Step 14

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.

Step 15

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”.

Step 16

Then add layer mask.

Step 17

Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.

Step 18

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)

Step 19

Pick soft round brush and draw/paint some shadow like as shown image below.

Step 20

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.

Step 21

Create a new Levels adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels), set the parameters like as shown image below, and Create Clipping Mask.

Step 22

Add the photos “mountain1” to document. place mountain layer between sky layer and cave layer

Step 23

Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.

Step 24

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.

Step 25

place mountain layer in the new group. and give the group name with “mountain1”

Step 26

Add the photos “mountain2” to document.place it above “mountain1” layer

Step 27

Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.

Step 28

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.

Step 29

place mountain layer in the new group. and give the group name with “mountain2

Step 30

Add the photos “temple” to document.place between “mountain1” and “mountain2”

Step 31

Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.

Step 32

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.

Step 33

Create a new Vibrance adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Vibrance), set the parameters like as shown image below and Create Clipping Mask.

Step 34

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.

Step 35

Create a new Levels adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels), set the parameters like as shown image below and Create Clipping Mask.

Step 36

Select the “temple” layers. Then, drag all of them to “create new layer” symbol in the layers panel, which will duplicate all of them.

Step 37

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)

Step 38

repeat techniques we did in previous steps to create another temple.

Step 39

place mountain layer in the new group. and give the group name with “temple”.

Step 40

Add the photos “waterfall” to document.place it above “mountain2” layer

5 thoughts 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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