Preview of Final Results

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Silent Hill Inspired Photo-Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial


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Step 1: Create a Photoshop Image File

Let’s begin by creating a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields:
  • Presets: International Paper
  • Size: A4
  • Width: 2480 pixels
  • Height: 3508 pixels
  • Resolution: 300 pixels/inch
  • Color Mode: RGB Color; 8 bit
  • Background Contents: White

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Step 2: Create the Background

In this step, we will be creating the background. To start, let’s open Silent Hill BG by hielorei. Once open, activate the Move tool by pressing V on your keyboard. Now, drag that image into our canvas. It should appear like this:

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Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resize the image as shown below:

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The result should be like this:

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Next, let’s fix the angle of our background. To do that, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then once the grid appears, right click on the image and a contextual menu would appear. Click on Distort. See image below:

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To distort the image, see the instructions shown on the image below:

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The result should be similar to this:

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Next, let’s clean up this background – let’s remove that unwanted bulky thing on the road. To do that, activate the Clone Stamp tool (S). Once active, input the following:
  • Brush size: 300px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%

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Now, let’s get to it!

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The result:

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Let’s clean it up some more – activate the Clone Stamp tool again and set the following:
  • Brush size: 100px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
Now, remove the unwanted parts shown below:

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The result:

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