How to Create a Moon Balloon Scene Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Moon Balloon Scene Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

Step 17

Open the tree 1 image and drag it into the main canvas using the Move Tool. Place it in the right of the roof. and convert this layer to a Smart Object.

Step 18

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 6 px.

Step 19

Make a Selective Color adjustment layer and change the Yellows and Whites values:

Step 20

Create a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #009cec.

Step 21

Add a Curves adjustment layer to darken the tree. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to reveal the small light areas on the leaves to fit the main light source.

Step 22

Make another Curves adjustment layer to strengthen the shadow of the leaves more. On this layer mask, paint on the selected areas to reveal the light there.

Step 23

Add the tree 2 to the left of the roof (convert it to a Smart Object) and apply a Gaussian Blur of 3 px to this layer.

Step 24

Make a new layer (set as Clipping Mask) and use a small brush with the color #a4bd60 to paint on the unwanted color details on the tree. Change this layer mode to Multiply 100%.

Step 25

Create a new layer and use the same color to paint more light on some of the leaves. Change this layer mode to Overlay 100%.

Step 26

Create a Selective Color adjustment layer and alter the Yellows settings:

Step 27

Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and bring the Saturation values down to -66:

Step 28

Add a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #00acec:

Step 29

Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken the tree. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to reduce the dark effect and reveal the light on the bright leaves.

Step 30

Cut out the roof from the roof 2 image and add it to the bottom left of the roof 1 and convert this layer to a Smart Object. Apply a Gaussian Blur of 5 px to this layer. 

Step 31

Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken the roof and on this layer mask, use a soft black brush to reduce the dark effect on the contour of the roof as it gets some light from the background. Make another Curves adjustment layer to reduce the light of the roof. The selected areas show where to paint on the layer mask.

Step 32

Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and alter the Saturation settings:
Create a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones and Highlights values:

Step 33

Make a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #10ccf4.

Step 34

Open the moon image and isolate it from the dark background. Drag it to the position near the top middle of the sky and convert this layer to a Smart Object.

Step 35

Use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl+T) with the Warp mode to tweak the form of the moon to make it look like a balloon.
Double click this layer, choose Outer Glow and Inner Glow. Set the color of glow to #fcfcfc.

Step 36

Make a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #add2ec to paint around the bottom of the moon. Change this layer mode to Screen 100% and add a mask to this layer. Use a soft black brush to reduce the light on the moon, making this effect visible mostly around the moon.

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