Create This Surreal and Medieval Style of a Battlefield in Photoshop

Create This Surreal and Medieval Style of a Battlefield in Photoshop

Create This Surreal and Medieval Style of a Battlefield in Photoshop
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Add adjustment layer with Hue/Saturation - green on this stock is too bright and saturated, we want to have dark, gothic mood here. Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Hue/Saturation or use marked shortcut. Next, right-click on this layer and choose "Create clipping mask" (Alt+Ctrl+G or Layer > Create Clipping Mask).

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Place again Magic fire stock and set its blending mode to "Screen". Free transform it as is shown.

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Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer... , Shift + Ctrl + N or marked shortcut). Choose big, soft round brush and draw glow from the fire. Use #f4aa0a color.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light, decrease opacity to 20%.

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Next steps will be optional - You can stop here, or just follow tutorial further to achieve other color effect.

At first, You'll cool down colors on your picture by Photo Filter. Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Photo Filter or use shortcut.

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Now, add more blue tones to work. Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Color Balance or use shortcut.

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Decrease saturation. Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Hue/Saturation or use shortcut.

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Fix yellows and reds, by using Selective color adjustment layer. Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Selective Color or use shortcut.

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Now you'll create on your image purple tones. Add Channel mixer adjustment layer go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Channel mixer or use shortcut.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light, decrease opacity to 52%.

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Add ambient lights - In your color picker set colors: #c8b998 and #232827. Then, add new adjustment layer with Gradient Map. Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Gradient Map or use marked shortcut.

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Change blending mode of this layer to Lighten, decrease opacity to 10%.

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Create vignette filter. Add new adjustment layer with Gradient fill. Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Gradient fill or use marked shortcut.

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Change blending mode to Multiply, opacity to 12%.

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Add some curves. Go to Layer > New adjustment layer > Curves or use marked shortcut.

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11 comments on “Create This Surreal and Medieval Style of a Battlefield in Photoshop”

  1. This is an *excellent* tutorial. I'm experienced in Photoshop, but a novice (at best) when it comes to photo manipulation at this level. The steps to this tutorial were baby-easy to follow, and my resulting work was nearly identical to the tutorial's. Even at individual steps, my canvas matched the photos. Not once did I have to start doing additional work to reach the same point as the tutorial. That's so rare!

    This is really the only in-depth tutorial I've followed that doesn't assume fore-knowledge, shows all the necessary elements, doesn't skip details, and thoroughly explains steps and processes without over-elaborating. And all that without asking me to pay for stock! Fantastic!

    Thank you for such a detailed and well-built tutorial, I'm on my way to see what else you've got.

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