How to Manipulate a Beautiful Sunset Matte Painting in Photoshop

How to Manipulate a Beautiful Sunset Matte Painting in Photoshop
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Change the blend mode of light layer to linear Dodge and reduce the opacity to 38%. Here are the results.
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Step 28

Again create a new layer then name it 'light 1'. Using the same color in previous step then paint a big stroke as shown in the image below.
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Set the blend mode of 'light 1' layer to linear dodge and reduce the opacity to 40%. Here are the results.
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Step 29

Again create a new layer then name it 'light 2' and this time paint a big stroke little bit below the last one using same color setting of previous step and here are the results.
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Change the blend mode of 'light 2' layer to linear dodge and reduce the opacity to 20%.
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Step 30

The bay layer has some unwanted parts like pillar, houses, wires etc and I don't want them. So, we'll be cleaning up such thing using clone stamp tool. Create a new layer and start cloning the parts as shown in the image below.
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Step 31

On the other side clone these parts as well.
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Here are results after cloning.
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Step 32

Open up the foliage pack and choose 'Foliage 6' then place it to left bottom corner.
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To add some depth to the scene I added a Gaussian Blur filter to the foliage 6 by selecting Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 2.7 pixel. Here are the results.
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Step 33

Add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to the foliage 6 and set the setting as shown in the image below. Also hide the selected effect of Brightness/Contrast on foliage 6.
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Step 34

Reduce the lightness and saturation of foliage 6 by adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to the foliage 6.
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Step 35

Add a Photo Filter adjustment layer to foliage.
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Step 36

Now add the foliage 1 to the document and rotate it as shown in the image.
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I also added a Gaussian Blur filter to this foliage with same setting as in step 32. Here are the results.
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Step 37

Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to the foliage 1 and on the layer mask of this adjustment layer hide the selected effect.
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Step 38

Now add a Photo Filter adjustment layer to foliage. Set the setting as shown in the image below.
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Step 39

So we have set up our landscape and it's time to head towards the 'Final Adjustments'. Paint some light with color #68421a as shown in the image below.
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Change the blend mode to Lighter Color and reduce the opacity to 27%.
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Step 40

Now start applying the final adjustments. So add a Gradient Map and Photo Filter adjustments layers to the entire scene. Set the setting as shown in the image below.
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Change the blend mode of Gradient Map to Color Dodge and reduce the opacity to 30%. Here are the results.
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Step 41

Continue finalizing the scene with Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Set the setting as shown in the image below and reduce the opacity to 14%.
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Step 42

Add the Color Balance adjustment layer to the scene. Set the setting as shown in the image below.
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Here are the results.
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Step 43

Finally, add a Selective Color adjustment layer and reduce the opacity to 80% (depends on you how much yellow tone you want to add to entire scene). Set the values as shown in the image below.
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Here are the results.
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Final Results

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Tutorial by Bunty Pundir

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Thank you for following the tutorial. Hope you like it and learned something new today. I am an artist from New Delhi, India. You can can follow me on Facebook, Behance and Deviantart for my artworks as well as for tutorials. Happy Photoshopping!!!- Bunny

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14 comments on “How to Manipulate a Beautiful Sunset Matte Painting in Photoshop”

  1. I would say: 'Is every adjustment layer necessary? I don't think so. But it was all fun to do your tutorial en I have learned a lot. Thanks again, Hans K.

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