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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Step 2

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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Step 4

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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Step 5

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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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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Step 10

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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Step 12

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


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

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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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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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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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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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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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That’s how I got the result.

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

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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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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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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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That’s how my result.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create This Gorgeous Moonlight Poster of a Girl Walking on a Railway

Learn how to create this beautiful moonlight scene in Photoshop. This tutorial will teach you many great Photoshop techniques such as how to easily mask complex objects using channels, create your own astrophotography-like skies, and add surreal colors to the whole image. A PSD is also included with this tutorial. Read this tutorial and learn how to create your own surreal moonlight photo manipulations!

Preview of Final Results

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Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create a new document with a trasparent background.

Size:

  • Width 1500px
  • Height: 2000px

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Go to File > Place and open the ‘Railway’ Stock.

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Go to Edit > Free Transform and choose ‘Rotate’. Rotate a bit the image to through right to fix the Railway prospective.  Then choose ‘Scale’ to fit the canvas size. Rename the layer to ‘Railway’.

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We are going to select the sky so we can replace it with another one. Go to Channel and select the channel that has more contrast. In this case the Blue one. The image will turn to Black & White but don’t worry, everything it’s normal. If you don’t see the Channels then go to Window and select Channel.

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Now right click on the Blue channel and choose ‘Duplicate channel’. Deselect the Blue Channel and select the Blue copy.

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To make a selection of the sky we have to paint with black on the copy of the Blue channel. Before painting we can help ourselves running a Level adjustment on it. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels. We have to give more contrast. Put the settings I set below and you will see that the sky will be white.

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Now we paint with black over the parts we don’t want. Brush has to be 100% Opacity.

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Now we are ready for our selection. Place the mouse on the Blue copy channel. Keep pressed CTRL and press left click on the mouse. The white part will be selected.

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We want to keep the part below so we have to invert the selection. Go to Select > Inverse. The selection is now inverted.

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Delete the Blue copy channel and go back to the Layers panel. As you can see the image isn’t black & white anymore and the lower part is selected. Now just click the Layer Mask and the sky will disappear.

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Step 11

Go to File > Place and open the ‘Sky 1’ Stock. Name the layer ‘Sky 1’. Put this layer below the ‘Railway’ layer.

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Go to File > Place and open the ‘Sky 2’ stock. Put it above the ‘Sky 1’ layer and name it ‘Sky 2’. Then set it to Hard Light.

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Step 13

Go to File > Place and open the ‘Moon’ stock. Name the layer ‘Moon’ and place it above the ‘Sky 2’ Layer.

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Set the ‘Moon’ layer to Screen.

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Let’s work to blend everything together. Add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer above all layers. Clip it to the ‘Railway’ layer.

TIP: To clip a layer or an adjustment to the layer below simply hold ALT and click on the line between the two layers that you want to “clip.”

When you are done put these settings:

Master: Hue: 0; Saturation -40; Lightness: -19

Yellows: Hue 0; Saturation: -44; Lightness: -2

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Add a Gradient Map like the one showed in the image below. (Above all layers). Then set it to Soft Light with Opacity and Fill at 80%.

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Step 17

Add another Gradient Map like the one showed below. Then set it to Soft Light with Opacity at 80% and Fill at 90%.

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Step 18

Let’s keep on working on our background scene. Time to enhance lights and shadows. Create a new layer above all layers and name it ‘Light Railway’. Pick the color #69b987. With a soft brush paint some light on the railway.

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Set the layer to Color Dodge with Opacity and Fill at 35%.

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Create a new layer and name it ‘General Light’. Pick the color #f2f1b9. Paint some light around with a soft brush.

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Set this layer to Hard Light with Opacity and Fill at 50%.

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Create a new layer and name it ‘Shadows’. Set it to Multiply with Opacity and Fill at 40%. Pick the color #232211. With a soft brush you have to paint some shadows. Below you can see where I painted (with the layer set to Normal at 100%). And then the result with the layer set to Multiply.

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Since the shadows are too harsh I applied some blur. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set 10px.

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We are going to do the same with the lights. Create a new layer and name it ‘Lights’. Set it to Soft Light with Opacity at 30% and Fill at 70%. Pick the color #e3da9b and paint some lights with a soft brush. Below you can see where I painted (with the layer set to Normal at 100%). And then the result with the layer set to Soft Light.

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Step 35

The creation of the background is ended. Now it’s time to add our subject. Go to File > Place and open the ‘Model’ stock. Name the layer ‘Model’.

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Now we have to extract the lady from the background. I will use the Pen Tool. Grab the Pen Tool and place the points around the lady’s edges.

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Once the points are in place right click on the image and choose ‘Make selection’.

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When you click ‘Make Selection’ a window will pop up. In Radius Feather put 2 (px). Now you have the model selected.

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Just click on the Layer Mask button and you’ll have your model extracted with a Layer Mask.

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As you can see there are some parts that have to be cut off. You can do it as we did before. With the Pen Tool make a selection of the area you want to delete.

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Now select the Model Layer Mask and paint with black in the selected area. The unwanted part will disappear.

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Repeat this step until you have deleted all the unwanted parts.

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Now that the model is extracted we have to make some adjustments to blend her in the scene. Before doing this I will remove the bracelets. I will use he Clone Stamp Tool.

We want to be safe so we will clone in a new layer.  Create a new layer and clip it to the Model layer. Grab Clone Stamp Tool and be sure that in the settings you have Sample: Current & Below (1). Now hold down the Alt key click on the point you wish to use as a sampling point (2).  The cursor will change to a target. This area will be used as the reference point for cloning. Click and draw where you want the cloned image to appear.

As you draw, a cross (3) will appear on the original image while a corresponding circle (4) appears where you are drawing. With a little practice it becomes quite clear how this process works and how to achieve the best results.

TIP: If you want to achieve a real effect sample from several point or you will have patterns of skin.

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Below you can see my result. As you may notice there are some parts (outside the Model layer) that we can’t clone. Go over the Model Layer Mask and paint with black the areas you want to remove.

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Repeat this step until you removed all bracelets.

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Below you can see my layers so far.

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Now we have to merge the Clone layer with the Model layer. Right click on the Model layer and choose ‘Rasterize Layer’. It won’t be Smart Object anymore. (1) Right click on the Clone Layer and choose ‘Merge Down’. The layers are merged (2) Right click on the Layer Mask and choose ‘Add Mask to Selection’. The model will be selected. Right click on the Layer Mask and choose ‘Delete Layer Mask’. The mask disappears and you have the Model layer as it was at the beginning, but the selection is still active. (3)

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In this step we will bring back the selection and re-convert the Model layer to a Smart Object. Right click on the Model layer and choose ‘Convert to Smart Object’. Then click the Layer Mask button. We are done.

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Now the we have fixed the Model let’s scale and blend her to fit the scene. To scale the Model go Edit > Transform and choose ‘Scale’. Make the Model bigger to fit the scene. To blend the Model into the scene add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer clipped to the Model layer.

Settings:

  • Hue 25
  • Saturation -41
  • Lightness -46

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Let’s create a shadow for the Model to make the scene more real. Add a layer below the Model Layer and name it ‘Shadow below the Model’. Pick the black color. With a soft brush, with low opacity, paint a shadow like you see below.

TIP: Paint a stronger shadow under her feet. It’s a contact shadow so it has to be stronger.

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To complete our blending we will have to add some other shadow to the model. Create a new layer clipped to the Model Layer and name it ‘Shadow Model’.  Set it to Overlay with Opacity at 70%. With Black paint some show like you see below.

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Step 52

Let’s enhance the background. Add a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment layer under the ‘Shadow Below The Model’.

Settings:

  • Brightness 25
  • Contrast 45

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Step 53

Create a new layer above the Brightness adjustment and name it ‘Color’. Set it to Vivid Light with Opacity and Fill at 80%. Now pick the colors from the background and paint colors around. Use a soft brush (The colors I used are #8caa88 and #caa851). Below you can see where I painted the colors (Layer set to Normal at 100% on the purpose to show to you). And then the result.

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Step 54

Let’s complete our work on the Model with some adjustments. Add a Color Balance Adjustment Layer clipped to the Model Layer with these settings:

  • Shadows +11  +8  -4
  • Midtones +5  +8  -16
  • Highlights -17  5  -15

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Step 55

Add a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer Clipped to the Model Layer with these settings.

  • Brightness -89
  • Contrast 29

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Step 56

Let’s add some light to the Model. Create a new layer clipped to Model layer and name it ‘Highlights’. Pick #e8dd71 color and brush around the Model edges. Below you can see where I painted (The layer isn’t clipped in my example to show to you)

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Now set the ‘Highlights’ layer to Hard Light with Opacity 80% and Fill 75%.

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Step 58

Some adjustments to our work and we have finished. Add a Gradient Map like the one showed below above all layers. The set it to Soft Light with Opacity at 65% and Fill at 80%.

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Step 59

Add a Curves Adjustment Layer and click the Auto button.

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Step 60

Add a Levels Adjustment Layer. Drag the Black output levels slider towards the right until you reach the value 10.

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Step 61

Create a new layer above all layers and name it ‘Vignette’. Pick the color #112703. With a soft brush paint a vignette around the canvas. Then pick the color #f0efb7. With the same brush paint a bit in the middle part. When you are done set the layer to Soft Light with Opacity at 80%.

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Step 62

Make a stamp of all layers by clicking together CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+E Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unship Mask and put these settings

  • Amount 102
  • Radius 1,5
  • Threshold 0

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Final Results

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Download the PSD

Tutorial by Fabrizio Panattoni

profileThanks a lot for your attention. I hope I could help you with this tutorial. For more guides or artworks made by me visit my dA page http://b-r-a-c-i-a-t-a.deviantart.com/

– Fabrizio Panattoni.

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