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Pimp a Landscape in Photoshop – Royal Tutorial

This tutorial builds on the previous tutorial that used different blending modes and motion blurs. Here we’ll add a special burst effect overlay that gives any photo a strong pop. There are

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It’s only $12 per month and you get access to all .psd source files, bonus brushes, and bonus tutorials.  Check out the preview of this tutorial below.

In this tutorial we’re going to be using a lot of the similar effects as used in the previous tutorial but we’re going to add a little more zest using a different technique.  Here is the image we will be creating:

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First click here to download the image we will need to be starting with.

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Open the photo in Photoshop and place the photo of the road you downloaded above.  Immediately Resize the document by going to image > image size and selecting the following settings:

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Now we have a resized photo.  Now we’re going to duplicate the original layer 2 times for a total of 3 layers.  Before you can duplicate the photo of the road, lets first unlock it by double mouse clicking on the layer and selecting ok.

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Now to duplicate the background (road) layer click the layer and select Layer > Duplicate do this twice so you now have 3 layers of the same image.  Name these three layers “original bg,” “vertical blur,” and “horizontal blur”

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With the vertical blur layer selected.  Select filter > blur > motion blur and enter the following settings:

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Click “ok” and select the “horizontal blur” layer and select filter > blur > motion blur and enter the following settings:

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Now put the layers in the following order:

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Now set the “original bg” to Multiply and set the “vertical blur” layer to Color Dodge. Now select the “original bg” layer and select Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and select the following settings:

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This is what the image will look like so far:

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Now we’re going to add a little extra awesomeness…  Create a new layer above all of the other layers. Choose a white background. Then press D on your keyboard to reset the colors. Go to filter > render > clouds.

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Now go to Filter > Pixelate > Mezzotint. Select long lines from the drop down menu.

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Next go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Choose 100, zoom, and best.

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Set this layer to Overlay and WE’RE DONE! You should have a sweet picture that looks like the one below.  Super easy and creates a neat effect.

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