Here comes a little tricky part. Adjust the Fuzziness meter to the point where you can begin seeing the forest part as black color, the other as white and grey color. Hold Shift and left click on the white and grey part until they all turn into white like the image below.
After you can see the forest part clearly in black, click OK. Photoshop will automatically select the white part after that. Right click on the image and choose Select Inverse to switch to the forest part.
Hit Ctrl + J and bam! You have the forest extracted clean and nice.
Step 6 – Place The Forest
Having our forest extracted, place it into our document, behind the Hill. Layer Mask some part of the forest like below.
Apply following adjustment layers to the forest.
Brightness/Contrast – Hue/Saturation – Exposure
And this is what we have
Step 7 – More Dead Forest!
Duplicate the Forest and place it to the left, erase some part of it like this
We’re done with the forest, lets move on!
Step 8 – The Witch House
Place the Witch House image like below, place it under the Hill layer.
Go to the House layer’s Blending Option and do a little change to Inner Shadow.
And some adjustment layers, of course!
Levels – Brightness/Contrast – Hue/Saturation
The Witch House has been greatly blended with the whole image.
Step 9 – Create Light From The House
We will add some nice touch for the house by creating glowing light from the house’s windows. Create a new layer, grab the Pen Tool and start draw the window-shape on the house’s window.
Fill the path you’ve just drew with White color by right click on the path and choose Fill Path, choose White as Content Use.
Go to the layer’s Blending Option and do some changes to Inner Shadow and Outer Glow.
After that, go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur, apply 1px and this is what we will have
Step 10 – Create A Windowpane
We just can’t leave the bare window like that so that’s why we will make a windowpane. Grab the Rectangular Tool and draw a rectangular shape, fill it with Black.
Repeat the previous step but rotate the shape to horizontal to create a cross shape.
Merge 2 shape layers into one by holding Ctrl + left click on those two and right click, choose Merge Layers. Apply some Blending Option to the layer.
After that place the Cross Shape layer on the window, right click on the layer and choose Create Clipping Mask so that the cross will stay inside the window.
Repeat Step 9 and 10 with all the other windows.
Create a new layer and grab a soft brush with color #f59d12 and paint on all the windows.
Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light, reduce the Opacity to 50 – 60%
Step 12 – Light Reflection From The House
We need to add one more light effect for the house. Create a new layer and get the Rectangular Tool again too draw the following shape, fill it with color #f39e14.
Hit Ctrl + T to open Transform Tool, use Distort to bend the shape like this
Then go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur with 3.0px Radius. Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light with 50% Opacity.