Can't find the perfect font for your logo?
Get hundreds of logo designs in under 5 minutes by completing 5 easy steps
  • 1 Choose some designs that you like
  • 2 Choose your colors
  • 3 Add your company name
  • 4 Pick some icons
  • 5 Download your logo

Give it a try:

How To Create An Incredible Manipulation Of A Photograph Through Photoshop-Part 1

by Designhill Tweet - in Photoshop

Last updated on December 27th, 2017

Designers always look for some simple and effective photo manipulation techniques to add different dimensions to already existing photographs or images. Photo manipulation is easily achievable through some easy to follow Photoshop merging and masking techniques.

In this 5 part tutorial, you will learn how to create a dark photo manipulation of a cleric on a stony landscape background. This tutorial will take you on a step by step journey of effective merging of completely different collection of photos into a dark-themed composite with matching light. As we proceed further, you’ll learn how to create a lasting effect in a simple photo by drawing items such a rosary and a cross.

Step 1

Create a new file. Keep its dimensions at 1828 × 1332 pixels. Select the CMYK color mode.

Go to File > New (Ctrl + N).


Step 2

Now, we’ll be creating background. Place your existing cloud image or downloaded a cloud image to your file. Drag it from your existing folder and drop it to Layer1 of the Adobe Photoshop file.


Step 3

It’s time to add adjustment layer with brightness/contrast option.

Go to the top menu and choose: Layer > New Adjustment layer > Brightness/Contrast option.


Step 4

Now, you need to add new blank layer.

Go to Layer > New > Layer 2 option or simply use the shortcut. You can name the layer as ‘moon overlay’.

Select the brush tool and set your Soft Round brush at 800px. Choose white color from your color picker and draw a dot at the point where you wish your moon image or photo to appear.


Step 5

Now, change the blending mode of created layer to Overlay. It will light up your stock image, but will not change the shape of the clouds.


Step 6

Place your moon photo and change its blending mode to Screen. This will highlight only the lighter parts of your stock image as black will become completely invisible in this mode.


Step 7

Now, we will create a masking layer.


Step 8

Click on the canvas next to the layer thumbnail and try erasing some portions of the moon that lie behind the clouds. Make use of small, soft round brush to do it.


Step 9

Alternatively, you can add an adjustment layer with Brightness/Contrast and then create a clipping mask.

Select Alt+Ctrl+G, Then go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask.


Step 10

Now, bring back the ‘moon overlay’ layer on top. You are creating its copy by dragging and dropping it to ‘New layer’ symbol.

Go to top menu Layer > Duplicate layer (moon overlay copy) and then drag it over all layers. Decrease the layer opacity to 60%.


Step 11

Now, you need to place your ‘Solidified_lava_2’ collection to your file and mask it. Go to white canvas next to layer thumbnail and make use of hard round, small size brush for masking.


In this part of the tutorial, you learnt how to fade out only the moon image. Till now no changes have made to the clouds image and you have effectively placed your Solidified_lava_2 file on top. In the next part of this tutorial, you will earn how to change the color of the solidified rocks so that it effectively merges with the existing background. You will also learn how to use masking to create the mist effect of moon on the rocks.
Looking for Customized, On time, Logo Designs? Launch a Logo Design Contest today. Choose from 100+ designs. Take your pick! We offer a full 100% money back guarantee! Finally, a risk-free way of getting a customized design.

Like our blog? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

Get Your Logo Design

Designhill is the most reliable and fastest-growing custom graphic design crowdsourcing marketplace that connects a thriving community of graphic designers from across the globe with clients looking to source high quality graphic designs such as logo designs, banner designs, packaging designs, merchandise designs, web designs and many other designing works at affordable prices. In just six months of going live, the startup has helped more than 1500 businesses source unique graphic designs and has paid out more than $70000 to its ever-growing community of 29,000+ graphic designers, logo designers, visual artists and illustrators from all over the world. Facebook | Twitter | Google+

Say thanks or boo to Designhill




Need a Logo?
A powerful logo can give a company easy recognition. Create your unique business logo using our AI powered logo maker tool. Or, hire a designer to get your logo.
Best for when you want a logo in minutes. Our Artificial Intelligence powered logo maker creates dozens of unique designs in minutes. You can also edit colors, texts, icons and elements.
  • Uses power of AI & Machine Learning
  • Uses library of more than 10,000 fonts and 1M+ icons
  • No design experience required
  • Pricing starts at $20 but you pay only when you find a design you love.
Best for when you want to crowdsource ideas. Multiple designers submit entries for you to rate and review before you award a winner.
  • Fixed price packages starting from $199
  • Hand crafted designs from World-class designers
  • Dozens of concepts to pick from
  • Get 50+ designs in 7 days
  • 100% money back guarantee
Best for when you want to work with a single designer only. Explore the range of creative services offered by our highly talented designers.
  • Work with a single designer
  • Hand crafted designs from World-class designers
  • Options within all price ranges
  • Flexible turnaround time
  • Multiple revisions