Preview of Final Results
Step 1 – Size
The size of this image is going to be 2000px of width and 1282px of height
Step 2 – Base
Start with a base image like this:
Step 3 – City
Place the image of the city and chage the layer mode to overlay.
Step 4 – Layer Mask
Attached a layer mask to the image of the city and hide some parts with the black brush.
Step 5 – clouds
As before place the image of the sky and add a layer mask to it.
Change the layer mode to soft light and paint over the border of the image to blend it with the city
Step 6 – sky
Place the image of the sky
Change the saturation to -100
Step 7 – blending
Change the layer mode to soft light. Also add a layer mask and hide some part of the images to blend it with the layer below. Hide the parts of the clouds that are covering the buildings
Step 8 – Decay
In a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) in soft light mode paint cracks in the buildings, for this you can use brushes.
Step 9 – Model
Place the model in the background and select her with the lasso tool