Here’s a featured tutorial artwork created by Abuzeedo. The design is a beautiful landscape that was inspired by his first visit at Portland, Oregon. The rugged Pacific Northwest landscape, the sky’s grey colors, Willamette River and the people living there make this a picture perfect moment that is translated into this awesome nature image.
According to the creator, he has never made anything like this so it was his first to learn and share this rare Photoshop tutorial.
It’s very simple and steps are few so if you’re just new to photo manipulation, here’s a great exercise practice for you.
To get started, you need to first look for an image that will suit best for this project. He uses Dan Thornberg’s Columbia River Gorge in Northwest Oregon Showing the Vista which is available at Shutterstock.
Open Photoshop and create a new document, using 2880×1800. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue and Saturation.
Now you have to tweak the Hue and Saturation by changing the Hue to 54, Saturation to 12 and Lightness at 16 and select Colorize. Take note that the values set here are only examples, so the settings may vary if you are going to use different image.
You will also need to use different Photoshop tools such as Brush Tool (soft brush), Layer, changing the Blend Mode (set it to multiply) to create a beautiful vignette effect, Filter effect (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) and more. You can incorporate your own technique to add more style and details.
To see the full step-by-step tutorial, click here.