Creating supernatural images on Photoshop

Photoshop is the ultimate toolkit for creating stunning visual effects from what can be quite mundane photographs. Below I experimented to see what I could achieve with a photograph taken in poor light conditions where the subject is difficult to pick out. I decided to give it a supernatural theme, since the pose of Lydia, my model for this experiment, seemed ethereal. The exact steps I took to achieve this effect, including the difficulty of outlining the darker shades of hair against the black backdrop will be detailed shortly, but for now I thought I would upload the results for you all to see.

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And the original in case you are interested…

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