How to Create a Scenic Landscape Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Scenic Landscape Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Scenic Landscape Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

Duplicate this layer and move it to the lower section of the foreground. Change the layer mask to make it visible on the edge of the land near the foreground. 

Step 32

Select all the landscape 4 layers and hit Ctrl+G to make a group for them. Change the group's mode to Normal 100% and make a new layer within this group. Select the Clone Tool to correct some unwanted details. 

Step 33

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones settings:

Create a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the landscape as it's too dark compared with the background. On the layer mask, paint on the part on the corner of the right bottom to remove the light there.

Add a Levels adjustment layer to brighten the landscape more. Paint on the part besides the mountain 2 so it won't be brightened by this adjustment layer.

Create a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to increase the contrast of the landscape. Use a soft black brush to remove the contrast of the part on the background to keep its softness.

Step 34

Add the landscape 5 to the left side of the canvas and convert this layer to a Smart Object. Use a layer mask to remove most of the background, leaving the mountain and some part of the ground visible only.

Apply an Unsharp Mask filter with the same settings done in the step 29.

Step 35

Make a new layer and use the Clone Tool to remove the line on the mountain.

Step 36

Create a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 40% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool to paint more details and texture on the mountain.

Step 37

Add a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones values:

Use a Curves adjustment layer to increase the contrast of the mountain.

Make another Curves adjustment layer to give the front of the mountain some dreamy effect.  Paint on the rest so they won't be affected by this adjustment layer.

Step 38

Make a new layer on top of the layers and use a small hard brush with the color #46c9de to paint a blue surface for the small pond on the left.  Lower the opacity of this layer to 90%.

Step 39

Isolate the birds from the background and place them on the left of the sky.

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