We were shooting photos for the front cover of a novel, so I decided to play around with one of the outtake photos to see what I could create. I experimented in Photoshop layering textures and lights and this is what I came up with.
Below are the steps through my process of creating the final image you see above.
The original photograph was taken in portrait orientation against a white backdrop. I wanted this image to be square, so I extended the crop of the image and begin filling in the rest of the wall using the stamp and clone tool.
Once the background was finished, I edited the colours using my free Photoshop Curves. I tried going for a look that was washed out in the colours, but punchy in the tones. I then layered some long exposure lights photos I had in my stock library, setting the layer blending mode to lighten and the opacity at about 50%. Once I was happy with where the lights were in place, I created another Photoshop Curve adjustment layer to tweak the overall colour and tone in the image. And there we are left with the final photo!