Create This Dark Matte Landscape Composite in Photoshop

Create This Dark Matte Landscape Composite in Photoshop
Create This Dark Matte Landscape Composite in Photoshop

Step 9

Now add the waterfall image to the scene. Place it as shown in the image below.


Step 10

Using a layer mask with soft round basic black brush hide the unwanted part of waterfall to blend it properly to the scene. Here are the results. Note that this is a perfect example when you have proper stock images and it usually takes 1-2 minutes to blend the image to the scene. So, choosing the right stock gives you more realistic results and sometime even better.


Step 11

Now, we have blended the image to the scene but it's colors are still not matching as well as the overall image. Here the comes the job for adjustments layer to adjust the image with existing scene. So, add a Hue/Saturation image to the waterfall as clipping mask because we don't want to affect all the layer.step-011

Step 12

Continue blending the waterfall by applying a Brightness/Contrast and Photo Filter adjustment layer.


Here are the results.


Step 13

Add a Color Balance adjusments layer to the scene. See the image for setting.


Result should be similar to this.


Step 14

Load the birds brush in Photoshop. Paint some birds using the bird brushes. I have used the 2500 pixels to paint the birds.


Step 15

Create a new layer to make light source and name it 'Light'. Grab the brush tool by pressing (B) on the keyboard and set the opacity and flow to 100%. Change your foreground color to #163d65 and paint a big stroke as shown in the image below.


Change the blend of light source layer to Linear Dodge and reduce the opacity to 34%. Here are the results. I also painted some lights on top corners.


Step 16

Extract the crow using your favourite selection tool and place it to the main document. I also applied a Gaussian Blur filter to the crow by selecting Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with the 1.2 radius. Feel free to place the crow anywhere in the document.


Step 17

Add a Brightness/Contrast and Photo Filter adjustments layer to the crow.


You can see the result below.


Step 18

Add a Color Balance adjustment layer to the crow.


Here are the results.


Step 19

Now, we'll create fog. To do this, create a new layer and grab the brush tool with opacity and flow to 30%. Change your foreground color to #b5b9bd and paint as shown in the image below.

Pages: 1 2 3

90% Off Cyberpunk Preset Bundle

Make your artwork look like they're from an alternate universe. These Cyberpunk presets work with Photoshop (via the Camera Raw filter) and Lightroom. Download all 788 presets for 90% off.

16 comments on “Create This Dark Matte Landscape Composite in Photoshop”

  1. Hi everyone apologies for broken stock images links.
    I just checked the mountains image link, stock provider has removed it from DA (I don't know why). Crow is from and they just upgraded their website with new design and all the id of images has been changed.
    New link for crow is here

    You can also download psd file for mountains image.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *