After we adjusted the background using the Levels, we now want to adjust the contrast of the girl’s photo as well, to make it match the juicy shot of the sea. Open the Image >> Adjustments >> Levels panel and drag both arrows, white and black, a little bit towards the center to highlight darker and lighter aspects of the image.
silentio photoshop tutorial fantasy art result

Now, the trickiest part so please pay attention. If you mess something up here you might end up wit ha see-through lady or even without her at all. As you noticed, the veil is is holding, is nearly transparent, it’s a sort of organza material, but once we pasted the girl onto the seashore photo, the fabric is no longer see-through. But we want it to be.

This is quite easy to do but you might mess it up here so you will need to re-do a several times. Alternatively, scroll down to the bottom of the page and download our PSD file of this tutorial FREE.

  • Duplicated the cropped lady’s layer.
  • Make the first layer invisible for now.
  • Set this layer’s opacity to “Multiply”.

silentio photoshop tutorial fantasy art result
Make the layer you just set to “Multiply” invisible and bring the other layer back on the canvas. Leave it’s blending options on Normal, and crop the organza veil out, so that you will only have this on your canvas..
silentio photoshop tutorial fantasy art result
Switch back to see the layer you have on “Multiply” and crop the lady out, leaving only the veil on the screen..
silentio photoshop tutorial fantasy art result
Time to do the magic — make both layers visible and there you go — you have a lady jumping with a see-through veil in her hands, through which you can see the remaining parts of the landscape photo.
silentio photoshop tutorial fantasy art result
Since this does not look any natural without shadow, we are going to add a shadow, to create the full illusion of the girl being in the air.

If you had a third copy of cropped layer (which will save you merging and unmergining now) — just select the entire area by clicking on the layer in Layer’s panel, make a New Layer, and fill this selection with a dark gray color of your choice.
silentio photoshop tutorial fantasy art result
Take that selection and using the “Distort” option (available upon Right Mouse Click when you press Ctrl+ T) — place the shadow in a position that will suit your perspective point.
silentio photoshop tutorial fantasy art result
I also went ahead and pressed the shadow down a little bit to make it smaller, so that the light point will look natural.
silentio photoshop tutorial fantasy art result
Since I wanted to give my composition is a nice angelic and touching touch,


Design Unforgettable Fantasy Art Scene Silentio

  1. I really loved this tutorial, i totally agree, pigeons make the most magestic bird! GO BIRDS!

  2. This is really good. I’m trying it right now, but I’m having a hard time getting that shape into my image. How do you do it?

  3. i liked this tutuorial, i also edited some things to it. just as anon said a small part of the lady’s right arm is missing ( but that doesnt matter much.. i had no other problems besides that.

  4. I so wish you would do all of your tutorials again but as a video Tutorial I do so much better when I can see it and hear step by step.Will you ever or do you have already? If so can you direct me to where.Then you should so put it on utube. would love a step by step video tutorial please.

  5. Hey!

    Great work, loving it.
    One question:
    Who’s that model?

    Would be glad if you answer via email 🙂

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