Se the blending mode of the newly applies leaves to “Hard Mix”.
At this point, flatten your image.
We, however, since we wanted to make the PSD available for a download, grouped all the layers and duplicated the group. the first group got flattened and this is the layer we are going to work with, while the second group with all the layer intact remained hidden. In case anything goes wrong, you can always go back to the fully layered version and work from there.
So, the flattened canvas now has no layers, and we are using one image. Go to Curves again, and reduce the Red Channel, in the same manner as you see on the screenshot below:
After that, switch to RGB channel and lighten the image up a little bit:
Create a New Layer. Select the Gradient Tool, and using one of the default gradients called “medium Spectrum” (which is mild rainbow gradient), we are going to fill the new canvas with this gradient.
Simply pull the line from left to right, adding rainbow across the entire canvas.
Set the blending mode of rainbow layer to Screen. Now it’s semi visible, and we can see the angelic our artworks becomes:
Flatten the image once more (or, if you created group with unmerged layers before, simply merge the rainbow layer with the image below).
using your merged layer, go to Curves once more, and darken the image by pulling the RGB’s channel line downwards:
Go to Filter >> Sharpen >> Smart Sharpen…
Apply the following sharpening settings. This won’t only give you a very nicely sharp image, but thanks to the smart sharpening settings, it gives depth to colors by giving the field more gradient towards the colored edges:
Duplicate the layer.
Using the upper layer, go to Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur and apply 3.7 pixels blur.
Set the blending mode of the upper layer (the blurred one) to Multiply. This will add a nice glowy effect without disturbing the sharpness of the image.
And here is our final outcome — Welcome to Thailand!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and please feel free to download the PSD file below, however it’s only distributed for learning purpose, commercial use is strictly prohibited. Stock images are the copyright property of their respective owners.