Adding Dead End Sign

Step 11

Open up the dead sign in Photoshop and extract its background using selection tool.


You may notice that sign board is incomplete due to its bottom parts. To fix this create a new and then activate the Clone Stamp Tool (S) and clone it’s below parts to make it complete. Take your time while cloning the sign board and once you’ve done this you’ll have the sign board as shown below image.


Now place it to the main document and place it either right or left side of the road.


Step 12

I used a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to reduce the saturation and lightness of sign.


Step 13

Make a Curves adjustment layer to decrease the lightness of sign.


Step 14

The sign doesn’t seem to have the shadow, so make a new layer under the sign. Use a soft round black brush to paint the shadow for sign board. Use the below image for reference.


Step 15

Select all the sign board layer (including adjustment layer and shadow layer) and then duplicate it by pressing CTRL + J . Now use the Transform Tool (CTRL + T) to transform it smaller to make it farther from the previous one.


Step 16

Duplicate it one more time and place it farthermost from the previous ones.


Final Adjustments

Step 17

It’s time for Final Adjustments. Add a Photo Filter adjustment layer to add warm color tones to entire scene. Don’t forget to make it above all layers.


Reduce its opacity to 56%.


Step 18

Hide the effect of Photo Filter on the road and sing board. Use a soft round black brush to hide the effect from the selected area.


Results after masking the effect:


Step 19

Make a Curves adjustment layer to increase the brightness of entire scene (mostly on highlight parts).


Reduce the opacity of Curves to 50%. Results:


Step 20

Finally make a Color Balance adjustment layer to colorize the entire scene.


Here are the Final Results :



Thanks for following the tutorial and I hope that you’ve learned something new today. If you have any question regarding tutorial then do let me know through the comments and I’ll happy to help you.


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