How to Create a Fantasy Book Scene in Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Book Scene in Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Book Scene in Photoshop
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Step 50

Choose again the round soft brush and set the color to a muddy yellow (#a7b01d). Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Paint over the areas indicated below with 20% opacity to add some color variation to our scene.

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Step 51

Open the file “Nebula”. Select all and copy paste in our scene.  Change the blending mode to Color Dodge and lower the opacity to 60%. Use a layer mask to hide the middle portion.

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Step 52

Use one of the imported moon brushes to create a white moon near the tree. Change the blending mode to Color Dodge.

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Step 53

Create a Curves Adjustment Layer and use the settings shown below. This will increase the overall contrast and darken the scene.

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Step 54

Create a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer and increase the contrast slider to 24.

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Step 55

Create a new layer from all the visible layers (Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E) and apply a sharpen effect (Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask).

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Step 56

Create again a new layer from all the visible layers but this time apply a 15px Gaussian Blur. Change the blending mode to Soft Light and lower the opacity to 53%. Add a layer mask and hide the bottom part of the effect.

As you can see bluring and changing the blending mode to Soft Light or Overlay creates a very mellow glow effect that it is perfect for this celestial scene.

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Final Results

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Download the PSD

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Tutorial by Johan Sandu

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Thank you for following this tutorial. I hope you had a good time and learned some useful Photoshop tips and techniques.

- Johan Sandu

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