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Witches Walkthrough - Part 2 - Blending

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Purple Square Bullet  What you will & won't learn in this video:
It is hard for me to explain in general how I "do things", so I decided to just give you some examples. Today, you will find some tips and tricks on using Smart Objects, choosing the best cutting tool for the job, basic lighting techniques and changing the fire colour from red to vivid green.

Video Time: 12 Minutes
Note: Raw video time recorded ~1 hour 15 minutes sped up to fit the narration; the more things you try, the longer this stage of your workflow will be.

Silver Square Bullet Please note that this is only part 2 of a 3 part walkthrough series involving the witches.

Part 01:
Part 03:  

Yellow Square Bullet May I follow along?
If you want to recreate my steps using the same images, you can do so, but if you upload your finished piece I would like to see some credit for the tutorial, preferably a link to the tutorial itself - and of course I would appreciate it if you showed it to me. I have a collection for all images that use my tutorials - it's great motivation for me to keep this up because while the creation of an image may not take much time by itself, the post-production (i.e. the actual creation of the video tutorial) takes lots of time. So motivation... ;)

Purple Square Bullet  More Tutorials related to blending and basic lighting:
Manip T+T - Cutting Techniques by kuschelirmel-stock Manip T+T - Creating Fire by kuschelirmel-stock The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock 

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 More Tutorials in general:

Overview: My Tutorials or in my gallery folder.

Aaaand I'm on youtube Icon YOUTUBE now as well --> kuschelirmel

Purple Square Bullet  Stock Credits:
Are all inside the video as well as on the finished image here:
Toil and Trouble by kuschelirmel
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loudol's avatar
amazing<3 thanks <3
ambarluna's avatar
Is a fantastic tutorial, although one needs to know well the layers adjustments -that's kind of difficult for me- but the results are amazing. Thanks for taking the time ;)
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
layer adjustments are something you get only good at by practicing and trial and error really. So keep at it and it'll come to you :heart:
And thank you for the sweet comment :love:
KarahRobinson-Art's avatar
Wonderful tut! Thanks :love: 
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gardjeto7's avatar
Where is the part 3?
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
it's not uploaded yet, post-production isn't quite finished. It should be up within the next 2 to 3 weeks :heart:
gardjeto7's avatar
Ok. I will be waiting! I am really curious how it's done.
Mordasius's avatar
Thanks for this. It's kind of you to spend your time sharing your skills and experience with us. The right-side notes are a very useful addition to the usual video tutorial.
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
:hug: thank you and you're welcome!
PeaTree-Creations's avatar
Very nice of you to take the time and share your knowledge with others who are wanting to learn more about photo manipulations.
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
:blowkiss: you are welcome, I'm glad I can help!
Cyph1n's avatar
Good guide. :icondragonnod2:
You say you use colour dodge for glowy layers. I mainly use a soft brush, apply a blur and change the it to soft light or overlay or multiply depending on the image. I think I'll try colour dodge on the next wallpaper I do. :iconhandsomeonionplz:
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
thank you! :hug:
it's a combination of soft light layers and finally some colour dodge (you'll see it better in part 3) - the colour dodge easily gets too overwhelming and you gotta be careful there :aww:
And I'd love to see your outcome!
Cyph1n's avatar
You're welcome :)
Yeah I know how strong colour dodging can be. For example, the last 2 images I made I was trying out different layer blends to try fit in a lense flare and and color doge was strong as hell :XD: The main blends I use are overlay, screen, multiply, darken, lighten & soft light. Very rarely hard light too.
photorip's avatar
I wish I had your skill   --- fantastic tutorial.. :clap:
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