Create a Beautiful Sunrise Scene with an Old House

Create a Beautiful Sunrise Scene with an Old House
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Step 35

Create some adjustment layer on the top: Color Balance:
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Selective Color:
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Hue/Saturation:
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On Color Balance layer mask I use black brush to remove or reduce the blue on the parts below:
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Step 36

Go to Layer-New Fill Layer-Solid Color and pick color #3c9265. I change the mode of this fill layer to Color 10%. This step is too reduce "hot saturation" and add some subtle green to the whole scene.
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On its layer mask, erase the left side:
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Step 37

I use a Levels layer to make a stronger contrast:
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Step 38

Make a new layer on the top. Use soft brush with color #c8a260 to paint over the house, ground, mountains to create some mist for the scene (it's early morning!). I lower opacity to 30% and use layer mask to reduce mist intensity on the house and the sun:
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Step 39

I make a new layer, use same brush color to paint on the right side of the house to make it brighter. Put the mode to Soft Light 100%:
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Step 40

New layer, use this brush again to brighten the paths, the ground part near the mountains. I change the mode to Overlay 100%:
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Step 41

Final step: I make a new layer on the top, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray:
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Take Dodge Tool (O) with Midtones Range, Exposure about 20-25% to brighten the edges of the house and the well. You can see how I applied this tool with Normal mode and result with Overlay mode:
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Final Results

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Tutorial by Jenny Le

Thank you for reading this tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it. If you want to read my other tutorials, you can visit my website. Enjoy photoshopping! - Jenny
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26 comments on “Create a Beautiful Sunrise Scene with an Old House”

  1. I started downloading everything so I could do this tutorial, even signed up for another site. But then it wants a credit card!! Sorry, not gonna happen.

    So I deleted all the downloads and forgot about this tutorial.

    Note to authors... just cause you're a member of a stock site, doesn't mean the rest of us want to be. Verify the images are truly free!

  2. Wow. Thank you for sharing this experience with us...........and for the challenge.Thanks Amazing designs, best of luck in your design career!

  3. Every link to sxc.hu redirects to a broken link on freeimages.com. Is there any way to find those images?

  4. Agreed with the stock photos. It's too hard to download them and easier to google it. On one hand, free stock photos are free. But on the other, they always disappear. So I am not sure whether I prefer paid or free stock photos. But I wish there are more tutorials where the writer provides their own so that there are no problems like these.

  5. I have to agree with other viewers regarding the images used. I've had to join 2 more sites to obtain the individual images. Free Stock Images are not free. Get one free, but pay for the rest????!!!!! http://www.sxc.hu is the best one; I've been a member for years; but the sunset........waiting for owner to send permission to use Ha!

    To create this tutorial, it would have been easier to google the images. I've wasted over an hour so far trying to get the images and I've still not had chance to fire up Photoshop yet. I might have to give this tut a miss. Nice end image; but the image resource gathering lets it down big time!!

  6. I'm also waiting for the permission request to be answered. As for the path, google and you'll find several stone paths that can be used to replace the paid image.

  7. Great image.
    It's a shame I have to wait to get my request answered on the stock site for the landscape before I can do it.
    I'm also struggling to get the path picture. When I click on it, it keeps taking me to a page and asking me to pay. I can't work out how to get it for free.

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