Preview of Final Results
Fog Photoshop Tutorial
Step 1: Open an image into Photoshop
Open a photo that you would like to add a fog effect to into Photoshop.
Step 2: Create a Solid Color layer
In the Layers pallet, click on the New Adjustment Layer
icon and select Solid Color
. A window should appear where you can select a color. Select white as the color as click OK.
Step 3: Reduce the opacity
A new layer called Color Fill 1
should appear. Reduce the opacity of this layer to 50%.
Step 4: Select the Gradient tool
Select the Gradient
tool from the toolbar. If you cannot find it, look for the Paint Bucket
tool, click and hold on it, and a menu should appear where you can select the Gradient
tool. Once you have the Gradient
tool selected, the option bar should change to allow you to set the settings of the tool. Apply these settings:
- Gradient: White to Black
- Gradient Type: Linear
- Mode: Normal
- Opacity: 100%
Step 5: Add a gradient
Before we add a gradient, make sure that you have the layer mask selected. To do this, simply click on the thumbnail of the layer mask in the Layers
pallet. Once the layer mask is selected, click on the horizon of your photo, press and hold the shift key, and drag a straight line to the bottom. By holding the shift key, the line that you draw will remain straight. The shift key also works for other Photoshop tools such as the Move