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 to download your stock images — Sasso has bought images from Shutterstock (shutterstock.com), although you can also use similar images of your own.
The girl image is at
Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new A4 document. Fill the background layer with a very dark grey (#0d0e10). Import the image of a girl on a ladder you downloaded from Shutterstock (bit.ly/91S4Kx). Extract the backround using the Lasso Tool (L) or any other method. Then remove the back strut of the ladder as shown here.