How to Create an Outdoor Fantasy Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create an Outdoor Fantasy Manipulation in Photoshop
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Step 5 - Working with the scenery

Then find a background. I like to mix different images to create a background, in this case the picture I used as a "base" was this one.

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Step 6 - The power of the Gradient Tool

Add a new layer and make a gradient in that layer with green and white. And the choose opacity as 80% also fill 80%.

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Step 7 - A touch of Gaussian Blur

Add another layer with a waterfall and trees in screen mode and add Gaussian blur to get this result. In this image I used more Gaussian so you can see the difference, but you can use less.

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Step 8 - Adjusting of lighting

Add a new green layer and put it in screen mode with 50% of opacity to make the background brighter.

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Step 9 - The textures

Now I'm going to show you how to add some moss to the stones using a texture in soft light with 80% of opacity.

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7 comments on “How to Create an Outdoor Fantasy Manipulation in Photoshop”

  1. The link that goes to the "tree's" stock takes you to the main profile page of elenaDudina's deviantart account and I can't find the specific file you used in this tutorial. Could you possibly have a look and provide an up to date link. I'd really like to try this tutorial but I can't until I have all the stock or find an appropriate alternative :3

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