Create an Otherworldly Scene of a Climber in a Cave in Photoshop

Create an Otherworldly Scene of a Climber in a Cave in Photoshop
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Now we'll make a cave with combine of the stone stock. Use Move tool and Transform tool to put each of stone like as shown image below.
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Select all the stone layers. Then, drag all of them to that little folder in the layers panel, which will create a new group with all of them. You could also select them and use the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+G. Name this new group "Cave".
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Then add layer mask.
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Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.
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Create new layer from background, active "use previous layer to create clipping mask", color: gray, mode: overlay, active "fill with overlay-neutral color (50% gray)
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Pick soft round brush and draw/paint some shadow like as shown image below.
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Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation), set the parameters like as shown image below, and Create Clipping Mask.
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Create a new Levels adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels), set the parameters like as shown image below, and Create Clipping Mask.
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Add the photos "mountain1" to document. place mountain layer between sky layer and cave layer
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Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.
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Create a new adjustment layer: Color Balance (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance), set the parameters like as shown image below and Create Clipping Mask.
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place mountain layer in the new group. and give the group name with "mountain1"
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Add the photos "mountain2" to document.place it above "mountain1" layer
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Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.
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Create a new adjustment layer: Color Balance (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance), set the parameters like as shown image below and Create Clipping Mask.
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place mountain layer in the new group. and give the group name with "mountain2
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Add the photos "temple" to document.place between "mountain1" and "mountain2"
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Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.
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Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation), set the parameters like as shown image below, and Create Clipping Mask.
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Create a new Vibrance adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Vibrance), set the parameters like as shown image below and Create Clipping Mask.
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Create a new Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast), set the parameters like as shown image below and Create Clipping Mask.
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Create a new Levels adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels), set the parameters like as shown image below and Create Clipping Mask.
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Select the "temple" layers. Then, drag all of them to "create new layer" symbol in the layers panel, which will duplicate all of them.
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Use the Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+T or Edit > Free Transform) to resize the layer and put like shown in the image below. (and change the position with right click - choose flip horizontal)
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Step 38

repeat techniques we did in previous steps to create another temple.
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place mountain layer in the new group. and give the group name with "temple".
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Add the photos "waterfall" to document.place it above "mountain2" layer

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5 comments on “Create an Otherworldly Scene of a Climber in a Cave in Photoshop”

  1. hey! I followed this tutorial thoroughly and I made it exactly like yours and it definitely helped me a lot to improve my PS work and to gain experience. I always wanted to make something like professionals as I'm beginner so keep posting such amazing works but I've also a complain as well there are lots of steps you didn't necessarily mentioned in this tutorial and so that I had to find in the screenshots to make it look correct:))

  2. Thanks for this. Mine turned out with slightly different tones to it, just for personal taste really. But I really appreciate the tutorial - I learned a lot, especially the Puppet tool, which I never knew about!

    Gunna save me SO much time! haha.

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