Create a Dark and Mysterious Landscape Matte Painting with Photoshop

Create a Dark and Mysterious Landscape Matte Painting with Photoshop
Create a Dark and Mysterious Landscape Matte Painting with Photoshop
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Step 24

I used Curves to darken the scene:

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On its layer mask use a soft black brush to erase the area between the rocks (light will be added there):

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Step 25

Add another fill layer with the color #141921 and lower the opacity to 40%:

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On its layer mask use a soft black to reduce this fill layer effect on the area between the rocks:

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Step 26

Make a Gradient Map adjustment layer on the top:

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Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100%:

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Step 27

Create a Color Balance adjustment layer:

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Step 28

Use a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to refine the contrast and light of the scene:

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On this layer mask use a soft black brush to erase the ground:

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Step 29

We’ll add more light to the space between the rocks to increase the mysterious atmosphere for the scene. Make a new layer and use a soft black brush with the color #b6d6cc to paint on the lower space between the rocks and change the mode to Overlay 100%:

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Final Results

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Tutorial by Jenny Le

avatar-cmI hope that you enjoyed my tutorial and found it useful. To see more of my works and tutorials, you can follow me on Facebook or watch me on Deviantart .
– Jenny

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15 comments on “Create a Dark and Mysterious Landscape Matte Painting with Photoshop”

  1. Jenny, thanks once again for sharing your amazing vision. I have several of your tutorials and they are just fabulous. Best wishes for continued success!

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