Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the final touches, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: Mushroom House.
- Now that we look at the overall scene…once we think we're done,…there's always something extra that needs to be done.…Looking at it we see that these little edges here…are kind of light in there…so that's the first thing we're gonna tackle.…I go to the forest which is that layer there,…and using my burn tool I'm gonna…kind of punch it up a little bit.…I'm gonna set up that exposure just a little bit more.…I'm gonna go in there and just darken those edges,…right in there just darken that stuff up,…right in there, see, darken that all up,…all those darker edges, and in there,…let's darken that up.…
They're in shadow way back there, there they are.…Finally, now that we see that, also here this brightness,…this brightness of the mushroom itself.…Everything's got this golden glow from the lanterns,…and we got this really bright color in here.…So what we're gonna do is we're gonna go…to the mushroom one last time to the stem here.…We got a shading layer that gave us that shading,…but we want to now give it that little glow.…
- Collecting images for your artwork
- Compositing photos
- Adding color
- Lighting and shading
- Cleaning up