Adding Dead End Sign
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.
I used a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to reduce the saturation and lightness of sign.
Make a Curves adjustment layer to decrease the lightness of sign.
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.
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.
Duplicate it one more time and place it farthermost from the previous ones.
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%.
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:
Make a Curves adjustment layer to increase the brightness of entire scene (mostly on highlight parts).
Reduce the opacity of Curves to 50%. Results:
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.