Step 10

Let’s continue to build the scene. Open the Waterfall stock and place it like I did in the image below. It goes above the Forest Stock.

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Step 11

Now we have to mask the waterfall. Add a Clipping Mask to the waterfall layer and with black paint over the unwanted part.

TIP: Paint with 100% Opacity the edges of the image and reduce the opacity where you want to blend it with the Forest stock.

Below you can see my Clipping Mask and the result.

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Step 12

Now that we have blended the image we have to fix its lights/shadows and colors because it’s too greenish and bright.

To fix the Lights and Shadows add a Hue/Saturation adjustment (only for the Waterfall stock) and put these settings:

  • Master 0 0 -44
  • Yellows 0 14 -26
  • Cyans 0 -35 -100

To fix the colors add a Color Balance adjustment (only for the Waterfall) with these settings:

  • Shadows 6 -1 -10
  • Midtones 2 -10 -8
  • Highlights 0 -7 -12

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Step 13

Open the Autumn Forest stock to complete the scene. Place it above the Waterfall stock and its adjustments.

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Step 14

Also this stock has to be blended with the rest. Like we did before we will add a Clipping Mask to it and paint with black the unwanted parts. Below you can see my Mask and my result.

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Step 15

Once again we have to fix the colors and the lights. Add a Hue/saturation adjustment only for this layer putting these settings:

  • Master 0 0 2
  • Reds 0 -31 17
  • Yellows 0 -19 -8
  • Greens 0 -12 -58

For the colors add a Color Balance adjustment only for this layer with these settings:

  • Shadows 7 4 1
  • Midtones -4 0 -5
  • Highlights 0 3 -5

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Step 16

Now our scene is complete but the model doesn’t fit it. Let’s blend her! Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment only for the Model layer with these settings:

  • Master 0 -26 -17
  • Green 0 -40 -40

For the colors add a Color Balance adjustment only for the model layer. Settings:

  • Shadows 12 0 -10
  • Midtones 20 0 -16
  • Highlights 9 0 -20

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Step 17

Now everything is fixed! Let’s give the scene more intensity. Add a Gradient Map above every layer. Set it to Soft Light with Opacity and Fill at 80%.

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Step 18

The light source is strong but the light around is not. That’s why we have to add a bit of luminosity. Create a new layer above all layers and set it to Hard Light.  With color #d0a945 paint some light. I used a soft round brush.  Below you can see where I painted. (The black background is only on the purpose to show you!).

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