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Step 44

Now we make a shadow. Duplicate the climber layer and Use the Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+T or Edit > Free Transform) to resize the layer and put like shown in the image below. (change the position with right click – choose Distrot)
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Step 45

Double Click shadow layer and add color overlay with black color like as shown image below.
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Step 46

Then Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, change the radius into 3 pixels.
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Step 47

And change the opacity layer into 50% to make a litle look like transparant.
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Step 48

Add the photos “Ivy”. Go to File > Place and select the photos.
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Step 49

Go to Edit > Puppet Warp.
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You will see like as shown image below.
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This will open the tool and allow us to manipulate and warp the object. Placing points systematically around the image, will create bending/warping points. Place them on your object in the best arrangement to create joints to bend as shown below.
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Step 52

Dragging or rotating these points (Alt + Click and move over point) will warp the object in the desired direction. Using this we can drag the stem of the flower/leafs to come from the side, while still allowing the flower/leafs to stay upright.
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Step 53

Dragging or rotating these points (Alt + Click and move over point) like as shown image below.
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Step 54

Pick soft round brush and mask the left ivy like as shown image below.
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Step 55

Duplicate the ivy layer, move and rotate like as shown image below. (Left Ivy)
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Step 56

Add the photos “bridge” to document.
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Step 57

Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below.
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Duplicate the bridge layer, move and mask it like as shown image below.
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Step 59

place the all bridge layers in the new group. and give the group name with “bridge”. Change the opacity group into 50%.
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Step 60

Add the photos “Hawk” to document.
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Pick soft round brush and mask it like as shown image below. Then change the opacity group into 60%.
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Duplicate the hawk layer, move and transform it like as shown image below. Then change the opacity group into 40%.
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Step 63

Now it’s time for make a final adjustment and the last retocuh to make all element look like realistic. started with Create a new Black & white adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & white), set the parameters like as shown image below and Create Clipping Mask. Then change the opacity layer into 27%.

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5 responses to “Create an Otherworldly Scene of a Climber in a Cave in Photoshop”

  1. JD Avatar
    JD

    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. Scott Avatar
    Scott

    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.

  3. Darwin Sarmiento Rada Avatar
    Darwin Sarmiento Rada

    amazing! an imaginary place… that only photoshop can create… hahaha… awesome!

  4. tyler Avatar
    tyler

    some 0f images was gone can you please upload them again

  5. Salman Rangwala Avatar
    Salman Rangwala

    Amazing work man!!!

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