Photoshop

How to Create a Changing Landscape Effect

This tutorial will teach you how to create a changing landscape effect. The steps are very easy and you can use them with any picture you want.

changing landscape effect

You’ll need:

Step 1

Open the image and reduce its size to 669px height and 1000px width by going to Image > Image Size.

 changing landscape effect image

Step 2

Duplicate the background layer twice by pressing Ctrl+J and hide the background layer by pressing the layer visibility icon (the eye) in the layers palette. Now, change the layer blending mode of the topmost layer to Color Burn.

 changing landscape effect color burn

Step 3

Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the layer again and change its blending mode to Screen.

 changing landscape effect screen

Step 4

Select Layer > Merge Visible to merge all of the visible layers. Now, go to Image > Adjustments > Color Balance and use the following settings.

 changing landscape effect color balance

 changing landscape effect color balance result

Step 5

Press Ctrl+J to duplicate this layer, go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and make the following changes.

 changing landscape effect brightness contrast

 changing landscape effect brightness contrast result

Step 6

Change the layer blending mode of the current layer to Saturation.

 changing landscape effect saturation

Step 7

Now, make the background layer visible again by clicking on the layer visibility icon and select Layer > New > Layer to make a layer from the background layer. Move the new layer above all the other layers.

 changing landscape effect new layer

Step 8

Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and use the settings shown below.

 changing landscape effect hue saturation

 changing landscape effect hue saturation result

Step 9

Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool and select the left part of the image.

 changing landscape effect rectangular marquee tool

Step 10

Go to Edit > Transform > Warp and drag the upper right corner inwards as shown below.

 changing landscape effect transform

 changing landscape effect warp

Step 11

Do the same to the other side of the photo.

 changing landscape effect warp final

Step 12

We will now darken the areas under the folded corners. Create a new layer and change its blending mode to Soft Light. Select an 80px soft-edged brush of black color and 50% opacity and paint under the folded corners as shown below. We’ll first work with one side.

 changing landscape effect brush

Step 13

To increase contrast, select the Brush Tool with the same settings but with white color and lighten the corners and edges as shown below.

 changing landscape effect lighten edges

Step 14

Now, repeat the above two steps on the other side and you’re done!

 changing landscape effect

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