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Open another rock image. Cut out the selected part of the rock.
Do almost similar way to this cut out as the previous ones. Copy-paste to the main document, duplicate, place where needed, and mask them.
In this step we will add more rock to de added to the custom rock. So we will repeat the similar steps as we did in the previous steps for the other cut out rocks. Open the rock image and cut out the selected part.
Add the cut out to the main document. Scale its size and position it where needed. I named this layer more rock 3
Finally, mask the cutout.
Next, we will alter the color of the more rock 3 image by giving it a new adjustment layer is that hue/saturation. To achieve this, go to layer > new adjustment layers > hue/saturation.
When the new layer option box shows up, check the Use Previous Layer To Create Clipping Mask. This will give this new layer a clipping mask.
A layer with a clipping mask is indicated by a small downward- pointed arrow next to the layer.
Set the value of the hue/saturation as shown below.
Duplicate the more rock 3 layer. Place the duplicate where needed. Mask it and finally give it a hue/saturation with a clipping mask the same way as in the previous step 11. Set the value as shown below:
Select all the custom rock layers in the layer panel.
Finally hit Ctrl+E to merge them into a new single layer. I named this layer middle rock. That’s it…we are done with the custom rock. I named this layer middle rock
I placed the middle rock right in lower center position.
Now we will add background for the scene. Open the stock image in the main document. Make sure the image layer is beneath the middle rock layer. When it is already in the document, activate the free transform tool. We will scale the image up. While pressing the Shift key on the keyboard, click, hold and drag the lower right transforming tool to scale the size up.
We just need the cloud of the image, so after scaling the size, move the image where needed to get the best part of the cloud to be used as the background of the scene. I had the one as shown in the screenshot for my own background.
Next, we will give the background some blur filter. I gave it surface blur. To achieve this filter, go to filter > blur > surface blur.
Here is the value of the blur given:
And here is the result. This blur give a smooth effect on the cloud which is supposed to be misty coverage for the scene.
Duplicate the background layer. Set the duplicate to multiply blending mode. We can change the blending mode by clicking the blending mode option located in the layer panel.
Set the opacity of the duplicate to 100%.
This is the result should be:
Make sure we are still active on the duplicate layer, now go to layer > new adjustment layers > hue/saturation. This will create a hue/saturation layer above the duplicate layer. Make sure not to give this hue/saturation a clipping mask. Here is the value of the hue/saturation