Photo Manipulation

Create This Surreal Scene of Waterfall Mountains with Adobe Photoshop

Step 50

Create another layer and name ‘Light 3’. Use the same setting in previous step, paint a brush stroke (use half of the brush) at the right top corner. This will add lights on the right side mountains.

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Change the blend mode to Linear Dodge and reduce the opacity to 63%. Here are the results with added lights on top right of the scene.

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Step 51

Create a new layer again and name it ‘Light 4’. Then paint some more lights in the middle of the mountain (right side) with same setting in step 48.

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Change the blend mode to Color Dodge.

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Step 52

Duplicate the ‘Light 4’ layer and but this time reduce the opacity to 58%.

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Step 53

Create a last new layer and name it ‘Light 5’. Paint some more lights as shown in the image below.

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Change the blend mode to Color and reduce the opacity to 53%. Now we are done with light effects and we’ve pretty much good results for light effects and we’ll also enhance them in further steps.

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Step 54

Create a new layer and name it ‘Birds’. Using the birds brushes paint some birds on the scene ( I’ve used 2500 pixels birds brush and feel free to choose your own birds brush).

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Step 55

Download the lens flare pack and choose the optical flare (26). Then place it as shown in the image below. We’ll use the lens flare as a light source.

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Step 56

Change the blend mode of lens flare to Screen and here are the results.

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Step 57

As you can see in red circle that lens flare parts are over the model and I don’t want that. So add a layer mask to lens flare and then hide the unwanted parts of it.

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Here are the results after masking and I also hided the parts of lens flare over the eagles.

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Step 58

Add a Levels and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers to lens flare. By adding Leves adjustment layer you’ll get rid from hard edges of lens flare and by using Hue/Saturation you’ll change the color of lens flare to yellow from blue.

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Here are the results with a nice glowing light source.

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Step 59

Everything is set now and we are heading towards the end of tutorial. Now we’ll finalize the entire scene using Final Adjustment layers. So add a Brightness/Contrast layer (above all the layers) to entire scene. Here are the settings.

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Here are the results.

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Step 60

Add a Selective Color adjustment layer to the scene. Here are the settings.

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Here are the results.

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Step 61

Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer to light up the entire scene.

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Change the blend mode of Gradient Map to Color Dodge and reduce the opacity to 37%. Here are the results

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Step 62

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer. Here are the setting.

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Reduce the opacity of Color Balance to 62%. Here are the results..

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Step 63

Finally add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to the scene.

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Here are the results.

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Hide the selected effect of Brightness/Contrast to reduce the brightness of upper parts of scene.

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Final Results

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Download the PSD

Tutorial by Bunty Pundir

profileThanks for following the tutorial. I hope it’s not difficult for you. I’m a self-taught artist from India and you can follow me on Facebook for more artworks and Photoshop tutorials. I’d also love to hear you feedback and comments on tutorial. Please do let me know if I missed anything in tutorial or if you baffled in any step.
– Bunny
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