In this tutorial,I`ll show you how to create a fantasy montage in Photoshop using some stock images and brushes.The tutorial is simple but the final image looks amazing
Have a look!
Step1:Loading the image
Open Photoshop and load into it the door image.
Step 2:Cutting the door
Using the Pen Tool(P) make the selection of the door and stone floor,then paste it back.You observe that there was created a new layer with only the selection.Set the Color Overlay of the layer to white(Layer->Layer Style->Color Overlay).Now hide this layer.
Now we`ll make the door black and white.For this,go to Layer->New Adjustments Layer->Hue/Saturation and apply the next settings:
Step 4:Smoothing the door
Because of the cut of the door,the margins are sharp.We`re gonna smooth them a little bit to look nice.For this,create a layer mask for the first layer(Layer->Layer Mask->Reveal All) then with an Airbrush Soft Round paint the margins of the door.Make sure to set the foreground color to black before doing this step because you`ll not see any result if the color is not black.
Step 5:Create a sky
Using the Pen Tool(P) create a selection like in the next image then fill it with a light blue.
Now repeat the step 4 to smooth as well the margins of the blue area.
Download the Clouds Brushes and create a new layer.Select a white foreground color then paint with different clouds the blue area from the image.Use your skills and imagination to create a nice blue sky.Mine looks like in the next picture:
Step 6:Adding water
We`re gonna create a sea where the door was.For this,reveal the layer that you hide at step 2.Download the Water brushes and with a blue color start adding some water like in the picture.
Create a new layer.Then select another water brush and paint again using the same color.
Create a new layer and paint again with the water brush.Use your imagination.You can paint in your own style,not necessary with the brushes indicated by me.Choose whatever you want.In my image,I made like this:
Download the tree brush set.Now using the tree brush paint on the margins of the image some plants.
Now in the center of the image is a white area.We`ll fill this area with some clouds.So,grab the brush tool,select some clouds and paint them on the image.Use white and blue clouds to create a more real image.
Over the blue clouds,paint some white clouds like in the image:
Step 9:Adding the castle
Download the castle image and using the Pen Tool make the castle selection.After,copy the selection and paste it into the project.
Next,applying the step 4,make the margins of the castle and a little bit from it smoother.In the interior of the castle use a brush with a lower opacity.
Add an outer glow effect to the castle to look shiny.
Step 12:Adding a tree
Put a tree from the tree brush set near the castle.Creating a layer mask,use a soft brush to make it foggy.
Step 13:The road
Create a new layer and using a soft brush with a lower opacity draw a white road from the castle to the bottom of the image.
From the water brush set,select the waves and with a white color,paint them on the water.
Download the Pegasus image and with the Pen Tool,cut the horse from the image and paste it into the project.
Create a layer mask for the horse and apply the Step 4 to smooth the horse margins.Then apply an outer glow effect for the horse.
We`re done here.Hope you enjoy the tutorial and learned some new techniques.See you next time for another tut.
You can view the final image below.