Create a collage with a cup of morning coffee in Photoshop

Welcome to this new Photoshop lesson, in which, using simple methods and techniques, we will create a fantastic composition with a cup of morning coffee.

Step 1

Create a new document size 1000? 900 pixels with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch, color mode: 8-bit RGB colors.

Then, open and insert an image with stones into our work. Convert layer to Smart Object: Layer (Layers) – Smartobjects (Smart Objects) – TransformatSmartan object (Smart Object)

And apply a Gaussian Blur to the layer with stones: go to Menu – Filter (Filter) – Blur (Blur) – Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur), with a radius of 2.6 pixels.

Stand on the mask of the Smart Filter blur, take the tool Brush (Brush Tool) (B) and paint over the top, hiding the blur effect on the sky and clouds and saving it in the bottom of the landscape.

Step 2

Then create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), take the tool Brush (Brush Tool) (B), soft, large in size, and paint a light haze with white as shown in the image below.

After that, change the layer blending mode to Overlap (Overlay) and reduce it Opacity (Opacity) up to 60%.

Step 3

Now, open the coffee cup image, take the tool Fast allotment (Quick Selection Tool) (W) and highlight the cup and saucer, and if you have difficulty in selecting an object, then use the method used in this lesson (https://www.tutsps.com/post/2016/02/23 / tutoriel-photo-manipulation-paysage-mysterieux /).

Then, copy and paste the image of the cup into our work, position it as in the image below:

After that, add a layer mask by going to Menu – Layers (Layer) – Layer Mask (Layer Mask) – Show all (Reveal All), take the tool Brush (Brush Tool) (B) soft round shape and paint black on the layer mask, hiding the bottom of the saucer.

Step 4

Then, being on a layer with a cup, go to Menu – Picture (Image) – Correction (Adjustments) – Levels (Levels), set these options here:

Then go to Menu – Picture (Image) – Correction (Adjustments) – Color tone / Saturation (Hue / saturation), reduce the saturation value to -60.

Take Tool BurnTool (Fade) and paint over the image of the cup in the places indicated by the markers.

Then create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and place it below the layer with the cup. Draw a small shadow in black using a soft, translucent Brush (Brush Tool) (B).

Step 5

Now, open and paste into our work an image with a landscape, position it as in the image below:

Take the tool Eraser (Eraser Tool) (E) and erase part of the image, leaving only a few mountains in the cup.

Then, being on a layer with mountains, go to Menu – Picture (Image) – Correction (Adjustments) Color tone / Saturation (Hue / saturation), reduce the saturation value to -30, and the color tone to -7.

Step 6

Open the image of the planet Earth, copy and paste into our work, position the planet above the cup.

After that, change the layer blending mode to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 7

Open the image with Christmas trees. Do not insert it while in our work, at first we will process it a little.

Duplicate the layer (Ctrl + J), discolor it by selecting Menu – Picture (Image) – Correction (Adjustments) – Discolor (Desaturate)

Then go to Menu – Picture (Image) Correction (Adjustments) – Levels (Levels), set the settings as in the image below:

After that, go to Menu – Allotment (Select) – Color range (Color Range), using a pipette, click on the white area on the image with the Christmas trees.

Then go to Menu – Allotment (Select) – Inversion (Inverse),

to highlight the silhouette of a tree, not a white background. Well, with the help of this mini-lesson, you learned how to cut trees, the same method is used for trimming hair.

Now, go back to the original, main layer with the trees, and make a simple copy (Ctrl + C), then go back to your work, and paste (Ctrl + V) an image of the cut green Christmas trees.

Hide the extra parts of the trees, repeating the same steps that we applied to the image with the mountains.

Step 8

Then create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and paint the birds using the Birds brushes.

Translator’s Note: To install the brush, go to the menu Editing (Edit) – Sets (Presets) – Kit Management (Preset Manager), select the type of set: brush – download – select the ABR file Birds – download.

Step 9

Create another layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), load the Fog brush and draw some fog around the cup.

Create another layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), load the Smoke brushes and draw a few curls of steam over the cup.

Take Tool Eraser (Eraser Tool) (E) and erase the bottom of the smoke.

Then reduce Opacity (Opacity) layer with smoke up to 66%.

Step 10

Open and insert a light highlight in our work:

After that, change the layer blending mode to Screen (Screen).

Now, add a Curves adjustment layer by going to Menu – Layers (Layers) – New Adjustment Layer (New adjustment layer) – Curves (Curves) with these settings:

Then add another adjustment layer Search color by going to Menu – Layers (Layers) – New Adjustment Layer (New adjustment layer) –Color search (Color Lookup)

Translator’s Notetocorrection layer Color search (ColorLookup) available in Photoshop version CS6 and above. If you do not have such a function, you can skip this step, or replace it with an adjustment layer. Color tone / Saturation, reducing the saturation value to about -50.

And, finally, make a copy of the merged layers by pressing the key combination (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E), then go to Menu – Filter – Camera Raw, set the following settings:

And the final result of our lesson is a fantastic composition with a cup of morning coffee!

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