Step 15

Just add a Clipping mask the the ‘Landscape 1’ image and… Voilà! The sky has gone away!


Step 16

Reactivate all layers and put the ‘Mountain’ at the bottom, below everything.


Step 17

To have a better blending we will add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer only for the ‘Landscape 1’ Image.

We will set the Lightness to -44.


Step 18

We don’t want that this adjustment affects the whole image, but just the top.

Add a clipping mask and with the black color we will paint on it to cover the bottom part of the image.


Step 19

We need to illuminate a bit the centre of the image.

Create a new layer above everything and with a soft brush and color white paint something like that:


Step 20

Apply Gaussian Blur: 100px


Step 21

Set the Layer to Overlay with Fill 35%.


Step 22

Time to add some adjustments!

Gradient Map: Violet to Orange.

Set it to Soft Light with Opacity and Fill at 90%


Step 23

Levels Adjustments to give a bit of contrast.


Step 24

Curves Adjustment:


Final Results


Tutorial by Fabrizio Panattoni

profileThank you for reading my tutorial. I hope it helped you to create your own art. If you want to see more artworks made by me, check my art page braciata.deviantart.com/

– Fabrizio Panattoni

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16 responses to “Create Your Own Custom Landscapes in Photoshop”

  1. deva Avatar


  2. Optical Overlays Avatar
    Optical Overlays

    Awesome! :D

  3. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    very impressive ! love this post! keep up!

  4. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    wow.. Fantastic steps.. I really like it. keep up :-)

  5. Fran Avatar

    its fake

  6. mann Avatar

    thanks for the good tutorial.
    and i have a question for several step.

    ‘…and with a soft brush and color white paint’
    -> in this step, How much value for ‘Opacity’ to brush?
    because, i can’t make it like ‘Step.20’.

  7. hamid Avatar

    thank you so much !!!!!!

  8. Oswald Muslie Avatar
    Oswald Muslie

    A simple to follow and interesting tutorial, I knew a lot of it already, but it was insightful to use adjustment layers to change layer properties, normally I’d of just adjusted the layer itself. Thanks for helping me to think about design in a different way.

  9. shohan Avatar

    this is nice post. and for learning.

  10.  Avatar

    Super Gracias por compartirlo

  11. Gabriela Avatar

    This is a wonderful tutorial, thank you so much. There are a couple things that could be improved:

    1) Step 18 is a little confusing: why do we need to add a mask to the Hue/Saturation 1 adjustment layer if we are clipping it to Landscape 1? I feel that we are masking the effects of the adjustment layer and allowing to be seen the effects on just the top part, which in that layer is blank.

    Also, you forgot to mention the Curves adjustment layer for the Mountains layer (though that is easy to figure out).

    2) The tutorial goes from step 20 to step 31.

    3) The “About” section at the bottom could be changed too ;)

    Thank you again for this tutorial! First one I actually enjoyed doing :)

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Editor Avatar
      Photoshop Tutorials Editor

      Good catch! Thanks for the tip Gabriela :)

  12. bananananananana Avatar

    Holy HDR Batman!

  13. Hilda Avatar

    Way too contrasty results but still educational

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