Do similar way to add more distant stone houses:
Step 20 (adding farthest background)
There is still much empty space behind the main stone house. In this step, we will ‘enrich’ the composition of the scene by adding more background objects to fill the empty space. To achieve this purpose, we will use the same image used as the foreground in the previous steps. Duplicate (Ctrl+J) the layer containing the image used as the foreground. We can choose any layer from one of the four foreground groups previously made. After choosing and duplicating the layer, scale the size and place the duplication layer above the gradient background layer in the layer panel. Hide some parts of the layer by masking it and set its blending to normal at 65% opacity.
Add another background on the other side. For the second background object, set its blending to normal at 30% opacity:
Step 21 (adding more objects)
We have almost finished the composition. In this step, we will add more nuance of fairy atmosphere by adding flowers to the scene. As we can see in the screenshot, we can figure out where I added the flowers. However, optionally we can add the flowers somewhere which is not exactly the same place where I put them.
Now add fairies and butterflies. Give some highlight on the fairies the same way as we have add ones to the other objects. For the butterflies, vary their blending opacity to 45-60%.
Step 22 (adding light)
Create a new layer on which we will paint some soft white light under the faries feet. Activate the Brush Tool again. Choose a very soft round brush. Set its opacity to 10-20%. Paint some white light under the faries feet.
Create another new layer. Fill this new layer with black. Set its blending to color dodge at 100% opacity. On this layer, paint white spots on the foreground areas. Use a very soft round brush with size varied to 1-5. Set the opacity of the brush at 60-100%. Still on this layer, paint some light on the door of the main stone house. To paint the light on the door, set opacity of the brush to 5-10 and stoke the brush repeatedly on the door and stair. Well, this is the layer should look like in the normal blending at 100% opacity:
And this is the result after set to color dodge blending at 100% opacity:
Step 23 (adding more objects)
I decided to add more doors on the foreground trees to emphasize the feel of a fairy world. Well, this is what we should do: firstly, duplicate the door layer previously made in the tree house group. Make the duplication as many as needed. Place each duplication where needed on the tree foregrounds. Finally, give them some highlight.
Then, here is the result after being added a bird to the scene:
Step 24 (a peeking girl)
To complete the composition of the scene, we will add the final object: a peeking girl. Open the girl stock image. Cut out the model from its background and then add to the main document.
Create a new layer above the girl layer and give this new layer a clipping mask. On this new layer, paint soft black color on the lower dress and arm of the girl to define shade. Name this layer shade:
Step 25 (color adjustments)
In this step, we will give some color adjustments to set the mood of the scene. Firstly, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Chanel Mixer. Follow the setting for this adjustment layer as shown in the screenshot. Then mask some part of this layer (marked in red) to hide its effect. Always use a very soft round brush to mask the parts. Finally, set its opacity to 86%.
Give another layer adjustment: photo filter.
More adjustment layer: Curves
Duplicate the curves layer and mask some part of this layer:
Again, more adjustment layer: vibrance.
Last layer adjustment: color balance.
Well, here is the result should be after giving the adjustments:
Step 26 (final touch)
What we should do next is to stamp all the visible layers. Make sure the top most layer/group is selected, then hit Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E to stamp the visible layers into a single layer. Convert this stamp layer to a smart object. Next go to Filter > Others > High Pass. .
Next, place the cursor on the High Pass filter and then right click to show command option box
When the command option box shows up, choose Edit Smart Filter Blending Options. Then, set Screen for the blending mode at 17% opacity:
The result should look like this:
Finally, we will hide the effect of the high pass filter on some areas. To do this purpose, click the smart filter mask thumbnail, then mask the red marked areas on the scene:
That’s it….we have finished the work. Here is the result:
But..I decided to crop the result a bit. So here is the final result:
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