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Creating a themed mystery photo manipulation in Photoshop can be a lot of fun. This Photoshop Tutorial will focus on blending several stock images to create a sinister island. Model LINK Hill 1 LINK Hill 2 LINK Dark sky LINK Desert wasteland LINK Cosmos LINK Lightning bolt brush LINK Tree LINK Skull LINK Flames LINK    

By Muhammad , on January 25, 2013, under Photoshop Tutorials

Final Result Preview

 

Step 1

Create a New document (Ctrl+N) Width:1936 px and Height:2272 px.

 

Step 2

Open the Dark sky stock image (Ctrl+O) and drag sky to main kanvas. As shown in screenshot below:

 

Step 3

Add layer mask and then masking in the red marked area using a soft brush # 000000.

 

The result should be similar to this:

 

Step 4

Now we will alter the color of the cloud, Go to Layer>New adjustment layer>Gradient Map. set gradient map, As shown in screenshot below:

 

Then, give another new adjustment layer: Level.

 

The result should be similar to this:

 

Step 5

Open the hill image (Ctrl + O) and then drag it to the main canvas. Resize (Ctrl + T) and position it as show the screenshot below:

 

Set Blending this layer to Darken.

 

Add layer mask and then masking in the red marked area using a soft brush # 000000.

 
 

The result should be similar to this:

 

Step 6

Open the Desert wasteland image (Ctrl+O) and then drag to main kanvas. Set blending this layer to Screen.

 

Next add a layer mask and masking in the red marked area with a soft brush # 000000.

 

The result should be similar to this:

 

Step 7

Then, open the another hill image (Ctrl+O) and drag image to main canvas, resize (Ctrl+T) position this image as show screenshot below:

 

Set Blending this layer to Darken:

 

Add layer mask and masking in the red marked area with a soft brush # 000000.

 

The result should be similar to this:

 

Step 8

Open the tree stock image and then drag to main canvas, press Ctrl+T to resize image and position as in screenshot below.

 

Step 9

Use Eraser tool to clean the bottom of tree:

 

Step 10

Next, go to Layer>New adjustment layer>Hue/Saturation, reduce saturation -81.

 

The result should be similar to this: