Create a Wallpaper of Japan in Photoshop

Create a Wallpaper of Japan in Photoshop
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Step 10

In this step, we will be creating a Palace on the top of the hill under which we created the city. Import the image of the palace onto the canvas and place it on the top of the hill as shown.
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With the scenery layer selected remove the hill behind the palace as shown using the Stamp Tool(S).
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With the palace layer selected go to Image>Adjustments>Curves and set the curves as shown to match the color of the hill on which it is placed.
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As we can observe since the hill is far from the focused area, the colors of the hill appear very dull, hence we need to create the same effect to the palace. Go to Image>Adjustments>Exposure and set the Offset=+0.1367 and Gamma Correction=1.09.
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Step 11

In this scene we are concentrating the focus on the princess hence the other objects out of the focus appears to be blurred. Hence add a Gaussian blur of Radius 0.9px to the palace to maintain the Depth Of Field(DOF).
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Step 12

Now select the city layer and go to Image>Adjustments>Curves and set the curves as shown to blend with the scene perfectly.
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As we discussed in the previous step that the far objects appear to be out focused and low contrasted, we need to create the same effect to the city layer to create a natural depth. With the city layer selected go to Image>Adjustments>Exposure and set the Exposure=-0.08, Offset=+0.0347, Gamma Correction=1.13 to get the following effect.
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Step 13

Usually, we find high land areas covered with clouds or fog, hence we are going to paint a few clouds around the city. Create a new layer for the clouds above the city layer, and paint some clouds as shown using the Clouds 1 and Clouds 2 brushes, with the white color selected.
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Step 14

Now select princess layer and color correct it using the Curves to blend with the surroundings.
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Step 15

Repeat the previous step and color correct the fence using the Curves.
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Step 16

In this step, we will cut the Flags from its original image using the advanced cutting technique we used in step 3.
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Sometimes the area we want to convert into completely black may not be achieved just by using the curves, hence select the Brush Tool(B) and paint black in the areas that need to be blackened.
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After cutting the flags import them into the working canvas and flip it horizontally to match the light in the scene, and place it behind the princess as shown.
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Step 17

As we know that the national color of china is red, hence we need to change the color of the flags to red to match the theme of the scene. With the flags layer selected go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation and set the saturation=83 and lightness=+9.
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When we capture the flags in motion the edges of the flag appear to be blurred, hence we are going to create the same effect to the flags to create a natural depth. Using the Lasso Tool(L) draw a rough mask around the flag as shown and go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur and set the Distance=17px to get the required effect.
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Step 18

By using the step3 cut the Green Plants and import them onto the working canvas and place them as shown.
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Assume that these plants are close to the scene but are separated by some distance between them, hence we need to add Gaussian Blur to maintain the depth of field in the scene.

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