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Making Of 'Feeding the Dragon'

By Teodoru Badiu
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Date Added: 9th December 2009
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Step 10

Be sure that the dove, skeleton and house layer are linked and then go Layer-Merge linked (Ctrl+E). Then hide the texture layer and the new dove layer and go Layer-Merge visible (Shit+Ctrl+E). Save this file under a new name. Now make a copy of the sky layer and go Image-Adjustment-Hue/Saturation (Ctrl+U) and check the colorize radio button and use the following settings Hue-49, Saturation-15. After that add a layer mask use the Gradient tool (G) with the same settings as before and and again drag from right up to left bottom in order to cover up the light part of the sky like in the image below.

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Click on the dove layer and then create a new layer name it warmth and fill it with this colour # A68949, then Set the blending mode to soft light and the Opacity to 70%. Go back to the dove layer and make a copy then add a layer mask to the copy and Set the Blending mode to Multiply and the Opacity to 65%. Now use the Gradient tool (G) again but this time drag from the left up to down right. After that use a soft round brush with the Opacity set to 50% and with black to cover up the parts that are hit by light like in the image below.

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Step 11

Link the two sky layers and the merge them together, do the same with the dove layers. Now Ctrl+click on the dove layer and go Select-Feather (Alt+Ctrl+D) an set a 2 px radius then go Select-Inverse (Shift-Ctrl-I) and hit Delete one time. Now zoom in and look over the image to see if you still need to make some corrections where the edges are not clean, if everything is fine use the Blur tool (R) to blur slightly the edges of the feathers an the parts that are out of focus like the bottom of the house stick and so, then use the Burn (O) tool with the Opacity set to 50% to add shadows where is the need for like on the mouth of the skeleton under the dove or the chest of the dove and so on. When you are done Ctrl+click the dove layer once again and go to the Channel palette and click on the second icon at the bottom to Save the selection as a channel. Back to the layer palette create a new layer above the background layer and go to the Gradient tool Select Radial and use the following colors # B7903A for the first and #B85F1C for the second then in the new layer drag fro m right up to left bottom. Select the sky layer above and Set the layer blending to Hard Light and the Opacity to 96%. Now create a copy of the gradient layer and drag it over the dove layer, Set the blending mode to Soft light and add a layer mask. Now use a soft round brush and black to cover up the parts that are not on that light like the bottom of the house parts of the skeleton and the dove like in the image below.

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Step 11

This is it, I have the look and the mood i want for my image now i will merge all the layer together and do some Adjustments. First I desaturate a bit the colour and then I go to Image -Adjustments-Colour balance and add some yellow and reds to the highlights and some blue and cyan to the shadows. I work on the Adjustments until i am happy with the way the image looks. And here is my final image.

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