Step 17 : Adding highlight

Let’s add some highlights behind the sun. Create a new layer,rename it as “Highlight” and place it below the clouds. Pick a color, here I used #fff9d5, with a large soft brush add some highlights.


Step 18 : Texturing – Background

Open the Halftone textures file in Illustrator. Copy this pattern by pressing Ctrl+C.


Back in Photoshop paste the texture by pressing Ctrl+V. Paste it as Smart Object.


Send it below to “Highlight” layer and reposition it.


Open Texture 1, desaturate it by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U. Drag and drop it into the main file. Place it just above the “Clouds” layer. Set the blending mode to Multiply and set the opacity around 30%.


Step 19 : Texturing – Sun

Open Texture 2. Draw a selection with Rectangular Marquee Tool. Press Ctrl+Shift+U to desaturate. Press Ctrl+L to load Levels dialogue box, apply the settings.



Now copy the selection, paste it in the main file. Place it at top in the “Sun” group.


Change the texture blending mode to multiply. Add a Layer mask and Mask out any hard edges.


Step 20 : Texturing – Mountains

Open Texture 3 and draw a selection. Desaturate it and run Levels command by pressing Ctrl+L. Use the below values.


Copy and paste it into the main file. Place this layer in the “Mountains” group above the mountain(the left one) layer.


Press Ctrl+T, right click on the bounding box, choose Distort. Now distort by the top right corner until you find it similar to the image.


Change the texture blending mode to Multiply. Reduce the Opacity to 70%. Clip this layer to the mountain. Repeat this process to texture the other mountains, just duplicate the texture and clip it to the appropriate layer. For the right most mountain I flipped the texture horizontally.