Step 90

Create a Curves layer to increase contrast of the pic:

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Then do apply brush masking:

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Step 91

On a new layer, use brush with color #fff8be to paint over the hill to make it brighter with yellow light. Set the mode to Soft Light 80%:

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Step 92

With same brush, I painted on a small part to make it a bit brighter. Change the mode to Soft Light 50%:

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Step 93

New layer with brush color is #ebb356. Paint over the hill to give some light red there. I put the mode of it to Color 40%:

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Step 94

Add a new Gradient Map layer with Normal mode 60%:

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Here is result with layer mask:

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Step 95

I used two Curves layer to increase the mood of the pic. The first is for sky light , the second for the lower parts:

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Here are results of the pic after adding Curves:

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Step 96

Choose Layer-New Fill Layer-Solid Color:

Put the mode to Overlay 80% and apply masking job again. I loaded branches heart and leaves selection before brushing to keep some parts of them not to be affected by this Color Fill layer. You can see that only sky color and some leaves changed after this step:

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Step 97

Final adjustment layer – Vibrance:

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Erase the bottom half of the pic:

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Step 98

Give some misty effect on the hill with a new layer, brush color is #fff8be. I lowered opacity of it to 15%:

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Step 99

I used new layer and same brush. Make the top of sky brighter with it and change the mode to Soft Light 50%:

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Finally it’s done!

Final Results

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Tutorial by Jenny Le

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– Jenny