vault by Monika Nowakowska, who is a fantastic graphic artist from Poland.

Here is a preview of the final effect 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:

Step 1

Let’s start. Create new file (File > New… or Ctrl+N) 900×1341 px.

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Step 2

Place “Into the rose garden” stock into bottom of your file.

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Step 3

Choose from top menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur… set it to 2,2 px.

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Step 4

Place “Clouds on a beautiful day 1″ stock into top of your image. Change blending mode to Multiply.

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Step 5

Now add mask on this layer, by choosing from top menu Layer > Layer mask > Reveal all or by clicking shortcut.

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Step 6

You should erase “Clouds on a beautiful day 1″ layer on the bottom. You can do it with soft, big brush.

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Step 7

Now add adjustment layer with vibrance (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Vibrance or use shortcut). Set it as is shown:

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Step 8

Becouse of the image is too dark, use Brightness and Contrast adjustment layer. Repeat last step (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast ), set it:

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Step 9

Next, add Color/Balance layer. It gives a spring, fresh look.

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Step 10

It’s time to place “Flowered garden png” stock. Set it at the bottom of the image. Don’t be afraid of empty space. You will take care of it, soon :).

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Step 11

Add Brightness and Contrast adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast ) and make it clipping (RMB > Create clipping mask).

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Step 12

Now add vibrance (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Vibrance) and make it clipping (RMB > Create clipping mask). Set it as is shown:

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Step 13

Background is nearly finished! Choose Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast and set it:

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Step 14

Now you will add light source. Add new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N, or Layer > New > Layer…). Choose Brush Tool (B), set big (I used 765px wide), soft, #f6a313 color brush and draw dot on the top of the image.

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Step 15

At the same layer, draw dot, on the center of earlier dot, with smaller (245px wide), soft, #fff200 color brush. If you think, that it’s so small, try duplicate this layer (Layer > Duplicate layer…)

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Step 16

Now change blending mode of this layer to Screen and set opacity to 58%.

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Step 17

Time to model! Place 188 stock into the bottom of the picture.

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Step 18

Add mask to this layer by choosing from top menu Layer > Layer mask > Reveal all or by shortcut. Then erase background.

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Step 19

As you can see I left the fragment of strange green box. Now you should fix it. Create new layer and make it clippy by RMB > Create clipping mask. Then choose Clone Stamp Tool (S). Use big, soft rounded brush and set Aligned Sample to Current and below.

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Step 20

You can fix her hand by holding alt and copying skin from arm, as is shown. Then click like with brush, where you want to place the skin.

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Step 21

Add adjustment layer with color/balance (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast). Make it clippy.

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Step 22

I think, that model layer is too dark. Add adjustment layer with brightness/contrast (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast). Make it clippy (RMB > Create clipping mask).

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Step 23

Make New clipping layer. (Shitf + Ctrl + N, then RMB > Create clipping mask). Choose soft rounded brush and set color to yellow. Draw light contour on model. Follow arrows. It shows you how goes the light source.

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Step 24

Then change blending mode of this layer to soft light.

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Step 25

Now you will fix hair. Create new layer – also clippy – choose small soft brush and set #750702 color. Add red strokes on bangs – it shouldn’t be darker than rest of the hair.

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Step 26

Add new layer – again clippy. Repeat step 23 – add yellow contour on the model.

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Step 27

Change layer opacity to 37%.

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Step 28

Add new cliping layer (Shitf + Ctrl + N, then RMB > Create clipping mask). Choose brush tool and set it to big, soft rounded. Pick #262207 color and change opacity of brush to 50%. Follow arrows and make shadows.

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Step 29

Again add cliping layer. Choose brush tool like earlier. Pick #dcbc83 color. Draw skin tone on her hand.

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Step 30

On new cliping layer draw small brush strokes. Pick yellow color. Draw over skin and hair. Remember about neutral lights, follow arrows.

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Step 31

Add new layer (Shift + Ctrl +N) and choose the same brush settings. Draw hair strands.

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Step 32

Place to your file 281 bunny from the top. Marquee his nose and create Layer via copy (RMB > Layer via copy)

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Step 33

Transform it as is shown. You will replace her nose to nose of bunny. By changing blending mode to screen you can mach noses easier.

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Step 34

Add layer mask and erase as is shown:

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Step 35

Add new layer (Shift + Ctrl +N), choose Brush tool. Set soft round brush and pick #f26d7d color. Draw dot below the nose.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Multiply.

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Step 36

On new layer (Shift + Ctrl +N), set small soft round brush and pick #fff200 color. Draw light countour on nose.

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Step 37

If you want you cn fix nose with rest of her face. Just create new layer, below nose base, then draw with the same brush (change color to #ecbd7b) a dot as shown.

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Step 38

Add one more layer below nose. Choose Clone stamp tool. Fix hair on the right side as shown.

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Step 39

On new layer draw eyes. Instruction on the right side will help you.

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Step 40

Add make up – draw strokes on her eye lashes and make eye line longer. Add also yellow strokes on the edges of lashes – it will look more natural.

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Step 41

On new layer, with small white brush you can draw over tooth.

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Step 42

With small black brush strokes draw lace on ring.

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Step 43

Place bunny stock and mask it as is shown. I think orginal model ears will guide you.

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Step 44

Add Color/Balance adjustment layer and make it clipping by RMB > Create clipping mask

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Step 45

On new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) add strands on the ear. Use small soft round brush with #e1d2b7 color.

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Step 46

Again add new layer. Use soft big brush, pick #f26d7d color. Draw dot on her cheek. Then change opacity of this layer to 66%.

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Step 47

Create new layer and choose 1px soft brush. At first draw some dots. Then draw some strands.

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Step 48

Back to sun layer (last step of making background). Place there ear of bunny. I used photo from the left bottom.

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Step 49

Mask ear so badly ^^.

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Step 50

Add Color/Balance layer and set it as shown. Make it clippy (RMB > Create clipping mask).

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Step 51

Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) and create clipping mask. Choose big, soft brush and pick #fdda07 color.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Screen

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Then on new layer draw strands on ear. Use small soft brush, pick #fff color.

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Step 52

Place pocket watch as is shown. Mask it by using shortcut.

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Add adjustment layer with Brightness/contrast. Make it clippy (RMB > Create clipping mask).

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Add again the same adjustment layer.

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Mask this layer, as shown.

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Add adjustment layer with color/balance. Change opacity to 40%.

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Then add Vibrance adjustment layer (last of the clipping mask on this layer). Change blending mode to Screen and opacity to 49%.

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Step 53

Add new layer and with small brush yellow strokes draw lights on the watch.

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Step 54

Back to the top of layers. Place lemon tree on the left bottom of the picture.

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From top menu choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur… and set it:

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Step 55

Add Color/Balance layer. Make it clippy (RMB > Create clipping mask). Then change blending option to Screen.

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Mask Color/Balance layer as is shown:

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Add Brightness/Contrast layer. Create clipping mask.

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Step 56

Place Flare (6) into your image. Then change layer blending mode to Screen.

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Add mask to flare as is shown.

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Step 57 – finish!

Add adjustment layer with Brightness/Contrast.

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At the end add Color/Balance layer.

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Final image (click to enlarge)

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That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy going through it and find it useful. Drop me a comment below if you have any question.

Till next time, have a great day!