How to Replace Skies in Photoshop

Learn how to replace skies in Photoshop with this tutorial from Denny’s Tips. Most of the time, replacing skies means that you have to spend a lot of work cutting out the sky. But in this tutorial, you’ll learn how to replace skies in a fraction of the time and effort. You’ll also learn about luminosity masking and clipping masks.

The video also mentions the Sky Replacer Photoshop actions. These actions will let you replace skies in just a few clicks and is made with the same technique shown in the video. There’s also a pro version which will give you two additional actions for replacing daylight and deep-blue skies as well as a bundle of 23 sky textures.

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How to Create an Intense Composite of a Stone Tiger with Blue Flames

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a fantasy photo-manipulation using a basic adjustments and some stocks and how to add some textures and make it look like a fantasy fire and show you the way how to use the clipping mask and the mask as a professional and play with the lights.

Preview of Final Results

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Let’s start with creating new document in Photoshop. Go to File > New. Set the width to 1038px, height to 1468px, and resolution on 300 Pixels/Inch.

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Now, Place sky stock as it shown by selecting File > Place.. and name it Sky. Photoshop will automatically place the image as Smart Objects, then Resize it to be like this.

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Step 3

Place the Rock Stock too by selecting File > Place .. and put it as it shown. and name it Rock Back

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Step 4

Use Pen tool on Rock Stock and select this area as it shown.

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Step 5

Now press Click Right and select (Make Selection) and make feather radius 1.0 pixels and press Ok. like shown in the image below.

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Step 6

Press Add Layer Mask as it shown

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It will hide the area that not selected and show like the image below.

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Place Panther Stock and use pen tool and layer mask like (step 2&4) and name it Tiger.

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Step 9

Duplicate “Rock Back” Layer by press Ctrl+j, and put it up the “Tiger” layer then go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal to flip the layer and move it to be like the image below.

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Step 10

Duplicate “Rock” Layer and name it “Rock Shadow”, then put this layer under “Rock” Layer as it shown.

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On “Rock Shadow” Layer Press right Click and press rasterize Layer, then Go To Layer > Layer Mask > Apply.

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Step 12

Double Click on “Rock Shadow” Layer and choose color Overlay, then do as it shown.

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Step 13

Go To Filter > Blur > Box Blur and make Radius 10 Pixels and press OK, then lower the opacity to 50%.

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Step 14

Duplicate “Rock” Layer and name it “Rock Blur” and rasterize it like (Step11), then Press Ctrl+T to Free Transform and Enlarge image with keeping press on Shift and move it down, then go to Filter > Blur > Field Blur and make blur 10 px.

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Step 15

Select “Tiger” Layer and Go to Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen and do as it shown.

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Step 16

Select The stone under the tiger then do the following adjustments, then select both layers of adjustments and press Right Click and select Create Clipping Mask.

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Step 17

Place Cracked Wall Texture above the both of adjustments and select clipping mask like last adjustments then change the mood to Overlay. and above of all create Black & White Adjustment Layer with the following Properties and create clipping Mask.

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Step 18

Make Selection Around Tiger Eye like first Pic, then those 3 adjustments ( Color Balance / Brightness& Contrast / Black& White ) as it shown.

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Step 19

Create New Layer name it (Eye Light 1) and use Soft Brush (size:25px/Hardness:0%/Opacity60%) and pint the eyes ((with color #529ad2)) like Pic no.1 change Blending Mood To Screen to get pic no.2 then Create those adjustments as clipping Mask for this layer (Eye Light 1) as it shown.

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Step 20

Create New Layer name it (Eye Light 2) and use soft brush (size:150px/Hardness:0%/Opacity30%) and pint the eyes ((with color #1e6eb8)) like pic no.1 change Blending Mood To Linear Dodge to the pic no.2 then create same adjustments from last step and use them as clipping mask for this layer (Eye Light 2).

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Step 21

In this step we gonna learn how change fire’s color. using those Adjustments (Black & White / Brightness/Contrast / Color Balance) well, those Adjustments we will do it for all of Fire Stocks.

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Now, we start adding Fire Stocks one by one and change Blending Mood To Screen.

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Now Select All Fire Layers and go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert To Smart Object then change Blending Mood to Screen.

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Step 24

Add those Adjustments as clipping mask to the last Smart Object File.

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Step 25

Create New Layer Above Tiger Layer and use soft brush (Size:200px/Hardness:0%/Opacity:50%) with color #3575bb and paint around the Tiger Layer, And Another Layer behind the Tiger Stock with same color and paint in the center of the Tiger Layer. and change Blending Mood for both of them to Screen.

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Step 26

Create New Group and name it “Textures”and Place “Texture 1”. and change blending mood to soft light with Opacity:50% and Fill:80% as it shown.

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Step 27

Add “Texture 2” with those Properties (Blending Mood:Soft Light / Opacity:70% / Fill:75%) And Add Layer Mask to eras where the “Tiger Layer” exist, then add “Texture 3” with Those Properties (Blending Mood:Soft Light / Opacity:50% / Fill:85%), Then Add “Texture 4” with Those Properties (Blending Mood:Soft Light / Opacity:70% / Fill:75%), then add “Texture 5” with Those Properties (Blending Mood:Overlay / Opacity:40% / Fill:75%), Finally Add “Texture 6” with Those Properties (Blending Mood:Soft Light / Opacity:40% / Fill:100%) as it shown.

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Step 28

Create an Black & White Adjustment as Clipping Mask To each one of Textures “Texture2” “Texture3” “Texture4” “Texture5” “Texture6” As it shown.

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Now Create New Group and name It “Effects” and in it create those adjustments and focus on Blending Mood, Opacity and Fill.

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Final Results

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Tutorial by Moustafa Sharaf El-Din

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Thank you for following the tutorial. I hope it’s useful for you and hope you learn today something that gonna help on your projects i’m Moustafa Sharaf El-Din from Egypt and if you wanna contact with me like my Page.

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Free Cyberpunk Lightroom Presets

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Create a Fantasy Moonlight Emotional Manipulation In Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show how to create a emotional Photo Manipulation in Photoshop. Learn how to create a Moon Night scene. We will work on lighting, shadows and highlight, Dodge & Burn and how to blend images properly by applying adjustment layer to get the desired scene and much more.

What you’ll be creating

You will learn how to create a emotional photo manipulation in Photoshop.First we create a foggy atmosphere by combining stock images.Then we will create a moon with brush tool and after that we will add the model. You will learn how to blend model to your desired scene by blending options, dodge and burn, creating shadow etc. Finally we will use adjustment layer for final touch and at the end I will show to how to create stars by applying filters . To follow this tutorial we will need CS5 or later.

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

First of all download all the resources and keep them in a folder that makes easy to follow the tutorial.Now, start by making the new document, Go to file>New set the setting as shown in the image below or start by opening the foggy morning image

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Step 2

Then place the foggy morning in the document.Go to file>place and select the foggy morning image.

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Step 3

Apply mask to the image by clicking on add layer mask icon on layer Panel and activate the gradient tool by pressing G on the keyboard and set it to Linear and black to white. Holding the shift the key apply the gradient vertically.The result should be as shown in the image below:

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Now place the mad sky 4 image below the foggy morning

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Now click on the layer mask of the foggy morning and select brush tool by pressing (B),opacity and flow to 40% and start painting like as shown in the layer mask below and the result should be similar this.

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Now click on new adjustment layer icon on the layer Panel and choose Curves adjustment layer.Apply it to mad sky 4 as shown in the image below and result should be like this.

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Here is the result.

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Step 7

Now create a new layer, create clipping mask for it by right clicking on layer and then choose create clipping mask and activate the clone stamp tool by pressing (S).Set the sample current and below on property bar,Sample the sticks on the ground and the result should be like this

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Step 8

Now apply Gradient map adjustment layer and choose color for shadow #20425a, for highlight #ff8809.set the blend mode to hard light and opacity to 63%.

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Result should be like this

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Step 9

Now I applied a gradient fill adjustment layer by click on third button in layer panel. Select the second preset foreground to transparent.choose color#272f43 and change the blend mode to color. Take the brush tool by pressing (B), set the opacity to 50% flow as well and start painting on layer mask of the gradient fill adjustment layer as shown in the image.

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result on layer mask.

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Step 10

Then I applied two more adjustment layer to image.First Select the selective color adjustment to enhance the image color and set the adjustment as shown below,then set the blend mode to soft light and opacity to 41%.I also select the blue in selective color adjustment and only set the cyan to -10%.

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Result after applying Selective Color Adjustment

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Step 11

Select curves adjustment set it as shown below and then change the blend mode to soft light and opacity to 34%.

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Result should be similar to this.

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Step 12

Now let’s create the moon. To do this create a new layer and name it moon then select soft brush with hardness to 0% and opacity to 100% as well as flow.Now change your foreground color to #ffb400 and size 800pixels then paint top center of the image. Then change the color closer to first one #ffd776 with brush size to 500 pixels and paint it. Then again change the color to #ffeec5 with size to 250 pixels. After that change the layer blend mode to Linear Dodge and opacity to 80% result should be like this.

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I added a curves adjustment to moon layer.Create clipping mask for this adjustment by right clicking on it and choose create clipping mask.Set is as shown below. Now we have created our background scene. Create a group by clicking the fourth button in the layer Panel or shortcut Ctrl+G above all the layer then select top layer and by holding shift key select bottom layer then put them into the group, named that group BACKGROUND

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Results:

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Step 13

Now place the model layer fall 1 by Kuoma stock from deviant art. Select the pen tool by pressing (P) on the keyboard and create a path around the model then right click, choose make selection.After that apply a layer mask to model layer. Make sure that pen tool set to path on the property bar.Well, I am not expert in masking the hair. To deal with hair simply right click on the layer mask of the model and choose refine edge then select refine edge tool and paint around the hair. so,I extracted the hair.

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Step 14

As you can see the bottom part of image not blend properly. To blend it properly I need to keep the leaves which are on her dress to do this Select the brush then set the opacity of 30% as well as flow with 100 pixel of size then paint as shown in the image. Now We blended the image properly. I recommend to everyone to play with opacity and flow setting of brush tool as well as size.

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Step 15

Model looks like that she is floating in the air because it does not have shadow.Create a new layer below the model layer by pressing Shift+ctrl+N key and name it shadow. Pick the brush tool by pressing (B) on the keyboard then set opacity to 40% as well as flow and size to 125 pixels and paint around the edge of the model dress.Again reduce the opacity to 20% as well as flow and size to 100 pixels. Make the shadows and if you paint it too much you can also reduce the opacity or apply the Gaussian blur filter. But I have done it properly here are the result:

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Step 16

As you can see the light source is the moon which above the model so, we need add highlight to top part of model and have to dark the bottom part.Always respect the source of the light. According to light source I added a Gradient overlay effect by right clicking on model layer and choose blending options. choose the color #000000 for shadow and for highlight I choose #989923 and change the blend mode to soft light.

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Result should be like this.

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Step 17

I added a curves adjustment layer, set it as shown . I want that it will only effect the model not to rest of the image. Right click on curves adjustment layer and select create clipping mask. For shortcut hold the alt key and click between the model layer and curves adjustment layer.

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Next I added a gradient fill adjustment layer and choose the color #133943 as shown in the image. Change the blend mode to soft light and opacity to 49%.Create clipping mask for this layer also.

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After applying gradient fill, result should be similar to this.

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Step 19

Now , darken the image by applying a hue saturation adjustment layer.Set the hue to +8 , saturation to -41 and lightness to -26.Create clipping mask for this layer also.

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Here is the results:

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Step 20

I added a Brightness and contrast adjustment layer. Set the Brightness to -28 and Contrast to -21 then reduce the opacity to 50%.Create clipping mask too for this layer

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Result should be similar to this.

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Step 21

Now create a new layer by pressing ctrl+shift+N key, name it dodge and burn.Go to edit menu then fill it with 50% gray.Set the layer blend mode to overlay.

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Step 22

Pick the burn on tool Panel by pressing (O) on the keyboard set the the range to midtones and strength to 9% and paint the dark part on the model also set the size to 50 pixels. Then grab the dodge tool and range to midtones,strength to 9% size to 50 pixels then paint top part of the model to make highlights.Result should be similar to this

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Step 23

Next I created the fog by applying cloud filter. To do this create a new layer below the model layer by pressing shift+ctrl+N key, set your foreground color to #858585 and background to color #FFFFFF.Go to-filter-render-clouds and apply the clouds filter two times.

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Step 24

Now apply layer mask to image and grab the soft brush and opacity to 80% as well as flow.Then paint the top and bottom part of the layer.Name it Fog.The change the blend to soft light and opacity to 40% The result should be similar to this.Before heading forward Put all the model layer into the group name that group Model.

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Step 25

Now I added to stones to the image. Place the dark forest 6 by miranda-rose stock from deviantart above the model layer as shown below.I only want to keep the stones.

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Step 26

To keep the stones, We need to apply the layer mask to the image and pick soft round brush opacity & flow to 100%. Then hide the top part of the image because we only wanted the stone.

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Step 27

Then again Set the opacity and flow to 30 to 40% and paint on the stone like shown in the image below:.

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Step 28

To match the color of the stone I applied a Hue/Saturation, set the hue to +16, saturation -66 and lightness to -49.Create clipping mask for this layer.

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Here is the result:.

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Step 30

Place again the dark forest image but this time place it like shown below so, it can cover entire the canvas.

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Apply layer mask to this layer and set brush setting as we applied in step 25 & 26. Paint it as shown in the image

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Step 32

Next I applied a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer with same setting applied in step 28.As you can see we blended the stones properly to our image.Create clipping mask for this layer also.

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Step 33

I created the light rays. To do this grab the soft brush, hardness to 0% and opacity and flow to 30%. Choose the color #dfdf15 and paint as shown in the image.

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Then change the blend mode to soft light and opacity to 40%. Here is the result

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Step 35

Now we have done with background, model and stones.It’s time for final adjustments. First applied the curves adjustment layer set it as shown below and reduce the opacity to 21%.

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Step 36

Click on the layer mask and select the soft round brush then paint a dot on the layer mask shown in the image in the below.

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Step 37

Let give the image a soft warming look by adding a photo filter adjustment,select the warming filter(85) and set the blend mode color, opacity to 51% and select the layer mask of photo filter adjustment layer choose a soft round brush with 100% opacity as well as flow and paint a dot on layer mask .

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Here is the result.

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Step 38

I added a gradient map adjustment layer to darken the bottom part of the image and highlight a bit in middle.Choose color #000000 for shadows and for highlight choose #9c5b07. Then change the blend mode to soft light and opacity to 20%.Grab the brush tool with 30% opacity & flow and paint on the layer of this adjustment layer as shown in the image.

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Result after applying Gradient Map.

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Step 39

Next I added a channel mixer adjustment layer. This layer is milestone of this manipulation because it converts our manipulation totally in a moon night scene. So add the channel mixer adjustment layer. Then select red channel and set blue to +2. Then select blue channel set the red to -11 and green to +44.

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Step 40

Now activate the model selection by selecting model and Hold down the ctrl key and click on the layer mask of the model. Then invert the selection by pressing Alt+Shift+I paint on channel mixer adjustment layer mask as shown below with soft round brush with 100% opacity and flow. Then again activate the selection of model. Click on the layer mask of Channel Mixer adjustment hide some effect of channel mixer on model by selecting soft round brush and opacity to 30% as well as flow.

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Here is the result after applying Channel Mixer adjustment layer.

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Step 42

Next I added a Gradient Map for warm look for the image. Choose the color #3e270c and #01040a. Set the blend mode to color dodge and reduce the opacity to 83%.

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Here is the result:.

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Step 43

Next I added adjustment Hue/saturation adjustment layer. set the Hue to +230, saturation to +27 and lightness to -14.click on the layer mask of this layer,Then pick the soft brush with the setting 30% opacity and flow then paint it on model dress as shown in the image below.

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Results.

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Step 44

I added brightness/contrast adjustment layer.Set the contrast to +2 and brightness to +32

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Results:

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Step 45

Now will add two more final adjustment layers.Select the color lookup adjustment layer and choose Horror blue lookup.Then change the blend mode soft light and opacity to 30%.Pick the soft round brush with setting step 43 and paint on the layer mask of this layer as shown in the image

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Results:

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Step 46

Now add the final adjustment. Select curves adjustment layer set it as shown below then reduce the opacity to 40%. Pick the soft round brush and paint with same setting we did in previous step like shown below.

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Result should be similar to this:

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Step 47

Now Put all final adjustment layer into a group and name it final adjustments. Now, It’s time to create the stars in the sky by applying filters.Create a new layer on the top then convert it Smart Object by Right clicking on the layer then choose convert to smart object and fill it with black, go to edit>fill.

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The go to filter Noise> add noise > set the noise 80% also check on the monochromatic.Then got to filter>filter gallery>texture>Grain set the intensity to 0,contrast to 54 and grain type to contrasty should have similar result

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Grain setting

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Now Again go to filter>filter gallery>Sketch>Plaster.Make sure your foreground and background color set to black/white.Set Image Balance to 16, smoothness to 3 and light to top as shown in the image

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Result should be similar

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Now the change the blend mode to screen and apply a layer mask to this layer. Select the brush tool with 300 pixels of size then change the opacity and flow to 70%. Paint on the entire layer except on the top because stars appeared in sky You can see the result on the layer mask below.

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Here is the result

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Final result

Here are the final results.

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Tutorial by Bunty Pundir

profileThank you for following the tutorial. I love to create the photo manipulation. I am not a professional artist but have knowledge about Photoshop.I learned Photoshop from Internet. Hard work is the key to success. NEVER GIVE UP & Waiting for your outcome. You can contact me on Bunny7766.deviantart.com.

– Bunny

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Create This Epic Manipulation of Ancient Scandinavians in Photoshop

Create a beautiful photo manipulation ancient epic Scandinavians. In this tutorial, you learn to work with the transformation of objects, creating an atmosphere building landscape, learn to work with layer masks and adjustment layers, and more.

What you’ll be creating

Begin work creating the landscape and adapt it to the picture. Then, create a mountainside and organize sailing ships. The next step is to add models and entourage (stone and crows). Paying little attention to a heaven. At the end, add adjustment layers and special effects.
You’ll need any version of Photoshop, inspiration, good mood, turn on your favorite music and take a cup of tea :)

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Tutorial Resources


Step 1

Before you start, download all the material in one place. So it will be easier to work with them. Open Photoshop and start by creating! Create a new document. Go to File > New or the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ N. A blank document with size of 3000 pixels wide and 2000 pixels high. I named the document “Scandinavians”.

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Now I have added a picture of the landscape. Go to File > Place and select the image of the landscape.

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This picture is the foundation and it makes sense to frame for the proper construction of the composition. So it will be easier to work on photo manipulation. At the end of the work, we will remove it.

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After addition of the landscape, then stretch, as shown in Figure. When you put the picture it automatically in the transformation. But if not, transform the landscape, press the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale. Pull the black cubes in the corners formed frame.

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Resize the picture so that it will cover the whole workspace and go beyond the edges of the document. Do not worry about losing quality. Picture has the function of the skeleton and the quality is not particularly necessary.

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Now let’s start creating our main landscape. Create a new group clicking on the icon of the group in the Layers palette and name it “land”.

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Let’s start creating photo manipulation with water. Put in work photo landscape with fog. Go to File > Place and select the image of the landscape with fog.

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Now transform the landscape as shown and place it on the right side of the document.

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Step 7

Add a layer mask to this picture by clicking on the icon mask in the Layers panel.

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Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 150px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 100% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on keyboard.

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Now select the layer mask by clicking on it. Using the brush, remove the excess from the picture as shown in Figure.

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I wanted to make a contrasting mountain, so I added it to an adjustment layer. To add a adjustment layer go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves or clicking on the icon in the Layers panel.

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In the window that appears, locate the curve, as shown in the figure. Move point slightly to the right s make more contrast picture.
Be sure to click on the icon of a square with an arrow to apply the adjustment layer to the layer with water, and not to the entire document.

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Now we add our picture mountains. For do this go to File > Place and select the image of mountains.

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Transform the image inserted as shown in the figure. Try to follow perspective picture with fog, so it will be easier. For a more beautiful location of the mountains, I tipped them at an angle 5.64. Note that the layer with the mountains must be above all the layers.image16


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Add a layer mask to picture with the mountains by clicking on the icon mask in the Layers panel (See Step 7). Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 100px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 100% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on keyboard.

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Select the layer mask by clicking on it. Using the brush, remove the excess from the picture as shown in Figure. Use a soft brush where there is a docking mountains with fog (decrease value Opacity: 30 -50 %) and a hard brush on the edges of the mountains (Hardness: 100%).image18


Step 16

Now for the darker atmosphere add to the mountains of the adjustment layer Curves. In the window that appears, locate the curve, as shown in the figure. Move point slightly to the right s make more contrast picture.

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Step 17

Here is what the result was me.

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Step 18

I did not like the sky because it is marred, and I want a darker sky and heavy so I added some clouds. Go to File > Place and select the image of the darker sky.

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Transform the clouds over the entire length figure put it upward as shown in the figure.

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Now move the layer under the layer with the sky with a hazy landscape. So keep watch much easier to remove excess will hinder the sky in a landscape.

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Step 21

We need to remove some parts of the sky and clouds blurring sharp transitions in the fog. To do this add a layer mask to the sky.

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Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 100px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 70% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on keyboard.

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Step 23

Now select the layer mask by clicking on it. Using the brush, remove the excess from the picture as shown in Figure.

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Step 24

Need to make a mountain closer with a clear structure, so add the mountain in the foreground. For do this go to File > Place and select the image of the mountain.

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Step 25

Now transform the mountain (If you are not in the mode of transformation, the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale). First, we need to reflect it horizontally. Right click on the mountain and from the drop down list, select “Flip Horizontal”.

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Step 26

Need to tilt the mountain so that it looked more realistic. I tipped them at an angle 171.91. Increase the size of mountains and move it so that it turned up outside the working area. Apply the transformation by pressing “Enter” on keyboard or check mark next to the “rotation”.

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Now remove the excess in a picture. Select Quick Selection Tool (W) in toolbar and select mountain.

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Then click on the icon in the layer mask to remove all that not allocated.

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Step 29

Now for the darker atmosphere add to the mountains of the adjustment layer Exposure. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Exposure or clicking on the icon in the Layers panel and select “Exposure” from the list.

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Here is the result.

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Step 31

Now create a promontory on which model will post later. In this part of the work will have a little tinker with layer masks and transformation pieces hill. I liked the texture of this hill, so I did not add any other, and has done everything from a single photo. Now let’s start creating our promontory. Create a new group or clicking the icon of the group in the Layers palette and name it “promontory”.

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Now I have added a picture of the promontory. Go to File > Open or the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ O and select the image of the promontory.

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Select Quick Selection Tool (W) in toolbar and select mountain.

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Select Move Tool (V), grab a selected part of image, and drag it to the tab with our work.

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Now transform this hill press the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale. Reduce its size as shown in Figure.

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Now do not exert them using flip the image horizontally. Right click in the window and select Flip Horizontal or go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.

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Position the image as shown in the figure. Always make sure to smooth edge of the image does not appear in the work, and leave a little of the landscape at the bottom of the slope

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Step 36

Add a layer mask to the layer with slope. Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 100px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 100% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on keyboard.
Remove the extra parts of the image as shown in Figure.

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Step 37

Now duplicate this layer (the short key Cmd/Ctrl+ J).

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Step 38

Flip Horizontal this fragment. Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. Now dip the image with break as shown in the figure. Need to part with the relief was a continuation of the first fragment.

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Step 39

Highlight the layer mask. Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 80px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 60% flow: 100%.

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Remove the extra part. Then set the brush hardness by 70% and make the edge of the cliff clearer, removing unnecessary.

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Step 40

Duplicate the first layer (the short key Cmd/Ctrl+ J) of a cliff and move it above all others in this group. Place it so that it became a continuation of the rock

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Step 41

I also added a layer mask to it and removed several pieces that did not seem the same type of relief. Layer mask, which I dubbed I removed. Brush settings remain the same (Size: 80px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 60% flow: 100%).

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Step 42

The remaining three layers close gaps and give a smoother appearance rock. Duplicate three more times with the first layer of rock. Move them as shown in the figure.

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Step 43

The principle of operation remains the same. I think it will not be difficult.
Eliminate unnecessary parts with a layer mask. If you need to recover, some portion of the image to switch the background color to white and you’ll recover and not clean. Red shows how I placed a piece of landscape.

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Step 44

That’s how I got the result.

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Step 45

Now proceed to adding ships. Create a new group. Place it under the group by clicking on the icon of the group in the Layers palette, name it “Ships”. Place it under the group “promontory”.

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Step 46

Open the image of the ship. Go to File > Open or the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ O

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Step 47

Select Quick Selection Tool (W) in toolbar and select the ship. Be careful when you select some items may not be highlight.

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Step 48

Select Move Tool (V), grab a selected part of image, and drag it to the tab with our work.

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Now reduce the ship as shown in Figure. Go to Edit > Transform > Scale. After flip horizontal this fragment. Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.

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Step 50

Duplicate the layer with the ship 6 times (the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ J). Arrange them as shown, or you can come up with your own version.
Change the size of each ship, making each less. Remember, the farther the ship the less its size.

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Step 51

Add a layer mask to the group of with ships. Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 35px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 30% flow: 100%. Remove the extra part. Remove the clear line of shadow ships. Change the settings of transparency brush and erase some of the ships that are the most in the fog and the smallest.

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Step 52

That’s how my result.

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Step 53

Now add to it the shadow and the effect of movement. Go to group with the landscape. Create a new layer there. Select Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 65px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 30% flow: 100%.  Set color # 393e48 and draw a shadow for all vehicles

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Step 54

Now we change the brush not mess around with various effects. To do this, click on the tab Brush. First, install the settings as shown in Figure.

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Then follow the tab Shape Dynamics of this window. Install the settings as shown in Figure.

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Then follow the tab Transfer of this window. Install the settings as shown in Figure.

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Step 55

Now you need to draw the white waves from reaching the ships. Change the color to # d2d2d2 and on the same layer draw white waves.

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Here’s how I did.

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Step 56

Now create a model. Open the image model. Go to File > Open or the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ O

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Step 57

Select Quick Selection Tool (W) in toolbar and select the ship. Be careful when you select some items may not be highlight.

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Now you need to adjust selection was not white outline around the model. Go to Refine Edge…

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Change the blending mode to Overlay for ease of operation with the model.

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Now set the settings for this window as shown in the figure. Apply the settings press Ok.

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Step 59

Now using the tool Move Tool (V) drag model in the working document. Model layer must be higher than all other groups.

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Reduce the size of the model as shown in Figure. Go to Edit > Transform > Scale or the short key Cmd/Ctrl+ T. After flip horizontal this fragment. Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal or click RMB on a stone and in the list that appears, select Flip Horizontal. Make sure that it did not reach his head to the sky.

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Step 61

Now we add the magic stone and crow. Let’s start with the stone. Go to File > Place and select the image of the stone.

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Select Quick Selection Tool (W) in toolbar and select the stone. Be careful when you select lion and some items may not be highlight.

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Then click on the icon mask to remove the background and leave only a stone.

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Step 63

Now reduce its size. Go to Edit > Transform > Scale or the short key Cmd/Ctrl+ T. After flip horizontal this fragment. Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal or click RMB on a stone and in the list that appears, select Flip Horizontal. I also tilted stone to match the slope of the cliff

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Now place the stone as shown in the figure.

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Step 64

Now time for the bird. Go to File > Place and select the image of the bird.

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Select Quick Selection Tool (W) in toolbar and select the raven. When you select and grab green background around the wings crow. Then it can be removed and leave feathers.

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After selection you need to adjust selection was not white outline around the model. Go to Refine Edge…

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Step 66

Change the blending mode to Overlay.

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Click on the brush icon in the window and paint it in places where there is a green background. You will see that this place has become red. I have it highlighted in blue for example. This removes the background, but puts wings crow.

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Now set the settings for this window as shown in the figure. Apply the settings press Ok.


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Then click on the icon mask to remove the background.

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Reduce crow. Go to Edit > Transform > Scale or the short key Cmd/Ctrl+ T.  Then place it as shown in the figure.

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Step 68

Now you need to route the light and shadow. Create a new layer use the short key Cmd/Ctrl+ Shift+ N and set the settings as shown in the figure.

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Step 69

Using the Dodge Tool (O) and Burn Tool (O) Draw light and shadow. Try to make the contrast of the image.

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Note the model. You need to change the lighting of her dress she seemed realistic.

Change the size of tools depending on what you are doing. Settings for both instruments shown in Figure

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So I made ​​the light and shadow.

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Now let us work on the effects of light and do more even mountains near the water. Continue to start a little ledge to make similarity harbor. Create a new layer in a group “Land”.

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Select Clone Stamp Tool (S) in toolbar and select in image mountains green part, holding Alt.

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Go the created layer and start painting the mountains continued. Draw a stiff brush because the landscape has the precise form cannot be blurred.

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Step 72

Now duplicate the adjustment layer from the mountains (the short key Cmd/Ctrl+ J), which we cloned and place it above the layer with the bay.

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Do not worry if you change a little picture in color. Just when you put all the layers on the right places, you check that the adjustment layers applied only to the necessary layers, rather than the entire document. To apply an adjustment layer to the desired layer hold Alt and click on layer.


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Create a new layer and do all the same, but now with the water. Nothing complicated just a little neatly. Layer must be above the water layer in the bay.

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That’s how I came up.

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Step 75

Now create the light rays. Create a new layer in a group “Land”.

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Select Polygonal Lasso Tool (L).

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Now make a selection as shown in the figure. Importantly it is part circle of the sky where the light show.

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Select Paint Bucket Tool (G).

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Fill the selection with white color.

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Step 77

Select Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 25px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 50% flow: 100%. Set the color # 4a4a4a. Draw a line as shown in the figure. Do not worry, and paint on the edges of selection, because the brush will not draw outside the selection.

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Now click Ctrl + D to deselect and apply a blur filter. For do this go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur…

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Make the settings as shown in Figure.

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Select Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 65px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 30% flow: 100%. Now add a mask to this layer and remove the excess as shown in Figure. image104


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Now create a new layer and add a fog on the mountain. Select Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 65px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 30% flow: 100%. Set the color # a8acb1

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Step 81

Proceed to the final part of our image. Need to create a harsh atmosphere in this part of the tutorial we will deal adjustment layers. First adjustment layer is Selective Color…
Click on the Layers palette on icon adjustment layers and in the list, select Selective Color…

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Set the settings as shown in Figure.

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Next adjustment layer is Curves… Need to make blue and green channels to bright and deep

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Set the points as shown in Figure.

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Next adjustment layer is Solid Color… We fill the background of color. Go to Layer > New Full Layer > Solid Color… Do not change the settings to and agree with the creation of a new layer and set the color # 495cbf

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Then, in the Layers palette, set the layer opacity 42%.

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Next adjustment layer is Gradient (Gradient full)… We fill the background of color. Go to Layer > New Full Layer > Gradient … Do not change the settings to and agree with the creation of a new layer.image112

Now change the style on Radial and set angle: 180. Click on the gradient to get into detailed settings.

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Set the very first version of the gradient, change color for him. To change the color, click on the square with the color. For the right set the color # 0e1406, for the left set the color # 90ac60. When finished, click Ok.

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Then, in the Layers palette, set the layer opacity 50%.

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Next adjustment layer is Curves… Need to make blue and red channels deep. This gives naturalness atmosphere.

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Set the points as shown in Figure for red and blue channels.

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Image was a little green, so I added to the balance of the ink color.

Next adjustment layer is Solid Color… We fill the background of color. Go to Layer > New Full Layer > Solid Color… Do not change the settings and agree with the creation of a new layer, and set the color # 28337a.

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Then, in the Layers palette, set the layer opacity 30%.

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Step 87

Now select the first and last layers with the SHIFT key held and combine them in a group (the short key Cmd /Ctrl+ G).

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Add a layer mask to this group. Select Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 400px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 30% flow: 100%.

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Step 88

Remove color from the mountains, and the ships of the sky as shown in the figure.

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Here is ready to work with all layers. I hope you enjoyed working on this photo manipulation!

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Final Results

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Download the PSD


Tutorial by Maria Semelevich.

image126 Thank you very much for taking the time to study this tutorial! I hope you benefited it! I tried for you. I wish you lucked in your future achievements! I look forward to your feedback and creative works! You can contact me by e-mail – otodex@hotmail.com or Facebook and Deviantart. I am open to suggestions and cooperation. With best wishes – Maria Semelevich.

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