Intro

Transforming run-of-the-mill stock photos into dreamy, fantastical compositions is easy when you know how.

In this brilliant tutorial, Photoshop wizard Fabio Sasso puts layer masks and Photoshop’s built-in filters to good use to create a beautiful, enchanting image that wouldn’t be out of place in a children’s book.

Before you start you’ll need the project files below and some stock images – Fabio has bought images from Shutterstock, although you can also use similar images of your own.

The girl image is here; the moon is here; some of the clouds are here. You’ll also need a star flare; NASA is a good source for these.

Software

Adobe Photoshop

Time to complete

3 hours

Project Files

(it’s free!)