Dream Like

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a dark, dream-like photo manipulation in Photoshop. We’ll learn how to achieve nostalgic, dream-like scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll also learn how to change the perspective of an image using filters and then blending them into a cohesive scene. Read on and escape from the reality!

Tutorial Resources

Preparing Dark Background

Step 1

Create a new document in Photoshop with height 1500px and width of 1100px.


Placing Pier

Step 2

Open up the pier image in Photoshop and then drag it into our main document using Move Tool (V).


Step 3

Now I am going to change the perspective of pier image using Lens Correction Filter. First, convert the pier layer to Smart Objects. Now go to Filter > Lens Correction and change the horizontal and vertical perspective with the following settings:




Adding Sky

Step 4

Add a Layer Mask to pier by clicking the second icon at bottom of layer panel. Use a soft round black brush with opacity about 30% to mask the upper parts of pier.


Results after masking:


Step 5

Place the sky image under the pier. Here are the results with added clouds to the scene.


Step 6

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the color of sky little bit. Use it with following setting and you can add adjustment layer by clicking on third button of layer panel.





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