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Tibetan theme bedroom decor

A quick mockup of wall decoration without getting hands dirty.

Tibbet's Corner

Decorating your bedroom with Photoshop is easy and allows you to see the results before getting your hands dirty.

As I am based just around the corner from Tibbet’s corner, which can be easily confused with the struggling for freedom nation, I thought I will show a few tips using Tibetan dragons and symbols theme as an example.


Original picture

iPhone panorama photo

I took a rather rough picture of my rather messy bedroom in Southfields using the panorama function on iPhone.


Importing images to the scene in Photoshop

Photoshop layer blending modeI found some nice Tibetan dragons decor on the web and pasted to the scene. Then using the transform tool adjusted perspective.

I changed the blending mode of the layer to Multiply.


Advanced blending

Advanced layer blending in Photoshop
To keep strong highlights on the wall I have created a separated layer with the highlighted areas and changed their blending mode to vivid light. Then I gently erased the highlighted areas from the layer that uses multiply blending mode.

Convert fill to outline

Importing images to the scene in Photoshop
I imported more images for the second wall and adjusted the perspective with the ‘transform tool’ as with the first picture.

Photosho Effects

I used the ‘glowing edges’ filter in Photoshop to quickly outline areas filled with solid colour.

Adjusting levels

Adjusting levels and opacity in Photoshop

The Tibetan Eternal Knot symbol was too strong and had unnecessary fill. I created an adjustment layer to fix that. I also adjusted the layer opacity to blend it better with the background.

Then I decided to get rid of that symbol altogether as the design looked overloaded :-)

On the layer with the circle-shaped Tibetan script I applied the ‘hue and saturation’ adjustment layer to paint the wall in blue.

Soften/sharpen balance

Photoshop effects

When working with foreign objects placed in your photo, especially hi-res or vector logos it is good practice to soften them with ‘gaussian blur’ or ‘lens blur’.

After that I may use ‘unsharp mask’ filter to simulate the camera sharpening to blend it better with the rest of the original image.


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