In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a haunted house scene. You’ll learn how to create a dark, eerie and spooky scene of the haunted house using a range of photo manipulation techniques. We’ll also learn how to manage layers, blending the elements seamlessly, creating a gloomy scene, working with groups and paying attention to minor details.
Preparing Dark Background for Haunted House
Create a new document in Photoshop with height 800px and width 1250px with the following settings:
Open the house in Photoshop and then drag it into our main document using Move Tool(V).
Place the sky image to main document. I hided the visibility of house, so you can clearly see how I placed it.
Add a Layer Mask to house image by clicking on second icon at the bottom of layer panel. Use a soft round black brush to mask the upper parts of house and keep the sky part’s visible on the top of house. Here is the image for reference :
Here are the results on the layer mask of house:
Make a Curves adjustment layer for sky and increase the contrast of sky. You can add an adjustment layer by clicking on third icon at the bottom of layer panel.