How to Create a Stunning Surreal Landscape

How to Create a Stunning Surreal Landscape

How to Create a Stunning Surreal Landscape

Now you can convert the layer in a smart object and apply the filter Gaussian blur with 2px of radius:

Step 32 - Dark

In a new layer paint with a black brush like this, the opacity can be set with the pen pressure or you can you 20%

Change the layer mode to soft light

Step 33 - Colors

Now paint the sky with orange, yellow and a bit of blue tones to give more intensity to the lighting. Use the layer in soft light mode

In soft light mode

Step 34 – Gradient Fill

Go to the menu that is in the bottom of the layers and select the icon Create New Fill or adjustment layer, and then pres at the option Gradient.

Now Select black and Yellow to to the gradient

Step 35 – Layer Mode

Change layer mode to Soft light and reduce the opacity to 20%

Step 36 – The final touch

Fill a new layer with black and go to the menu Filter – Render – Lens Flare

Press Ok and you will have something like this:

change layer mode to screen, reduce the opacity to 50% and the fill to 70%

That’s all this time.

Final Results

Tutorial by Andrea Garcia

Thank you so much for reading this tutorial, I hope this is helpful for you all. If you want to check more of my art go to

- Andrea García

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33 comments on “How to Create a Stunning Surreal Landscape”

  1. VERY IMPORTANT: Anytime you use stock materials from DeviantArt, it's vital to take note of the poster's rules regarding use of their stock. Some freely provide it for use however you see fit; others want only credit of some kind; still others restrict permission to DeviantArt account holders and specify that the result can be posted only to DeviantArt.

  2. I did in the past some of your tutorials here:
    But we can't see the tutorials on photoshop-tutorials anymore. :(
    I tried to contact them, but it doesn't operate. :(
    Please, do you know if we have to pay something, of everything else we can do? I loved to do the tutorials I found here and I often give the link to photoshop-tutorials to beginners, so it is quite ennoying. Thank you.

  3. Thanks so much for a great tutorial. There were some aspects I had to guess, and I believe one of the mountain images had to be flipped before it could be used, but for a newbie in photo-manipulation, this was fantastic.

  4. What am I doing wrong?! I am doing everything step by step but when I add the 2nd picture and try to meld it into to the background it doesn't work. It still looks like I would've glued another photo on top of the other one even though I've done everything on the tutorial. Yep they share the same color however the 2nd pictures outlines are still visible (the square lines) I am terrible with explaining :D

  5. Hey, awesome tutorial!!
    I'm not that good with photoshop, I only got it for two months :)
    But this is still worth a try, will be fun I guess :)

  6. Very awesome tutorial. This is just amazing, way beyond my skill level, but it has certainly opened up my eyes to what can be done with Photoshop. Thanks,

  7. there are repeated photos in the tutorial... :( find some of the steps interesting but wrong photo makes the tutorial somewhat bad... :( although the concept is awesome... but the flow is altered... i rate it 3.5 out of 5... but the steps deserve 5 out of 5... :)

    1. Where to get the picture in step 4 river? I've been looking at the user Faestock and can not find or rather, does not exist.
      Thank you very much.

    1. Thanks! We don't know what happened but the images have been fixed :)

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