Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation
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Step 36

Apply Photo Filter to change color of the hill a little:

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Step 37

Open sky 1 stock. Choose sky part and place it on the top (the black part), set this layer above the background and under underground group. I rotated it and tweaked it a little:

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Use layer mask to remove unnecessary edges:

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Step 38

To make sky look smoother, go to Filter-Noise-Dust & Scratches:

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I named this layer "main part".

Step 39

Copy a part from sky stock and put it at the left side of the main part, resize to be smaller:

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Remove hard edges of this part with layer mask:

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I called this layer "part 2".

Step 40

Add another part from sky stock to our picture. I placed it at the top right, used layer mask, applied Dust & Scratches filter with same settings in step 38:

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Step 41

Continue adding another sky part. Move it to the right corner of the sky, apply Dust & Scratches filter and layer mask:

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Step 42

Make group for these sky parts, name it "sky 1" or whatever you want. Use Curves to change color of sky 1:

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Apply erasing job on Curves layer mask:

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Step 43

Make a Color Balance layer within this group:

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Erase on Color Balance layer mask again with brush with opacity about 45%:

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Step 44

To add more details to the sky, I used sky 2 stock. Place it over sky 1 and change the mode to Soft Light 100%:

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Name this layer "sky 2".

Use layer mask to reduce some details of the sky 2:

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Step 45

Apply Dust & Scratches filter with radius 2 px:

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Step 46

I used a Color Balance layer for sky 2:

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Step 47

Continue with a Selective Color layer:

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Step 48

Darken the sky a little with Curves:

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Step 49

I used a Levels layer to darken the sky 2 again. Then I erased the top center of the sky to keep it brighter than the sides:

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Step 50

Make a new layer on the top of layers. Use soft white brush with 50% opacity to paint on the top center of the sky. Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100%:

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Step 51

New layer and use soft brush with color #f7d17f to paint on the top center of sky again. Lower opacity of this layer to 30%:

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Step 52

Open tree stock. Take its trunk and put it on the top of the hill after scaling:

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Use layer mask to blend the tree with the grass:

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Step 53

To make shadow for the tree on the hill, I created a layer under the tree one. Hold Cmd/Ctrl while clicking tree thumbnail layer to load its selection:

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24 comments on “Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation”

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  2. Great tutorial, All are path instruction for a model very teachable. Thanks for sharing great experience.

  3. Great! all Photoshop tutorials are unique. Thanks for sharing your good effective knowledge.

  4. Hi, I think the link for the "Branches 1" is not working. Could you give me the alternative link instead? Thank You

  5. Please re uploaded PSD file because when i click on download showing 404 error, this is best work for me i want check how did you do this

  6. This is a pro job.
    I'm a fan of photoshop and I see that you give real professional lessons.
    I admire your work

  7. I a beginner in photoshop, I know only make the cut: (
    Seeing such advanced tutorials I wonder how people are to learn all that

  8. I will follow this tutorial to see the results.
    I am looking for a long time this kind of lesson

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