How to Create a Conceptual of Life Photo Manipulation with Photoshop

How to Create a Conceptual of Life Photo Manipulation with Photoshop
Create another Curves adjustment layer to darken the left more. Paint on the right to keep its lightness.

Step 11

Make a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray:
Activate the Dodge and Burn Tool (O) with Midtones Range, Exposure about 15-20% to paint more details for the contour of the right. You can see how I did it with Normal mode and the result with Overlay mode.

Step 12

Drag the rock image again into our main document and set this layer below the first one. Move it rightward to fill in the end of the road. 
Add a mask to this layer and use a hard black brush to remove the unwanted details outside the road.

Step 13

Create a Curves adjustment layer and set it as Clipping Mask. Increase the lightness a bit and on the layer mask, paint on the contour of the rock part so it won't be brightened too much by this adjustment layer.
Make another Curves adjustment layer to increase the contrast of the rock more. Paint on the contour part and the top or any details you feel too dark.
Continue making another Curves adjustment layer with the same purpose. The selected area shows where to paint on the layer mask. 

Step 14

Make a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool to refine the light and shadow  of the rock part. 

Step 15

Place the rock image again into our working document and set this layer above the two previous ones. Use Ctrl+T to resize it to be much smaller and move it on the left of the existing rock parts.
Add a mask to this layer and use both hard and soft black brush to remove the top right and the left of this part as shown below:

Step 16

Make a Curves adjustment layer to darken this rock part. Paint on the top right of this rock image to reveal some lightness there.
Create a Levels adjustment layer to darken this part more. 

Step 17

Make a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool to refine the light and shadow on the right of this part. 

Step 18

Place the rock image again below the road and move it in the lower position than the previous ones. Use a layer mask to remove the part outside the road.

Step 19

Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken the rock. On this layer mask, paint on the right to reveal some lightness there.
Make another  Curves adjustment layer to make the rock darker. and mask off the right contour .
Add another Curves adjustment layer to brighten the right. Paint on the left to keep its shadow and contrast.

Step 20

Make a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool to paint more shadow and light for this rock part.

Step 21

Continue using this rock part to add to the bottom left below the road.

Step 22

Select all the rock layers below the road and hit Ctrl+G to make a group for them. Change this group mode to Normal 100% and make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer within this group to desaturate the rock parts. 

Step 23

Open the grass image and use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) to select the grass part to add to the road on the foreground. Use Ctrl+T to rotate it a little to fit the form of the road. Use a layer mask to remove the sides of this grass part.

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