As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfilment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found- in himself. In this Photoshop tutorial, we learn how to create a love scene above the clouds. First, we added Background, Man and Woman then the sky and Seagull and finally we added Adjustment Layers. Finally, we used a camera raw filter.

Preview of Final Image

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

First, go to File > Open and select Man and Woman photo. When we open a photo create a layer mask and use Pen Tool(P) and start selecting the hole (Sky). When finish the selection press right click and “Make Selection”. Feather Radius 0px, check Anti Aliased and press OK.
Select layer mask and press ALT+DEL

Step 2

Next we will open Sky. After you open the image, use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M).

Step 3

After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it below the Man and Woman. 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 4

Add Adjustment Layer “Gradient Map” and change Blend mode from Normal to Soft Light iwth Opacity 25%.

Step 5

Add Adjustment Layer “Exposure”

Step 6

Add Adjustment Layer “Selective Color”

Step 7

Add Adjustment Layer”Color Balance” Opacity set to 50%.

Step 8

Next, select the Sky layer and use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M). Now select the top of the sky and press Ctrl/Cmd + J to duplicate it and move it above the Adjustment Layer “Color Balance”
Then move it to the top to fill the gap. Create a layer mask and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and paint to remove the line betwen sky.

Step 9

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves” Opacity set to 50%.

Step 10

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves” and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert. Now use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint to right corner in a circle as shown in the figure below.

Step 11

Now, press right click on layer then select “Blending Options”. Then drag left slider (Underlying layer) to right(30) and then press and hold ALT and keep moving to 145.

Step 12

Now select the Man and Woman layer and add Adjustment Layer “Hue/Saturation”

Step 13

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves”

Step 14

Add Adjustment Layer “Gradient Map” and change Blend mode form Normal to Soft Light with Opacity 10%.

Step 15

Add Adjustment Layer “Color Lookup” and 3DLUT File set to FuturisticBleak.3DL. Opacity set to 39%.

Step 16

In this step we will add an adjustment layer “Hue/Saturation” and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert. Now use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint the edges of the wall and people. Opacity reduce to 50%, you can see the pictures below.

Step 17

Next we will open Seagull, go to File > Open and select Seagull. Now we need to select, I use a Pen Tool(P) but we can use Quick Selection Tool or some other tool. If you use a Pen Tool(P), the procedure is simple. When you are done with selecting press the right click on the mouse and click on Make Selection. Feather Radius set to 0 then press OK.

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