How to Create a Mountainous Matte Painting in Photoshop



Step 38

Take tree 4 and situate it at the top right of our picture, transform to get the look below:


Make color and brightness of this tree fit the background with Color Balance and Curves:



Step 39

We finished adding all elements. Now it’s time for blending. Create some adjustment layers on the top.

Gradient Map:


Lower opacity of this Gradient Map layer to 20%.

Color Balance:





Step 40

I use two new layers and take soft brush with color #f3ebe1 to make some mist and brighten the top of picture, especially the left. I set the first layer to Soft Light 30% and the second to Overlay 70%:



Final Results


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Tutorial by Jenny Le

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– Jenny

20 thoughts on “How to Create a Mountainous Matte Painting in Photoshop”

  1. Очень замечательный урок!:) Делаю с огромным удовольствием!:) Правда остановился на 33 шаге, не могу сообразить где эта часть горы которую нужно вставить в правый угол на передний план. Уже измучился и не пойму как тут разобраться:) Просидел над этим куском горы уже весь день:)) Неужели тут придётся вырисовывать… так скажем проявить смекалку…)

    1. I don’t understand where have you found (seen) the steps in this tut.?
      sorry, but I can’t see them(
      hope you help me

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