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

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Layer mask:

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Step 14 – Blur

Now go to filters – blur – Gaussian blur and add 2 radius pixels to get this result:

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Step 15

Now pick a castle and resize it to fit the mountain like this:

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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.

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Step 17 – Layer mode

Change layer mode to overlay.

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Step 18 – Waterfall

Add a image of the waterfall and resize it to fit the mountain.

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Step 19 – Layer mask

Use the layer mask technique once again to blend the waterfall.

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Change layer mode to soft light

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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.

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Step 21 – Add a Stone

Pick a stone stock and add to the image, resize it pressing Ctrl+T.

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Step 22 – Select the stone

Now with the Polygonal lasso tool select the stone.

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Step 23 – Layer

Add a layer mask to the image to have the selection.

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Step 24 – Duplicate

Duplicate the layer pressing Ctrl + J and then change the layer mode to multiply with 60% of opacity.

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Step 25 – Moss

Add a moss layer, create a layer mask and hide the undesired parts.

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Result:

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