Friday, August 13, 2010

123RF Tutorial: Creating an Enchanting Ice Fairy - Part 3

This is the final part of a three part tutorial on how to create an enchanting Ice Fairy. If you've missed the first two parts, don't worry, the index to the first 2 parts are listed below.
Here's the rest of the tutorial. Enjoy!
Step 83
Scale the size and place it on the head of the ice fairy.

Step 84
This is how it should look like once it is done.

Step 85
Open another butterfly image. This time, we are going to cut out the wings. Use Magic Wand Tool (press W) to select the white area.
Image ID: 3188180 © Christian Musat

Step 86
Press Ctrl + Shift + I to inverse the selection.
Step 87
Use the Lasso Tool(press L) and hold Alt to deselect unwanted areas, leaving only one side of the wings available.

Step 88
Drag it to the composition and scale it to the desired size. Move it under “Layer 2 copy”.

Step 89
Press Ctrl + J to duplicate another copy of “Layer1”(Wings).

Step 90
Go to Filter > Artistic > Cutout.
Step 91
My setting for the wings is Number of Levels:8, Edge Simplicity:1, Edge Fidelity:3.

Step 92
Go to Filter > Noise > Median.
Step 93
Set the Radius amount to 2 pixels.

Step 94
After that, go to Filter > Artistic > Plastic Wrap.
Step 95
The setting is Highlight Strength:10, Detail:8, Smoothness:8.

Step 96
Press Ctrl + J to duplicate a copy of “Layer 1 copy”.

Step 97
Go to Filter > Sketch > Chrome.
Step 98
Set Chrome detail to 3 and Smoothness to 8.

Step 99
Press Ctrl + B to change wing's color.

Step 100
Select “Layer 1 copy” and temporarily off the “Layer 1 copy 3” by clicking on the eye icon.

Step 101
Use the previous settings to change the wings color again.

Step 102
Change “Layer 1” to Hard Light mode and Opacity to 40%.

Step 103
Change “Layer 1 copy” Opacity to 35%.

Step 104
Change “Layer 1 copy 3” to Soft light mode and 45% of Opacity.

Step 105
Select “Layer 1 copy 3” layer and go to Filter > Stylize > Find Edges.
Step 106
Press and hold "Shift" to select these 3 layers.

Step 107
Drag towards the new layer icon to duplicate another set of wing layer.

Step 108
Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal to flip the wing.

Step 109
Press V to select Move Tool.

Step 110
Press Crtl + T to transform and move the wing to where you see appopriate.

Step 111
Go back to “Layer 2 copy” and click on the icon as shown to add layer mask.

Step 112
Press B(Brush tool) to mask the fairy's belly and make sure you change the Opacity value to make it look more realistic. In this masking process, I changed the Opacity value from 5% to 55% to complete the whole masking process.

Step 113
Create shadows for the wings and move it behind the fairy.

Step 114
That's it. Hope you enjoy it.

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