Create a Surreal Arctic Scene in Photoshop

Create a Surreal Arctic Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will make a winter fantasy scene. Our aim is a dreamy, soft atmosphere and a balanced composition. I will be sharing with you some advanced channel masking techniques, selection tips and a quick peek into advanced blending. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it.


Preview of Final Results

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Surreal Arctic Scene Photoshop Tutorial


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Step 1

Open the image "Sunset in Finland" and resize it to: 2000 X 1333 pixels. This step is optional but for the needs of illustrating a tutorial this size will be sufficient.

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Step 2

We will remove the sky by using a channel mask. Go to channels palette and make a copy of the red channel. You can do that by right clicking and selecting "Duplicate channel". With only the red channel copy selected go to Image > Apply Image. Use "vivid light" blending mode at 100% opacity.

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