Step 16

Create a new layer and make clipping mask. Right click on layer and “Release Clipping Mask”. Now use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and paint under Mountains. Reduce Opacity to 31%.

Step 17

Select Mountain layer and add Adjustment Layer “Hue/Saturation”

Step 18

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves” and set Opacity to 85%.

Step 19

Add Adjustment Layer “Levels” and set Opacity to 75%.

Step 20

Add Adjustment Layer “Color Balance”

Step 21

Create new layer and make clipping mask, Right click on layer and “Release Clipping Mask”. Then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color #171c1f and paint on Mountain. Opacity set to 42%.

Step 22

Go to File > Place and select Birds, then place it into your document. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. Blend mode Normal and Opacity 65%.

Step 23

Next we will open Moon. After you open the image, use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M).

Step 24

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 and Rotate like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together. Blend mode change from Normal to Screen and Opacity 100%.

Step 25

Next, create a new layer and make it clipping mask. Right click and “Release Clipping Mask” and now use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and start painting like image below. Blend mode change to Soft Light with Opacity 45%.

Step 26

Now, open a Ballloon . Go to File > Open and select Balloons. Then use a Pen Tool(P) and start a selecting balloon, when you finish selection press add vector mask button. Use move tool and drag it to 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.

Step 27

Create a new layer and make clipping mask. Right click on layer and “Release Clipping Mask”. Now use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and paint the right side od balloon. Set opacity to 62% and press Right click on layer then select “Blending Options”. Then Hold ALT and drag left slider (Underlying layer) to right(63).

Step 28

In this step we will copy Ballon (Ctrl/Cmd + J) Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. Opacity set to 60%.

Step 29

Duplicate another one balloon and create new layer and make clipping mask. Right click on layer and Release Clipping Mask” then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and paint the right side of balloon. Opacity set to 65%.
Then Right click on layer and select Blending Options Then Hold ALT and drag left slider (Underlying layer) to right(37).

Step 30

Next, make two more copy of balloon (Ctrl/Cmd + J ) and position like in image below.
For left Balloon set Opacity to 59% and for Right 100%.
Create a new layer for both balloons and make clipping mask. Right click on layer and “Release Clipping Mask” then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and paint the left side of Balloon. For left set 91% and Right 65%.

3 thoughts on “How to Create Magic Atmosphere in the Sky in Photoshop”

  1. DarksideCreative

    Hi there. This is a great tutorial however, I am working my way through it and can’t seem to locate two of the resources you use in this tutorial. One of them is the “sky” image and the other one is the “birds” image. Neither of them are listed in the tutorial resources list. I really want to be able to replicate your image as closely as possible. Can you please provide the links for these resources? That would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again!

  2. Hola.
    La foto del cielo y los pájaros no la habéis puesto, pero no tiene una gran relevancia.
    Lo que no comprendo es este comando
    “Crea una nueva capa y haz una máscara de recorte. Haga clic derecho en la capa y “Liberar máscara de recorte”.
    Me lo podéis aclarar.
    Gracias.

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