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Photoshop Manipulation tutorial

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Published: March 1, 2013
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A step-by-step tutorial on how I manipulate. I don't always work the same way but I mention several
techniques that I use more often in my work. Photomanipulation is a lot about experimenting and seeing what works.

Please use this tutorial as practice or a guideline. Don't copy my work and call it your own. Be creative!

Finished work


I wrote an article with more information on photomanipulation and techniques here:
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition) You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to. Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.) Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image. So choose wisely as they say. Now that you have your theme y

I haven't mentioned this in the tutorial because I haven't used it but the group folder found at the bottom of the layer menu is another handy tool. It let's you create folders in which you can place layers so you can move them all at once.

Stock used:
Deer [link]
Forest [link]

Brushes used [link]
Image size
1017x5181px 1.01 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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jonbladeHobbyist Photographer
Thanks...
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Thanks for sharing...!Hug 
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FKMynStudent Interface Designer
Thanks for sharing :D I love your artwork so much Aww
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tamaraR Digital Artist
Awww thank you so much :heart:
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Hi, this is my attempt.  fav.me/da1eq8x  I tried following your tutorial but got confused with some steps so I had to improvise.  Thanks for sharing. 
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tamaraR Digital Artist
Thanks so much for using my tutorial :D and sharing your results. 
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Thank you for sharing!
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Thanks.  Very informative.
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My pleasure :D 
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burningrage8-13Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorial is very helpful!! :) (Smile) 
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tamaraR Digital Artist
:iconthankyouveryplz: Glad I could be of help. :D
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Huggle! Hug 
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This is AWESOME! <3
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You're very welcome! :D
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WonHitWonderHobbyist General Artist
Nice work!  Only thing I can really think of here is that it's a little tough to read the text that's sandwiched between the images. That's pretty much it though, keep up the good work :)
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tamaraR Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feedback. :D
Do you mean the smaller text underneath the series of pictures at the top half? Or do you mean where I inserted an screenshot of my settings?
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WonHitWonderHobbyist General Artist
The text in the top half, where there's just one line of text squished between the pictures
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this really awesome tutor tamara :)
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Thank you. :D
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i really happy n thanks for sharing ... keep share
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tamaraR Digital Artist
I will. Thanks :aww:
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Thank you so much for sharing. :)
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