How to Create a Scenic Landscape Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Scenic Landscape Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

Step 17

Create a Curves adjustment layer and increase the contrast. On the layer mask, paint on some areas of the middle to reduce the effect there.
Make a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to increase the light and the haziness on the right of the foreground. The selected areas show where to paint on the layer mask. 

Step 18

Create 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 of the mountains.

Step 19

Open the sky image and drag it onto the sky part. Add a mask to this layer to remove the hard edges to blend the sky with the existing one.

Step 20

Make a Curves adjustment layer and increase the light. On the layer mask, use a soft black brush with the opacity about 50% to reduce the light on the edges and the middle.

Step 21

Create a Hue Saturation adjustment layer to change the color of the sky.
Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones settings:

Step 22

Open the mountain 1 image and use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to select the mountains and bushes part to add to the left side of the canvas. Add a mask to this layer to remove the hard edges and make the mountains visible behind the existing ones.

Step 23

Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and bring the Saturation values down to -60:
Make a Color Balance adjustment layer to give the mountains some green. 
Add a Curves adjustment layer to decrease the visibility of the mountains.

Step 24

Open the mountain 2 image and place it in the right of the foreground. Add a mask to this layer to remove background, leaving the mountains and the plant around it visible only.

Step 25

Make a new layer and use a small soft brush with the color #606b5c to paint on the front of the mountain to reduce the light on it. Change this layer mode to Multiply 25%
Create a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #d2ccab to paint on the shadow areas of the mountain. Alter the layer mode to Soft Light 30% and use a layer mask to reduce the effect on some details.

Step 26

Add 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 mountain.

Step 27

Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and bring the Yellows values up to +12:
Create a Color Balance Balance and alter the Midtones settings:
Add a Curves adjustment layer to increase the contrast of the mountain and the environment around it.
Make a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer and bring the Brightness values to +35. On this layer mask, paint on some bright details of the mountain to reduce the light there.

Step 28

Open the landscape 4 image and use the Lasso Tool to select the midground and foreground to add to the left of the main document. Convert this layer to a Smart Object.
Add a mask to this layer to remove the hard edges to blend it with the existing ground.

Step 29

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask and fill in the following settings to make this part sharper.

Step 30

Create a new layer (set as Clipping Mask), change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool to paint more details, light and shadow for this part.

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