Photoshop Matte Painting in Easy Steps
Step 13 – City
Grab the image of the city, and repeat the process of creating a new layer mask to blend the layer to the background
Step 14 – Blur
Now go to filters – blur – Gaussian blur and add 2 radius pixels to get this result:
Now pick a castle and resize it to fit the mountain like this:
Step 16 – Layer Mask
Create a layer mask and like you did before hide with the brush tool the parts you don’t want to use of the image.
Step 17 – Layer mode
Change layer mode to overlay.
Step 18 – Waterfall
Add a image of the waterfall and resize it to fit the mountain.
Step 19 – Layer mask
Use the layer mask technique once again to blend the waterfall.
Change layer mode to soft light
Step 20 – More Elements
Now add more elements to the image, can be mountains, castles, ruins, all of this to give to the image a better look. Use the layer mask technique you learned in the steps before in each of the elements and remember to change layer mode to soft light or overlay.
Step 21 – Add a Stone
Pick a stone stock and add to the image, resize it pressing Ctrl+T.
Step 22 – Select the stone
Now with the Polygonal lasso tool select the stone.
Step 23 – Layer
Add a layer mask to the image to have the selection.
Step 24 – Duplicate
Duplicate the layer pressing Ctrl + J and then change the layer mode to multiply with 60% of opacity.
Step 25 – Moss
Add a moss layer, create a layer mask and hide the undesired parts.