Preview of Final Results

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Tutorial Resources


Step 1

Let’s start! Create new file 1920×1080 size.

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Step 2

Choose Forest Mountain stock and place it:

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Step 3

Add new adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer) with Brightness/Contrast).

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Step 4

At adjustment layer make mask. Use big (ex. 200px) soft brush and draw:

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Step 5

Then, paste Sky levels stock as new layer. You should transform it, to fill canvas. Change blending mode to Multiply.

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Step 6

On this layer, use mask. Try to mask all the trees from the bottom side. you should use big, soft brush (ex. 300px or more). My masking results are below

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Step 7

Paste Stars stock, as new layer. Then add mask to this layer. Again use soft, big brush on contours of mountains.

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Step 8

Change blending mode of stars to Screen.

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Step 9

It’s time to paste moon stock on new layer. Place it as shown. Change blending mode to Screen

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Step 10

As you can see, moon is too big and the color doesn’t goes with this landscape. You should change that. First – mask. Use big, soft round brush (100-200px) and mask it on the bottom.

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