How to Create an Epic Scene of Alien Invasion in Photoshop

How to Create an Epic Scene of Alien Invasion in Photoshop
How to Create an Epic Scene of Alien Invasion in Photoshop

Step 31

One last adjustment layer is "Hue/Saturation". Set Hue: -35, Saturation: -36, Lightness: -31. Now a bit of balancing the color and saturation for realism. I specifically decided to write you this color scheme if you want to add other objects and implement them in this atmosphere.


Step 32

Now add a fire. Place (File > Place) image "sidestreet-stock (5)" in folder "Package Fire_stock_by_sidestreet_stock". Change Blending Mode to "Screen". When you are dealing with a variety of effects (fire, fireworks, lights, etc.), or something on a black background, then most convenient method of applying this it's change blending mode to "Screen" or "Lighten". Change the size of the fire (Cmd/Ctrl + T), that it was not a huge fire and was proportionate to the location where you place it.


I'll show you how to add fire and the rest fire images you can add yourself. I used fire images "sidestreet-stock (3)", "sidestreet-stock (5)", "sidestreet-stock (10)", "sidestreet-stock (12)". After end of the work with all fire images, I have merge them into one layer (Cmd/Ctrl + E) and change the Blending Mode to "Screen". If the fire seems too bright, use the adjustment "Hue/Saturation" (Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation...), reduce the brightness and saturation of the layer.


Step 33

Now add the glow from the fire, so that it was realistic. I know of many techniques, but here is my version of the superposition of light. So, create a new layer and set color #e9b22d. For this layer, we need a light tone (usually I take the color from the flame using Eyedropper Tool (I) to observe the correct tone). Using Brush Tool (B) (Size: 400px, Opacity: 65%, Hardness:0%) draw near fires and debris, as shown in image below. Set for layer Opacity: 30% and Blending Mode "Overlay".


Step 34

Now the main glowing color. Repeat previous step, but set brush color to #e6e03d and change layer Opacity to 59%. Duplicate this layer (Cmd/Ctrl + J) and set Blending Mode "Linear Burn" and Opacity: 100%.


Step 35

I darkened the fires in the foreground. I create a new layer "Fill with Overlay-neutral color (50% gray)", (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + N and be sure to set "Overlay" blending mode). Settings for Burn Tool (O) in step 12. A little darkened fire in the foreground, that parts of alien to not stand out.

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