It’s about how you’re like a lighthouse, always searching far into the distance. But the thing you’re looking for is usually close to you and always has been. That’s why you have to look within yourself to find answers instead of searching beyond.  In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to create a Surreal scene of Light House. First, we premade a Background photo, then add a big cloud. Next, we add a lighthouse, seagulls and Boy. Then finally use Camera Raw Filter.

Preview of Final Image

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Step 1

Now, let’s start by creating a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields
  • Preset: Custom
  • Width: 5184px
  • Height: 3184px
  • Resolution: 300px
  • Color Mode: RGB Color 8 bit
  • Background Contents: Transparent

Step 2

Go to File > Place and select Sky.
Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together.

Step 3

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves” and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert. Then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint on Dark parts.

Step 4

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves” and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert. Then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint on Highlights parts.

Step 5

Next we will open Sky. After you open the image, use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M). After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V)  it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.
Now create a layer mask then Use Gradient Tool(G) with foreground color black/white and drag from the bottom of the image to the top as in the example you see.

Step 6

Add Adjustment Layer “Hue/Saturation”

Step 7

Add Adjustment Layer “Levels”

Step 8

Add Adjustment Layer “Black and White”

Step 9

Add Adjustment Layer “Color Balance”

Step 10

Now select all layer (Hold Ctrl/Cmd and selecting) and put in group (Ctrl/Cmd + G). Then add Adjustment Layer “Exposure”

Step 11

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves”

Step 12

Add Adjustment Layer “Color Balance”

Step 13

Next we will open Cloud. Go to File > Place and position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.
Next, we need to import brushes. Select a Brush Tool(B) and right click on background. Now click on the gear icon and Import Brushes (Select a downloaded brush).
Create a layer mask to a cloud layer and use “Clouds Brushes by Blazter ” number 3 and start painting the cloud. Foreground color set to black.

Step 14

Add Adjustment Layer “Color Balance”

Step 15

Next we will open Light House. After you open the image, use Quick Selection Tool(W) and start selecting. After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V)  it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.

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