Step 33

Make a new layer under the hill one. Use soft black brush with opacity about 70% to paint under the hill to make shadow for it on the cave:

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Step 34

To fix some parts on the hill I used Clone Tool on a new layer with Clipping Mask:

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After cloning I found them a bit blurred. To correct it, go to Filter-Sharpen-Unsharp Mask and fill the following values:

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Step 35

Use Curves to darken the hill:

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As you see on the final result preview, the main light comes from top center . So on Curves layer mask I erased the higher part of the hill that’s nearer the sky (to keep it brighter) and keep the lower part darker (don’t erase or just erase with lower brush opacity ).

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Step 36

Apply Photo Filter to change color of the hill a little:

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Step 37

Open sky 1 stock. Choose sky part and place it on the top (the black part), set this layer above the background and under underground group. I rotated it and tweaked it a little:

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Use layer mask to remove unnecessary edges:

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Step 38

To make sky look smoother, go to Filter-Noise-Dust & Scratches:

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I named this layer “main part”.

Step 39

Copy a part from sky stock and put it at the left side of the main part, resize to be smaller:

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Remove hard edges of this part with layer mask:

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I called this layer “part 2”.

Step 40

Add another part from sky stock to our picture. I placed it at the top right, used layer mask, applied Dust & Scratches filter with same settings in step 38:

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Step 41

Continue adding another sky part. Move it to the right corner of the sky, apply Dust & Scratches filter and layer mask:

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Step 42

Make group for these sky parts, name it “sky 1” or whatever you want. Use Curves to change color of sky 1:

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Apply erasing job on Curves layer mask:

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Step 43

Make a Color Balance layer within this group:

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Erase on Color Balance layer mask again with brush with opacity about 45%:

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To add more details to the sky, I used sky 2 stock. Place it over sky 1 and change the mode to Soft Light 100%:

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Name this layer “sky 2”.

Use layer mask to reduce some details of the sky 2:

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Step 45

Apply Dust & Scratches filter with radius 2 px:

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I used a Color Balance layer for sky 2:

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Step 47

Continue with a Selective Color layer:

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Step 48

Darken the sky a little with Curves:

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Step 49

I used a Levels layer to darken the sky 2 again. Then I erased the top center of the sky to keep it brighter than the sides:

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Step 50

Make a new layer on the top of layers. Use soft white brush with 50% opacity to paint on the top center of the sky. Change the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100%:

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Step 51

New layer and use soft brush with color #f7d17f to paint on the top center of sky again. Lower opacity of this layer to 30%:

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Step 52

Open tree stock. Take its trunk and put it on the top of the hill after scaling:

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Use layer mask to blend the tree with the grass:

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