Today I was teaching my students the basics of designing a landscape. One of my students said:
“Sir, why don’t you make a tutorial of it?”
So here I am sharing the same tutorial with all of our readers at Designzzz.
This tutorial contains the foundation lecture of designing a landscape scene in Adobe Photoshop. The uniqueness of this tutorial is that we will NOT use any pre-made bitmaps such as stock photography. The entire scene is created using filters and brush strokes and some other techniques. Hopefully you’ll like it. Don’t forget to comment.
This is What we will be Making
Create new file with 1000 x 800 size and name it as you like. Press the OK button.
Now press F7 to activate the layers panel and double click on layer and click OK. This will unlock the layers and you will be able to move them around.
Now from tool bar set background color to white and foreground color to blue as shown in the image below.
You may see the color picker and its values from the image below.
Now go to Filter menu and select Render and the Clouds.
This will create clouds for you like the ones you can see in the image. But this is a very flat image and not looking realistic. Lets give it a realistic look.
First, scale it down to half are of the file by checking the transform check on.
Hold down the CTRL button from your keyboard and with the move tool selected, move the right corner of the clouds image to right and left and left corner to the left. This will create a realistic perspective view.
Now create a new layer…
… and draw a box on this new layer.
Now double click on this layer and select pattern overlay and choose grass pattern from the pattern list. If you don’t find the grass pattern, don’t worry you may click the small triangle option button on the right side and select nature patterns.
Now you will see your very first version of the ground grass. But its does not look real it seems that if the grass was growing on a wall. That’s not a problem though, let’s continue!
Create another empty layer under the grass layer.
Now select the grass layer and right click on it and select “merge down”. This will cause the grass layer to merge with empty layer converting it in to a single raster file.
Now repeat the same process as we did with the clouds layer. But now we will stretch out the bottom corners of the grass to right and left while holding the CTRL button.
Now it is time to make it more realistic. Select Blur toll from the tool bar.
Set the strength to 100%.
You can increase the blur brush size by pressing square brackets ] (increase) [ (decrease). Now by using the blur tool make the sharp edges blurred to create some depth of field.
Select brush tool and brush type to Grass and size to 250.
By using the brush create some grass like this.
We can also insert lens effects on the sky to make it look better. Click Filters- Render-Lens Flare
Now see the image below and set all the parameters accordingly.
In the last I have added a stone, some leaves and some birds in the sky to make the scene more attractive. Heureka, you have created your own world and can spend hours dreaming what it would be like to live there – or just create another, that’s up to you.
I hope you liked it!