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

Use the following brush:


Next, input the following settings for the Brush tool (B):

  • Brush size: 250px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000

Now, let's paint:


The result:


Step 9: Enhance the Image's Feel using Textures

Now, we will add a texture to our image to enhance the feel and the color as well. To start, open "Paper Texture 1" by wojtar stock. Once open, activate the Move tool (V) and then drag this texture to our canvas. Make sure to put it above all the layers and groups that we've created.

Position and move the texture as shown on the image below:


Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resize the texture as shown below:


Now, we will change the Blending mode of the texture to enhance its overall feel. Let's do that by left-clicking on "Normal" from the Layer window and then change it to "Soft Light". See images below:


Next, change the Opacity to 40%.

The result of the 40% Soft Light blending mode should be similar to this:


Step 10: Enhance the Overall Color of the Image

Now, in this Step we will be giving the overall image a retouch. To start, let's create a Solid Color adjustment layer. To do that, first click on the "Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button".


Once this button opens, click on "Solid Color".


Now, input the following on the Solid Color # box:

  • #: 000031

Now, change the Blending mode and Opacity of those layers to the following:

  • Blending Mode: Exclusion
  • Opacity: 40%

Next, let's create another Solid Color adjustment layer from the "Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button".

This time, input the following:

  • #: 573814

Change the Blending mode and Opacity to the following:

  • Blending mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 40%

Next, let's create an Exposure adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button.


When it opens, input the following:

  • Exposure: 0.00
  • Offset: +0.0015
  • Gamma Correction: 1.20

Next, let's create a Photo Filter adjustment layer.


Once open, choose the following filter:


The image should now be similar to this:


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Authors Comment


Thank you for visiting this page and using my tutorial, if you want to see more of my art works, give me a shout at my website: or you can check out my blog:

- Michael Vincent Manalo

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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.

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