Photoshop Bird Photo Manipulation Tutorials
Photoshop Manipulation is a creative artwork. Artwork in photoshop is nothing but creating your imagination through several photo and photo effects. So today i am going to manipulate a bird photo to create a pop color blur background, exploring the details moreover adding a blur leaves in the photo to create a realistic photo feel. Few of the important tools you need to know before doing this photo manipulation. These tool are Layers, Layer Masking, Pen tool for cutting and cropping, Selection tool such as Photoshop Channels, Adjustment layers, Content Aware tool in fill.So lets start to understand tool one by one
Photoshop Layers As discussed in the previous blog click here to read
Masking in photoshop is the backbone of any kind of work. Firstly understand the topic Non – Destructive workflow. Arunz creation always follows the rule of Non – Destructive photoshop workflow of doing any photo manipulation. Non destructive is a way by which we can change our artwork concept by replacing the photo in the manipulation by any other photo without changing the whole artwork. So a Layer masking tool is one of the tools which will help us to create our manipulation in such a way. So layer masking is of 2 types, White Layer mask and Black Layer mask. Masking is used for mixing and cutting. Mixing is just like controlling the transparency of the layer. For cutting and selection we can mask prior the selection or after the selection of any object in the layer. Now use of blending mode is shown in the fig1.1 Left image is without mask and right image is with mask and cutting is applied on the mask. Photoshop brush and Gradient is only applied to any mask whether it is white or black.
Condition is if you have white mask then Black color brush will be applied. If the mask is black then white brush will work on the mask as shown in the fig 1.2 and if the Layer mask is black then white color will work Fig 1.3. Then how gradients will work on the layer mask we will learn in the upcoming blogs.
Adjustment Layer is a special Layer which has the auto mask. There are several use of adjustment layers. Use of adjustment layers are Brightness – Brightness/Contrast, Curve, Levels, For Colors and Hue is -Hue/saturation, vibrance/saturation, Color Balance, Selective Color, Photo Filter, for Color Grading – Hue/saturation, Color Balance, selective color, photo filter, curve, levels
Photoshop Content Aware Tool
The Content Aware tool is very smart. This can be used to remove any unwanted object in a photo. Take a selection of objects that you want to remove. Go to Fill and apply Content Aware tool as shown in fig 1.5
So Let’s Start with the Photoshop Manipulation tutorial as given Above Video. In this tutorial open a photo. Make a duplicate layer of the background by pressing Ctrl+J . Now go to Photoshop channel. Click on the blue channel just drag this channel to the new layer icon button. A new alpha channel will be created. Our aim is to make it black and white. To edit and level adjustment layers and apply black and white points in the bottom to right and left side simultaneously. Now the photoshop channel is now pure black and white. Press Ctrl+click the alpha channel to take selection. Click on the RGB channel to activate the rgb image. Go to the layer panel and press mask button selection is done. Remove unwanted elements by using fill and content aware command by selecting that portion as shown in fig . remove the mask from layer 1 and take wing selection with a pen tool. Press ctrl+J to duplicate the selection part. Adjust the wing by pressing the Ctrl + T command. Right click the selected area and choose wrap tool make selection as per your need by dragging mouse on the anchor point. Same can be in the left and tail of the bird and adjust the size accordingly. Now to go to the background layer do apply some and brightness and color balance tool adjustment layer to make it bright and pop. take a photo of leave and position it on the left top corner and apply some blurriness by going to Filter>Blur Gallery> Field Blur. Brighten the eye of the bird by using Curve adjustment. Merge all layers and go to filter > Camera Raw and set the exposure by using Highlight, Shadow and white spider in the basic panel. Apply Some texture and sharpness to it. You are done.