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In this lesson I’ll tell you how to create fantastic landscape using several pictures and your own hands. Combination of two themes, sea and space, promises to give a very interesting result. Resources: Sea: http://NiPaZu.deviantart.com/ Sky: http://electribe.deviantart.com/ Planets: http://Faei.deviantart.com/, http://moon_media.deviantart.com/, http://ezkexis.deviantart.com/ Step 1. We will begin with the size of our linen. At first – [...]

In this lesson I’ll tell you how to create fantastic landscape using several pictures and your own hands. Combination of two themes, sea and space, promises to give a very interesting result.

Resources:
Sea: http://NiPaZu.deviantart.com/

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS2

Sky: http://electribe.deviantart.com/

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS2

Planets: http://Faei.deviantart.com/, http://moon_media.deviantart.com/, http://ezkexis.deviantart.com/

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS2

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS2

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS2

Step 1.
We will begin with the size of our linen. At first – vertical location. Secondary, the pictures, which are prepared for our work, will help us to define the size.
Step 2.
We cut out a part of the picture with the sea landscape and place it on the canvas.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 3.
We’ll take sky from another picture. We’ll place it on the sheet, by means of Eraser Tool we will neatly touch up the line of connection between two pictures.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 4.
Something is missing on horizon. We’ll try to add mountains. We’ll insert them between layers with sky and sea (the layer with sea, certainly, is higher; so it will cover the lower line of mountains).

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 5.
With Burn Tool we’ll darken mountains. Now look at the following tunings: Range-Shadow, Exposure-50%.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 6.
We’ll increase exposure to 70% and darken the upper area of water (kind of brush-soft, big size).

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 7.
We’ll lower exposure to 60% and darken the lower part of sky. We have to work neatly, not to injure the clouds.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 8.
We’ll decrease the Size of brush, and Range of the Tool we change to Midtones. By one motion on the horizontal line (pressing “ctrl”) we’ll darken lower part of mountains.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 9.
Now we pass to sky. We place the picture of planet on the canvas. By means of Eraser Tool we’ll wipe up all superfluous areas, because clouds are nearer to us, and through them it must not be visible.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 10.
We change the Blending Mode of layer with the planet to Screen, Fill: 100%.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 11.
The upper right corner seems empty. We’ll correct it by placing there another planet, but a little smaller.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 12.
We change the Blending Mode of layer with the second planet to Screen, Fill: 100%.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 13.
Now we’ll change the color of mountains by means of Brush Tool in color regime. The color of brush has to be dark blue, nearer to black.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 14.
In the options of layer we will lower Fill to 50%, to make mountains more transparent.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 15.
We’ll add the picture of another little planet. Than we dispose it above that big one, in order to seem that it is smaller, but nearer to us.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 16.
We change the Blending Mode of layer to Screen, Fill: 100%. With Burn Tool (Range – midtones, Exposure – 50%) we’ll darken the lower and upper part of firmament.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 17.
We’ll increase Exposure to 60% and we’ll make water darker.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 18.
We’ll return Fill: 100% in tunings of the layer with mountains that it was more comfortable to work with them.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 19.
We choose Eraser Tool and, pressing “ctrl”, we make one horizontal motion on the line of connection of mountains and water. Than we take Smudge Tool and we spread clouds neatly (by very short horizontal motions).

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 20.
Well, mountains are selected somehow from the general picture. They are not enough detailed. We’ll correct this by means of Sharpen Tool.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 21.
In tunings of the layer with mountains we’ll lower Fill to 85%.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 22.
With Smudge Tool we’ll spread mountains a little (The motions must be horizontal!).

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 23.
By means of the Brush Tool (using the same navy blue shade) with Opacity 20% we’ll paint out the foundations of planets (we make it on the clean layer).

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 24.
We take Eraser Tool and wipe up neatly superfluous (those areas which we can’t see because of the clouds).

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 25.
By means of the Dodge Tool (Range – highlights, Exposure – 100%) we will light up mountains. One smooth motion of brush will be enough for the desired effect.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 26.
Now we take Blur Tool and with one even horizontal motion transform mountains. To make it easier and quicker, you have to press “ctrl”.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 27.
By means of Eraser Tool you have to do lower part of mountains more transparent.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 28.
Between layers with sea and mountains we add a new layer, draw on it an even white horizontal line, in thick somewhere 5-6 pixels. Then we take Smudge Tool and spread it, converting into fog.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 29.
By means of Dodge Tool (Range- midtones, Exposure-50%) we will light up the overhead part of water.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 30.
It is time to work above the quality of our collage. It is more comfortable to do all these corrections on a whole picture. Therefore we save our collage as jpg file, and then open it in Photoshop. So, first we change adjustments of Brightness (-15) and Contrast (+5) – you do it in the Image- Adjustments- Brightness/ Contrasts menu.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 31.
Then we press “ctrl” + “B” and put tuning, as it is shown on pictures 1, 2, and 3. Into Image- Adjustments- Brightness/Contrasts and Shadow/Highlights menu we put tunings as it is shown on pictures 4.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

Step 32.
Let’s take Dodge Tool (Range- Highlights, Exposure-18%) and will make some areas of sky brighter. We will add stars. For this purpose we take the ordinary brush of little size and draw them on all firmaments, except for areas, where we can’t see them because of planets and clouds.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS
Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

That is all. Use your fantasy. I hope that this lesson was interesting.

Create fantastic landscape in Photoshop CS

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43 Responses

05.01.08

thx sergio, i like your idea

05.01.08

Love planets tuts :)

05.01.08

is goed, pieeee ik vin mooi!

05.01.08

Beautiful and very interesting.

05.01.08

its excellent.

05.01.08

ummmm its not that good cuz you have to tell us where to go and how to get the sea on the sky

05.01.08

Mind Blowing What a Imagination, Superb

05.01.08

Very Nice Tutorial Dude.. Keep posting..

05.01.08

it’s excellent

05.01.08

This was a very good tut, I didn’t read it at all and I went again and made my own project using this idea as the basics. this is what my outcome was.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a201/mlicot/HardcoreDesigns.png

05.01.08

Very interesting lesson. I will necessarily try to make it. Thanks.

05.01.08

WOW ! You could sell that to George Lukas, ja! I like it.
5 Stars.

05.01.08

Nice very good

05.01.08

Nice!! But where did you get the mountains? D: loolol

05.01.08

nice tut.
i think it has a better atmosphere without the
mountain background, but that’s just me.
very good tho.

05.01.08

it is too beautiful and informative

05.01.08

very nice and beautiful

05.01.08

i am from ethiopia it is helpe full not only for me but olso for the other frindes tanx mack

05.01.08

wow its great

05.01.08

You did a very nice job on the sky and planets, however, the ocean looks like it’s totally a seperate picture.

Does not match or blend with the sky and planets at all.

No reflections of the clouds or anything on the water.

The water part of the picture is HIGHLY unreal and bad.

Maybe you should stick to planet and sky tutorials.

Well, I guess you couldn’t do that either as you have to use Other Peoples planets in “your” work.

05.01.08

it was superb keep it up amazing

05.01.08

i have to agree with john here. The sky is great but the ocean looks a little lost on this pic

05.01.08

Would be a great tutorial if it was explained completely… For instance I’m missing the point on how to create the mountains. Maybe this is for more advanced users?

05.01.08

NIce article. Really nice! But i think that you could give some more info on a couple of points. However, keep on developing your great site! :)

05.01.08

Nice outcome, that was fun – thank you for the tut!:) I agree w/some of the posters above though – explaining your process with screenshots of Photoshop would be a good idea. Also, where to source pics (stock.xng, etc).

05.01.08

Can you make a tutorial on how to make the planet with the detail level in this picture?

These are some very nice planetary graphics.

I feel like I’m already on another planet. Good work.

05.01.08

It should be really better: the ground does not match the sky at all. Like it’s night on the upper part and it’s morning on the lower one…

05.01.08

They definetely look cool!What version of photoshop did you use?

05.01.08

very nice tutorial

Thank you for a such technique you gave.

05.01.08

wallevar!!!…x luv u lotz lollage

05.01.08

AWESOME! I am impressed! My outcome isn’t as good as this but definitely nice tutorial! :)

05.01.08

The images are magnificent. I wish I have the skills like yours. I will also try recreate the fantastic image using the step by step guide to create a beautiful output.

05.01.08

Amazing, Great tutorials, thanks

05.01.08

I did this tutorial and I really enjoyed it, I’ve made sure to link back to here and the photos I used (most I chose my own)! Thanks x

05.01.08

This is definitely a one of a kind picture it is beautiful but i also agree with some of the people on here u could have doe a better job on the water but other than that i think it is brilliant!!!

05.01.08

This is really cool.. Thank you for sharing…

Wow, I love the step by step tutorials on this. I love to try one. A big thanks for sharing this tutorial. Keep it up.

05.01.08

Great, i love it, thank you

thanks for this tutorial. now I can try it. but i want to change with other background

I will download all the images including the instruction… this is really a great help and tips on how to do photo effects… Kudos to you bro!

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