In this tutorial I will explain how to create a beautiful landscape with a sunset. I used several images that you can take from the archive.
Step 1. To start, open the image with the sunset. Change the name of the layer to “Sky 1”.
Step 2. Now remove the extra areas, leaving only the sky. And that’s what you should do.
Step 3. Create a copy of the “Sky 1” layer and name it “Sky 2”, and go to the layer you just created.
Turn off the visibility of the “Sky 1” layer (click on the eye icon to the left of the layer name).
Using the tool Rectangle selection (Rectangular Marquee Tool), select the top area of the image and delete it using the Backspace or Delete keys. You should have something like this.
Step 4. Rotate the “Sky 2” layer 180 degrees using the command Edit – Transform – Rotate 180 degrees (Edit – Transform – Rotate 180 *). Flip horizontally. Edit – Transform – Flip horizontal (Edit – Transform – Flip Horizontally).
You can erase some areas in the area where the images overlap to give a more realistic look.
Step 5. Combine the layers “Sky 1” and “Sky 2” together and name the resulting layer “Sky”.
Open the image with the hills.
Step 6.Copy the open image to a new layer and name it “Hills”, go to this layer.
Adjust the size of the picture with the hills to the size of the image of the sky Edit – Free transform (Edit – Free Transform). You should have the following:
Step 7. Now hide the blue sky on the “Hills” layer using masks.
Step 8. Turn off the visibility of the sky layer. Your image should look something like this.
Step 9. Now we give the hills more color. Image – Adjustments – Curves (Image – Correction – Curves)
Image – Adjustments – ColorBalance (Image – Correction – Color Balance)
Midtones: Red + 60.
Highlights: Red + 10, Yellow – 10.
Shadows: Red + 10, Yellow – 10.
As a result, that’s what we get.
Step 10. Turn on the visibility of the “Sky” layer, set the “Hills” layer to active
Now you can make the hills darker like me. But if you like their real look, then skip this step and go on to the next one.
Image – Adjustments – Curves (Image – Correction – Curves)
Step 11. Open the image with the wigwam and copy it to a new layer of our image. Name this layer “Wigwam 1.” Hide the remaining layers. Now, using the mask, we hide all the elements of the image, leaving only the wigwam itself.
Step 12. Use soft brush 100 pixels and tool BurnTool (dimmer) begin to darken the left side of the wigwam. Since this is just the dark side, you should not overshadow it too much.
Now, using DodgeTool (clarifier) and the same brush size, we will begin to lighten the right side of the wigwam.
Step 13. Renovate the “Wigwam 1” layer on top of other layers.
Create a new layer with the name “Color”. Take with the tool Eyedropper tool (Pipette) any color around the setting sun. Select a soft brush with a size of 45 pixels, an opacity of 50% and start painting with this brush on the wigwam from the right side to the middle. This will give a more realistic look to our image.
Step 14. Make two copies of the “Wigwam 1” layer. And name them Wigwam 2 and Wigwam 3, respectively.
Using the tool TransformTool (Arbitrary Transformation) reduce the size of the new wigwams and arrange them in the same way as below.
Use the tool Dodgetool , to lighten the right side of the central wigwam. Using tool Burn tool , darken the rightmost wigwam. It should be darker, since its visible side is not illuminated by the sun.
Step 15. Now we will make the wigwam shadows.
Create a new layer called “Shadows”. For left and middle wigwams, draw a shadow using a soft brushes 45 pixels in size and opacity 70%.
Now we have to draw a shadow for the right wigwam.
Create a copy of the layer with this wigwam. Select the new layer by clicking on its icon while holding down the Ctrl key, and fill the selection with black.
Then run the following commands:
Edit – Transform – Rotate 180 degrees (Edit – Transform – rotate 180 degrees)
Edit – Transform – FlipHorizontal (Edit – Transform – Flip Horizontal)
Reduce the layer’s opacity to 75% and move the shadow below the wigwam so that it really looks like a shadow. Combine this layer with the “Shadows” layer.
All shadows are created.
In this lesson is over. I hope it will be useful to you.
Thank you for your attention, and good luck!