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    

By pureromance88, on January 03, 2013, under Photoshop Tutorials

Step 21

Make change for color of deer 3 with adjustment layers.


Hue/Saturation 1:




Hue/Saturation 2:

I use soft black brush to reduce hightlight on his horn and body as they're bright already (on Hue/Saturation 2 layer mask)


Step 22

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".


Step 23

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:






Color Balance:

Step 24

Extract snowman and move him to the right, make shadow:


Step 25

I use Color Balance and Curves to change color of snowman.


Step 26

I make change for color and lightness with some adjustment layers on the top.

Color Balance:




I decrease dark contrast on some pine on the left with soft black brush on Curves layer mask:




Step 27

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:


Step 28

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%:


Step 29

Open lamp stock. I take this lamp part:


Place it above the door:


Step 30

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%: