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The Coming of Spring - WALKTHROUGH by ErinM31 The Coming of Spring - WALKTHROUGH by ErinM31
I rendered a series of WIPs while creating my latest piece, The Coming of Spring [link]
This is intended to show my process and how I go about doing a photomanipulation. I am assuming that you generally know where things are in Photoshop, but if something is unclear, don't hesitate to ask. I can always add clarification and some screenshots. :)

This is my first walkthrough! I hope it is helpful. Let me know if there are ways that I can make it more so. :heart:

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To my watchers who are new to GIMP: I checked and you can easily do all of this. :)

To add a layer mask, go to the Layer menu, masks. Select white for reveal all and black for hide all.

To use the radial gradient: Select the gradient tool (left of pencil). Set opacity around 20%, select the FG to transparent gradient type, select radial shape.

There is no Color Dodge option for the blending mode, but it looks like Dodge should give a similar result.
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:iconyoulights:
youlights Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Finally a Good Tutorial ! :D Thanks so much :D
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utopiascosmicas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great!
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I'm glad you found it helpful! :)
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:iconmehboobkhan:
Mehboobkhan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
nice work
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconlospollos:
lospollos Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
very good tutorial and a perfect fit
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thank you! :)
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huntererinful Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:iconhuntererinful:
huntererinful Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
My pleasure! :aww:
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Prue84 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Amazing manip, and it's very interesting to see how you made that wonderful piece of art. :)
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thank you so much! :thanks:
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a well written tutorial, and a really beautiful end result. Thankyou for sharing :)
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank you so much! And it is my pleasure! :)
I shall endeavor to put together another tutorial soon! :painter:
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:iconsilverimoonlight:
SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
Looking forward to seeing any future tutorials :)
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iSeriouslySuckAtArt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
beautiful, thanks for sharing :D
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
My pleasure! :aww:
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:iconins7:
INS7 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
not bad -i like it!
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:iconbomkosh:
BomKosh Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
One thing I may suggest:

You might wanna make a blue lighting for the model as it looks kinda weird.
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I see what you mean! Thank you for pointing that out! :)
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:iconbomkosh:
BomKosh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome.
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:iconphilluppus:
Philluppus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   General Artist
fantastic,
thank you very much,
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You're welcome! I'm glad you found it useful! :)
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:iconqbeno:
qbeno Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
brilliant concept
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thank you! :)
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yesyes5 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this walkthrough I'm just learning and this one is helping me a lot Thank you so much[link]
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I'm so glad you found it helpful! :hug: I shall make another when I can. :)
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Christi-Dove Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:butterfly: A great tutorial. I use Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 but I am sure I can adapt most of the steps. I have been doing photomanipulations for a few years now but I never use this type of masking much, I use other techniques to accomplish similar results but maybe this is one area I should work on. Adds it to her list of things to improve.
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Thank you very much! :heart: I'm glad that you found it helpful! :)
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Christi-Dove Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very :iconwelcomesignplz:.
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:iconnexu4:
Nexu4 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for sharing:huggle: it's great work :clap:
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Thank you! :aww: I'm glad that you found it useful! :)
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Nexu4 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the tutorial and result, hope I will be able to do a manip in this way someday... I need more time :iconabitawkwardplz:
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pranile Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial !
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thank you! I'm glad that you like it! :)
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caffeinatedmusing Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its very cool to see the process!
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thank you! I'm glad that you like it! =D
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful and intricate; thank you for the instructions
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thank you! :hug: I'm glad that you found it helpful! :)
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:iconvampy6667:
vampy6667 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oh mai.....Y U SO TALENTED?
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
It's all trial-and-error and techniques I've picked up from various places along the way. ;)

But thank you very much! :tighthug:
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vampy6667 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
nonetheless it works!
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:iconlactose-devil:
Lactose-Devil Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:clap: I like this one :)
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I'm glad you like it! :aww:
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