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3.4 The Second Waterfall

Now we will import and mask in the second waterfall to add additional depth to the hill.

3.4 The Second Waterfall

Hey, this is Gavin from Tuts+, and in this lesson I'd like to continue adding detail to the mountain by adding another waterfall and the mist. Before I do that, I'd like to just add some more background to the mountain on both sides. So what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna zoom in slightly, scroll across to this part of the image, let's right-click on the background. I'm just gonna take this selection from the mountain here, let's just move these elements out of the way. We're just gonna take this part of the background. And let's just cut our selection out of that. Let's put these back for now. Zoom back out. And I'm gonna bring it right down. And let's open the Layers panel. And there we see our selection. Let's put it just behind the main mountain. Let's rotate. I'm gonna right-click and warp this, so I'm just gonna play with the edges and bring it in. Let's leave it there for now. I'm going to zoom in slightly and press W, for the magic wand. Let's just create a selection there, and delete some of the white behind it. Which is fine. Now I'm just gonna leave it there for now. As you can see here on the mount 1, we still have some white residue we need to get rid of. So I'm just gonna open the Layers panel, go to the mask, press B, and let's bring it right down. Let's make it 80% opacity and just get rid of some of that. And let's just take out some of the white there. Again there are many ways of doing this, but this is a nice, quick, easy method. We'll just take out the white there. Like that. Again, it's not absolutely 100%, you can spend a lot more time on this, but for the sake of the tutorial that should suffice. Let's go back to our selection and let's just move this panel across and put the brush panel to the side. Okay. So there we have this piece of the selection. I'm just gonna open the levels. Let's see if we can make a difference there. Well, I think that's actually quite good. Let's leave it as it is. Okay. Now, I think anything left to do there will be to create a mask on this layer that we've extracted. Let's bring the brush back up. Let's put it at 80% and let's just take out some of that there. In fact, let's put it at 100%. Let's press 0. Just take this out. Now bear in mind, the perfume bottle will cover this, so we don't actually need to worry about how accurate that part is right there. And I'm just gonna duplicate this layer, holding the Alt key. And let's flip it by right-clicking and flipping horizontally. And I'm just going to bringing it just round about there, which is good. Just to add some more depth to this. And let's open the Levels panel, want to make it just slightly darker. And let's right-click on the main background again. Let's, sorry, right-click on the mount. Which is this one here. Let's press B for brush, let's make it slightly smaller. 80% opacity, and let's just get rid of some of the white residue we have there. Let's just bring it down. Oh, let's just paint some of that back in. We'll go white, okay, so let's zoom back out. So there we have slightly more depth to the mountain. Now, what I'd like to do is bring in the other waterfall, so I'm gonna scroll across to our next asset, there it is, let's just drag it across to the canvas, let's zoom out and make it slightly smaller, hold down the Shift key and the Alt key to bring it down in proportion. And let's zoom back in, open the Layers panel, we right-click, and rasterize the layer, bring it across and let's press B for brush. Make the brush slightly bigger. Put it at 90%. And, let's make sure we have the right color, though. As you can see there, this is quite common mistake. It's good to always make sure that you have the right colors here by pressing D for default colors. And let's add our mask in there and let's press X to make sure that black is the foreground color. Let's begin to take away what we don't want from this image. And let's paint that out, all the way around, let's bring the brush down and the opacity down to about 30, and let's leave it as it is for now. Let's resize it, and bring it right down. And I'm going to flip it over. Let's just bring this up, sorry, let's bring this up there. And let's Command or CTRL+T. And let's flip that horizontally and see how that looks on this side. So let's bring it down further, press Enter, let's zoom in, and let's press B for brush, let's bring it right down, bring the opacity of the brush to about 20. Just paint out the edge there to blend in more. Looking good, and I'm gonna bring the opacity of the layer down again to about 60, which is the same as the of the waterfall, just to blend that in. So that's looking good. Let's close that down. And what I'd like to do now is to introduce the mist which is going to be from this layer, so let's bring that in. Okay. And on the layers panel let's bring that mist right up to the top. Let's zoom out slightly, and let's bring that down. Right down to about there. And let's press Z, just to zoom in. All right, let's choose the layer. Right click, Rasterize, and there's two ways you can do this. We can add a normal conventional mask and paint away what we don't want, or we can go back and what we can do is hold down the Alt key and add an inverted mask, so it hides everything. And then what we can do is paint in what we want. So I'm gonna go ahead and do that. Let's increase the brush slightly, and we also need to change the colors around so they need to be white. And as you can see here that as you paint the mist comes back in. So I'm going to have the opacity on 10. I'm going to gently add in some mist. So let's just go back to the main layer, let's bring it down to about here. Now, let's right-click, sorry, Command or CTRL+U, and let's bring the saturation right down. So it's minus 100. Let's take the color right out. So now we have the mist beginning to show through there. Let's put it round about there. Let's leave it in the middle for now. Let's go back to our mask. B for brush, and let's just continue adding in, and when you get to the edge you'll see there you'll need to invert the color again, that shows black and in this case, you need black will hide And let's leave that about there, zoom out and just bring it up slightly. And what I often do is I either add depth to the image by going to Levels, and let's see if we can add some depth to that. Yeah, that's good. Let's bring it right down so you can see more of the smoky effect there. Let's go back to our mask. Press B, and let's just take away some of the elements that we don't need. Just to give it a bit more realistic effect. And what I'd like to do at this point is just to select the main layer and just duplicate that. Bring it across to about there. Let's duplicate it again and let's change this shape and make it a bit smaller. Let's leave it there, zoom in and see how it looks. Okay, so we've got three layers. One, two, three. Okay, on the medium layer I'm just going to get rid of some of the mist on this side, and on this layer I'm just gonna get rid of some of it on that side. Okay. So we can leave that layer for now. That's looking good. And let's just open this panel slightly. And let's make sure that we name our layer, so let's call that fall 1. And let's call this mist 1. Mist 2. Mist 3. And let's go down and make sure all the layers are named. Let's call that fall 2. And these two layers, we can select them together holding the Shift key. In fact, let's select these three layers right here, and let's press CTRL or Command+G to group that, and let's just call that mount, just to tidy up our layers. And let's select these three layers and create a group. And let's call that the mist layer. So there we have a good foundation. And we'll tidy up some of the edges in later lessons, but we've got a good foundation there to add our next element, which will be the perfume bottle in our next lesson.

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