It’s amazing what’s possible when you mix imagination with Photoshop’s unlimited tool set. While scouring the internet for inspiration, I stumbled across a photo of a girl peering through a wooden fence. Over the next few days, the image stuck with me, so I decided to challenge myself to create a version all my own. Using a photo of a blue-eyed girl, a wood texture, and Photoshop’s robust selection-making and lighting tools, here’s what I came up with. To see how I created this composite, take a peek at this tutorial.


About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.