How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop

How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop
How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop
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Now let's add a dreamy effect to our image. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to around 10px.

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With the dreamy effect:

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Just two more adjustments! Add a Selective Color Adjustment Layer (non-destructively) and check the image below for the input values in each of the Colors values. The Colors that don't appear in the image were not changed.

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With the Selective Color Adjustment:

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To finish off, repeat the shortcut to create a new layer merging all the previous layers (Ctrl/Command + Shift + Alt/Option + E).

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And add a Lens Correction by going to Filter > Lens Correction.

Select the custom tab and change the Vignette Amount and Midpoint (see the image below for the values).

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Final Results

And here it is, finally, our final image:

Download the PSD

Surreal Photo Manipulation.zip | 39.69 MB

Tutorial by Guilherme Pejon

profileThanks for following this tutorial! I know it was a really long tutorial but I hope you've learned a thing or two here (even if it was just some shortcuts). Also, this is the first tutorial I ever made so I hope you were able to follow along. Give your opinions in the comments below and expect more tutorials soon. Have Fun!.

- Guilherme Pejon

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32 comments on “How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop”

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  2. Outstanding tutorial!Clear instructions and awesome picture instructions. Very nice, thank you a bunch.

  3. I can not thank you enough, the amount of things I've learnt in two hours is incredible, would usually take me a week of watching and reading tutorials, but nope, you've used many techniques that made my life easier! Thank you is not enough!

    1. just do what i did , 
      download the attached PSD from up there and take the mountain photo from there :D

    2. @SalahKabbani OK! Got it!I decided to replace the mountain photo with a desert one ^_^Thanks anyway :)

  4. Thank you so much for this tutorial really great photo and great explanation love it. 
    but i have a problem with the mountain photo , the link of this photo doesn't work , can you please upload it again or give me another photo that could be good for the tutorial ?
    thanks

  5. Hi Guilherme, From the start of your tutorial you say to go to lens correction and distort the image to + 25,00, it distorts the image considerably !, is that right, ?, by the way it is a great tutorial,
    regards and respect johnny

    1. Its ok, all i did was after the lens correction was used the free transform tool and adjusted the image to cover my canvas again lol, My bad..

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