Create a Surreal and Magical Dream Bottle Landscape

Create a Surreal and Magical Dream Bottle Landscape
Then set the blend mode to Color Dodge – 100%.

Step 99

Taking ivy 3, add it to the left side of the lower part of the bottle. Then apply a Levels adjustment to darken, in clipping mask to darken it. I then applied a Bevel & Emboss layer style to it. Right click on the layer and then select ‘Create layers’.

Step 100

Take ivy 2 stock again and start adding them on the bottom part of the bottle using the same way like you did for the previous ones: Merge (Cmd/Ctrl+E) all of these layers and name it ‘Bottom ivy’. Apply a Bevel & Emboss and Inner Shadow layer style on it: Then create a new layer under the bottom ivy layer, we will now paint some shadows. Take a soft black brush of Opacity – 23% and Flow – 21% and paint the shadows, if you feel it’s too dark, bring down the opacity of the layer to 65%. Group both these layers together and name it ‘Bottom ivy’.

Step 101

I added a Hue/Saturation and Color Balance to match them with the rest. After that, I added two Levels adjustment to darken the ivies:

Step 102

Then finally add a Curves layer to darken some part of the ivies even more:

Step 103

Using the same ivy 2 stock, keep adding on the bottle, along the edges and some on the bottom part as well. This is my result: Group all of them together and name it ‘Bottom ivy 2’. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to reduce its saturation. Create a Levels adjustment to add contrast and darken the ivies.

Step 104

Add another Levels layer to darken some parts even more: After that apply a Curves layer to brighten the left side of the ivy:

Step 105

To make some light effects, I created a new layer in clipping mask for the above group. With colour #e2dabd, paint over the part of the ivy on the left. Keep the brush’s opacity very low, about 26%. Change the blend mode to Overlay – 100%. Create more lighting by applying an Inner Shadow layer style for the whole group. Then by right clicking on the layer style, select ‘Create layer’ and using a layer mask, erase the inner shadow effect from the unwanted parts where it must be dark.

Step 106

Now create a layer below the ‘bottom ivy’ group. Load the Tendrils brushes, and with the colour # 2c3e26, paint some tendrils under all the ivies to give some effects of dried ivies. I used 11 layers for this effect.

Step 107

Finally, group all these ivies group together, and then create a new layer above, in clipping mask. This is to recreate the light of the water and night sky falling on the ivies. So on the first layer using a soft brush of 35% opacity, paint with colour #679db8 over the ivies as shown below: Then change the blend mode to Color Dodge – 32%. Create another new layer (set as clipping mask). Pick colour #26556d, and paint over the ivies on the front part of the bottle to give it a slightly blue hue. For this keep the brush opacity 20% and then change the blend mode to Overlay. Duplicate this layer and change the mode to Color Dodge.

Step 108

On a new layer again, then with the brush colour #d6e7ef paint over the same part of the ivies to enhance the lighting.

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14 comments on “Create a Surreal and Magical Dream Bottle Landscape”

  1. Awesome tutorial. I always wonder how much patience these guys have to write such a long and detailed article.

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