Learning how to Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop to create a emotional photo manipulation is great fun. In today's tutorial, Marcin Mikus, teaches you how to create a Photo Manipulation using a blend of different images, Mist Brushes, Fog Brushes, Light Beam Ray Brushes and various effects all to create a moody photo manipulation.

Photo manipulations allow you to explore your creativity and create stunning and surreal works of art. If you like experimenting and learning new techniques in Photoshop, following along with some photo manipulation tutorials can be a great exercise. You’ll learn techniques that you can put into practice in your own manipulation experiments, not just for following along with the example in the tutorial.

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Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Below is a quick breakdown of the Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop video:

1. Forest Background

To make the Forest look more dark and gloomy, a number of Adjustment layers are created including, Hue/Saturation and Brightness/Contrast. 

Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

2. Adding in the Woman

The woman is cut away from the original image using the Pen Tool and copied/pasted onto the Forest Canvas. Adjustment layers are created including the same effects, Hue/Saturation and Brightness/Contrast.

Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

3. Adding in the Owl

The same methods are used to place the Owl onto the Canvas. The Owl adds a nice magical feels to theDark Forest Photo Manipulation.

Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

4. Adding in the Mist, Ray beams and Fog.

Using the Brushes you'll then create a new layer, Mist, Ray Beams and some Fog effects are brushed onto the canvas.

Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

5. Final Touches

Now that all the elements have been placed onto the canvas, you'll add some final effects to the Dark Forest Photo Manipulation, including Gradient Map and Curves.

Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, Marcin Mikus, will take you through the process of how to Create a Dark Forest Photo Manipulation in Photoshop, and show you how to create a dark and spooky Forest Scene. Let’s get started!