In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a haunted house scene with Photoshop.
You’ll learn how to combine different images together, add moonlight and create a dark and haunting atmosphere.
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- Program : Photoshop CS3+
- Estimated Completion Time : 90 minutes
- Difficulty : Intermediate
Create a new document in Photoshop with the following settings:
Open the sky image. Drag it into the white canvas using the Move Tool (V) :
Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 4px to soften the sky a bit:
Use an adjustment layer and set it as Clipping Mask to change the sky color a little. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation :
Use a Curves adjustment layer to darken the sky:
Cut out the moon from the original image and place it onto the top middle of the sky:
Apply a Gaussian Blur of 4px to the moon:
Create a Color Balance adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask) to change the moon color:
Use a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the moon as it looks too dark now:
To add a glowing effect to the moon, double click the moon layer, choose Outer Glow and Inner Glow :
Make a Photo Filter adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask) to change the house color: