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Step 1: Ear clone
Select the Clone tool from the Tools bar. Click on part of the ear that has no light spill, then paint over the light spill. To select a new area to clone from, Option-click.
Step 2: Hair care
To make it easier later on, tidy up the man’s hair using the Clone tool. Remove light spill and fill in obvious gaps. Use Option-click to repeatedly set a new source.
Step 3: Outlining space
Select the Polygonal Lasso Tool, and draw an outline around the man, then draw all around the space on the left of the frame. Click on your starting point to close.
Step 4: Refining
Go to Edit>Refine Selection and set the Feather to 30%. You can also adjust the size and smoothness, with the red area showing what will be left behind.
Step 5: Creating space
Hit Delete, and then repeat the process on the woman’s side. The more accurate you are when drawing with the Lasso tool, the less refining you will have to do.
Step 6: Sponge colour
Delete your refined selection, then select the Sponge tool. In the top-left, click Desaturate, then use this tool to scrub away excess colour from the light spill.
Step 7: Cloud Layer
In Layers, click ‘+’ and drag the new layer below the photo. Press Cmd+3 to get the Effects, and drag clouds to the background. Then drag sunbeams to this layer.
Step 8: Leaf brush
Select the Brush tool, and in the Brushes palette click the cog and select Nature, then choose the Leaf brush. You may need to go to View>Show Colours.
Step 9: Final glow