Create This Epic Manipulation of Ancient Scandinavians in Photoshop

Create This Epic Manipulation of Ancient Scandinavians in Photoshop
Create This Epic Manipulation of Ancient Scandinavians in Photoshop
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Step 6

Now transform the landscape as shown and place it on the right side of the document.

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Step 7

Add a layer mask to this picture by clicking on the icon mask in the Layers panel.

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Step 8

Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 150px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 100% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on the keyboard.

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Step 9

Now select the layer mask by clicking on it. Using the brush, remove the excess from the picture as shown in Figure.

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Step 10

I wanted to make a contrasting mountain, so I added it to an adjustment layer. To add a adjustment layer go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves or clicking on the icon in the Layers panel.

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Step 11

In the window that appears, locate the curve, as shown in the figure. Move point slightly to the right s make more contrast picture.
Be sure to click on the icon of a square with an arrow to apply the adjustment layer to the layer with water, and not to the entire document.

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Step 12

Now we add our picture mountains. For do this go to File > Place and select the image of mountains.

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Step 13

Transform the image inserted as shown in the figure. Try to follow perspective picture with fog, so it will be easier. For a more beautiful location of the mountains, I tipped them at an angle 5.64. Note that the layer with the mountains must be above all the layers.image16

Step 14

Add a layer mask to picture with the mountains by clicking on the icon mask in the Layers panel (See Step 7). Select the Brush Tool (B) on the toolbar. Set it to the following settings: Size: 100px. Hardness: 0% Opacity: 100% flow: 100%. Be sure to set the background color (the color that you will work) to black by pressing D on keyboard.

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Step 15

Select the layer mask by clicking on it. Using the brush, remove the excess from the picture as shown in Figure. Use a soft brush where there is a docking mountains with fog (decrease value Opacity: 30 -50 %) and a hard brush on the edges of the mountains (Hardness: 100%).image18

Step 16

Now for the darker atmosphere add to the mountains of the adjustment layer Curves. In the window that appears, locate the curve, as shown in the figure. Move point slightly to the right s make more contrast picture.

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28 comments on “Create This Epic Manipulation of Ancient Scandinavians in Photoshop”

  1. I appreciate you making this tutorial. The original stocks aren't there, but the concepts are good, and I followed most of them before changing it to my own art.

  2. cant get zip folder of pictures of fjords..so i am not able to continue with steps having those set of images..please help me in this.. and really great work..good job

    please help me with the set of pictures of fjords used in this project.

  3. Hello Maria! Your photmanip is awesome but the link to the image at step 81 is broken and I can't complete mine :(

    1. I have that problem, and here is parameters (i download the file)
      Selective Color
      COLOR YELLOW
      * cian +43
      * magenta +40
      * yellow +100
      * black 0
      --------------
      Color BLUE
      * cian 0
      * magenta 0
      * yellow +14
      * black 0

    2. Hi! There will need to add an adjustment layer "Selective Color…" Go to Layer New Adjustment layer > Selective Color... or use icon on Layer panel. Excuse me, for an unfortunate mistake with the picture. Previously, it was. I hope you will be able to open this -
      http://s019.radikal.ru/i622/1409/52/05d6a1b383ab.png.

      If not, here are the settings for the adjustment layer:
      1. Preset: Custom, Colors: Blues.
      Settings for this color: Cyan:0, Magenta:0, Yellow:+14, Black:0.
      2. Preset: Custom, Colors: Yellows.
      Settings for this color: Cyan:+43, Magenta:+40, Yellow:+100, Black:0.
      Thank you very much! I really appreciate it! Once again, forgive me!

    3. Hi! There will need to add an adjustment layer "Selective Color…" Go to Layer New Adjustment layer > Selective Color... or use icon on Layer panel. Excuse me, for an unfortunate mistake with the picture. Previously, it was. I hope you will be able to open this -
      http://s019.radikal.ru/i622/1409/52/05d6a1b383ab.png.

      If not, here are the settings for the adjustment layer:
      1. Preset: Custom, Colors: Blues.
      Settings for this color: Cyan:0, Magenta:0, Yellow:+14, Black:0.
      2. Preset: Custom, Colors: Yellows.
      Settings for this color: Cyan:+43, Magenta:+40, Yellow:+100, Black:0.
      Thank you very much! I really appreciate it! Once again, forgive me!

  4. i watch all the steps & read carefully to all of yours helping ideas, but i am just start the working on photoshop cs6 version & i have no idea for doing the work on photoshop... so who can help me for make one tour & travel web layout...??? i am waiting for the replies & thankyou maria for your best teaching way... i think you can help me very well

  5. Hi i could not find the step 5 picture in your links , i have all of them except that one ...

    Is it still available ?

  6. I have not been able to locate a few of the pictures I needed to download for this project. The Fjords link shows a photo that says 11 photos. I'm pretty new at this but I have no idea how to get the 11 photos. They seem to be in one photo?

    1. Hi! I understand, but on the right side of the resource page is a great button "Download". Click on it and save the file to your computer. Then use program to unzip photos (for example WinRAR) in the corect folder. Then locate the file of the photo with the name "IMG_0328" and place it in your work. That's it! You can continue worked. Just the author made ​​a presentation that be in his archive. This is an advertisement :) I checked that the archive is desired photo and he downloaded from the site. I hope I helped you.

  7. I can't find the picture used in step 13, the picture of fjord is not found from the resources given.

    1. This image in the RAR archive. Download the complete archive of photos and there it's called IMG_0326

    2. Go to the page with the resource Pictures of Fjords – xxmynightmarexx. Download an archive of photos and there you will find just the right photo. It is called IMG_0328

    1. Thank you very much! I am very pleased to hear that!
      I am very glad that my work has inspired you! Good luck in your future works!

    1. Thank you very much! I am very pleased to hear that!
      The work was great, but I hope useful. Soon in this site will still be my tutorial. Invite view them :)
      Thanks for the great review!

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