How to Create a Landscape Change Effect

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Today I decided to create one unusual tutorial about landscape change effect, which you can apply for any image that you want.

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Landscape Change Effect

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Step 1

Start by opening image. Go to Image > Image size to reduce photo size to 1000px width and 669px height.

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Step 2

Copy background layer twice using Ctrl+J, turn off visibility of the background layer (click on the eye, which indicates layer visibility) and don’t touch it so far, work with the Layer 1 copy. Change blending mode on layer to Color Burn to increase saturation.

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Step 3

Copy the layer once again (Ctrl+J) and change blending mode to Screen on the second copied layer (it will be above all the layers).

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Step 4

Merge all the visible layers into one using Layer > Merge Visible (or hit Ctrl+Shift+E). After merging layers, apply Image > Adjustments > Color Balance to the layer.

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Step 5

Copy this layer using Ctrl+J and apply Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast to it.

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Step 6

Change blending mode to Saturation to this layer.

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Step 7

There should be three layers at the moment: background layer with the original image (with visibility turned off), the layer with edited image and the upper layer with very bright colors. Turn on visibility of the background layer and go to Layer > New > Layer from Background. Finally move it above all the layers.

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Step 8

Apply to this layer Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation with the following settings:

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Step 9

Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool select the left part of the picture like on image below.

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Step 10

Apply transformation to this area using Edit > Transform > Warp.

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Step 11

Then turn down the upper corner, like a page:

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Step 12

Finally you should get a result similar to this one:

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Step 13

Do the same thing to the second part of the photo.

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Step 14

Under the folded corners shade is needed, for this purpose we’ll create a new layer, assign Soft Light blending mode to it. Choose soft-edged brush, 80 px in diameter, black color (#000000), 50% opacity and with the help of Brush Tool darken the area under folded corners. At first work with one part (I worked with the right part at first).

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Step 15

To increase contrast lighten edges and corners again with Brush Tool (while lightening we shift black color to white #ffffff) as you can see on next image.

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Final Image

Apply Brush Tool again on the left part of the image and you finished this tutorial.

Landscape Change Effect

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  • kenet

    nice… very interesting

  • jessica

    was very easy to do. took me about 5 minutes to figure out the whole thing and about 10 minutes to actually figure out how to do the picture

  • cholan

    very nice……. i like….

  • Dinesh Khurana

    Superb…. thanx for such a nice trick

  • Mario

    very easy n superb. nice again a great tutorial

  • Maria

    This is absolutely fabulous, soooo easy to follow, every direction made so plain and simple, if you are new to photoshop, definitely 4 u, terrific work, more pleeeeze xx

  • http://grabthebest.info Carlos

    Once again, i think i know every single step but creativity make it unique final photo.

  • Qyrone

    Very nice, enjoyed going through that.. Learned something new, thanks :)

  • John Bosco

    It is very creative and informative. Congratulation!

  • Gordon

    Very cool effect, I’m going to have fun looking for images that I want to try this on…

  • Izaac

    lovely…

  • alex

    super cool

  • star

    really nice.. we need more example editing photos..

  • Pallu

    it’s very very nice… i am loving it!!!!

  • help!

    step 10… I haven’t those lines… help??!

  • mufumbiro

    this is new amazingly am a designer thank God someone created photoshop

  • sajid hameed

    truly very nice tutorial

  • Deepak Shriamli

    Very good and interesting.

  • Sree

    nice… very interesting! easy to follow the steps…

  • Devendra

    very nice

  • marbert

    nice one…but i have my own technique..why is that so many moves …nevertheless well done.

  • http://www.hughbanksdesign.com Chris Hughbanks

    Nice.. I used this techniques and changed a few, but nice basics. Thanks!

  • Herman Makundi

    It worked perfect thanks…..

  • prashant dobhal

    i am using it for first time …..it is so easy and clear ,,,,,thank you,,,

  • http://facebook RAVI SHARMA

    realy great work ..i impressed.

  • subhasrathi

    Very Clearly described which can be followed
    by any one – well done – hats up.
    Perfect blend and the techniques used are
    upto to mark.

  • http://www.kropped.com kropped

    Great, love the tutorial and the result!

  • marilyn

    Thanks a lot ! I really like it.

  • http://www.krishanmitra.webs.com Krishan Mitra

    thanks so on & it is a cool web site,great

  • Md. Ohiduzzaman

    it is really good tutorial.

  • Jaganathan

    Very nice. One of the best tutorial in my experience.

  • Adeel Ahmed Khan

    wow nice, great

  • http://www.student-fare.blogspot.com johirjess

    it is very nice effect………

  • http://www.goldenlogos.com goldenboyz

    the photo looks pretty different, even if the changes weren’t that extreme. great job, thanks for the tutorial

  • Yarith

    I really love it. Thanks for your valued effort.

  • mamta

    thanks for such a wonderful effort

  • Dakedakekyel

    Very nice, I like it.