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When it opens, input the following:
Make sure that this Color Balance adjustment layer is clipped to the girl.
Now, let’s enhance the lighting on the girl, to further enhance the light produced from the horizon. Create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) over the girl’s layer and create a clipping mask to the girl by right-clicking on the new layer and clicking on Create Clipping Mask.
Click on the Color Picker and use the following settings:
- H: 0
- S: 0
- B: 50
Now, again, on the new layer we created, fill it with gray using this shortcut: Alt/Option + Delete. Use the Overlay blending mode to make the gray color become invisible. Activate the Dodge tool (O), input the following settings and brighten the areas shown below:
- Brush size: 175px
- Hardness: 0%
- Range: Midtones
- Exposure: 45%
Let’s add some glowing sunshine over the girl and the clouds. Create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) over the stack of layers. Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:
- Brush size: 1200px
- Hardness: 0%
- Opacity: 25%
- Flow: 100%
- #: fffdd6
Brush on the following area:
Now, select all the layers from this Step and group them (Ctrl/Cmd + G). Name the group to “Sleeping Giant”.
Step 7: Final Adjustments
Now, let’s enhance the color and light of our image. First, let’s create a Solid Color adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button on the Layer window.
Once opened, it will show a contextual menu; on this contextual menu, click on Solid Color.
Once open, input the following on the # space.
- #: 00011d
Now, your screen is filled with a dark blue color. We don’t want that so change the Blending Mode and Opacity to the following:
- Blending Mode: Exclusion
- Opacity: 70%
Repeat the same process, but this time, on the Solid Color box, input the following:
Change the Blending mode to the following:
Create another Solid Color Adjustment, and this time input the following:
Change the blending mode to the following:
Create a Gradient Map adjustment layer next.
Once open, do the following:
Next, set the blending mode and layer opacity to the following:
Next, create a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment layer from the same Create New Fill/Adjustment layer menu and input the following settings:
Create an Exposure Adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer menu next and input the following once open: