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3.2 Island Mist

Now you can add some mist to the bottom of the hill using masks and default brushes. This effect softens the edges of the hill and creates atmosphere.

3.2 Island Mist

Hey, this is Gavin from Tuts+, and in this lesson we're going to continue building up our mountain. And what I'd like to do is go back to the source image that we brought in, which is this one here, and I'm going to zoom straight in. Let's navigate to the right. And I'm going to take a piece of this mountain right here, this hill. I'm just going to quickly cut this out. Right click. Make a selection. And let's press Command or Control C. All right. Let's make sure the layer's chosen. There. Let's press Command or Control C. And let's hide that. Take off these selection. Let's go back and paste it in. And, as you can see, it looks very very bright, so I'm going to open up the levels panel and let's drag it right down. Right down there. So it's a little bit lighter than the original hill that we have. Leave it right there. Let's open the hue saturation and bring that down. And I'm going to play with the positioning of this, so let's rotate this now and put it behind. Rotate that again. Try having it there for now. Open the levels again. Let's bring it up. See how it looks. Let's leave it there for now. And then let's bring down the saturation again, so it's just slightly brighter. Let's zoom back in. And I'm going to get rid of the white quickly, using the magic wand to see if that will suffice for this. On tolerance of 21, let's just take that away. That's okay for now. Let's just resize this element here. Just bring it down slightly. That's fine. Now I'm going to hold down the Alt key and duplicate that. Let's rotate that again, and let's make it smaller. And let's put a piece there. Again, hold down the Alt key. Let's rotate the selection. And let's put something there as well. And, again, let's hold down the Alt key. Let's play with the sizing of this, and let's put something there as well. Maybe here. Let's leave that there and zoom out. Okay. So we've got a little bit more depth. Now we've got a number of layers here. Let's name this Mount 1. And I'm going to take these layers, and let's hold down the Shift key, and I'm going to right-click and Let's merge them together. So if you right-click, you'll see the merge option there to merge them together. And I'm going to bring down the hue saturation slightly, just slightly, play with the brightness there, ever so slightly. Okay. And that's how you do that. Now what I'd like to do. Is. In fact, let's hold down the Shift key, select these two layers that we have, as I'm happy with it as it is, let's right-click and let's merge them together. So we've got Mount 1. Let's create a mask. Let's choose our B for brush. Let's bring it right down. And then let's bring the opacity of the brush down to about 30. Now, you could use the slider here, you can open this palette here, but I tend to use the number key, so number three for 30 percent, which is good for me. Let's try that. And let's make sure it's on black. And that's probably too strong actually. Let's bring it down to ten. And I'm just going to gently paint out the bottom area of this. This is where we're going to put our mist in the later lessons. I'm just going to gently take some of it out and give it that dreamy effect. Now let's zoom in. And let's make the brush smaller, and bring the opacity up to about 40. We're just going to take away some of the edge of the bottom. Let's bring it across. Let's take away some of the edge. Now, it doesn't have to be 100% at this point, because the mist will completely hide. We're only reducing what we can see for now. And, again, don't worry about the edge that you can still see. Let's zoom back out. Now, if it's too much, we can always go back and bring in elements in the mountain. Just going to make the brush bigger. And, in fact, let's go back to white and paint some of it back in. Just slightly over here. Let's bring it down to 10%. I'm just going to go back on four for adding and taking away until I think we're okay. All right. So there we have a mountain as it is for now. As I said, don't worry about the edges we can see here, because we're going to add the mist, which will completely hide that in a later lesson. And we're also going to add up elements to this. So it won't be 100 percent visible, but that's fine for now. So in our next lesson what we're going to is we're going to add some waterfalls to the mountain. And we're going to begin adding the mist and finishing off the elements of this mountain so we can put our main element of the composition, which is the perfume bottle, on top.

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