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Red Riding Hood - Walkthrough Part 2 by kuschelirmel-stock Red Riding Hood - Walkthrough Part 2 by kuschelirmel-stock
So, I set out to create an image for a new tutorial. I thought I'd kept it short and uncomplicated, but... erm... well, the steps seem to feel way easiere than they actually are to explain ^^; especially since this time I thought I'd put in more about my process/workflow/chaos (whichever you want to call it). Breaking that down into digestible pieces while keeping with my timeline wasn't easy, so if it feels a bit disorganized, that's the reason: I am disorganized when it comes to my manips! Yes, sure, I am almost obsessive when it comes to putting my layers in folders and naming them according to the stock source, but that's just about the extent of it.

In short: I hope you can learn something here and I'd love to hear if anything of this was actually usable for you :heart:

About the Tutorial
This is not a step by step guide on how you can recreate the image. I couldn't teach you that even if I wanted to! It's just an accumulation of techniques that work for me - they're not the only way to do things in PS, but they are my way.
    Part 1: [link]
  • Starting the manip & a trick on cutting out stock
  • Blending and setting an atmosphere
  • Adding an object after you've already started blending the rest
  • Correcting the skin
    Part 2: you're viewing it
  • Making her glow in the backlight
  • Adjusting the background to fit the light
  • adjusting the composition
  • making her glow in the backlight
  • adding a second light source to the basket

This walkthrough was created with Photoshop CS5, but most should work just as well in older versions. If you're unsure where to find something, Photoshop comes with an extensive help file (accessible via F1 - I mean the built in help, not the online help, that one can be a tad confusing especially when searching for something really basic, like where do I find that tool etc).

Additional tutorials & articles that are referenced in this one:
  • The Lighting Tutorial, part 1 & 2 [link] & [link] - explains in more detail the soft light layers, the clipping layers/masks and how to create a layer from a style
  • Layer Masks and Colour Gradients [link] - more on setting an atmosphere and working with masks
  • Know Your Basics - Perspective [link] - is an article about what perspective is and how to use it in your manips
  • Know your Basics - Composition [link] - deals with how the Rule of Thirds can be applied to art and how to use "leading lines" to guide the viewer's eye to the focal point

:bulletblue: any kind of feedback is much appreciated - it takes ages to write these and comments (and faves) are what keep me going!

:bulletred: NO REDISTRIBUTION - NO TRANSLATIONS

:bulletgreen: Stock Credits
Model *magikstock | wolf ~LosRebeckos | basket ~LunaNYXstock | forest ~angel1592Stock | hair brushes ~frozenstocks | hair smudge brushes =kuschelirmel-stock --> [link]

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GitteKoeppel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke für die Arbeit, sehr gute Tipps.
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gern geschehn! Freut mich wenn's hilft :love:
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CzareenYJ Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Did you know that you're so awesome for creating this very detailed tuts?  It would certainly help me a lot. I am still new to photomanipulation and all your tuts helped me. 
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you for the compliment, I'm glad I can help :aww:
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CzareenYJ Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
You're welcome. Looking forward to more of your tuts.
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ToddDuquette Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Would you mind if I posted this on my graphics forum with full credit to you and a link back to your DA?
Site is sigbake.com
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, actually I would mind. If you want to share, please just use the share buttons or share a link.
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ToddDuquette Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Those can't post to a graphics design community;
I'll respect your decision, thanks for the tutorial anyways!
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Damagekid19 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
yeah... thanks
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Innfhinithydesigns Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
great tutorial many many thanks :w00t:
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Loganwan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I LOVE the light emanating from the basket. Gives a little more rich red color to the scene to really portrait Red Riding Hood. A beautiful piece of art.
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing :iconflowerthnxplz:
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stebev Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Briliant tutorial, thanks. I will go and read some more of your tuts :D

Need lots of help on lighting, I don't seem to be getting the hang of it yet!! Thanks again :thumbsup:
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MirellaSantana Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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Great Tutorial!!!
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Shades-of-serenity Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
soooo amazing i can lear so much from this good job
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Jhordan92Peacemaker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I'm commenting because of those to last things
"pay" me with words
-That keeps me going
xDD
Your tutorial looks awesome :3 It's just what I was looking for to try to learn Photomanipulation ^^ Thanks
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: :hug: thank you!
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kellllly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is an amazing walkthrough! :D I don't do photomanipulation, but I still found this to be incredibly useful, the tips and tricks you gave about lighting and atmosphere are all really good. I've been looking for a way to enhance my lighting and using layers set to Soft Light seems like a good idea. :)

The final piece is gorgeous by the way :lol: Seeing you slowly transform the stocks into this is just so great, I love seeing the evolution between each stage. :D thank you for sharing your techniques! :hug:
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for your wonderful comment :love:
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:iconkellllly:
kellllly Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem :)
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liadan-bran Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been waiting for this. Thank you so much! :D I'm sure it'll help me out with one of my weaknesses: lighting and shadows.
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t: you're most welcome! I'd love to see if you get to put it into action :heart:
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liadan-bran Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll let you know. :hug: Thank you for all your hard work.
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marianaber Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I love the way you make manips. It's very well explained. Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge with us!
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: you're welcome
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marianaber Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I practiced it here: [link]
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ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible tutorial I want to try and use some of the steps you have given thank you so much :D
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see if you put these techniques to use :love:
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ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll try hun :)
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tsheva Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always love to see the process and how manips are done and you do really great tutorials. This piece almost has a 3D quality about it, the background, the dog, then the girl. It doesn't have a flat appearance like most manips, love that.

I especially love the glow.
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: thank you!
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DreamsDeleted Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for such a informative tut!
Lots to learn here. The final result is just gorgeous & It is obvious how much time it took you to make :love:
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you so much!
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la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting read, I love your descriptions of how you try everything until it's perfect.
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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Nexu4 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for this tutorial, great work :clap:
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Avallynh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you lots and lots, Jasmin -- being a 'self-taught' digital artist is a whole lot easier with your tutorials around. thanks for all the work you put into these; they're a treasure. :heart:
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're most welcome :heart: Glad it's useful!
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KalosysArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent :D :D :D
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle:
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sheikhulhabib Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! you are great great great so much great !
from today you are my teacher and i am your student and i will be always waiting for your new tutorial OK my teacher :D :D
and one thing more sorry for my poor English :blowkiss:
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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