How to Create a Surreal, Fantasy Melting Moon Scene with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Surreal, Fantasy Melting Moon Scene with Adobe Photoshop

Step 19

Create a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #e2e6f8 to paint around the liquid on the ground. Change this layer mode to Screen 100% and add a mask to this layer. Use a soft black brush with the opacity about 50% to reduce the light effect around the bottom of the liquid.

Step 20

Add a new layer and use a small brush with the color #e2e6f8 to paint a network with lines around the liquid on the ground. 

Step 21

Double click this layer, choose Outer Glow. Set the color of glow to #bd5d5d

Step 22

Add a mask to this layer and use a medium-soft black brush with the opacity about 20% to reduce the visibility of the lines on the foreground.

Step 23

Duplicate this layer and change the Layer Styles to Stroke. Set the color of stroke to #6e1515.

Step 24

On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to refine the effect on the middle ground, making it more subtle.

Step 25

Create a new layer and use a small brush with the color #e2e6f8 to paint some highlights on the lines around the network. Change this layer mode to Linear Dodge 100%.

Step 26

Make a new layer and use a small brush with the color #c2c5e3 to paint more drops and details for the falling drops of the liquid.

Step 28

Open the light effect pack and select the images named 26, 42, 29, 39 to add to the positions around the liquid on the ground. Use Ctrl+T to resize these images and make the light's direction upwards. Change the mode of these layers to Screen 100%.

Step 29

 Select all of the light layers and hit Ctrl+G to make a group for them. Change the group's mode to Screen 100% and make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer within this group. Bring the Saturation values down to -78:

Step 30

Make a new layer on top of the layers and use a soft brush with the color #adadad to paint some glow around the moon. Change this layer mode to Screen 100% and use a layer mask to reduce the light effect, especially on the moon.

Step 31

Create a new layer and use the same brush to paint around the liquid/drops. Change this layer mode to Hard Light 100% and use a layer mask to decrease the glow effect, making it appear more subtle.

Step 32

 Make a Gradient Map adjustment layer on top of the layers and pick the colors #e10019 and #00601b. Lower the opacity of this layer to 20%.

Step 33

Add a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones and Highlights settings:

Step 34

 Create a Curves adjustment layer to enhance the contrast and color of the whole scene. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush with the opacity about 20% to reduce the dark effect on the ground.

Final Result

Download the PSD

Melting Moon Tutorial.zip

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