Open up the Meav image and the window image. Using the Quick method in the tutorial posted earlier copy Meav from her image and paste her to the window image.
Using crtl + T resize Meav to fit in the scene. (Hint* holding down the shift button while resize keeps the resize uniform)
Now turn off Meav's layer and click on the window layer, right click on it and click create layer from background. Hit okay on popup screen. With Meav's layer off and the window layer highlighted remove the white area from the windows. You can use the lasso tool, eraser tool, whatever you prefer.
Now open the cosmos image and copy the area you want in the background. Now paste it to our image and drag the layer behind the window layer.
Now go to Layer>New Layer adjustment>Hue/Sat. Select "use previous layer to create chipping mask" Check colorize abd Use the settings I used and click okay.
Now turn Meav's Layer back on and go to layer>new layer adjustment> curves. Make sure you select "use previous layer to create chipping mask." Use the settings as shown or close to it.
Now go back to Meav's layer and go to Layers>New layer adjustment>hue/sat. Click "use previous layer to create chipping mask." DO NOT COLORIZE this time. Just use the setttings I used as shown.
We need to make a shadow on the floor under Meav. So with the layer under Meav's highlighted make a new layer. Hold down the Ctrl button and move your cursor over the veiwing window on Meav's layer and click. You should see the marching ants around Meav. Make sure you are still on the new layer and fill the selected area with black with the bucket tool. With the shadow layer still selected hold down ctrl + T and rotate the shadow until it is lines up with the shadows on the floor. Hit enter. Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and blur the shadow. You can play around with the blur setting to your own taste.
Now to add some light coming in from the windows. Click on the Cosmos layer and pick a color from the background. One a new layer Use the lasso tool to create a selection like mine in the image (Hint* Holding down the shfit key while using the lasso tool will add to the selection, holding down the alt key with subtract an area with a lasso tool) fill the selection with the first color. Add a layer mask and turn off the layer.
Repeat this steps again for another new layer but choose a different color from the background.
Now use the Gauassian Blur on both layers 50-55 % is what I used. Set both layers to Screen, opacity 40%. Make both layers have a layer mask.
Nwo we want to take some of the light off of Meav's dress. Click on the layer mask and with a soft edge brush, about 20%, black as yoour foreground color, paint on the mask the areas of her dress that the light shouldn't be hitting. Don't remove too much from the edges.
Make sure you do this on both of the light layers.
Now I added to new layer above Meav's Layer and I added more of a glow with colors selected from the background. use a softbrush, low opacity, and paint a line around Meav's head where the light should be hitting. Then take an eraser set to low opacity like 10-15% and erase out some of the glow leave just enough around the edges to leave a glow. Set the layers to screen and adjust the layer opacity to a desire look. I used 60-70%.
Now for the Dream effect. With the top layer in the layer Palette highlighted. Hold down Ctrl + A. Go to Edit>Copy Merged. Hold down Crtl + V and Paste the image into a new layer. Right click on the new layer and duplicate it. On the top layer go to Image>Adjustments>desaturate. Then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and set the blur to a smaller setting. (Hint* on dark color images with shadows use a small setting, on brighter colors like Lisa Image you can use a bigger setting.) Click okay. Set the layer to Multiply with opacity at 58%. Create a layer mask and with a softbrush. paint onhte mask the area of Meav's face, neck and chest. I wan the dress to be more darker but not her face.
I will be back with more in a few.