Create a seascape in Photoshop

In this, you will learn how to create a fantastic landscape using several images and your own hands. Combining images such as the sea, sky and planets, you will get this picture.

The author of the lesson used images that you can find on the link to this lesson.

You can pick up your images and your result will immediately become the original work.

Step 1. Create a new document (Ctrl + N) with dimensions of 700×1000 pixels / inch.

Step 2. Select the image with the sea landscape and put it in our document.

Step 3. Take an image with the sky and also move it to our document using the tool Eraser (Eraser tool), neatly correct the line of intersection of the sky with the sea.

Step 4. The horizon seems to be empty, so we will try to add mountains there. We will insert them between the layers with the sky and the sea (the layer with the sea is, of course, higher, so we hide the lower line of the mountains).

Step 5. Tool Dimmer (Burn Tool) we darken the mountains. The settings are as follows: – mode Shadow (Shadows), Exposition (Exposure) 50%.

Step 6. Will increase Exposure (Exposure) up to 70% and on the layer with the sea darken the upper area of ​​the water (soft brush of large size).

Step 7. Take the tool Dimmer (Burn Tool), lower Exposure (Exposure) at 60% and darken the lower part of the sky. You must work carefully so as not to damage the clouds.

Step 8. Reduce the size of the brush tool Dimmer (Burn Tool) and change the mode to Mid tones (Midtones). One movement along the horizontal line (hold the key Ctrl) we will obscure the lower part of the mountains.

Step 9. Now go to the sky. We place the image of the planet on our document. Using tool Eraser (Eraser Tool), we wipe out all unnecessary areas, because the clouds are closer to us and through them should not be visible part of the planet.

Step 10. Change the layer overlay mode with the planet to Lightening (Screen), Fill (Fill) 100%

Step 11. The upper right corner seems a bit empty. Fix it by placing another planet there, but a bit smaller.

Step 12. Change the layer overlay mode from the second planet to Lightening (Screen) Fill (Fill) 100%.

Step 13. Now change the color of the mountains with the tool Brush (Brush) mode Chromaticity (Color). The color of the brush should be dark blue, closer to black.

Step 14. In the layer options we will lower fill (Fill) 50% to make the mountains more transparent.

Step 15. Add another image with a small planet. Place it above the layer with the large planet, so that it seems as if a small planet is located closer to us.

Change the blending mode for the layer to Lightening (Screen). Fill(Fill) 100%

Step 16. Tool Dimmer (Burn tool) mode Mid tones (Midtones), Exposition (Exposure) – 50%) we obscure the lower and upper part of the firmament.

Step 17. Will increase Exposure (Exposure) by 60% and on the layer with the sea we will make the water darker.

Step 18. Refund fill (Fill) 100% in the settings of the layer with the mountains to make it more convenient to work with them.

Step 19. Choosing a tool Eraser (Eraser Tool) and holding the key “WITHtrl”On the mountain layer, draw a horizontal line on the line connecting the mountains and water. Adjust the opacity of the instrument.

Step 20. So, now the mountains fit into the big picture. But they are not detailed enough. We will fix this with a tool. Sharpness (Sharpen Tool).

Step 21 In the settings of the layer with the mountains we will lower fill (Fill) 85%

Step 22 Tool Finger (Smudge Tool) with a little intensity, we will spread a little mountain (the movement should be horizontal!).

Step 23 Using tool Brush (Brush) (use the same dark blue tint as in step 13) with Opacity 20% we will paint over the base of the planets (let’s do it on a new layer!).

Step 24 Take the tool Eraser (Eraser Tool) and wipe gently the extra areas on the layers with the planets in those places that we can not see because of the clouds.

Step 25. Using tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool, in mode Shine (Highlights) Exposition ((Exposure – 100%) we will lighten the mountains. One light brush movement will be enough for the desired effect.

Step 26. Now take the tool Blur (Bloor Tool) and one horizontal movement of the mountains. To facilitate this action, you must click “Ctrl”And hold the line.

Step 27. Using tool Eraser (Eraser tool) make the bottom of the mountains more transparent.

Step 28. Between the layers with the sea and the mountains, add a new layer, draw a white line, the line width is about 5-6 pixels. It is necessary to lower the opacity of the layer, then take the tool Finger (Smudge Tool) and smear the line, transforming it into a fog.

Step 29. Using tool Clarifier (Dodge tool) mode – Mid tones (Midtones), Exposition (Exposure 50%) we will lighten the upper part of the water on the layer with the sea.

Step 30. It’s time to improve the quality of your collage. This will be after you merge the layers. So save your collage as an image (jpg file) and then open it in Photoshop.

And so, first change the settings. Brightness (-15) and Contrast (+5) Brightness \ Contrast. You can do this in the menu Picture > Correction, menu Brightness / Contrast (Brightness / Contrasts).

Step 31 Next, we go to Picture > Correction > Color balance (Image – Adjustments – Color Balance) and use such settings, although the settings for your option may be somewhat different.

Step 32 Then go to the menu Picture >Correction >Light / Shadows (Image – Adjustments- Shadow / Highlights) and set such settings. Settings may vary for your image.

Step 33 Using tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool) mode Light (Highlights) Exposure (Exposure) 18%), we will make some areas of the sky brighter.
You can also add stars. To do this, we take the usual small brush and draw stars on all the heavenly vaults, except for areas where we can not see them because of the planets and clouds.

And here is the end result, I hope that this lesson will be interesting to you. Use your imagination!

This is the picture I got.

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