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Create a Dark Photo Manipulation of a Young Witch in a Forest

Step 20

The eye looks too sharp against the tree. To correct it, go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color:

Lower the opacity of this layer to 20%, also use a soft black brush to erase the effect on the orange part of the eye:

Step 21

Take another eye of the owl and place it at a tree on the right side:

Step 22

Use another fill adjustment layer with the same color and opacity in the step 20 for this eye and apply brushing on the mask:

Step 23

Open another eye image, add it to the higher position of the tree mentioned in a previous step (step 19), use a layer mask to remove the hard edges:

Step 24

Create a new layer with the Clipping Mask option for this eye. Use a soft brush with the color #fd7100 to paint on the eye to give it some red/orange. Change this layer mode to Overlay 100%:

Step 25

Add a Color Fill adjustment layer with the same color and opacity to this eye layer:

Step 26

Duplicate this eye layer, flip it horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal) and move it to the higher position of the tree indicated in the step 21. Repeat the techniques to match it with the tree as done with the first: (layer mask, add red, fill layer):

Step 27

Create a Photo Filter adjustment layer on the top of all layers:

On this layer mask use a soft black brush to reduce the cyan effect on the model face, shoulder and arm:

Step 28

I used a Color Balance adjustment to add some blue to the scene:

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Jenny Le

Self-taught artist from Vietnam who loves drawing and doing photo manipulation. See more of my work at