Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the sky and lightning, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
So now we're going to start to add the atmosphere. …So, first thing we need is some sky. So I'm going to go way down here to my …Layer One, which is just black. It's just to create the illusion of night …so we can see what we were doing and get that feeling of night. …So, what I'm going to do is I'm going to add a sky to it. …And I just happen to have a sky here. Look at that shot. …That's as boring as you can possibly get. But for our purposes it's going to be …just fine. So I'm going to go in here and I'm just …going to take it and copy the whole thing right into our image.…
Right there. There it is. …It falls in behind. Right? …So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go in and I'm going to do a little …transform on it. I'm going to bring it down so it's nice …size, it's going to fill up the sky that I want right through there like that. …And let's do a little Flip Horizontal, right there. …So now we have our sky just where I want, right in the this area here and now that …I see this Mountain here I might want to go in there and just maybe enlarge it …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1with Bert Monroy4h 38m Intermediate
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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