How to Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers in Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers in Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers in Photoshop
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Now, it's time to paint:

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The result:

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Next, let's darken some parts of the image. To start, create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and then name it "Darken 1".

Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:

  • Brush size: 1000px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
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Now, let's paint:

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The result of that should be like this:

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When you're done, select all the layers that you've created and press Ctrl/Cmd + G to group the layers. Once grouped, rename the layer to "Background".

Note: To rename a group, simply double-click on the words "Group 1" to prompt a text box to appear and then you may be able to rename it. See image below:

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Step 5: Add the Father and the Daughter

In this Step, we will add the traveling father and daughter. To start, let's open the stock image 767369. Activate the Magnetic Lasso Tool (L) and then create a selection area around the father and daughter. See images below:

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Once you've made the selection area, activate the Move tool (V) and drag the selected image to our canvas. Drag it and position it as shown on the image below:

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Next, we would need to lighten the father and daughter to make it blend seamlessly with the rest of the background. To do that, we would need the help of the Dodge tool (O).

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Once the tool is activated, input the following settings for it:

  • Brush size: 90px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Range: Midtones
  • Exposure: 25%
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Now, let's lighten them up:

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The result of that should be similar to this:

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Next, we will darken them. Activate the Burn tool (O):

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Once activated, input the following for its settings:

  • Brush size: 90px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Range: Midtones
  • Exposure: 25%

Now, let's Burn them:

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The result of that should be similar to this:

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Next, to make the father and daughter look more realistic on its background we would need to give them a shadow. To do that, we would simply need to duplicate the father and daughter layer. Do that by left-clicking on the layer and then press Ctrl/Cmd + J and a duplicate layer would appear above the father and daughter layer; left-click on this layer and drag it below the original layer.

Now, left-click on the duplicated layer and rename it to "shadow". To rename it, just double click on the text near the layer and a text box would appear, then you may now rename it. See image below:

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6 comments on “How to Create a Fantasy Haven for Travelers in Photoshop”

  1. I just got a copy of Photoshop and I cannot believe how much a person can do with it. These tutorials are amazing me each step of the way. The program is really in depth.

  2. Oh man, thanks!!! I'm amateur on PS, and you create this good tutorial for our, explaining ever.
    Sorry to my English, i'm from Brazil =x

    Have a nice Job!!! Thanks!

  3. Thank you so much for this great tutorial explaining every step without having the student loose track of what happened between step 1 and 2...
    I made this picture with a picture of myself, and I really learned something about exposure and adjusting lighting in cut in objects! Thanks a lot!
    If you want me to send my picture to you, just let me know.
    Victoria

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