Create This Dark Matte Landscape Composite in Photoshop

Create This Dark Matte Landscape Composite in Photoshop
Create This Dark Matte Landscape Composite in Photoshop
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Add a layer mask to the fog layer. Now, apply a cloud filter to fog layer mask by selecting Filter > Render > Clouds to create fog. Here are the results. You can also see the results on layer mask. Before applying a Cloud filter please make sure that Foreground/Background color set to black/white and fog layer mask is selected. You can set your foreground and background color to default by simply pressing (D) on the keyboard.

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Step 20

Add Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to the fog layer as shown in the image below.

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Here are the results.

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Step 21

Duplicate the fog layer(including Hue/Saturation) by pressing (CTRL + J) on the keyboard and scale it so it can cover the entire document. Here are the results. That will make the whole scene foogy and misty.

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Step 22

Now everything is set and we can proceed to the 'Final Adjustments'. So, add a Gradient Map and Photo Filter adjustment layer to the scene.

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Change the blend mode of Gradient Map adjustment layer to soft light and reduce the opacity to 65%. Here are the results.

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Step 23

Continue finalizing the scene with Color Balance adjustment layer.

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Here are the results.

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Step 24

Add a Curves adjustment layer and set the setting as shown in the image below.

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Here are the results.

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Step 25

Finally, add a Brightness/Contrast adjustments layer to the scene.

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Here are the results. Congratulation! you have create a dark matte painting in Photoshop!!!

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Final Results

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Download the PSD

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Tutorial by Bunty Pundir

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Thanks for following the tutorial. Hope you have learned something new today. I am an artist from New Delhi, India. You can view my other artworks on Facebook, Behance andDeviantart.

- Bunny

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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 freeimages.com and they just upgraded their website with new design and all the id of images has been changed.
    New link for crow is here http://www.freeimages.com/photo/crows-1336759

    You can also download psd file for mountains image.

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