Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

Create a Surreal, Emotional Underground Scene Photo Manipulation

On this layer use a light yellow brush color ( I chose #ebb356), opacity about 50-55% to give some light to the leaves in the sky part. You can see the parts I painted below:


Step 82

Create a Gradient Map layer on the top:


Change the mode of this Gradient Map layer to Soft Light 100%:


Step 83

Add a Color Balance layer:


Erase the left of sky on layer mask:


Step 84

Make a new layer on the top. Hit G to active Gradient Tool. Choose Radial Gradient with default colors (black and white). Drag a line from the top to bottom to get this result:


Change the mode to Soft Light 100%. On layer mask I erased the parts below as they should not be too dark:


Step 85

Continue with a new layer and soft black brush. I lowered opacity and flow to about 10-25% and painted on some parts below. Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100%:


Step 86

On a new layer, use brush with color #faa560 to paint on the top center of the sky. I altered the mode to Overlay 100%:


Step 87

Add a Photo Filter on the top:


Step 88

More with Gradient Map:


Put the mode of this Gradient Map to Soft Light 50%. Erase all the bottom half of the pic:


Step 89

I used Color Balance again :


Erase the top of the pic:


Step 90

Create a Curves layer to increase contrast of the pic:


Then do apply brush masking:


Step 91

On a new layer, use brush with color #fff8be to paint over the hill to make it brighter with yellow light. Set the mode to Soft Light 80%:


Step 92

With same brush, I painted on a small part to make it a bit brighter. Change the mode to Soft Light 50%:


Step 93

New layer with brush color is #ebb356. Paint over the hill to give some light red there. I put the mode of it to Color 40%:


Step 94

Add a new Gradient Map layer with Normal mode 60%:


Here is result with layer mask:


Step 95

I used two Curves layer to increase the mood of the pic. The first is for sky light , the second for the lower parts:


Here are results of the pic after adding Curves:


Step 96

Choose Layer-New Fill Layer-Solid Color:

Put the mode to Overlay 80% and apply masking job again. I loaded branches heart and leaves selection before brushing to keep some parts of them not to be affected by this Color Fill layer. You can see that only sky color and some leaves changed after this step:

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

  1. Unfortunately, the resources are no longer available. There's a double edge to free stock photos; they're free, but they tend to disappear. It is still possible to follow the tutorial using alternative photos. You can download the PSD and find the stock photos there as well.

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

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

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

  6. 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

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

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

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

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