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Making of a Natural Harmony Scene in Photoshop

Learn how to create one mythical scenery with one interesting technique of unusual scenery processing adding rays of light.

 

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Step 1

Create a new document with 1024 px height and 786 px width. Update foreground color to #0374b8 and background color to #90c3ea and select Gradient Tool. Select preset “Foreground to Background” and fill canvas with a linear gradient.

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Step 2

Open file “Sky so blue”, copy all and paste it into our document. Make sure layer is on top of all other layers. Double-click layer thumbnail to enter advanced blending mode. Drag the upper sliders to the left until the dark blues disappear.

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Step 3

Create new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N). Make sure layer is on top of all other layers. Select Brush Tool. Load Stars and Bubbles Brushes by going to Load Brushes inside Brush Type Selection. Paint with stars brush some stars with different sizes.

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Step 4

Add a Hue/Adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Adjustment) and use the settings below. Select Gradient Tool, black as foreground color and white as background color and apply on layer mask to make sure only the upper part is visible.

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Step 5

Open file “Full Moon”. Select Moon with Elliptical Marquee Tool or other selection Tool. Go to Select > Modify > Feather and place 20px. Copy selection and paste it on our document. Make sure layer is on top of all other layers. Update layer mode to Hard Light.

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Step 6

Open file “The Earth seen from Apollo”. Select Earth. Copy and paste it into our document. Make sure layer is on top of all other layers. Apply following effects by going to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options:

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Step 7

Open file “Old Windmill” and make a selection of the Windmill. Copy and paste it into our document. Make sure layer is on top of all other layers. Apply Edit > Free Transform and Edit > Transform > Warp to make Windmill fit the Earth. Add a layer mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All) and with Polygonal Lasso Tool mask away the unwanted parts.

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Finally add a clipped Curves adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves) with the settings below to color correct the Windmill.

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Step 8

Create a new layer on top. Select Brush Tool and with a black soft brush at 50% opacity paint the Windmill’s shadow. Move this layer below the Windmill layer and clipp it on Earth layer (Layer > Create Clipping Mask). Update layer blending mode to Multiply.

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Part 2

Part 2 will be published very soon. Do you like this type of tutorials and would like to see more?


Photoshop Lady

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