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Today's Photoshop Tutorial is about how to create futuristic city landscape. We will learn some important steps dealing with combining and manipulating photos to create a landscape featuring a fantasy city with strong feels of futuristic atmosphere on it.

By Dek Wid, on April 06, 2012, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

Today's Photoshop Tutorial is about how to create futuristic city landscape. We will learn some important steps dealing with combining and manipulating photos to create a landscape featuring a fantasy city with strong feels of futuristic atmosphere on it.

 
 

Final Result Preview:

 
 
 

Step 1:

 

Open UFO craft picture with which we will create a doom for the futuristic building we are going to create.

 
 
 

Step 2:

 

Next, take Pen Tool on the tool panel. Start extracting the craft by clicking every edge of the craft to trace it. Once the path is closed, right click on the path to show path command option box. Choose make selection. Hit Shift+Ctrl+I to inverse the selection and then hit Del to clean the background.

 
 
 

Step 3:

 

After extracting the craft, we will tweak the form of the craft. Hit Ctrl+T to activate Free Transform Tool and then wrap the craft to tweak the shape. Finally, after getting the best result, clean out the unnecessary part (the writing). Use Clone Stamp to do this step.

 
 
 

Step 4:

 

Get ready to create a futuristic doom building. Take Pen Tool again. Then, hit Shift+Ctrl+N to create a new layer. Create this new layer under the doom. With the new layer selected, start creating path like shown in the illustration below. Close the path and make selection from it. Hit Shift+F5 to fill the selection. Fill it with #6b7776.

 
 
 

Step 5:

 

Now, give this shape a layer style :

 
 
 

Step 6:

 

Create another new layer under the doom and the shape layer in which we will add the other shape. Please refer back to step 4 to know what to do in this step. See the illustration below for your inspiration of what to do. For this shape, I filled it with #141414.

 
 
 

Step 7:

 

Give this shape a layer style too:

 
 
 

Step 8:

 

Again, create a new layer above the shape 2 layer created in step 6-7. Now take Rounded Rectangle Tool in the tool panel. See the illustration picture for the setting of this tool. On the new layer, create shape like the one I did. Then duplicate the shape as needed to get the result as shown in the illustration picture. Merge all the shapes into a single layer. Let just say this shape as window. Then, give this window a layer style:

 
 
 

Step 9:

 

Proceed to finish the doom building by creating the other shapes for pool and body of the building. Remember to create these shapes on a new layer for each. Finally, after creating the shapes, take Dodge Tool. We will give the shapes some highlight. Choose a very soft round brush and set the Dodge tool at 12% exposure. Stroke some part on the shapes. See illustration picture.

 
 
 

Step 10:

 

Still we will create another shape and layer style in this step almost similar to the previous steps :