Create an Amazing Surreal-Style Treehouse in Photoshop

Create an Amazing Surreal-Style Treehouse in Photoshop

Step 22

Drag the extracted tree to the canvas. Scale it to fit the canvas and located in the position where needed. Hide parts unneeded with a layer mask.

Step 23

Duplicate the tree layer. Scale the size and locate it where needed.

Step 24

Next, we will add poles to the other house. I did this just simply by cropping the existing pole and place the cropped to the house where needed.

Step 25

Do the same way as the ones in step 24 to add the poles to the other house.

Step 26

This is the composition I created so far:

Step 27

I decided to hide some parts of the tree. Go to each tree layer and give them a layer mask. Hide the parts. See the illustration picture to see clearly which parts they are.

Step 28

We will add a model to the scene. Open the model picture. Please refer back to the previous step 16 to extract the model from its background. here is the result I got:

Step 29

Drag the extracted model to the canvas. Scale it down. Now take the Smudge Tool. With a very small soft round brush and the strength set varying to 60-70%, smudge the edges of the model's hair to make swirls. Then, crop the lamp, duplicate it two times. Place the duplication layers to each house.

Step 30

In this step, we will give new adjustment layers to the scene. Firstly I gave it two gradient maps, then photo filter and vibrance. Please see the illustration picture to see the setting for each. Finally, set the blending of the first gradient map to soft light at 28% opacity, the second to normal at 27% opacity. Set the photo filter to normal blending at 70% opacity and the vibrance layer to normal at 100% opacity.

Step 31

Hit Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E to merge all layers into a single layer in the layer panel. I named this layer green.

Step 32

With the green layer still selected, go to filter > render > lightning. See the illustration picture to see the setting:

Step 33

Next, give the green layer a layer mask. With soft round brush set to low opacity 20%, stroke some area on the canvas. After finding the desired result, set the blending to normal at 80% opacity. Now duplicate the green layer one time and set the duplication layer to soft light at 80% opacity.

Step 34

The idea of this work is to create a fantasy garden set in the dreamy warm night with many stars. To achieve this, open the nebula picture on the canvas. Place this nebula layer above the cloud group layers created in the previous step 12-14. Set the nebula layer to multiply blending at 100% opacity. Here is the result:

Step 35

The result is a bit dark. I decided to set more lightning to the scene. I gave a new adjustment layer > brightness/contrast above all the other layers. Please see the illustration picture:

Step 36

I gave another new adjustment layer > selective color:

Step 37

The night atmosphere is still dull so far. I decided to make it brighter. Duplicate the nebula layer and place the duplication layer topmost layer. Set it to soft light at 80% opacity. Give it a layer mask and mask the tree area.

Step 38

In this step, we will add light to the lamps and some highlights to the lower trees. Create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N). Fill (Shift+F5) this new layer with black and set its blending to color dodge. Firstly, we will give a highlight to the lower trees. Set the foreground color to white. Take the brush tool, set its opacity to 5. With a very soft round brush selected, stroke gently the desired areas on the lower trees (see the illustration) until finding the desired highlight. Finally, after finishing the highlight, proceed to give light to the lamps. Set the foreground color to #fcb004 and stroke the brush to the lamp area. Try to vary the color among #fcb004, #fe9024 and white to get better light.

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10 comments on “Create an Amazing Surreal-Style Treehouse in Photoshop”

  1. Photoshop is a great platform for Designing but Creating A Surreal-Style Treehouse in it is not so easy.Also you should take help from tutorial.

  2. nice tut, a few shortcuts would have been helpful as it's a tad long winded. But you are obviously a 'master'. Thanks !!!

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