• Brush size: 125px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Range: Midtones
  • Exposure: 25%
Burn the region shown below:
The result should be similar to this:
Now, that we’re done with that, let’s now add some falling debris to make the house look like it has been on the air only for a short time. Let’s start by creating a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) above the ground/rock layer. Name this layer: “Falling Debris 1”. Next, activate the Brush tool (B) and then right-click on the canvas to open the Brush tool’s contextual menu and then do the following Steps:
Once you’ve clicked on “Load Brushes”, locate the brush set: “Winter snowflake brushes PS7” by Keep waiting from the directory on which you’ve saved them. It is recommended, however, to put these brushes on the following directory to avoid confusion: Adobe Photoshop > Presets > Brushes. Once you’ve found it, just click on it and then press OK and it will now appear on your Brush tool’s contextual menu once you right-click on the canvas. Now, let’s choose a brush. Choose the brush shown below:
Input the following brush settings:
  • Brush size: 150px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Let’s paint it!
The result:
Let’s add some smaller debris. Activate the Brush tool (B) once again, we’ll use the same brush set and the same brush, but use the following settings now:
  • Brush size: 150px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
The result:
Group these layers together with the house. Name this group: “House”.

Step 5: Create the Vignette

Now, we will learn how to create a vignette that will help enhance the focus on our subject. To start, go to the Menu bar and click on File > New and use the same settings we used to create our canvas. (Refer to Step 1). Take note, the background contents should be: WHITE Once it has been created, go to Filter > Distort > Lens Correction. Find the tab Vignette and use these settings:
  • Vignette amount: -100
  • Midpoint: +50
Now that that’s done, drag the vignette to our canvas using the Move tool (V) and put it on top of all the layers that we’ve created, and then set the following:
  • Blending Mode: Multiply
  • Opacity: 40%
  • Flow: 100%
To change the Blending mode, simply click on Normal from the layer window and it will automatically bring up the list of Blending modes available; choose “Multiply”.
With the vignette, the image should now look like this:

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5 responses to “How to Create a Surreal Traveling House Photo Manipulation in Photoshop”

  1. Su Hall Avatar
    Su Hall

    Cool concept! Thanks for the tut!

  2.  Avatar

    Cool! It gave me a good idea what to do next! Want more of this!!!! :-)

  3. Jose Avatar

    did you see the man’s face in the field

  4. bephot Avatar

    genius..what else can i say

  5. Michael Erickson Avatar
    Michael Erickson

    I really like the flying house good job.

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