Preview of Final Results

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Step 1

Create a new file, 2000x2000px 300dpi.

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Step 2

Now take the floor stock and paste it on the canvas.

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Hit Ctrl + T and stretch it from the corners so that it’s large enough to cover it.

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Then pull it down from the upper border to get a realistic-looking floor. Hit Enter to exit the Transform.

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Step 3

Now take the wall crest and place it in the middle. Resize if needed. Be sure to keep it on a separate layer.

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Step 4

Take the wallpaper tile and enlarge it so that you can see the pattern better. The wallpaper layer should be under the wall crest layer.

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Duplicate the tile (Layer > Duplicate Layer) and move it beside the first one – make sure there are no gaps between tiles!

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Merge the tiles together. (Select both layers on the layer palette and press Ctrl + E)

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Step 5

Duplicate the layer with two tiles and place the duplicate under them. Again, look out for gaps where the background is showing.

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Step 6

Keep working on the pattern by duplicating and merging them the tiles together. You can also make it a bit larger. (Ctrl + T and then stretch from the corners)

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Step 7

Now the whole wall is done – but just to be sure, zoom in to 100% to make sure there are no spaces. All tiles must be merged together on one layer.

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Step 8

Go back to the wall crest layer and click on the area around the crest with the Magic Wand Tool (W). You should have a similar selection. Make sure the contiguous box is checked when you select.

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Step 9

Now go to the wallpaper layer and hit Ctrl + Shift + I and your selection will invert. Hit Delete to clear the area inside the wall. Finally, press Ctrl + D to release the selection.

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Step 10

Place stormy sky on a new layer under the crest. Resize it a little until the clouds look pretty.

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This is the result you should be seeing.

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Step 11

For color correcting, go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and move the sliders to settings shown (-150 and -35). Also move the Vibrance slider to -60.

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Step 12

Now take the Burn Tool with settings provided and burn the areas marked with red.

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Your wall should look like this now.

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Step 13

Now to the floor layer. To get the colours match, go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and take Hue to -163, Saturation to -100 and Lightness to -43. Burn the red areas with previous Burn Tool settings.

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