In this Photohop Tutorial I'll show you how to create a Christmas night landscape photo manipulation. We'll go through manipulating techniques, creating lightings and working with group. Resources needed: Background LINK Foreground LINK Pines LINK House LINK Snowman LINK Door LINK Fence LINK Lamp LINK Deer 1 LINK Deer 2 LINK Deer 3 LINK Christmas lights LINK Snow brushes LINK
Make change for color of deer 3 with adjustment layers.
I use soft black brush to reduce hightlight on his horn and body as they're bright already (on Hue/Saturation 2 layer mask)
Open pine stock. Isolate it from background and situate it at foreground and hide the left side:
Apply Gassian Blur with 4 px:
Duplicate this layer, move to the right. I choose to hide a part of right side and show all of the left:
Call these layers "pine 1", "pine 2".
Make group for these pines layers and remember to change group mode to Normal 100%. Now create some adjustment layers to make color of the pines fit the rest:
Extract snowman and move him to the right, make shadow:
I use Color Balance and Curves to change color of snowman.
I make change for color and lightness with some adjustment layers on the top.
I decrease dark contrast on some pine on the left with soft black brush on Curves layer mask:
To create light focus I use a new layer , take Radiant Gradient with default colors (black and white):
Change the mode to Soft Light 100% and use layer mask to reduce dark contrast on the top of mountain and sky:
To brighten some elements on ground, I use soft white brush and paint on the right of the house, deer 1, deer 2 as I think they should be brighter. Change the mode to Soft Light 100%:
Open lamp stock. I take this lamp part:
Place it above the door:
In this step we'll make light on the house. Make a new layer and use soft brush with color #7a6616 to paint on windows, lamp and on the ground. Change the mode to Linear Dodge 100%:
On a new layer, I use soft brush with color #f9d597 to paint on previous light part. Set the mode to Overlay 100%: