Photoshop Tutorial: How To Create A Beautiful Indian Sunset Scenery



In this tutorial, I will guide you to create a beautiful sunset, in a rocky scene with teepees. We will use the pictures provided by Lelaina, member of pxleyes, and the picture of a teepee provided by pxleyes for a contest.
We also use The Dodge and Burn Tools, as well as Color Balance and curves, to achieve our goal.

Image of the sunset: (Use this link to download image).

http://www.pxleyes.com/images/users/L/Lelaina/474/fullsize/4a6f3af243089.jpg

Image of the hills: (Use this link to download image).

http://www.pxleyes.com/images/users/L/Lelaina/473/fullsize/4a6f382fc30ff.jpg


End result:
How To Create A Beautiful Indian Sunset Scenery Final Image

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avatar George55

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Tags:indianscenerysunsetteepee

Step 1

We'll use the picture of the sunset provided by Lelaina, member of pxleyes for this tutorial. (Thank you Lelaina).

If you did not download the picture from the link provided for you. Do the following:

Click on the right side of your mouse.

When the window opens, Save As.

Give the file a name.

Save it in a place where you can have access to it, as we'll be working with it.

Open the picture of the sky to start your work. Change the name of layer, instead of "Background", name it, "Sky 1".


Step 2

We will delete areas that we do not want in the picture.

Delete the area from the right side of the picture of the sunset.

Delete the dark area at the bottom of the picure of the sunset.

Our goal is to leave the beauty of the sky by itself.


Step 3

This is the result you should have now.

As you can see, the sky looks more beautiful.


Step 4


Make a copy of layer, "Sky 1". Name new layer, "Sky 2".

Make layer, "Sky 1" inactive. (close the eye located to the left side of the layer).

Make a rectangular selection over layer "Sky 2".

Use the Marquee Tool (M), and make a rectangular selection of the top area of the sky.


With the area selected, press the Backspace or Delete key.

You'll have something like this.


Step 5

Rotate layer, "Sky 2".

Edit - Transform - Rotate 180 degrees.

Flip Horizontal.

If there are any areas that you want to erase, there where the two images overlap, do it, just be careful in your erasing, the image of the sky has to look nice.


Step 6

Merge the layers, "Sky 1", and "Sky 2" together. Name new layer, "Sky".

This is the image of the hills, also provided by Lelaina. (Thank you).

If you did not download this image from the link provided for you, do the following:

Click over the image of the hills with the right side of your mouse.

When window opens: Save As.

Give the file a name.

Save it in a place where you can have access to it.


Step 7

Name new layer, "Hills". Open this layer.

As you can see, the image of the hills is smaller than the picture of the sky.

Use the Transform Tool (Ctrl + T), to make the picture bigger. It does not matter if the picture of the hills, overlap the picture of the sky.


Step 8

This is the way the two layers with the pictures should look.


Step 9

You can mask the sky out from the layer, "Hills".


Step 10

Make the layer, "Sky" inactive, or click over the eye, located to the left side of this layer.

Your image should look like this.


Step 11

We'll give the hills more color and some highlights.

For highlights:

Edit - Adjustments - Curves.

Input: 100
Output: 50

For color:

Edit - Adjustments - Color Balance.

Midtones: Red + 60
Highlights: Red + 10, Yellow - 10
Shadows: Red + 10, Yellow - 10


Step 12

Bring the layer "Sky" back.

You'll work over layer, "Hills".

You will give a darker look to the hills, as I did. It worked well for me to do this. It will depend in the brightness and resolution of your screen, to get a sharp and detail image. If you think the hills look nice for you, do not do the following changes.

Image - Adjustments - Curves.

Input: 200
Output: 100


Step 13

This is the picture of the teepee we'll use for our work. The picture was provided by pxleyes for a contest.

To download the picture:

Click over the right side of your mouse.

When window opens: Save Image As.

Give the file a name.

Save it in a place where you can have access to it.


Step 14

Open a new layer with the image of the teepee.

Name new layer, "Teepee 1".

Start masking the teepee as best as you can.


Step 15

This is the way the teepee should look.


Step 16

Use a 100 px soft brush. With the Burn Tool (O), start burning the left side of the teepee.

As this will be your shaded area, try not to burn it much.

Using the Dodge Tool (O), and the same brush size, start dodging the right side of the teepee. It will give the look of a highlighted area.


Step 17

Bring the layer, "Teepee 1" above layers, "Hills", and "Sky".

Open a new layer, name it, "Paint".

With a 45 px soft brush, get some colors from around the sun.

Start painting with a 50% Opacity, from the right side, to the middle area of the teepee. This will give the teepee a reflection of the sunlight.


Step 18

Make two more copies of the layer, "Teepee 1".

Drag the layer to the "Create a new layer" button, located at the bottom of the layers column. This will create a copy of layer, "Teepee 1". Name new layer, "Teepee 2". Do the same again, and this time name new layer, "Teepee 3".

Use the Transform Tool (Ctrl + T) to make the teepees smaller. Place them as it is shown in the image.

Using the Dodge Tool (O) to smooth the darkness of the teepee that is in the middle. Use the Burn Tool (O) to darken the teepee to the right. It will be darker as it is placed against the sun.


Step 19

For the shadows:

"Teepee 1", and "Teepee 3", (smaller teepee).

Use a 45 px soft brush. Opacity of 70%. Paint over a new layer, name layer, "Shadows".

For layer, "Teepee 2", (located at the right side of the picture). Make a copy of this layer. Do not name the new layer. Select the layer, (selection has to be on).

Fill the selection with black.

Edit - Transform - Rotate 180 degrees.

Edit - Transform - Flip Horizontal.

Reduce the opacity for the shadow, to 75%.

Your shadows are done! You can merge the layers, "Teepee1", "Teepee 2", and "Teepee 3" together to form one layer. Name it "Teepees". The layers with "Shadows" can be merged down to the other layer named, "Teepees". Do not change the name again, leave it as it is.

In this way, you'll have only three layers. "Sky", "Hills" and "Teepees".


Step 20

This is the end of this tutorial. I do hope you learned something from it. I appreciate your time and your patience to go through these steps to accomplish something that may help you.

I'll encourage you to read and practice some of the other tutorials we have here in this wonderful site, pxleyes.

Do not be hesitant to ask questions, if you have any doubts about anything you want to learn, ask, I will be willing to help and give you ideas.

Thank you again, and good luck!



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80 Comments:

avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

I love the simplicity of the final image, and a great tutorial! Very nice work

(4 years and 283 days ago)
avatar Alan2641
Alan2641 says:

Very nice result and a well written and detailed tutorial-- well done

(4 years and 282 days ago)
avatar loopyluv
loopyluv says:

Great!!!!!!

(4 years and 282 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

Thank you for comments and taking the time to read the tutorial, ponti55, Alan2641, loopyluv!

(4 years and 282 days ago)
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Guest says:

i wont new psd

(4 years and 281 days ago)
avatar mqtrf
mqtrf says:

Great tut, can't be more detailed

(4 years and 281 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

beautiful result and great tut

(4 years and 281 days ago)
avatar Giggles
Giggles says:

Great tut!Love the result!

(4 years and 281 days ago)
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Guest says:

Tutorial added to thewebtuts.com

(4 years and 280 days ago)
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Guest says:

Gr8 tutorial!!!!

(4 years and 280 days ago)
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Guest says:

Gr8 tutorial!!!!

(4 years and 280 days ago)
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Guest says:

thank for post

(4 years and 280 days ago)
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Guest says:

Really like the outcome. At first it looked kinda bad, but when the tipi was added it slowly came together .

(4 years and 280 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome tutorial..........thanks a lot

(4 years and 280 days ago)
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Guest says:

It's good, but one of the teepees look flat.

(4 years and 280 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very useul tut and lovely result. Yesterday i tryed it with my shots of a landscape and thatched huts and it worked too Thanks a lot!

(4 years and 279 days ago)
avatar CorneliaMladenova

And have no slightest idea why my previous comment appeared as a guest's LOL!

(4 years and 279 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks it help me out.good job

(4 years and 279 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks it help me out.good job

(4 years and 279 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome!

(4 years and 279 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

I thank you for all your comments. Cornelia, do not worry, this has happened to me some times. (Thanks for taking the time to stop by.... )

(4 years and 279 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thanks for the post.

(4 years and 278 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thanks!!! Very useful.

(4 years and 278 days ago)
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Guest says:

got to say all these posts mean something.
best possible explanation.
thanks

(4 years and 278 days ago)
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Guest says:

Beautiful and such a great result
well done form the CS5 team

http://www.photoshopcs5.co.uk/

(4 years and 277 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thanks, easy tutorial yet a nice result.. Really got to learn how to use burn and dodge tools right.

(4 years and 274 days ago)
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Guest says:

you the one

(4 years and 274 days ago)
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Guest says:

you the one

(4 years and 274 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thank you

Well written tutorial , and beautiful results

You write well so a common person can understand

i must try this soon

Talented writer talented in photoshop -

Not to be a nit , but Indians are from India

An early error Colombus made

But even other natives call them selves Indians

sometimes , so who am i to judge

beautiful tutorial

thanks

(4 years and 274 days ago)
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Guest says:

Hi George.

Ty for your time and effort writting this tutorial. The way you adjusted the Hills colors is really work of a master.

Thank you once again.

(4 years and 273 days ago)
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Guest says:

well done.........congratulations

(4 years and 273 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thanks for posting this tutorial...

(4 years and 272 days ago)
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Guest says:

great work

(4 years and 272 days ago)
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Guest says:

good idea

(4 years and 272 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow!!!!!

(4 years and 272 days ago)
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Guest says:

Really great job ! Thx a lot!!!

(4 years and 272 days ago)
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Guest says:

thank 4 u

(4 years and 271 days ago)
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Guest says:

not very helpful cant understand the steps.

(4 years and 270 days ago)
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Guest says:

itssss sooooooooooooo nice!!!!!!....u rocks!!!

(4 years and 269 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very nice

(4 years and 268 days ago)
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Guest says:

Other than we had to do it in class

(4 years and 268 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

Thank you for comments all guests and members of pxeleyes. I wish, the guest who wrote that he/her can not understand the steps for this tut. could write to me, and I would be delighted in helping, please.

George (author)

(4 years and 267 days ago)
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Guest says:

nice i love this one.. nice job

(4 years and 262 days ago)
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Guest says:

ESTA MUY TRIPIADO.....NICE!
.......PEACE!

(4 years and 262 days ago)
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Guest says:

what a master of designing! Thank you!

(4 years and 254 days ago)
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Guest says:

beautiful..
really love it
THANKS

(4 years and 253 days ago)
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Guest says:

god, god, god, god....

(4 years and 247 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial

(4 years and 239 days ago)
avatar Clinge
Clinge says:

Again I learned a lot, big THX

(4 years and 236 days ago)
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Guest says:

the colors are amazing, would love to display this tutorial on my site, very well done

http://www.OKApixel.com

(4 years and 214 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is beautiful, very easy to follow, thanks for your time.
Soteria Music LLC

(4 years and 212 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very Beautiful work...

(4 years and 198 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow! beautiful this would help a lot in my photoshop final exam.

(4 years and 197 days ago)
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Guest says:

Not sure where to find the teepee picture :/

(4 years and 193 days ago)
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Guest says:

The best and simplist to understand tutorial I have found. Now I just curious if you can do this with Gimp software since they are adding more photoshop material to it.

Thanks,
Roan

(4 years and 179 days ago)
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Guest says:

aala ists splendid

(4 years and 176 days ago)
avatar DeteCtiV
DeteCtiV says:

Simple yet effective, as well as realistic.

(4 years and 159 days ago)
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Guest says:

very nice
hameed ulklah

(4 years and 150 days ago)
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Guest says:

superb....

(4 years and 133 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow supperb.............

(4 years and 92 days ago)
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Guest says:

thx a lottttttttttttttttttttttt very nice

(4 years and 92 days ago)
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Guest says:

thx

(4 years and 92 days ago)
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Guest says:

VERY BAD PHOTHS

(4 years and 67 days ago)
avatar Disco
Disco says:

I found this tut excellent, easy to follow and IT WORKS! Mine is not as good as the original but it's not bad and I learnt a lot about adjusting colours. Thank you so much!

(4 years and 50 days ago)
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Guest says:

its a realy great job

(4 years and 7 days ago)
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Guest says:

Sir my name ia Ali from UAE i want to learn 3D max but i don't have idea my id is sayed_khan4u@yahoo.com need u r help tanx

(4 years and 7 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Great tutorial...George...I'll continue tryng!!! =P

(3 years and 322 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Great tutorial...George...I'll continue tryng!!! =P

(3 years and 322 days ago)
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tom says:

very good i want to share to my website www.17ps8.com

(3 years and 285 days ago)
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[banned] says:

how come when i search for sunset tutorials it always comes up with your shit tutorials. You aren't creating a sunset, your just using someone else s photo of an already existing sunset. Your tutorial should be called, how to take photos from google.

(3 years and 278 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good tutorial thanks!

(3 years and 266 days ago)
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Guest says:

i m loving it!
keep up the good work
greetings from the netherlands

(3 years and 206 days ago)
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Guest says:

very nice and simple tutorial..Thank u.

(3 years and 203 days ago)
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Guest says:

i love it,u r perfect...

(3 years and 74 days ago)
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Guest says:

My attempt and take on this tutorial:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilybrownchicago/5586191599/in/photostream

(3 years and 61 days ago)
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[banned] says:

I liked this tutorial a lot. Here's my result: http://fav.me/d4snlcd It came out with a lot more vibrance (maybe too much) than the one in the tutorial. Oh well, I kinda like it that way....

(2 years and 139 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Oh that's so beautiful ! I may give it a try ! Thanks for sharing :!

(2 years and 136 days ago)
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Guest says:

very nice dude

(2 years and 131 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Good work...

(2 years and 34 days ago)
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[banned] says:

superb...great work.... please keep it up....

(1 year and 283 days ago)


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