A Gate of New Hope Photoshop Tutorial

A Gate of New Hope Photoshop Tutorial
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to create a Night landscape scene. First, we'll open a background photo and replace the sky. Next, we'll add some adjustment layers and place birds, moon, and clouds. Finally, we'll use the Camera Raw filter for the finishing touch.

Preview of Final Image

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Step 1

Now, let’s start 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
  • Preset: Custom
  • Width: 6749px
  • Height: 5203px
  • Resolution: 300px
  • Color Mode: RGB Color 8 bit
  • Background Contents: Transparent

Step 2

Now, place Background photo Go to File > Place and select City. Then place it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together.

Step 3

Next, place another photo Go to Filte > Place and select Stars. Then place it to our work canvas, position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together. Blend mode change to Screen with Opacity 60%.
Now create a layer mask then Use Gradient Tool(G) with foreground color black/white and drag from the bottom of the image to the top as in the example you see.

Step 4

Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"

Step 5

Now, place another photo Go to Filte > Place and select Milky Way. Then place it to our work canvas, position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together. Blend mode change to Screen.
Next create a layer mask then Use Gradient Tool(G) with foreground color black/white and drag from the bottom of the image to the top as in the example you see.

Step 6

Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"

Step 7

Open Gate and hold Ctrl/Cmd and click on layer and after the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V)  it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.

Step 8

Next, add some Adjustment layers for gate layer. Click on Adjustment Layer and add Color Balance.

Step 9

Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"

Step 10

Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"

Step 11

Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation" Opacity set to 60%.

Step 12

Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"

Step 13

Add Adjustment Layer "Brightness/Contrast" and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint the Highlights parts on water.

Step 14

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves" and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint the Highlights parts on gate.

Step 15

Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"

Step 16

Create a new layer and change Blend mode to Soft Light with Opacity 90% then use a Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white. Then paint to right corner.

Step 17

Next we will open Bird 1 After you open the image, use Quick Selection Tool(W) and start selecting the Bird. After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V)  it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together. Make a selection with the Quick Selection tool Select the Quick Selection tool in the Tools panel. Add a checkmark to the Auto-Enhance option in the Options bar. Click and drag over an area you want to select. The tool automatically selects similar tones and stops when it finds image edges. Add to the selection To add to the initial selection, just click and drag over another area. The Quick Selection tool automatically changes to the Add to selection option. Subtract from the selection To subtract from the initial selection, press the Option key (MacOS) or Alt key (Windows) as you select an area you want to remove from the selection. When you release the Option or Alt key, the Quick Selection tool switches back to its Add to selection option.

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