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Design Surreal Composition Fallen Angel’s Dream Fly

Create a new layer on top of all the other layers, and click this icon; you have a menu with various options, select “Photo Filter” first.

Use the default “Warming Filter (85), which I think is best for any picture, if you are looking to get a quick and warm effect, and set the Density to about 25%. Basically, the rule of thumb is, if we use warm colors such as brown, pink and earthly shades, we will give our composition a warm feeling (which is our aim here!), however if you want to make your final outcome look more cold, dreadful, dramatic and morbid, use shades of blue and green.

Once this is done, white you still have a layer selected that is on top of all the others, click teh Layer Adjustments icon again, select “photo filter” one more time and this time apply plain yellow color filter, with 48% density.

Most of you might want to stop here, but we want to really make this image look awesome, so we go ahead and click the Layer Adjustments icons again, this time we pick the “Curves”. This will apply the Curve settings to ALL the layer that lay underneath these settings, which is a huge advantage as you need not go layer by layer.

Make two points, which will brighten up the image quite dramatically. Note that we are working with RGB channel.

Now, the very final touch is to give our composition a light lightly cold touch, as we spoke before, a bit of green hue will do this trick. So yes, we will click on the Layer Adjustments again, and select the RED channel this time. Darken the image a bit, using two points…

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed the tutorials, and please feel free to download the PSD file for learning purposes (1024 x 764). You can also replace the model of our tutorial with your own image, and you will have all the effects already in place. Click on the image below to full view.

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Once you purchase the PSD, and complete the checkout, click the “return to merchant’s website” button — the download will start automatically. if you have any problem, please comment below and I will email you the file within 24 hours.

176 comments
  1. Pamela S Conley

    Am I missing something, or did you forget the wings? I can’t find either the picture or at which step you added them.

    Sorry if I missed something.

  2. pumpkincat210

    thank you so much for writing this tutorial. It is really easy and it taught me some new features, like the match color option and the painting of black on a new layer to make the picture darker in areas. Great job!

  3. Tiffy

    lol, I don’t see the ‘wings’ layer either. But this tutorial is still handy, even if you learn only one thing. Which I did, the steps to make the shadow underneath will save me a lot of ‘undo’ moments. It’s an “Ah-ha!” moment for me. So thank you. I enjoy your tuts, they are exactly the things I’m looking for [[fantasy art]]. Please keep sharing!!

    1. Lorelei

      thanks Tiffy! Looks like I have indeed totally missed the wings step, damn. Basically these are brushes with wings which I added, I already explained this step (didn’t forget) on my other tutorial so you can follow the details about wings there, which is pretty identical except that here they are black and not white.

      http://loreleiwebdesign.com/2009/01/10/dark-fantasy-art-photoshop-tutorial-fairy-sunset-landscap/

      and here are the brushes:
      http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/11925788/

      Glad you liked the shadow part, always good to be helpful 🙂

    1. Lorelei

      Hi, thanks for the purchase! When you hit the “return to merchant’s website” button, download should have started automatically, but if this didn’t happen, you should have in any way received an email with auto response saying that if you haven’t received a tutorial, you just need to send back a response and it will be emailed to you.

      Anyway, I just checked your email here and located your purchase on PayPal, so the files were emailed to you, please check your inbox 🙂

  4. Ivy

    Never received the file via “automatic download” and the tutorial never mentions the steps for adding the wings. Awesome! . . .eh, not so much. I want my dollar back.

  5. Nikki

    awesome tutorial.
    one question: which version of photoshop is the tutorial for? sadly, i’m unable to select “exposure” via the “black and white circle” on the layer palate (create new fill/layer) since it is missing from my CS2 version of photoshop. any tips?

  6. William

    Beautiful picture it is nice to see artist share how their work was created. I’m a Corel user but its just a matter of translating it.

  7. smith

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  8. Johnathan

    Awesome. I really liked how the final outcome looks. It looks really polished and surreal and mystical!! It serves as an inspiration for my logo actually. I tried using this concept on my logo but it somehow looked a little bit “off”. Haha. I can’t get it to look as good as yours. Gave up after trying for days. Finally decided to use the professional services of an online logo design site instead after googling for one (http://www.logodesignplanet.com) and finally got the logo I wanted at an affordable price and fast too. I did show the designer the link to your site to explain how I wanted the logo to like. Lesson learned. I’m not going to design a logo without any professional help although it’s somewhat fun. Anyway, thanks for the cool tutorial…

  9. Vatsal Pithadiya

    Hello Friend…..

    I Really Impressed To Watch Yout Tutorial.First Think I Like Your Design Not Even In Single Blog All Site Design & Template Is So Good.

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  10. Don Reeder

    I paid for a PSD copy of Design Surreal Composition Fallen Angel’s Dream Fly file on paypal this morning and it did not let me return for the download.

    Don Reeder

  11. Artie

    I was inspired by the effect. It simply looked awesome. I did give this link to my graphic designer from LogoDesignStation as a reference to how I wanted my business card to look like. Surprisingly, the design came out better than expected! It was really good all thanks to you! Even my friends were impressed…

    1. Lorelei

      @Don, I emailed you now, sorry for the delay. I looked up your email and i can’t find your purchase ID though.

      If anyone else is experiencing a problem with download (which in most cases starts automatically), please email me editor@loreleiwebdesign.com — this is the fastest way to get a response.

      Thanks!

  12. Don Reeder

    Still no PSD file and I emailed you a copy of the Pay Pal transaction. By the way I see no mention of the creation of the wings in the tutorial.

    Don Reeder

    1. fani

      In the seventh image I very confused

      .. can you help me please?
      and to become more clear
      because I do not know English well
      And I am new to photoshop. Thank you very much.

  13. fani

    Hello , i am new in your site and I can not understand because I’m very beginner.
    why my own clouds are black and not white? What to do?

  14. A. Paul

    Hello,

    I just pay for the PSD, but the download don’t start.

    PayPal-Transaktionscode
    12990497TJ4667743

    Please send me a link.

    Yours
    A.Paul

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  16. Amelia

    I’ve always been interested in working with wings, and I’d like to add wings to my own version of this piece. However, I don’t seem to see the part of that in your tutorial. Could you possibly email me how you did that? My email is demonamelia@hotmail.com Please and thank you! 😀

  17. Hotdog

    Thanks for a great few hours well spent, I’m tottaly buzzing now I’ve just finished my first real project. Bring them all on, I’m hoocked

  18. Kevin O'Brien

    I’m trying to find a photoshop tutorial that features a dark (almost black) face with bright eyes… and keep getting linked to this tutorial. Can you send the link to the face & eyes tutorial? Thanks!

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    Good! Very nice ! I’m very like!
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  25. Kitty

    I did not see the part where you add the wings? I am a beginer, and was looking forward to that part. Could any one help me? Other than that one of the best detailed tutorials I have ever read!

  26. Fabricio

    Dear Lorelei , thank you for the useful tutorial, even a novice like me can follow your steps and get a professional final results. Thanks from Peru.

  27. Michel

    I payed by PayPal but I got a message that de zip-file didn’t exists.

    Please send it to me by email

    Thanks in advance,
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